Daily Tours: From Istanbul

Highlights: Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Spice Bazaar
Duration: 6-7 hours

Topkapı palace

The imperial residence of the ottoman empire for 400 years still survives with its all glory. Strategical location of palace is one of the best spot that you can observe golden horn and bosphorus with strait of Marmara. Finest architecture of the ottomans with different rooms, garden and towers. Some of the rooms contains large number of porcelains, weapons, robes, miniatures and ottoman jewellery and treasures.

Note: Harem section where was used as private apartments of the sultan has an extra enterence fee costs 15 $. There were 400 rooms where used to belong seperatly to the mother of sultan(valide sultan), concubines and wives of the sultan and rest of his family.

Hagia Sophia

Masterpiece of the town, was built by emperor justinian in 537 AD. It is one of the most visited museum in the World today. It was used as a church for 916 years then Fatih Sultan Mehmet the conquerer converted it into a mosque and was used as a mosque for 482 years. And after the foundation of turkish republic, with the order of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and decision of the miniters, Hagia Sophia was converted into museum in 1935. The current hagia sophia is the third one with its specific, massice and magnificient architecture history and art. It had been called the 8th wonder of the ancient World by the east romans(byzantians).

Blue Mosque

The Sultan Ahmet mosque in Turkish so called blue mosque as well because of the blue and Turquise tiles which surrounding the walls of interior. It was built by the order of Sultan Ahmet the sultan of the ottomans between 1609 and 1616 years. Its still used to pray and became one of the most popular tourist attraction in Istanbul

. Spice Market (Egypt Market)

Its name comes from the many spices which used to be imported from Egypt during the ottoman reign and it was built in 1660. We offer you to taste and smell the aromas of saffron, cinnamon, mint, thyme and any kind of spice beyond your expectations.

Princess Island

If you think to stand far away from the traffic jam and feel the peace and relax in silence without any machine's noise, this is one of the best opportunity in Istanbul, now time to get breeze and whisper along the way to Buyukada the largest island among all. Carriages with horses are waiting each part in island as one of the transportation way. Streets are surrounded by ottoman houses in its architecture with colorful examples. After sightseeings and visitings, lunch is next stop in one of the best fish restaurant that linet he water front, overlooking the asian shore of Istanbul. Back to your hotel.

• From /to Hotel and Airport
• Professional English speaking Official Tour Guide
• Entrance fees to the various
• Air Conditioned non-smoking vehicle

• Beverages
• Personal expenses
• Tip to driver and tour guide
• Anything unless specified being included

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Kusadasi - Aydin (Ephesus) / TURKEY
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