This wonderful tour around Sultanahmet in Istanbul provided by our best Turkish partners Euphrates Tours.
Main Sites visited: Istanbul Classical Sultanahmet
Sultanahmet – Old Istanbul
Meeting at the hotel reception at 09:00am Visit to Topkapi Palace, which was used by the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries. We will also see the impressive collection of priceless jewels, crystal, silver and porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and relics of the prophet Mohammed.(Entrance to the Harem is extra). After lunch break we will see the Blue Mosque, built for Sultan Ahmet I, which is a unique piece of architecture with its six minarets and features 20,000 beautiful Iznik tiles. Visit the ancient Hippodrome with Obelisk of Theodosius, Snake Pillar and German Fountain of Wilhelm II. Walk through the back streets of Old Istanbul and visit the Yerebatan underground Cistern. At the end of the tour, at request, free time to see the Grand Covered Bazaar (except Sundays). *May be done as a walking tour if your hotel is centrally located. Overnight Istanbul. CLOSING DAYS OF MUSEUMS IN ISTANBUL SUN : Grand Covered Bazaar MON : Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, St. Sophia, Military Museum. TUE : Topkapi Palace, Military Museum. WED : Chora (Kariye) Museum, Yedikule, Rumeli Fortress, Sadberk Hanim Museum THU : Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces FRI : Most museums are open SAT : Zulfaris Museum