Dear Guest , Welcome to our Istanbul group tour program.
As we all agree on that Istanbul is the touristic capital of Turkey, and that have a good reason, because in this magical city, you won’t believe how many amazing places you can visit and explore. Every year we are welcoming more then 12 million tourists , from all over the world. İstanbul with it’s beautiful monuments amazes our guests.
Let me explain you how ?
With “Istanbul Group Tour “program we are going to visit some of those monuments , such as; Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and the Topkapı Palace.
We will be able to see importand and very old columns like Serpent column and Obelisk of Theodosius. The Obelisk which was brought from Egypt.The Hippodrome is the area where the big horse races and events, revolutions took place in the past .
it was build in between 1609-1616. in the center of SultanAhmet square.Today we call it Blue Mosque because of it’s beautiful and very valuable blue tiles. The mosque is not a museum it is still an active islamic mosque, however open for tourist from all over the world. Blue Mosque will let you understand the way of islamic worshipping and the success of the Turkish architecture and the richness of the tile art. don’t forget to ask your guide about the story behind it’s famous six minarets.
Hagia sophia is the oldest and one of the most visited Cathedral in the world.
İt was build in between , 532-537 AD.
Served as a Christian church for 916 years. When the Ottoman empire conquered the Constantinople in 1453 they turned the Hagia Sophia into a mosque.Since then , untill 1934 for almost 500 years ( 481 y. ) Muslims used this amazing structure as an islamic mosque .By the order of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk , it became a Museum in 1935. Which is one of the most poplular touristic attraction in turkey today. Welcoming Daily more than 12.000 tourists every day.
The Topkapi Palace has a long and interesting history . The architecture is beautiful and the grounds are quite large .The famous Palace where the Ottoman sultans lived. There are several sections and all of them are very interesting there are outer court yards inner courts , Library , privy room Apartments of the Valide Sultan ( Sultan’s mother) Imperial treasury , audience Hall , Baghdat kiosk , bath house and Harem Apartments You will walk through hundereds of years of history when you walk these places.
Basilica Cistern , with it’s 336 columns , it is impressive tourist attraction. İt was built in 527 -566 AD.The lenght of the cistern is 140 mt.The width is 70 mt.
Dont forget to ask the story of Medusa to your well educated local guide.