Full day tour combining WA01 and WA02 tours
This tour is a must in Istanbul. You will begin the day with Roman Hippodrome, where the chariot races were organised by the Romans and Byzantines. Blue Mosque-the only mosque with six minarets and its surroundings will be our next place to visit. Next, you will see the German Fountain - a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2. And listen the stories of his liaison with the orient. Hagia Sophia - The Church of Divine Wisdom is the highlight of this day. Following the visits your guide will take you the Grand Bazaar for demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Topkapı Place is the most important museum of Turkey. It is a huge and rich treasure-chest, brimming with things of historical importance : Courtyards; the Audience Hall, Divan-the High Court, Historical Kitchens, Royal Stables, the Treasury, gardens, kiosks…Probably the best commentary on Ottoman History, art and its culture is simply to come direct to the First Courtyard of this amazing City in the City. We will then see the s Hagia Irene Church (from outside) before heading to our final place of interest, the Church of Sergius and Bacchus today known as “Petit Hagia Sophia Mosque”.
As the Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and the Topkapi Palace on Tuesdays, its visit will then be replaced by the visit of the Chora Museum.
The Covered Bazaar is closed on Sunays.
- Pick-up from your hotel
- A/C tour coach
- English speaking tour guide
- Entrance Fees
- Lunch (without drinks)
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Tips to guide and driver
63,- EUR per person
Price may change depending the period of the year and number of passengers.
This tour is organized every day of the year except Tuesdays when the Topkapi Palace is closed and its visit replaced by the visit of the Chora Museum. Groups may reach up to 45 passengers.
Both in Turkey and Greece, winters may be cold and summers hot. On the other hand, you will most probably be visiting archaeological sites with more or less walking difficulties. Hence an adapted outfit is recommended :
Do not forget !
Visiting archaeological site may require good physical conditions and access to people with reduced mobility is not always possible. During visits and stops, the buses will be locked and under the supervision of the driver. Hence, if you wish, you can leave some personal belongings in the bus yet at your own responsibility. If not done at subscription, inform your tour guide as soon as you get on the coach about your specific food requirements so that the restaurant booked for lunch can be informed accordingly in due time.