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Half-Day Hagia Sophia&Blue Mosque

Details

Tour Code:
TAT-0124
Season:
Everyday (All year round)
Departure Time:
08:30am (approx.)
! It is highly suggested that the clients reconfirm their departure/pickup times by calling or emailing to the local tour operator no later than 24 hr before the service.
Departure point:
Centrally Located Istanbul Hotels
(Sisli, Besiktas, Taksim, Sultanahmet, Aksaray)
Ending point:
Grand Bazaar
Duration:
4 hours (approx.)
Service Basis:
Sit in minibus (max.12 people)
 
Available Language(s):
•Local tour guide (Monolingual)
•English
Included Services:
•Admission fees to attractions
•English Speaking Guide
•All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
•Transfer service from/to Istanbul Hotels (centrally located)
•Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
Excluded Services:
•Beverage during the tour
•Tips to the guide & driver (optional)
•Personal expenses
 
Good to know:
•Please wear comfortable clothes, hat and shoes
•Take your camera (without professional equipments)
•There will be roughly 1mile walking in Sultanahmet.
•Blue Mosque is closed on Fridays due to Friday prayer so we wıll just  visit from garden.
 
Additional Info:
•Clients must be ready at the departure point 15 minutes before the exact pickup time.
•If you cannot find the service you need please contact our dedicated Custom Team to advise of your requirements.
•Please take passport for children if any.
•Hotel pickups from outside of city center is upon availability and may require supplement fee.
 

Itinerary

Highlights
-This is a customised half-day small group tour to the heart of Sultanahmet
-Visit treasures of Istanbul such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque
-Learn history about Byzantines, Ottomans and modern Turks from your expert local guide
-Experience shopping in the grand bazaar, which has been the center of shopping for centuries
-Walk along the historical hippodrome and see German Fountain and obelisk
Overview:
Enjoy a Half-Day morning tour of the UNESCO site of Sultanahmet Old Istanbul with an extensive guided tour. You`ll enjoy the magical Istanbul and its signature sights: the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome of Constantinople and Grand Bazaar
Program:
According to your tour pick-up time meet with your guide and start your half-day tour. Explore Hagia Sophia; Meaning Divine Wisdom, Hagia Sophia was the largest building on earth barring the Egyptian Pyramids or the Great Wall of China. Today's Hagia Sophia was built by the Emperor Justinian in 537AD. It was the religious center of the city during the Byzantine period. It was used as a church for 916 years and as a mosque for 481 years, In 1934, by the order of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, it was converted into a museum and has since been open to the visitors. 
Continue to with Hippodrome; Built by the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus in 203AD, during the Roman period hippodrome was the civil center for the people of the city whıch once could hold 100,000 spectators.  Located in the heart of Sultanahmet surrounded by Blue mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi palace, today it is home to The Egyptian Obelisk (Dikilitaş), The Serpentine Column (Burma sütun), The Constantine Column and German Fountain.
Next Blue Mosque; Built by the Ottoman Sultan Ahmet I in the year 1616, it is located opposite the Hagia Sophia.  Blue mosque today is one of the most famous landmarks of the old city with its famous six minarets and magnificent dome. Although it is officially named Sultanahmet Mosque,, the (nıck) name Blue Mosque was given to it by the visitors because of the amazing blue tiles decorating the interior walls. 
Last visiting place is Grand Bazaar: One of the largest covered markets in the world with more than 60 streets and 5000 shops, where you will find in an authentic oriental atmosphere, all kind of gifts, leather clothing, rugs, antiques, jewellery, hand-woven fabrics etc… 
 

Conditions

•Full cancellation applies in the event of No-Show at specified meeting time.
•The provider cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dressing.
•Its highly recommended to make a travel insurance for your holiday, as the provider can not be held responsible for the incident(s) which may occur during the tour.
Tax: Included
Cancellation Policy: This service can be cancelled without any penalties 3 day(s) prior to first service date