Day Byzantine and Ottoman relics walking tour in Istanbul

Estimated duration 6 hours
Meeting point Sultanahmet tram station exit
Up to 8 People
Tour type Cultural, Historic

A walking tour in Istanbul that will show you its Ottoman and Byzantine history through its buildings and monuments wit the help of a local tour guide.

Istanbul is the former capital of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. If your next destination is this beautiful city, then get ready to travel through time and witness the history of one of the oldest cities in the world.

Here is a full list of amazing landmarks you will meet in Istanbul on this walking tour:

Serpentine of Delphi: Also known as the Serpentine Column, Plataean Tripod or Delphi Tripod, is an ancient bronze column at the Hippodrome of Constantinople

Fountain of Wilhelm II: The German Fountain is a gazebo styled fountain in the northern end of old hippodrome. It was built in Germany, then transported piece by piece and assembled in its current site in 1900.

Ancient Hippodrome: The Hippodrome of Constantinople was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire

The Obelisk from Egypt: It was erected during the 18th dynasty by Pharaoh Thutmose III.

Sultanahmet mosque: Also known as the Blue Mosque, one of the finest architectural work from the Ottoman Era. Was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains Ahmed's tomb, a madrasah and a hospice.

Topkapi palace: The place where the Ottoman Royal family lived for centuries and where the empire was ruled from. You will see a lot of artefacts and learn about the Ottoman history.

Hagia Sophia cathedral: One of the greatest cathedrals ever built in the history of men. This Byzantine monument was later turned into a mosque and then to a museum. Right now, its gates are welcoming visitors from all around the world and Hagia Sophia is still astonishing people with its magnificence after 1500 years.

Grand Bazaar: The oldest shopping centre in the world. You are going to walk around the signature shops of grand bazaar and even if you are not a shopper, you will be amazed by the jewellery, leatherwork, carpets, spices and all the signature products of this worldwide known shopping centre.

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What is not included
  • Transportation
  • Museum tickets or attractions requiring extra payment or accreditation from the professional
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