Istanbul – Chora Museum, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar

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book this port tour and combine byzantine history with city's beat and the Grand Bazaar. Enjoy 6 unforgetable hours in the heart of Istanbul

Upon your arrival to Istanbul our tour guide meets you at harbour and drive to historical peninsula with our new brand tour transportation vehicle (in about 15 minutes).

 

Chora Museum - Kariye (Chora) Museum originally formed the centre of a Byzantine monastery complex. Only the church section, which was dedicated to Jesus Christ the Saviour, has survived. After the arrival of the Turks in Istanbul, this building,like the Hagia Sophia was converted into a mosque. In 1948 it was made a museum leaving no Islamic element in the building except the 19C minaret outside in the corner.

St. Sophia - The Emperor Justinian built St. Sophia when Istanbul was Constantinople. This magnificent example of Byzantine architecture boasts a massive done, a lengthy nave, and an interior decorated with marble, precious stones, and pillars from Ephesus.

Blue Mosque – Six graceful minarets adorn the elegant mosque, one of the city’s most recognized landmarks. The superb interior is decorated with more than 20,000 blue Iznik tiles.

Grand Bazaar - Today, shops selling the same kind of merchandise tend to be congregated in their own street or in hans as this was originally the Ottoman system. In addition to two bedestens there are also 13 hans in the grand bazaar. The atmosphere of the Grand Bazaar is very interesting for tourist and has consequently become a very popular place for foreign visitors. It is open during working hours on week days, closing earlier on Saturdays, while on Sundays and religious holidays it is closed.

Inclusions

-         transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle, late-model

          (bus, minibus or taxi, according to your group’s size)

-         professional driver

-         insurance cover during transfers by vehicle

-         licensed English-speaking guide *

-         entrance fees

-         all taxes

-         identification sign with your name on it

-         mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7

          * guides in other languages available, upon request

Step 1

Your tour starts from the port of Istanbul

Step 2

Visit of the Chora Museum

Step 3

Visit of St. Sophia

Step 4

Visit of the Blue Mosque

Step 5

Visit of the Grand Bazaar

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