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Private Byzantine and Ottoman Empire Day Tour with Guide and Tickets

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  • Schedule

    Everyday from 09:00 to 16:00
  • Languages

    English (Extra charge for ohter languages)
  • Food & Drinks

    Lunch (Drinks are an extra charge)
  • Hotel Pick up & Drop off

    Free Shuttle Service
  • Museum

    Enterance Ticket For Topkapi Palace
  • Guides

    Private professional tour guide

Private Byzantine and Ottoman Empire Day Tour with Guide and Tickets

Overview Duration: 7 hours
  Tour starting point: From hotel
  Tour ending point: At your hotel
  Timeline: Start 9:00 AM – Ends 4:00 PM
  Includes: Private tour, Private transportation, Ticket for Topkapi Palace, private guide.
  Excludes: Tips for the guide

Schedule Topkapi Palace
  Hagia Sophia
  Blue Mosque
  Grand Bazaar

Inclusions Private Tour
  Private Professional Guide
  Private Transportation
  Enterance Ticket For Topkapi Palace

Exclusions Tips for crew

What to expect Istanbul is an endless treasure for exploration, imagine a city adorned with Ancient, Roman, Byzantian and Ottoman relics, all in one. So get ready for an epic journey of Istanbul while strolling around; the Roman Hippodrome, the Byzantian Hagia Sophia, The Ottoman Palace (Topkapi), Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. During this tour you will be enchanted by the visit history of Istanbul and you will enjoy this great journey through the different ages of the city from “Byzantium” to “Istanbul”. At lunch time you will also have the chance to try the traditional Turkish Cuisine.


Meet with your local tour guide at the hotel lobby to start your Byzantine and Ottoman Empire tour.

Topkapi Palace:

This was the great imperial palace of the Ottoman Sultans between the 15th and 19th centuries. It was the administrative palace for the Ottoman dynasty for over 400 years. Had been home for 24 generations of Sultans.The palace served as the seat of goverment and contained a school in which the civil servants and soldiers were once trained. Today it functions as a palace museum and it houses interesting collections such as ; ceramics, glassware, silverware, costumes, treasury, sultan portraits and holyrelics.

The Roman Hippodrome:

It was the focal point of civil activities. The scene of horse and chariotraces and the center of Byzantine civil life. The Egyptian Obelisk and the Serpentine Column were originally brought by the emperors and used for the decoration of the Hippodrome. At the other side of the Hippodrome the German Fountain still functions today. The imperial lodge was located to the west of the Hippodrome today Sultanahmet square is a nice area for meetings. During Ramadan ending the evenings the fasting celebration sareheld in here, too .

Hagia Sophia:

It is an ancient Byzantine church, built by Emperor Justinian in 6th C.The structure was completed only in 5 years. It is a remarkable structure with its 56m high immensedome. Today it functions as museum where you can see both Christian and Islamic relics. Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and is replaced with Basilica Cistern instead.

Blue Mosque:

This 17th century mosque is famous for the beautiful blue tile work or namenting on it’s walls. It’surrounding six slim minarets distinguish it fromother mosques, built by Sultan Ahmed I in 1617.

Grand Bazaar:

The Grand Bazaar is one of the oldest and the largest in door market in the world. There are over 4000 shops inside and 22 gates of the bazaar. There is a widerange of carpets , jewellery, ceramic, antiques and souvenirs shops here. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and is replaced with Spice Bazaar.

Please Note Topkapi Palace is close every Thursday For customizations please contact us.

  • Q: Is the programme customasible ? Can we Change the time of the tour

  • A: Yes of course. If you contact us we can arrange depending on your wish.

  • Q: Will there be lunch break ? Is it Included?

  • A: Yes of course and it is included lunch will be given in our Turkish restaurant with local and traditional food avalaible.

  • Q: Will there be vegetarian or vegan options?

  • A: Yes there will be. Please let us know how many people vegetarians or vegans so we can arrange.

  • Q: What is your cancellation policy?

  • A: If you cancel the tour 24 hours before departure you will get a full refund.

  • Q: Is lunch included in this tour?

  • A: Lunch is not included in this tour.

  • Q: What about people with special needs?

  • A: If you inform us about the situation our crew can prepare.

  • Q: How can we join the tour will there be transfer service?

  • A: There will be private transportation for our private yacht tours so we got both pick-up from your and drop-off.

  • Q: I have allergies for some type of food could you remove it if it is in the food ?

  • A: Please contact us and tell us which type of food you can not eat so we can arrange a menu suitable for your condition.

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