breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pick ups from hotel. Final timing one
day before will be given you by your tour consultant.
Visit TOPKAPI PALACE The great
palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an
exquisite collection of crystal, 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 Mohammed. 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. Visit to HAGIA SOPHIA GRAND MOSQUE: The Hagia Sophia, previously known as
the Church of Divine Wisdom, is simply The best of its kind! Hagia Sophia is
the greatest surviving example of Byzantine Architecture. For 1000 years it was
once the largest church in the world, decorated with stunning 6th century
golden mosaics. Today it is a mosque. Lunch break at 13:00 pm. After
the lunch, Murtis Tour will take you to the GRAND SPICE BAZAAR which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable
prices for your shopping. Here you will find; Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish
Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs
such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel olive oil, soaps and
many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. After the tour, transfer back to
your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
Please Note : Please do not forget to carry Scarf with you because
of visiting to Blue Mosque & Haghia Sophia Mosque.