GRAND ISTANBUL TOUR 



Itinerary

Itinerary

Hagia Sophia: This ancient basilica ,built by Constantine the Great,in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 16thcentury ,is one of the architectural marvels of all time.

Sultanahmet Mosque: One of the most famous monuments of the Turkish and Islamic World.
The Mosque built between the years 1609 and 1616 .The original name of this mosque is 1 Sultan Ahmet Mosque ,but it is also known as the <>owing to the glazed tiles decorating its interior.

HIPPODROME: Center of sportive (Chariot races,Athletics) events and political activities of the old City.
Obelisk of Theodosius,Serpentine Column,German Fountain of Wilhem 2 are the monuments decorating Hippodrome.

Grand Covered Bazaar: The Grand Bazaar is the oldest and biggest closed bazaar of the World in the center of the city of Istanbul.The Grand Bazaar was founded in 1461.Like an enormous labyrinth,it is a spectacular and unique part of Istanbul with 60 streets and over 3600 stores in an area of 30,700 square meters .This site ,which resembles a city ,has grown and developed over time.It now includes five mosques ,seven fountains,one stream ,one public fountain,eighteen gates and forty public houses.

Cıty walls: The first breach of the walls was by the Fourth Crusade in 1204,the second by the cannons and troops of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453.

DRIVE BY BUS TO GOLDEN HORN: As natural and extremely secure harbor ,the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of Istanbul.The inlet separates the European shore into two.It is approximately 8 km long ,and the widest part is the entrance from the Bosphorus.Two streams drain into this inlet at its far end .

SPICE BAZAAR:( EGYPTIAN BAZAAR) The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon ,caraway,saffron ,mint,thyme,and every other conceivable herb and spice.

BOAT TRIP ON THE BOSPHORUS: An amazing cruise between the twoo continents ,EUROPE and ASIA,along the Bosphorus by the Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces,wooden villas and mansions up the Rumeli Fortress near the Black Sea.

THE RUMELI FORTRESS (FROM THE SEA)(NO INTERIOR VISIT): Istanbul had been besieged many times before Mehmet the Conqueror took the city in 1453,but it managed to defend itself with the help of the Roman city walls .

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