BYZANTINE RELICS

Half day Morning Tour

HIPPODROME, The center of  sport activities with its four monuments;  The GERMAN FOUNTAIN OF WILHELM II, Egyptian Obelisk,  SERPENTINE COLUMN and the COLUMN OF CONSTANTINE.
The BLUE MOSQUE The most famous mosque of Istanbul which is known as the BLUE MOSQUE as well because of its beautiful blue Iznik tiles.
(Visit is not possible on Friday due to quite limited access because of the Friday Prayer)

St. SOPHIA  This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great, in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.
(St. Sophia closed on Monday, replaced with Underground  Cistern)

GRAND BAZAAR(COVERED MARKET) In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4000 shops with each trade having its own area; the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brasware and trays, water ewers, onyxware and meerschaum pipers.( Grand Bazaar closed on Sunday)

 

CLOSED

St. Sophia closed on Monday / Replaced with Underground Cistern
Grand Bazaar closed on Sunday

Blue Mosque closed on Friday due to Prayer