|Tour including all taxes,
museum entrances, transportation from and to hotels,
professinal tourist guides, lunch..
70 EUROS PER PERSON(free airport arrival shuttle)
*Grant covered bazaar
is a former patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, now a museum
in Istanbul, Turkey. Famous in particular for its massive dome,
it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture. It was
the largest cathedral ever built in the world for nearly a thousand
years, until the completion of the Medieval Seville Cathedral
in 1520.The current building was originally constructed as a
church between A.D. 532 and 537 on the orders of the Byzantine
Emperor Justinian, and was in fact the third Church of the Holy
Wisdom to occupy the site (the previous two had both been destroyed
Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultanahmet Camii)
is a historical mosque in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey
and the capital of the Ottoman Empire (from 1453 to 1923). The
mosque is one of several mosques known as the Blue Mosque for
the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built
between 1609 and 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I.
Hippodrome of Constantinople (Turkish: Sultanahmet
Meydani, At Meydani)
was a horse-racing track that was the sporting and social centre
of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire and the largest
city in Europe. Today it is a square named Sultanahmet Meydani
(Sultan Ahmet Square) in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with only
a few fragments of the original structure surviving. It is sometimes
also called Atmeydani (Horse Square) in Turkish.
Grand Bazaar (or Covered Bazaar)
in Istanbul is one of the largest covered markets in the world
with more than 58 streets and 6,000 shops, and has between 250,000
and 400,000 visitors daily. It is well known for its jewelry,
pottery, spice, and carpet shops. Many of the stalls in the bazaar
are grouped by type of goods, with special areas for leather
coats, gold jewelry and the like. The bazaar contains two bedestens
(domed masonry structures built for storage and safe keeping),
the first of which was constructed between 1455 and 1461 by the
order of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror. .
The Topkapi Palace (Turkish: Topkapi Sarayi)
is a palace in Istanbul, Turkey, which was the
official and primary residence in the city of the
Ottoman Sultans, from 1465 to 1853.
The palace was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments
and is a major tourist attraction today. The name directly translates
as "Cannongate Palace", from the palace being named
after a nearby, now lost gate. Initial construction started in
1459, ordered by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Byzantine
Constantinople. The palace is a complex made up of four main
courtyards and many smaller buildings.
was built on the order of Sultan Suleiman I (Suleiman the Magnificent)
and was constructed by the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan.
The construction work began in 1550 and the mosque was finished
in 1557. Sinan considered the design to be an architectural counterpoint
to the Byzantine Hagia
Sophia. The Hagia Sophia, converted into a mosque under Mehmed
II, served as a model to many Ottoman mosques in Istanbul.
70 EUROS PER PERSON