İstanbul Full Day Icons Tour
Embark on a captivating journey through Istanbul's history on our comprehensive Highlights Tour. Explore Byzantine and Ottoman landmarks, including Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Grand Bazaar. Book now.
- 08:30 AM - 08:45 AM:Hotel Pick-up and IntroductionOur journey commences with a prompt hotel pick-up, setting the stage for an enriching day ahead. Get acquainted with your fellow travelers and the itinerary for the day.
- 08:45 AM - 09:15 AM:Transit to HippodromeSit back and enjoy a comfortable transfer to our first stop, the Hippodrome. Along the way, our knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the historical significance of the sites you'll be exploring.
- 09:15 AM - 10:00 AM:Exploring the HippodromeStep onto the grounds of the Hippodrome, once a bustling center of activity during the Roman and Byzantine periods. Immerse yourself in the stories of chariot races and political gatherings as you marvel at the ancient Obelisk and Serpentine Column.
- 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM:Hagia Sophia's MagnificenceNext, we journey to the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia, a symbol of architectural brilliance that has witnessed empires rise and fall. Delve into the captivating history of this iconic structure as you explore its interiors.
- 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM:Blue MosqueBlue Mosque's Serenity Prepare to be captivated by the elegance of the Blue Mosque, adorned with its graceful minarets and renowned Iznik tiles. Take in the serene ambiance and intricate craftsmanship that make this mosque a true masterpiece.
- 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM:Grand Bazaar ExplorationNavigate the bustling aisles of the Grand Bazaar, a treasure trove of cultural delights. Discover an array of jewelry, carpets, textiles, and souvenirs as you soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this historic market.
- 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM:Delicious Lunch BreakIndulge in a delectable Turkish lunch, savoring the flavors of the local cuisine and recharging for the remainder of the day's adventures.
- 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM:Topkapi Palace UnveiledStep into the regal world of Topkapi Palace, a former residence of Ottoman sultans. Explore its opulent rooms, exquisite collections, and the treasures of the Imperial Treasury.
- 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM:Sultans Tombs and ReflectionVisit the Sultans Tombs, a place of serene contemplation where the legacy of Ottoman rulers is preserved. Marvel at the intricate ceramic panels and historical relics that grace the tombs.
- 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM:Return to Hotel or Drop-off PointAs the day draws to a close, our transportation will ensure you safely return to your hotel or the designated drop-off point. Reflect on the incredible experiences and memories forged during this immersive journey.