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Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Full-Day Tour Overview

Experience an extensive, all-day tour of Istanbul, one of the world's most fascinating cities, focusing on the cultural, historical, and architectural treasures of the Ottoman and Byzantine empires.

Key Highlights

  • Discover the cultural treasures of the Ottoman and Byzantine Empires
  • Experience the elegance and allure of Islamic architecture at the Blue Mosque
  • Witness the Hagia Sophia's magnificent architecture
  • As you explore the Grand Bazaar, put your negotiating skills to the test

Detailed Description

On this full-day tour, you'll visit some of Istanbul's most beautiful historical sites, witness the wonders of the Byzantine and Ottoman eras, and discover roots of modern-day Turkish culture. Visit Hagia Sophia, a basilica built in the sixth century by the Emperor Justinian that is a wonder of ancient architecture. The famous Blue Mosque, which was constructed in Sultan Ahmet's honour and has six distinctive minarets, is directly across from the Hagia Sophia. There are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia Sophia known as the Sultan Tombs. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. The world's largest "souk" (market), the Grand Covered Bazaar, is the next stop on your itinerary. It has nearly 4000 shops selling everything from carpets to leather goods to gold jewellery to antiques. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch at a Turkish restaurant and proceed to the Topkapi Palace, the Ottoman Sultans' home. This lavish palace is filled with imperial treasures, holy Islamic artefacts related to the prophet Mohammed, Chinese porcelain, weapons, and more. You can stop by the Hagia Irene located in the outer courtyard of Topkapı Palace, the oldest church of the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine).


 

Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Full-Day Tour Inclusions

  • Pick-up and drop-off in an air conditioned vehicle
  • Guidance in multiple languages
  • Entrance fees  
  • Meals/drinks

Exclusions

  • Harem section of the Topkapi Palace
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Full-Day Tour Additional Information

Restrictions:
  • Smoking is strictly restricted to designated areas.
  • Pets are not allowed on the Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Full Day Tour.
Timings:
  • The Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Full Day Tour starts at 8:15 AM, 1:15 PM and 1:30 PM.
  • The duration of the Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Full Day Tour will be around 8 hours.
What to wear:
  • We recommend you dress up in line with the local customs.
  • We suggest wearing comfortable shoes as there will be a fair amount of walking on uneven surfaces.
Eligibility:
  • Free of charge for the ages of 0-2.
  • 30% discount for children below the age 7. 
  • Guests above the age of 7 years will be charged as per the adult fare.
Things to Note:
  • Tour Pick-up Point 1. In front of The Marmara Hotel at Taksim Square Morning: 08:15 AM / Afternoon: 13:15 PM.
  • Tour Pick-up Point 2. In front of Tamara Restaurant in Sultanahmet Morning: 08:15 Am / Afternoon: 13:30 PM.
  • Tour Pick-up Point 3. In front of Şehzadebaşı Mosque in Laleli Morning: 08:15 AM. 

Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Full-Day Tour Cancellation Policy

  • For a full refund cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour.
  • No-shows and late cancellations are non-refundable.

My Voucher

  • Your Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Full-Day Tour tickets are valid for the event date and time stated.
  • Your Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Full-Day Tour tickets will be mailed to you once you’ve made a booking. All you have to do is show the voucher with a Govt. id proof.
Meeting Point:
Present your voucher at the start of the tour.

 

Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Full-Day Tour How to Get there

Sultan Ahmet, Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya Meydanı, Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Full-Day Tour Frequently Asked Questions

Are children allowed to join the Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Full Day Tour?
Yes, children are allowed on the Ottoman Tour. However, they should be accompanied by an adult.
How can I book a ticket for the Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Full Day Tour?
Select the number of tickets on our website and click ‘Book Now’ to get your confirmed ticket on your email.
How long is my Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Full Day Tour ticket valid for?
Your tickets are valid for the event date and time selected during checkout.

Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Full-Day Tour Ratings & Reviews

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Abdel

Travelled August 2021

Good price, delivery within few minutes. All good.

Muna

Travelled August 2021

Perfect money value

PARAKKAT KUNHAPPUTTY

Travelled August 2021

Easy to book and discounted price . ticket received with in 15 seconds.

Muhammad Furqan

Travelled August 2021

It was great bargain, really great offer!

Hatem Fouad

Travelled August 2021

Good experience and nice day and fun to spend at the park

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