Istanbul walking tour will help you to discover the cultural and historical center of Turkey. Istanbul deserves this title by carrying the historical, beautiful and content-rich Ottoman background. Of course, because of this fact, nearly all of the places in Istanbul is full of ruins that generally contains the characteristics of Ottoman Empire era with their body and soul.
Discover Istanbul with Walking Tour
If your time is limited in your Istanbul journey and you want to only focus on the outstanding points of Istanbul, you should add the most popular ones such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Obelisk on your list of places to visit in Istanbul.
Local or not, all of the travelers know the popularity of Hagia Sophia.
Located in Sultanahmet district, Hagia Sophia is a hybrid of Byzantine and Ottoman themes by being a Byzantine church and Ottoman mosque successively centuries ago.
At our current time, it is a museum with the “World Heritage” approval by UNESCO, and it waits for the tourists who would like to experience the beauty of this architectural marvel.
Without doubt, Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) is the most well-known mosque in Istanbul; even in Turkey.
This popularity comes from its matchless blue interior decoration and its gigantic sizes; yet, only the great size of it could be capable of carrying this much of beauty.
As a student of the architectural genius Sinan, Sedefkar Mehmet Aga has built Blue Mosque. Shortly, you should definitely visit there and expand spiritually with its peaceful atmosphere.
At all of the time periods that Istanbul has witnessed, and among all outstanding points of Istanbul, only one place has remained with the same role it has already have before: Hippodrome.
Hippodrome was a public area that used for chariot races in Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman era. It has been enlarged, adorned or improved in times, by different rulers from these three different empires and has succeed at standing still until our current time.
Once being residence of sultans and center of government, Topkapi Palace will be visited in this tour. Because of its historical and cultural value and depth, after the establishment of Republic of Turkey, it was turned into a museum. And it will feast your eyes upon its amazing interior and exterior design: Get ready to be enchanted!
Thanks to our professional guides, you will learn many interesting facts about the place, especially its unique details.
Grand Bazaar – Last Stop of Istanbul Walking Tour
We will end the tour by visiting the most historical, captivating, vivid and fun shopping center of Istanbul: Grand Bazaar…
Designed by Architect Sinan (the grandest of all architects, beyond his time), Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı) is still the most popular shopping center and tourist destination of Istanbul. Its authentic vibes and energy will fill your soul up with joy and excitement. Also, you will have time to observe the local life and buy things from a wide range of product types from spices to textile. Don’t forget to learn how to bargain like a Turkish people from local sellers!
The End of Exploring Istanbul
When the tour ends, we will take you to your hotel back!
To sum up, with this excursion, you are able to see many outstanding points of Istanbul since its cultural and historical richness. By enrolling in Istanbul walking tour will be able to see these important places and gather further information about them.