Istanbul Tour 4: Hippodrome + Blue Mosque + St. Sophia + Grand Bazaar + Topkapi Palace + Cistern + Spice Market
Day 1 - Ancient Hipodrome + Blue Mosque + Hagia Sophia + Grand Bazaar
Your private guide will meet you at Istanbul port or your hotel, anytime you want . The only city in the world located on two continents is Istanbul, which has been the capital of three great empires - Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman - for more than 2000 years. Our tour starts with Hippodrome Square where used to take place for chariot races and the Byzantine riots during Roman & Byzantine period. Only a short walk away, reaches Hagia Sophia built in 532 AD by Roman Emperor Justinian I. and Blue Mosque, has its fame from its beautiful blue Iznik tiles. After that, we will visit Grand Bazaar where is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with more than 58 covered streets and over 1,200 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. Opened in 1461, it is well known for its jewelry, pottery, spice, and carpet shops.
Day 2 - Topkapı Palace + Underground Cistern + Spice Market
You will meet with your guide at Istanbul Port and drive to Topkapi Palace. TopkapiPalace, was not only the residence of the Ottoman sultans, but also the administrative and educational center of the state. It was constructed between 1460 and 1478 by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople. We will visit the Topkapi Palace including treasury ,Chinese Porcelain, weapons section. After that, visit to Underground Cistern which was the largest covered water reservoir in Istanbul, built by Justinian I. than having free time in Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar): The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice.
• This program contains 2 half days with 5 hours in each day.
• Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays; Grand Bazaar on Sundays & Turkish public and religious holidays; Jewish museum and Synagogues on Saturdays and during Jewish holidays.
• On these specific days they'll be substituted with other museums/sites depending on the convenience of the program and schedule. Order of the visits may be changed for the convenience of the tour.
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