This two-day tour is designed to offer you an all-embracing experience in the city of Istanbul. Your tour includes a visit to the ancient Hippodrome followed by the Blue Mosque, renowned for its architectural harmony, elegance and its six minarets. Visit the Hagia Sophia, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture, built originally as a cathedral, it later became a mosque and is now a museum.
Head to Topkapi Palace to see the residence of the Ottoman Sultans and admire its great treasures. You’ll also visit the Underground Cistern, the largest and most magnificent covered cistern in Istanbul. Journey through history at the Museum of Archaeology, where you can trace the footprints of Anatolian civilizations back to thousands of years ago. See historical artifacts such as the chains used to close the entrance of Golden Horn during the Istanbul conquest and Alexander the Great's Sarcophagus.
Enjoy a boat ride along the shoreline of the Bosphorus for views of the Dolmabahce Palace, the Beylerbeyi Palace and the few remaining towers of the Anadolu Hisar, where you’ll see the city’s connection to the Black Sea. You’ll also stop at one of the most colorful sites in the ancient city - the Grand Bazaar. You’ll have a chance to explore the exotic atmosphere of the covered part briefly. Then visit the open and modern section, where you’ll enjoy local snacks and a presentation of carpets, leather or jewelry, followed by time for shopping. A traditional Turkish lunch is included on your second day.