Half Day Classical Istanbul Tour
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Half day tour at the oldest crossroads of the World !
Istanbul has a history as varied as that of Rome, but the the archaeological point of view. There are traces here of different civilizations, at least two of which, the Christian and Islamic civilizations, have left deep marks. Discover Imperial Istanbul on this private half day sightseeing tour.
Visit one of the most magnificent museums in the world Hagia Sophia ,you will be captivated by the beauty ,of this ancient basilica, with its mosaics, nartex, galleries and incomparable architecture, built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in the 6th Century.
Visit the Hippodrome see the famous obelisk from Egypt, a remarkable pink granite monument built 3,500 years ago The Byzantine Hippodrome, with the Obelisk of Theodosius, was brought from Heliopolis, Egypt, and the Serpentine Column from Delphi during the reign of Constantine.
After leaving the Hippodrome, you will finally have the opportunity to do some haggling at the Grand Bazaar, the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is like any bazaar except that, as its explains, it is all within one huge building. Depending on how you measure it, the covered market here could be the largest shopping center in the world, numbering over 4,000 individual shops, you will find among masses of modern trash an approximation of youthful dreams of the glamorous oriental market.
Private half-day sightseeing tour of Istanbul 's imperial sites
Visit Hagia Sophia
Shop in the Grand Bazaar ( The Grand Bazaar is not open on Sundays.)
Visit the Blue Mosque and Hippodrome
Entrance fees included