Istanbul Classics Walking Tour

A morning walking tour with Blue Mosque (Closed on Friday mornings and the last minute occasions beyond our control and therefore no responsibility is assumed), famous for its mosaics with some 20.000 blue Iznik tiles and its six minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet in the 17th century, one of the best examples of classical Turkish art. Cross through the Hippodrome, the scene of Byzantine chariot races, athletic events, victory celebrations and political activities of the old city where one can also see the “Obelisk of Egypt”, “Serpent Column” from Delphi, the “German Fountain of Wilhelm II” and the “Colossus”. St. Sophia (Closed on Mondays during winter months. If still closed on the tour date, it will be replaced with Yerebatan Underground Cistern),  one of the great architectural marvels of the ancient world, constructed as a basilica in 536 AD by Emperor Justinian, turned into a mosque in 1453 and now into a museum, takes the breath away with the sheer size of its interior and its magnificent dome.

*Blue Mosque can be seen only from exterior on Friday mornings

 

*The tour will commence at 09:00 in Sultanahmet. Pick-up times from the hotels will vary