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Peace Travel Service

ISTANBUL HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

ISTANBUL HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

€98 / per person
(1 Review)

Guided Istanbul Highlights Tour is excellent opportunity for people who have limited time just to understand city in overall view with main highlights. At a Glance, Istanbul is a huge city located both on Europe and Asia. Therefore it is not easy to explore and understand the city in a day. That is the city where had been the capital of big Empires for 1700 years. So we can say; it is the city of mystery with impressive Architectural Palaces, churches, mosques, synagogues, souks and many other things.

Important Notes

  • It is Semi-Private Fully Historical Tour with max 12 and min 2 people. So you do not have to be in crowded group to hear your guide and ask questions.
  • All these highlights are very close and in walking distance to each other. Therefore, if  you choose accommodation in Sultan Ahmet district, the guest will be avoiding the traffic and do not need any transportation.
  • We DO NOT pick you up from your hotel. Istanbul is such a big place and it is very easy to come to the old city. All cab drivers know well and there is an excellent public tram crossing the old city. We do not prefer to waste time in traffic from hotels to other hotels to pick up people and bring the old city.  Tour starts at 08.30am from departure point. We prefer starting tour early to avoid the crowds in the morning. To come by yourself to meeting point, We can mail the directions of meeting point from your hotel.  Also all our contact numbers are available all time.
  • If Guest request to be picked up from hotel, Cruise port, Airport or any places, we can provide it with additional fee up on distance to meeting point.
  • While booking tour; if our guest come out from Cruise ship, our guests must give all details about name of Cruise ship, docking port name, arrival and departure time of cruise ship, number of people, any allergic conditions, health problems, name of people well.
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. So, tour runs every day except Tuesdays with minimum 2 people. Please check our other tours which run on Tuesdays!
  • Guests must have very comfortable shoes to walk on cobblestone surfaces, inclines and 10-30 steps in a day. We recommend a hat and sun cream as there may be limited shade. Also, Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries.
  • Please ask us to mail you a tour itinerary with official agreement to avoid congestion.
  • Our guide may swap priority of places to make tour less tiring and avoid crowd.
  • We base our semi-private tours on customized preferences. We also customize these tours for travelers who prefer doing private tour.
  • Our Company organize all our tours legally by PEACE TRAVEL SERVICEas an official Travel Agency with A-9802 TURSAB . We provide highly experienced licensed Tour Guides to all our guests.
  • Destination
  • Departure
    In front of Hagia Sophia
  • Departure Time
    8.30AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 5.30PM
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable, light and comfortable walking shoes
  • Included
    Museum Ticket
    Professional Guidance
  • Not Included
    Lunch
    Transfer

Tour Plan

1

Topkapı Palace with Harem

After meeting with your guide, we will start from Topkapi Palace. Treasury, Holy Relics, Pavilions in third inner garden, Kitchens, Audience Hall (Private office of Sultan), Ambassador Hall of Topkapi Palace are the main places must be seen there. Also Harem is in Topkapi Palace as well where has to be visited at the same day if guest is interested in to visit. It takes time (min 2-3 hours) to visit whole palace.
2

Hagia Sophia Museum

Second stop will be Hagia Sophia sight museum. It was built as biggest Basilica Church of the world in 6th century and converted to a Mosque in 15th century. In 1936, it was converted to a museum as a decision of Atatürk. Hagia Sophia Museum is in the list of UNESCO as a World Heritage. Hagia Sophia is a very impressive Architecture of early Byzantine period.
3

Free time for a lunch

4

Basilica Cistern

Third stop will be Basilica Cistern which is original Byzantine water supplying system of 6th century without any Ottoman touch. There are 2 Medusa relieved marble blocks as the bases of 2 separate columns inside which worth seeing.
5

Hippodrome

Fourth stop will be the square where there was an ancient Hippodrome which includes Egyptian Obelisk (3600 years old), Serpentine Column (dated back to 486BC), Constantine Column from 10th century and German fountain.
6

Blue Mosque

Fifth stop is Blue Mosque (SultanAhmet Mosque) which is very famous with blue quartz tiles of 17th century is only mosque in all over the world with six minarets on.
7

Grand Bazaar

And Grand Bazaar where has 4500 oriental shops inside. Shopping is a kind of culture in Grand Bazaar. So we advise to walk around with a guide first to explore and get the sense of shopping there. And then our guests will be on safe side and it will be more enjoyable. Otherwise it comes so overwhelming in a short time. After walking around in the Bazaar together, our tour will be ended there.

Tour Location

Meeting Point - `Please look for the TGZ sign.`

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  • Carol Silva

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    October 11, 2018 at 9:55 am

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