If you have a long layover in Istanbul but still want to explore the city with a local tour guide you are at the right place ! We can tailor this itinerary according to your needs. Depending on your time in the city we will tailor an itinerary for you. If it's after 4pm you will see the attractions from outside. You will be picked up from the airport by our driver and meet the tour guide in the old city to begin the walking tour. In this tour we are visiting the following sites;
Hippodrome: The former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II.
Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets.
Topkapi Palace: Topkapi Palace, the former imperial residence from which the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled for nearly 400 years. Today a spectacular museum, it is famous for its collections of treasury of the Ottoman Royal Family. You will chase the memories of the sultans and the Ottoman Empire through 400 years of the most glorious victories, happiest moments, and mournful days.
St. Sophia: The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world.
Basilica Cistern: (Turkish: Yerebatan Sarayı - "Sunken Palace"), is the largest of tens of ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul.
Grand Bazaar: In addition to its historical importance, it's a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection.
After the tour the driver is dropping you off at the airtport. The tour will take about 4-8 hours. *** The itinerary may depend on your arrival and departure time.
Topkapı Palace is closed on Tuesday, Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday!