Days
Fri
Food
No Food
Guide
Yes
Hotel Transfer
Yes
Payment
Prepayment
Time
4 Hours Total

With this fantastic walking tour, Istanbul City Tour (Byzantine Relics), unravel Istanbul’s long and rich history, and let yourself to become captivated in the city’s hectic and colorful environment.

Every morning, the Byzantine Relics Tour ensures you with nice feelings, and a rich cultural heritage. This trip is appropriate for everyone like alone travelers, groups, and partners who want to see the city’s most well-known and significant attractions.

On this 4-hour tour of old Istanbul, admire Sultan Ahmet Mosque’s style, explore the stores in the magnificent Grand Bazaar, visit famous Sultan Ahmet Square and see the historical masterpiece of Hagia Sophia. You’ll be full of history!

Now, let’s learn the details.

What is included?

Hotel Transfer (One Way)
Entrance Fees
Guided Tour

What is not included?

Any personal expenses
Drinks
Photo and Video

What to bring with you?

Transfer Back To Hotel
Sun cream
Sunglasses, Hat
Tank top (worn under the life jacket)
Dry clothes

Let’s Start the Day

First, in the morning, our teammates will pick you up from your hotel and take you to a meeting area in the city center.

You’ll meet our amazing team on the ride and get ready to explore Istanbul! Then, we’ll visit the first stop of this amazing tour.

Hippodrome

We’ll see Hippodrome first, a large ancient area which has stand still for 3 different periods.

Hippodrome was a public arena that was mostly used for chariot racing.

Besides chariot racing, gladiator sports, formal events, festivals, uprisings, and torturing of criminals were all held at Constantinople’s Hippodrome. Hippodromes were used under the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman eras.

That’s why its hybrid monument with different timelines.

After learning its story and taking photos, we’ll see another place.

Blue Mosque

Next, we’ll see an amazing Mosque decorated with blue Iznik tiles: Blue Mosque. Still used as a prayer center for Muslims, this structure is delighting eyes and hearts.

Aside from its immense size and magnificent beauty, one of the most distinguishing features of this Istanbul mosque is its six minarets. And you can see these 2 minarets from nearly all aspects from Istanbul!

You’ll have a chance to see its beauty and elegance, also famous interior. But you should remember that it’s closed to visit on Fridays: people pray here.

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia, also known as the “Church of the Holy Wisdom” or “the Church of the Divine Wisdom”, is a significant Byzantine architecture in Istanbul. It’s a world famous landmark. And it definitely needs to be seen by everyone.

Constantine the Great built this magnificent cathedral during the fourth century. So it’s very old and has a special place in Christianity. Today, it was used as a mosque and museum. But still, it has the beauty of ages and you’ll love its design. This building is also seen as world’s 8th wonder.

After seeing this sacred place, we’ll visit another historical building from ages ago.

Grand Bazaar

Welcome to the oldest and most colorful shopping center of Istanbul! If you love history and shopping, this last stop will be your favorite.

The Grand Bazaar is more than simply a tourist attraction. It is one of the world’s largest and most important open markets, with over 3000 stores.

It has been buzzing with commerce since the 15th century. Turkey’s most famous handicrafts, Turkey’s  most famous ceramic work from Iznik and Kütahya, shining jewelry, huge range of textile styles and designs and more awaits you.

Don’t forget to shop something, buy souvenirs, taste street foods and learn how to bargain like a Turk here!

End of the Istanbul City Tour (Byzantine Relics)

When everything ends, we’ll pick you up from the bazaar and take you to the hotels. Get some rest and remember this lovely trip!

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