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Byzantine Monasteries

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You will see the world beyond history. You will witness full of art, history, and religion throughout this tour. You will be fascinated by the Byzantine Monasteries.

Itinerary

  • Hagia Sophia

Often referred to as the eighth wonder of the World, the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya in Turkish) in Sultanahmet is easily one of Istanbul's most impressive sights. It also must have one of the most turbulent histories of any museum in the world.

  • Underground Cistern (Basilical Cistern)

We will stop and see the Basilica Cistern, which was built at the same time as Hagia Sofia. In this 6th century structure, you will be able to see the heads of Medusa, which brought here from the temples of Constantinople.

  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Chora Church

istanbul chora churchİstanbul has more than its fair share of Byzantine monuments, but few are as drop-dead gorgeous as this mosaic- and fresco-laden church. Nestled in the shadow of Theodosius II's monumental land walls and now a museum overseen by the curators of Aya Sofya, it receives a fraction of the visitor numbers that its big sister the famous Aya Sofya attracts but offers equally fascinating insights into Byzantine art. 

 

We come to an end to our Byzantine Monasteries Tour. We hope to see you on a new TB Turkey tour and a new experience.

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Important Information

Price Includes

  • Private A/C minivan for the tours and transfers
  • All admission fees to the sites and museums on tour
  • Lunch
  • Private guiding on tours
  • Local taxes and 18 % VAT

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks at lunch
  • Accommodation
  • Gratuities for the guide and driver

Terms & Conditions

Prices are "from", per person, and all taxes are included.

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