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Spectacular 2 Days Private Istanbul Tour

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Duration: 2 days
Product code: 2229
Overview

Day 1: Your guide will meet you after breakfast for a tour of the Ottoman Istanbul.

A short walk takes you to the Blue Mosque which was completed in 1616.

Our next stop will be the Topkapi Palace, more than just a palace, it is an assemblage of museums containing collections amassed by the Sultans for almost five centuries. Our visit also takes you to the famous Harem where the Imperial Family resided.

We then stop at Divan Yolu for lunch at a local restaurant.

Next, we walk through the old cobbled streets down to Rustem Pasha Mosque and then the Spice Market, where Genoese and Venetian goods were sold at a time when there was no Suez Canal, and all the spices from the East were also brought here after being loaded on vessels in Egypt. 

At the end of this days tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Istanbul.

Day 2: Our second day in Istanbul takes us to a number of Byzantine Relics.

We first stroll to the great square which was once the Byzantine Hippodrome. Now it is a great park-like area surrounded by the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and the Underground Cistern, commonly called the Basilica Cistern. The Hippodrome exhibits the Walled Column, The Serpent Column and the Egyptian Obelisque from the Byzantine times and the German Fountain is located in the North end of the Hippodrome.

Next, we visit the Hagia Sophia, the most important Byzantine building in the world.

After lunch at a local restaurant, we take a short drive to The Chora Church to see the climax of Byzantine Mosaic Art.

The final stop of this tour will be a visit to the Grand Bazaar.

We end the tour with drop off at your hotel in Istanbul.

Highlights
  • Visit the magnificent Blue Mosque
  • Topkapi Palace, more than just a palace, it is an assemblage of museums containing collections amassed by the Sultans for almost five centuries
  • Walk through the old cobbled streets down to Rustem Pasha Mosque
  • Discover the Spice Market, where Genoese and Venetian goods were sold at a time when there was no Suez Canal
  • See Hagia Sophia, the most important Byzantine building in the world
  • Visit the Underground Cistern, commonly called the Basilica Cistern.
  • The Chora Church to see the climax of Byzantine Mosaic Art
  • Spend delightful time in the fabulous Grand Bazaar
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private Tour
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 2 days
  • Printed Voucher Accepted Printed Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from hotels in Central Istanbul
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Inclusions
  • Local taxes and 18 % VAT
  • Lunches on tour
  • All admission fees to the sites and museums on tour
  • Private A/C minivan for the tours
  • Private tour guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for the guide and driver
  • Dinners
  • Accommodation
  • Drinks at lunches
  • Personal expenses
Meeting Point
Pick up from hotels in Central Istanbul
Know Before You Go
  • There is no accommodation booked with this tour, pick up is each day from the location you give at booking stage
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