Istanbul Classics

Half Day Mornıng

Tour of “Sultan Ahmet Center”, the heart of the “Old City” from where the Byzantine and Ottoman
Empires were ruled.

Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the
6th century by Emperor Justinian.

Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets,
built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.

Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the

Old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are
the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest “souk” in the world with
nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir.

(Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets)

HALF DAY MORNING TOURS TERMINATE

AT SULTANAHMET CENTER IN FRONT OF HAGIA SOPHIA

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