OVERVIEW: Archaeologous' Istanbul Walking Tours are great because you can see so
many choice historic places within the same walking area.There are so many layers in this ancient 'crossroads of culture', you'll be happy you chose this perfect way to experience it with your personal licensed guide. We'll see the exquisitely beautiful 'active' Blue Mosque and the awe inspiring Hagia Sophia, the underground other-worldly Basilica Cistern, Check out how the Sultans lived at the opulent Topkapi Palace followed by time for Turkish cuisine. Then a tantalizing visit to the 4,0000 shops of the Grand Bazaar. Yes, it is heaven for women!
INCLUDED: Licensed private guide, pick up and delivery back to your hotel
NOT INCLUDED: entrance fees, lunch and gratuities (appreciated when deserved)
HIGHLIGHTS: *7-8 hours tour, * The Blue Mosque, *Hagia Sophia, *Topkapi Palace, *Basilica Cistern, *Time for Lunch, * the Grand Bazaar, *Your private knowledgeable licensed guide is a wealth of information about the history and culture of Istanbul.
*The Blue Mosque is an active mosque (6 times daily prayers). *The Hagia Sophia was the largest building in the world for 1,000 + years. *The Topkapi Palace where the Sultans mother ruled with its' opulence and elegance. *Get ready for Medusa in the other-worldly Basilica Cistern. *A traditional Turkish cuisine lunch and the finale at the *Grand Bazaar where the 'acquisition opportunities' are limitless with it's 4,000 shops.
FYI: Please, be respectful of the request of no photos of
people in prayer, and ladies, you are asked to wear a scarf around your
head and shoulders upon entry. We specialize in this type of private tour. Please know that you may communicate with your guide your wishes to stay longer/shorter or just stop and take it all in. P.S. Topkapi is closed Tuesdays (you may choose a substitution of the Archaeological Museum). The Blue Mosque, at times, will have renovations happening inside.
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