Istanbul is located between into two continents (Europe and Asia). Two continents, one city! Location of Istanbul is so important. It always had been a bridge between the Middle East and Europe. Because of that, so many cultures lived there. Their remarks still in the Istanbul. From Roman Empire to Byzantine Empire, Byzantine Empire to Ottoman Empire…
There are a lot of structures to see in Istanbul. All of the Empires left their traces in the Istanbul city, Christianity to Islam. You can see a lot of historical places in Istanbul. When you join our Byzantium Relics tour, you will have a chance to visit the most important sight in the Istanbul city.
Hagia Sophia Museum
In the Istanbul city tour, our professional tour guide will come to your hotel at 08:30 am. He will give you a brief information at the hotel and our Istanbul tour starts with the pickup service from the hotel.
You will be transferred to the Sultanahmet area. We will go to Hagia Sophia. When our Hagia Sophia visiting ends, we will walk to the Hippodrome. Our tour guide will give you information about this structure. While we are walking to the Hippodrome, you will able to see the German Fountain.
We will go inside of the Blue Mosque. The tour guide will tell you about everything about the Blue Mosque. When we are done in the Blue Mosque, we will go to Grand Covered Bazaar. If you want, our tour guide can give you tips about discovering the Bazaar. You will have some free time to explore the Grand Bazaar.
We will have a lunch at a local restaurant after visiting Grand Bazaar. After that, we will drive to the other continent of the Istanbul City. We will go through to the Bosphorus Bridge. We will go to Beylerbeyi Palace on the Asia side. We will go inside of the palace. When the Beylerbeyi Palace tour ends, we will go to Camlica Hill for the looking at top to the city. You will have some free time on the Camlica Hill.
Our Istanbul city tour will be ended about 17:00. At the end of the Istanbul tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Hagia Sophia Museum is closed on Monday; replaced with Underground Cistern.
Blue Mosque closed on Friday due to Prayer.
Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sunday
Beylerbeyi Palace is closed on Monday & Thursday; replaced with Chora Museum.
You are kindly requested to present your self at the pick up point 15 minutes prior the pre-advised pick up time.
30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2.
Brief Info About the Sights
Hagia Sophia (Santa Sophia) is a church that located in the Sultanahmet area. It built a church but when the Istanbul conquered, it turned into a mosque. Today, Hagia Sophia opens its doors as a museum.
Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque) is one of the biggest mosques on earth. There are 6 minarets in this mosque. Because of the blue ceramics, Europen People called Blue Mosque. When the Hagia Sophia turned into the museum, this mosque became the main mosque in the Istanbul city.
Hippodrome is one of the important structures in the Istanbul. In the Roman periods, this stone brought from Egypt. Today, so many travelers come to visit this amazing structure.
Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi in Turkish) is the first shopping mall in the world. There are over 4000 shops and so many streets in the bazaar. For sure, you can find anything that you need. From souvenirs to deserts, clothes to jewelry…
In the Ottoman Period, Beylerbeyi Palace used as a summer villa by Ottoman Sultans. It built by Sultan Abdulaziz in 1865. Beylerbeyi Palace is consist of three pavilions. These are Mermer Pavilion, Sari Pavilion, and Ahir Pavilion.
Camlica Hill is the highest point of the Istanbul City. You will experience the new viewpoint. You can see whole the beauty of the city from the top. Bosphorus Bridge will be under your feet.
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