Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia & More: Istanbul City Tour
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About this activity
Tour Duration included bus journey: 8 Hour
- Booking confirmation: Speedy confirmation
- Printed or mobile voucher accepted: Printed voucher is not obligatory
- Easy Online Booking: Fast, Easy and SSL Secure Booking
- Vegetarian and Vegan meal: Available
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
Tour Guiding: English , Turkish
Tour Days: Everyday
Period: 02/01/2019 - 30/12/2020
Tour ID: 104
Departure Location: Istanbul
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- Hagia Sophia Museum
- Blue Mosque
- Grand Bazaar
- Topkapi Palace
- Sultan Tombs
Istanbul city tour with Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Much More
Istanbul is the largest city of Turkey. It is the 15th largest city in the world. It is the only city in the world with more than one continent. It covers a wide area including the two sides of the Bosphorus and the natural harbor of the Golden Horn.
In this full-day Istanbul city tour, we will visit Istanbul's 4 most important historical values, the unique Hagia Sophia museum, the magnificent Blue Mosque, the 600-year-old covered bazaar and the Topkapi Royal Palace, the master of palaces. We will also see the Hippodrome and Sultan tombs.
Sultanahmet Square is also named after the Blue Mosque. This valuable structure is one of the most important works that were presented to Istanbul during the Ottoman Empire. The Blue Mosque was built by the Ottoman Sultan Ahmet I between 1609 and 1616. The most typical example of classical Turkish art is the first mosque originally built with 6 minarets. The dome, which is one of the most important elements in all Ottoman mosques, is much more magnificent in the Blue Mosque. The main dome is 43 meters high and 23.5 meters in diameter. The architecture of the Blue Mosque has become a great result of the combination of Ottoman and Byzantine church architecture with 200 years of experience. Although there are inspirations from the Hagia Sophia, Islamic architecture is also known and is known as the magnificent work of the classical period. As a architectural structure, the Sultanahamet Mosque has been put into a fresh atmosphere thanks to 260 windows placed very skillfully. Due to the way the windows are placed, the large dome looks like it hangs in the air.
The most important monument of Istanbul that has survived from the Byzantine period is undoubtedly the Hagia Sophia, which is considered the eighth wonder of the world and the most magnificent work of Byzantium. Hagia Sophia, the work of Emperor Justirian, who made the most important contributions to Constantinople together with Constantinople, remained the most monumental structure of the world for centuries with its size and splendor. Istanbul has survived to the present by confronting many disasters such as fire and earthquake. The construction of the Hagia Sophia Church was started in January 532 by Justinian. Its architects are Anthemios of Tralles (Aydin) and Isidoros of Miletus. Its construction took 5 years and 10 months and was completed on 27 December 537 and opened for use.
Topkapı Palace Museum is a magnificent witness to the history of Istanbul…
Topkapi Palace, which hosted the Ottoman sultans who ruled the world for a period, is now a museum that keeps the magnificent memories of that period alive. Topkapi Palace, built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet after the conquest of Istanbul, which opened a new era in world history, is proudly rising since 1478, dominating the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus.
Grand Bazaar in Istanbul
The Grand Bazaar was built in 1461 during the reign of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror. The Grand Bazaar is the oldest and largest covered bazaar in the world in the center of Istanbul. Like a giant-sized maze, the Grand Bazaar is a unique must-see center of Istanbul with its 60 streets and more than three thousand shops. This site, which resembles a city and is completely covered, has evolved over time. In the following centuries, the two old buildings with thick walls and covered with a series of domes from the 15th century became a shopping center by covering the developing streets.
- Pick up from hotels 08:30
- Visit of Ancient Hippodrome
- Visit of Topkapi Ottoman palace
- Sultan tombs
- Visit of Hagia Sophia
- Visit of Blue mosque
- Visit of Grand Bazaar
- End of the tour and back to the hotels 17:00
- Hotel pick up & drop off by air-conditioned tour coaches
- Entrance fees
- Professional licensed tour guide
- Service charges
- Personal expenses
- Harem part in Topkapi Palace
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Good to Know
Vigo Tours reserves the right to transform the excursion itinerary due to unanticipated situations such as museum closures, holidays, strikes, weather, and also various other events.
Additionally seen during the excursions:
Aquaduct of Valens * Obelisk of Theodosius * Serpentine column * German water fountain Wilhelm II
Hagia Sophia Museum is closed on Monday. It is replaced with underground Cistern.
Inside visit of Blue Mosque is closed on Friday due to Friday praying.
No replacement is done.
Grand bazaar is closed on Sunday.
Topkapi Royal residence is closed on Tuesday
The Sultan Tombs is closed on Monday. It is replaced with Little Hagia Sophia Mosque