At 8:30 am your guide will be ready at your hotel reception / Cruise terminal for cruiseres (If you want to be picked up earlier or later please confirm 24 hours prior to the tour date).
After greeting, there will be a 15 to 20 minute drive to
Topkapi Palace which was not only the residence of the Ottoman sultans, but also the administrative and educational center of the state. It was constructed between 1460 and 1478 by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople. Your Topkapi visit will take around 120 minutes . Then you'll walk to
Hagia Sophia to visit, and this will take around 30 minutes. Then onwards to the
Blue Mosque to visit for around 20 minutes. The last stop in Sultanahmet will be the
Ancient Hippodrome. After the Hippodrome, there will be a lunch break (own expense) in Sultanahmet.
After the lunch break, the group will head over to the
Grand Bazaar for around 60 to 75 minutes free time in one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. There are more than 58 covered streets and over 1,200 shops; it's well known for its jewellery, pottery, spice, and carpet shops.
Back to your hotel or cruise terminal for cruisers at around 4.30pm (depending on traffic). This 8 hour trip includes a personal & professional tour guide and air-conditioned transportation by Mercedes van.