Half Day Morning Old City Istanbul Tour
Meeting and Picking up
Please inform us about your hotel location. We will inform you about the pick-up time.
Since istanbul half day Morning Old City Tour is group tour, it is included transportation. We will pick up you from city center hotels and start to visit Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Mosque and Grand Bazaar (Covered Bazaar).
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What to Expect?
- Hippodrome: The Hippodrome originally was built by Roman Emperor Septimius Severus in 203 and was a horse-racing track. But it was not only used for Chariot Races during the Byzantine Empire. You will visit this place during the old city istanbul tour.
• Hagia Sophia Mosque: The Hagia Sophia was built as a church in 532-537 and used as a church for 916 years. After conquering Constantinople, it was used as a mosque for 481 years. After using as a museum for 86 years, it is used as a mosque now, which will be observed during old city istanbul tours.
- Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque): Sultanahmet Mosque was built in 1609-1617. It is known as Blue Mosque, but the official name of the mosque is Sultanahmet Mosque. There are 21 thousand of blue ceramic tiles adorning the interior of the mosque with 260 windows.
- Grand Bazaar (Covered Bazaar): The Grand Bazaar is one of the biggest and most ancient concealed markets in the world including 61 roads and more than 4,000 shops. It is also considered one of the earliest marketplaces in the world.
- You will receive confirmation at the time of booking
- Wheelchair not accessible
- We recommend most travelers this Istanbul Tour.
Half Day Morning Old City Istanbul Tour
- If you cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience, you will receive full refund.
- When you cancel less than 24 hours before start time, you will not be refunded.
- If you want any changes less than 24 hours before start time, it will not be accepted.
- If the tour canceled due to poor weather, we will offer a different date or a full refund.
Unveiling the Rich Heritage: Half Day Morning Old City Istanbul Tour
Embark on a Half Day Morning Old City Istanbul Tour and immerse yourself in the captivating history and cultural treasures of this ancient city. This carefully curated tour takes you on a journey through Istanbul’s Old City, where centuries of civilizations have left their mark. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, join us as we explore the highlights of this enchanting tour and unravel the layers of Istanbul’s rich heritage.
- Hagia Sophia: A Symbol of Architectural Grandeur Our tour commences with a visit to the legendary Hagia Sophia, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture. Marvel at the awe-inspiring domes, intricate mosaics, and towering columns as you step inside this UNESCO World Heritage site. Learn about its transformation from a Byzantine cathedral to an Ottoman mosque and now a museum, and discover the fusion of cultures and religions that have shaped Istanbul’s identity.
- Blue Mosque: A Serene Oasis of Islamic Architecture Next, we head to the Blue Mosque, officially known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Admire the elegant minarets, magnificent domes, and the stunning interior adorned with thousands of blue tiles, which give the mosque its name. Experience the serene ambiance as you learn about the mosque’s architectural significance and its importance as a place of worship and spiritual reflection.
- Hippodrome: Where History Comes Alive Step back in time as we explore the ancient Hippodrome, once the center of Byzantine public life. Admire the remnants of ancient monuments, including the Obelisk of Theodosius, the Serpent Column, and the German Fountain. Learn about the chariot races and political gatherings that took place in this bustling public square and gain insights into the city’s vibrant past.
- Grand Bazaar: A Shopper’s Paradise No visit to Istanbul is complete without a stroll through the vibrant Grand Bazaar. Lose yourself in the labyrinthine alleys filled with shops offering a myriad of treasures, including carpets, jewelry, spices, and traditional handicrafts. Experience the bustling atmosphere, haggle with friendly vendors, and discover unique souvenirs to take home.
The Half Day Morning Old City Istanbul Tour is a captivating journey through Istanbul’s rich history and cultural heritage. From the magnificent Hagia Sophia to the serene Blue Mosque, from the ancient Hippodrome and the vibrant Grand Bazaar, this tour encapsulates the essence of Istanbul’s Old City. Immerse yourself in the city’s captivating tales, witness architectural marvels, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this timeless city. Let this tour be your gateway to uncovering the treasures that lie within Istanbul’s historic heart.