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Istanbul Empire Tour

Istanbul Sightseeing Tours

Price:0.00 € P.P

DurationStarts @ 08:30 Finishes @ 17:00
What to see 


* Hagi Sophia museum
* Blue mosque
* Hipodromme
* Grand Coverd Bazaar
* Bosphorus Bridge
* Beylerbeyi Palace
* Camlica Hill

 

The fabled capital of three great empires - Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman, Istanbul is steeped in almost 3,000 years of history. The greatest concentration of landmarks is found in Istanbul's oldest district, Sultanahmet, an awe-inspiring expanse of leafy parks, Byzantine cathedrals, Greek statuary, bustling bazaars and imposing mosques with towering, slender minarets.

 

A little history of the sights

 

Hagia Sophia
One of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. It has been nominated as the 8th wonder of the world by historians.
Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built between 1609 and 1616 in the name of Sultan Ahmet 1 by Sedefkar Mehmet Aga, who was one of Sinan’ s apprentices.

 

Blue Mosque
Dating from the 17th century, an architectural masterpiece famed for its exquisite blue tiles and six elegant minarets.

Hippodrome
The center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city where held. Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column Constantine Column and 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, jewelry, gold, carpets, leatherwear and souvenirs.

 

Bosphorus Bridge
Also called the First Bosphorus Bridge (Turkish: Boğaziçi Köprüsü or 1. Boğaziçi Köprüsü) is a bridge in Istanbul, Turkey spanning the Bosphorus strait (Turkish: Boğaziçi)The bridge is located between Ortaköy (European side) and Beylerbeyi (Asian side). It is a gravity anchored suspension bridge with steel pylons and inclined hangers. The aerodynamic deck is hanging on zigzag steel cables. It is 1,510 m long with a deck width of 39 m. The distance between the towers (main span) is 1,074 m (World rank: 13th) and their height over road level is 105 m. The clearance of the bridge from sea level is 64 m. It was the 4th longest suspension bridge in the world when completed in 1973, and the longest outside the United States of America.

 

Beylerbeyi Palace
It was built by Sarkis Balyan Usta by order of Sultan Abdulaziz in 1865. It is on the Asian coast of Bosphorus, which was constructed, in the same style as the Dolmabahce Palace.

 

Camlica Hill
It is the highest point in Istanbul.At the top of it you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosphourus from the beautiful gardens, Iandscaped in traditional style.If you climb great Pine Mountain 268m. above sea-level,you will have the opportunity to look over the Golden Horn Sea of Marmara.


What is including?
  • All transportation
  • Entrence fees
  • Guiding
  • Lunch
 
What is excluding?
 
  • Personal expens
  • Tips
 
CLOSED
  • Hagia Sophia on Monday / Replaced with Chora Church
  • Grand Bazaar on Sunday

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