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FERRY TO GREEK ISLANDS
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DAILY TOURS
 
  ISTANBUL BYZANTINE AND OTTOMAN RELICS TOUR 3 ( FULL DAY )
   
  ISTANBUL BYZANTINE AND OTTOMAN RELICS TOUR 3
   
  Daily departure at 08.30 and finish at 17.00
  TOUR ITINERARY
08:30 Collect from hostels/hotels
  Tour of "Sultan Ahmet  District'' OLD CITY OF ISTANBUL where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.
  Hagia Sophia Museum ( Ayasofya Müzesi in Turkish )
  One of the greatest marvels of architecture
  Constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian
  Built in 537 by Byzantine Emperor Justinius, St. Sophia has been the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years
  It is considered the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture 
  It was converted into a mosque in 1453 by Sultan Mehmet II. The Conqueror of ISTANBUL
  It was converted into amuseum by ATATURK  in 1935.
  Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Camisi in Turkish )
  Facing Hagia Sophia, unique with it's 6 minarets
  One of the biggest mosques and principle adornments of the skyline of Istanbul dating from 17th century
  It was built in the name of Sultan Ahmet
  It is well known for the magnificent examples of blue-green Iznik tiles used for its interior decoration
  Hippodrome ( At Meydani in Turkish )
  The former center of sportive and political activities of Byzantine Empiere era
  ( Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II )
  Caferaga Medresesi
  Foundation for serving Turkish Culture organizes various workshop on handicrafts and  music
  Topkapi Palace ( Topkapi Sarayi in Turkish )
  It was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years
  It contains important holy relics of the Muslim world, including Muhammed's cloak and sword
  The palace complex consists of four main courtyards and many smaller buildings
  The palace includes many fine examples of Ottoman architecture
  It contains large collections of
  Porcelains
  Robes
  Weapons
  Shields
  Armors
  Ottoman Miniatures,
  Islamic calligraphic manuscripts and murals
  ( Treasury and Harem sections are not included in the itinerary )
  Grand Bazaar (Kapalicarsi in Turkish )
  It is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world
  It has 61 covered streets and over 3000 shops
   
CLOSED MONDAY / HAGIA SOPHIA MUSEUM ( Replaced with Underground Cistern )
CLOSED TUESDAY / TOPKAPI PALACE ( Replaced with Underground Cistern )
   
TOUR INCLUSIONS
All Transport
English Speaking guiding service
Museum enterance fees , LUNCH
 
OPERATION DATES 2017
January Everyday
February Everyday
March Everyday
April Everyday
May Everyday
June Everyday
July Everyday
August Everyday
September Everyday
October Everyday
November Everyday
December Everyday
   
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