Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and join group.
First visit is to Hagia Sophia, a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque and now a museum. See spectacular mosaics which depict the Virgin Mother, Jesus, saints, Byzantine emperors and empresses and biblical scenes. Continue the tour with Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque), the culmination of two centuries of both Ottoman mosque and Byzantine church development. Visit Hippodrome of Constantinople, once the sporting and social centre of Constantinople.
After the visits, drive back to your hotel.
- Pick up from and drop off at hotels.
- Professional English speaking guide, entrance fees and transportation in air-conditioned & non-smoking vehicle.
- Local taxes.
- Tips to staff, items of a personal nature.
- Any drinks.
**Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.