Istanbul tour program: museumes
Pick up at10:0 0am from your hotel : the day tour in old Istanbul city. Visit to ST SOPHIA This ancient basilica,
built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of
the architectural marvels of all time of the architectural marvels of all time..
Topkapi Palace The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an
exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the
famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet
SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect
Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik
tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk
of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.
of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths'
street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed
copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer
back to your hotel. Free Evening and optional Istanbul Evening Shows or Bosphorus Dinner Cruise incluing
traditional Turkish entertainment and dinner. Overnight in Istanbul..