IMPERIAL TOUR (Hagia Sophia,Sultan Ahmet Mosque,Grand Bazaar)

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About this tour

We begin our tour of the Sultanahmet district, the heart of old Istanbul, at Hagia Sophia*.

Built by the Emperor Justinian in the early 6th century AD and designed by Anthemius of Tralles and Isodore of Miletus, the church is one of the marvels of world architecture.
Converted into a mosque in 1453, it is now a museum. Its massive dome still dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. It is also famed for its mosaics, including glittering portraits of emperors and empresses and a poignant Virgin and Child. Next we visit the Blue Mosque which takes its name from the exquisite tiles adorning its interior.
Built by Sultan Ahmet I in the early 17th century and designed by a pupil of Sinan, the greatest of Ottoman architects, it is the only imperial mosque with six minarets. Its courtyard is especially grand. The Hippodrome, the stadium of ancient Byzantium, held 100,000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire.
Of these, an Egyptian obelisk and a bronze sculpture of three entwined serpents from Delphi survive.
The Grand Bazaar was the commercial heart of the old city and its 4,000 shops are full of treasures including carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons, and leather goods. Wandering through the Grand Bazaar, indulge in some shopping, Ottoman style.
(Afternoon tour also available on Tuesdays)

Notes :

  • Tour start and end locations Start in front of the Spice Bazaar 08:30 finish Sultanahmet or Taksim
  • Minimum number of people can participate: Minimum 2 People
  • Guidance languages offered are English
  • We pick up from central hotels and give pick-up times according to the location of the hotel.

Tour Code: ITS-T1


  • Guide
  • Hotel to Hotel Transfer (Normal Car)
  • Hagia Sophia - Blue Mosq- (Topkapı Palace Outside view) German Fountain- Hoppodrome - Egyptian Market
  • All services not mentioned


5 - 7 hours

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