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HAK IDCT 03

HAK IDCT 03

HAK IDCT 03  - ISTANBUL Istanbul Daily City Tours
Byzantine&Ottoman Relics
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OTTOMAN & BYZANTINE RELICS
(Full Day)
Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires
were ruled.
Hagia (St.) Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by
Emperor Justinian.
Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name
of Sultan Ahmet.
Hippodrome, center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city
Obelisk of Theodosius
Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating
Hippodrome.
Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops
selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenirs.
Lunch at traditional Turkish Restaurant.
Topkapi Palace, imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting Treasury section, Chinese porcelain, weapons,
calligraphy section etc. Harem section is not included in the program and due to extra entrance fee if requested.
 
Rustem Pasa Mosque, designed by the court architect Sinan for the Grand Vizier of
Suleyman The Magnificent.
A typical sample of Islamic architecture amidst the rows of shops near the Spice Bazaar, famed with its
exquisiteand colorful tiles set in floral and geometric designs
*** Also visioned Galata Bridge, Golden Horn and Leander's Tower during the tour ***
*** This tour ends approximately at 17.00 ***




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