The incredible tour starts in the morning with the hotel pick up. You will be driven to the city's oldest part - Sultanahmet. Most of the ancient buildings are located nearby, so you will take the walking tour with our professional guide who will be happy to tell you the history in an interesting way. Don`t hesitate to ask questions to get more information. You will visit the most important pieces of the historical heritage of Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.
Hagia Sofia also known as the Church of the Divine Wisdom was built in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. It was the part of both Byzantine and Ottoman Empires as it was changed to Mosque. The visiting this architectural miracle will stay in your memory for a long time. Pay clothest attention to the interior as it contains both Christian and Muslim architectural styles. The building shows the possibility of integration of building styles that can be suitable for different cultures and religion.
Next point is the visit card of Istanbul - the Mosque of Sultan Ahmet. It is also called a Blue Mosque for its numerous blue tiles adorning its interior. Located not so far from Hagia Sophia it stands gorgeously since XVII century. Massive columns inside and six minarets outside of the building gave this Mosque such popularity. Although it is the most popular tourist attraction it still considers as an active Mosque where people are praying.
After watching ancient buildings you will enjoy ancient squares where people gathered to watch sports activities or join to political activities. Hippodrome was the main square for such activities. You also can meet the historical columns and statues out there such as Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and many more.
The heart of people living communication you can meet in Grand Covered Bazaar (Kapalıçarşı). It has over 4000 shops selling jewellery, carpets, leather goods, antiques, spices, Turkish delight and souvenirs which means it is one of the biggest and oldest covered bazaars in the world. Discover something new for yourself and buy it after some bargaining. This place will be the last point before you will be dropped off to your hotel.