Istanbul Shorex 5 Hour
Tour Summary: Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar
Departure Days: All year around
Language: English-speaking *Please request for other languages
Mobility: Folding wheelchair OK, some sites may be inaccessible (advance notice required)
- Tour 5.1: Private Half Day Old City Tour
Our Private tours start from port & finish at port. You will be welcomed by your lecturer/guide who will be holding a signbearing ‘your names’ at port anytime you want.
Hippodrome: Where used to take place for chariot races and the Byzantine riots during Roman & Byzantine period.
Blue Mosque: One of the most famous monuments in both the Turkish and Islamic worlds, the Sultan Ahmet Mosque (also known as the Blue Mosque) is a superb creation in the classical Ottoman style. The mosque has six towering minarets and 260 windows illuminating its vast main chamber, which is decorated with more than 20,000 Iznik tiles.
Hagia Sophia: Now a museum, Hagia Sophia was built in the 6th century by the Emperor Justinian, and was one of the largest basilicas in the Christian world. After the Ottoman conquest, it was converted to a mosque and is today one of the most magnificent museums in the world. Take a moment to linger here to admire the fine Byzantine mosaics.
Grand Bazaar: In operation since the 14th century, the Grand Bazaar is one of the world’s largest covered markets, with 58 streets and over 4,000 shops. The bazaar is specially known for its jewelry, leather, pottery, spices and carpets
- Hagia Sophia
- Blue Mosque
- Grand Bazaar