Half day Highlights of Istanbul tour

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09:00 or 13:00

Duration : 4 hours

Shoes must be removed to enter a Mosque, and you may be required to carry them with you in a plastic bag during your visit. We suggest bringing socks to slip on if you are not wearing them. Women should carry a scarf because they may be asked to cover their heads. Bare shoulders, shorts, and dresses above the knee are not allowed.

Half day Highlights of Istanbul tour

Depart from your hotel, cruise ship or airport for an overview of the city of Istanbul which was the capital to two major Empires. Drive over Galata Bridge to the old town which was once known as Constantinople, continue to the Sultan Ahmet Camii, better known as the Blue Mosque, takes its nickname from the cerulean cast of its intricately tiled interior. Take a moment to view the impressive minarets that soar skyward. Then, remove your shoes at the mosque’s entrance and cross rich layers of carpet that have been donated by the Muslim faithful over the years. Next, we then step back in time a bit to the Hippodrome. Here we can imagine what life might have been like as locals traveled to see the chariot races at this famous sports arena. The area dates back to Egyptian times, and there are still relics of the past dotting this incredible area. Later walk to

Later walk to St.Sophia Museum which was a mighty church at the center of Byzantine Constantinople. The building dates back to 535 AD and was built by Emperor Justinian. It was converted to a Mosque in 1452 and crowned with minarets. Today it is a museum carrying the signs of both faiths. See the largest cupola and fine Byzantine mosaics of the Church. Afterward, return to your hotel, cruise ship or airport to relive your memories of an unforgettable day in one of the world’s most exotic cities.