Byzantine meets Ottoman Tour - Half Day (09:00
Meet you at the cruise port of Istanbul, the airport or
your hotel in the morning, for a tour of visiting ;
Blue Mosque: Its magnificent series of
domes and semi-domes, its six slender minarets sprouting from
the corners of the mosque, its spacious courtyard, and its
grandiose yet elegant proportions, make the Blue Mosque one
of the architectural marvels of the world.
Hippodrome and Obelisks: The ancient Hippodrome,
the scene of chariot races and the center of Byzantine civil
life, stood in the open space in front of the Blue Mosque.
Haghia Sophia Museum: Haghia Sophia was
built at the command of Emperor Justinian in the years 532
to 537. The courtyard of Haghia Sophia harbors a number of
minor but fascinating Ottoman structures.
Grand Bazaar: The Grand Bazaar was built
at the command of Fatih Mehmet shortly after the Conquest.
It contains 4399 shops, 2195 workshops, 497 stalls and 18
At the end of the tour transfer back to the port or your