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Istanbul

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Istanbul formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural and historic center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosporus strait (which separates Europe and Asia) between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea.

Itinerary

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 old capital of the Ottoman and Byzantine Empire. 

NOTE: If your accommodation is not in the Sultanahmet area, the price will be USD 70 more per person.

Day 1 - Istanbul Tour(by walking)

  • Hippodrome

We will begin our walking tour with the Roman Hippodrome, which dates back to the 2nd century A.D. At this site, you will have the opportunity to see German Fountain, Obelisk of the Tuthmosis the 3rd, Serpent Column, and the Roman Obelisk.

  • Blue Mosque

Later we will visit the Blue Mosque. Its name comes from the Blue Iznik tiles which cover the interior. 

  • Topkapi Palace

We will visit the palace which was the political center of the Ottoman Empire between the 15th and 19th centuries

  • Lunch at a local Turkish restaurant.
  • Grand Bazaar

The colorful and chaotic Grand Bazaar is the heart of İstanbul's Old City and has been so for centuries.

  • Spice Market

We will start our tour at the Spice Market, where you can find great deals on spices from around the world.

After the tour finishes for the day, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Istanbul

Day 2 - Istanbul Tour(by walking)

  • Hippodrome

We will begin our walking tour with the Roman Hippodrome, which dates back to the 2nd century A.D. At this site, you will have the opportunity to see German Fountain, Obelisk of the Tuthmosis the 3rd, Serpent Column, and the Roman Obelisk.

  • Underground Cistern (Basilica 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 2 Days Istanbul 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
  • All admission fees to the sites and museums on tour
  • Lunches on tour
  • Private professional English guiding on tours
  • Local taxes & 18 % VAT

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Dinners
  • Accommodation
  • Gratuities for the guide and driver

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Prices are "from", per person.

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