Istanbul: City Tour
After breakfast, you proceed for a full-day Istanbul City Tour. You begin in the Old City of Istanbul and visit the ‘Sultanahmet Centre’ in the heart of the old city. Next is the Hagia (St.) Sophia, a basilica known for its incredible architecture.
Just opposite the Hagia is the Blue Mosque which is famous for its blue Iznik tiles and 6 unique minarets built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. There is also the Hippodrome, a centre of all the sportive, political, and eventive activities.
The Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, and German Fountain of Wilhelm II is the famous monuments decorating the Hippodrome.
The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the most famous shopping destinations and hosts the biggest ‘souk’ in the world with approx 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenirs.
After lunch, you proceed to Topkapi Palace, the Imperial Residence of Ottoman sultans exhibiting Chinese porcelain, weapons, and calligraphy.
You will also visit the Suleymaniye Mosque - built in the name of Suleyman, the magnificent during the 16th century which is famous for its architecture.
Post the tour, you will be transferred to the hotel for a comfortable stay.