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The Magic of Istanbul Private Tour

Duration
6 hours
Language
English

Set off to the old city of Istanbul with a local guide, strolling around the place that bridges the East and the West. This tour will enrich your understanding of Istanbul's culture and traditions, showing how diverse it can be.

See firsthand the perfect example of such diversity, 1500-year-old Hagia Sophia (translated as 'holy wisdom'). It had once been a Christian cathedral and an Islamic mosque and now functions as a museum. Another historical treasure that combines traditional Islamic architecture with Byzantine features is Blue Mosque. It had got its name for the color of the interior, lined with more than 20,000 handmade turquoise tiles and its blue walls beautifully lit from the stained-glass windows.

Dive into the world of the Ottoman sultans and their famous harems as you walk around Topkapi Palace. This site is particularly known for its artefacts, including imperial collections, gifted jewels, rare Prophet manuscripts and relics. You surely won't overlook the Hippodrome of Constantinople, located right in the heart of the Old City in Sultanahmet. Learn about ruthless chariot races and many rebellions and massacres that took place there.

And, at last, wander the maze of the Grand Bazaar, where locals sell ceramics, jewelry, leather and perfumes, and buy rose petals wrapped Turkish delight or local cheeses.

Highlights: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome of Constantinople, The Grand Bazaar.

Departure: daily. Includes: a local guide.

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With GetExperience since 2021
Meeting point
İstanbul, Turkey
Important to know
Free cancellation
Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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€150.00 / person