OTTOMAN RELICS

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Adult (Age 11+)
Child (Age 3–11)
We will visit Ottoman remains (half day walking tour- 4 hours) of the ancient capital of the Ottoman Empire like the magnificent Haghia Sophia or the former Roman Ottoman Relics

Ottoman Relics

Half day,  (afternoon)

We are pleased to offer you another walking tour where you will see the old Constinopel`s two irresistible historical buildings, the " small Haghia Sophia", a former Orthodox church and the mosque prior to the collosale homologous and the Topkapi Palace, as residence the power symbol of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire.

The Little Hagia Sophia is located in Eminönü, in the Kumkapi neighborhood, near the Sea of Marmara, the Hippodrome and the ruins of the Grand Palace. Currently it is separated by a railway between Sirkeci-Halkali and the coastal road. Little Hagia Sophia was a former ortodoxe church dedicated to Saints Sergius and Bacchus of  Constantinople between 531 and 536 AD, shortly before the construction of Hagia Sophia.

It was created by the Emperor Justinian, and later converted into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire. This building is considered the most important pieces of the Byzantine Empire and also the architecture of Istanbul. The building has a central dome and the external structure that is very similar to the Great Hagia Sophia, so some architects argue that both are made by the same architects, Isidore of Miletus and Anthmius of Tralles. However, there is also recently claimed that the Little Hagia Sophia a sort of trial version has been the main church of the Byzantine Empire and the largest in the world.


Topkapi Palace: the best reflection of the imperial era in  Istanbul and a symbol of the power reached by the  Ottoman capital Constantinople. From this palace the Sultans ruled their empire until the mid-nineteenth century. The construction of the Topkapi Palace began shortly after Mehmed II, "The Conqueror" took  Constantinople. The original building was opened in 1465. During the following decades, the palace was extended by its different rulers. In 1856, Sultan Abdulmecid decided to move his residence to  Dolmabahçe Palace, more modern and western styled.

Additional Information

Important!

Pick-up point

We will pick you up at the hotel where you are staying in Istanbul (only the ones in the  European side of Istanbul)

Hotel pick-up

In our booking form we ask you to include the  name of your hotel, where we will pick you up for the tour. Once your booking is confirmed we will send you a  voucher with all our contact information, like telephone numbers and email address, in case you need to contact us in advance to update or change any details about the  hotel pick-up

Frequently asked questions about hotel pick-up

What if I have not booked any hotel yet?
There is no problem. Once you finished your accommodation process, you can  contact us to set the hotel, or otherwise, you can choose and  alternative hotel and get there for us to  pick you up for the tour

What if I am residing in the city and/or staying at friends/relative’s house?
Once your booking is confirmed we will send you detailed information and addresses of other possible  pick-up points and places for our tours. 

Pick up time

The exact time of the pick up from your hotel will depend on the location of this one, which should be agreed between both parties. We will inform you of the exact time by email or telephone.

Duration

3-4 hours.

Closing days

Our guided tours are carried out daily, but you should keep in mind that some of the sites included in the tour close certain days of the week, which are replaced by:

Tuesdays:   Topkapi Palace is replaced by  Beylerbeyi Palace

Price

 

Adults

Less than 11 years

Less than 2 years

Excursion with an english speaking guide

 

30 €

 

20 €

 

Free

Included

Pick up and transfer back to hotel.
Transportation by bus or minibus equipped with air conditioning.
Tickets to every one of the museums and monuments.
English speaking guide.

Not included

Tickets to the  Harem of the  Topkapi Palace.
Meals and drinks.

Terms and Conditions

Must book at least  2 days in advance.
At the time of booking 20% of the total amount will be charged.
The remaining amount will be paid  in cash on the day of the activity.
You must print the voucher we send you as a  confirmation of your  advance payment.

Cancellations

The cancellation means the  loss of the deposit.
Date and time modifications can be made without penalties, according to our availability.

Additional information

Once you complete the booking process you will receive a  confirmation email. In this email you will find our contact details for any doubt, question or needs you may have.
You will receive instant confirmation of your booking. 
Children  under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

How to book?

To book a  guided tour through Istanbul just enter the desired date and complete the form on top of this page. Your reservation will be confirmed immediately.

Any questions?

In case you have any questions please consult our  FAQs section. If problems occur at the time of booking or you would like to hire other services, contact us  here.

Comments

Boris
29.11.2013
A great tour of Istanbul for my family! Thanks!!
Francois Lafayatte
19.12.2013
Excellent tour guides with a wealth of knowledge, experience and lots of patience. We went on well planned, well executed trips through Istanbul and have only good memories and super photos/videos as a result of VIAURBIS involvement!
Francois Lafayatte
19.12.2013
Service excellent, tout s'est passé comme cela était dit par la société depuis le début. La visite guidée était très agréable.

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