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Visiting Istanbul and not taking the most advantage of seeing all of the main landmarks is a wasted journey!
A city with such an amazing history and culture deserves to be noticed and explored. If you agree with us, then join us on this fantastic full one tour in Istanbul, where your very own personal guide will tell you all the secrets of this magnificent city.
Start your day by meeting your guide and following him to the first of many very famous buildings in Istanbul – the Suleymaniye Mosque. As it comes from the name, you can guess to whom this city’s largest mosque is dedicated. The great structure was built during the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, and built by the end of 1557.
Continue your journey to the Rustem Pasa Kulliyesi, one of the most beautiful mosques in Istanbul. Your private guide will explain to you that this landmark was constructed back in 1560 and was the first project of famous Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan.
After admiring the mosque, follow your guide to the Bosphorus River, which divides the city in two, and get a look at the famous Galata Bridge.
Have a little break for a coffee on the bank of the river if you would like it, and continue your walk to the next famous sight of Istanbul – Hagia Sofia. This is one of city’s top attractions is also called the Church of the Holy Wisdom and started as Byzantine church, then it became a mosque during the Ottoman Era and today is a museum. Listen carefully to your personal guide who will tell you the fascinating history behind this grand place, and after follow him to the well-known beautiful place – the Blue Mosque, or the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. The nickname came to be because of the beautiful blue tiles which you can admire on the interior walls.
Your one day tour will end at another amazing sight of Istanbul – the Grand Bazaar. At this large covered market with almost 4000 stores, restaurants and cafes, and 61 covered streets, you can find some perfect souvenirs for your friends and family. Have a great time in Istanbul with Servantrip.