Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia & Grand Bazaar
Something not to miss will be visiting one of the most beautiful structure that welcomes you with its imressive blue tiles is the”Blue Mosque”, get the chance to see the famous “Hagia Sophia” which is one of the most visited museums in the world, enjoy your time in the world famous covered bazaaar.
After your cruise docked to Istanbul port, on your meeting time, your guide will be waiting you in the arrival guest terminal with a sign that your booking name indicated. After he/she welcomes you and after getting on your luxury private van, your unforgetable day in Turkey stop starts.
After having approximately 15 minutes drive(according to the traffic jam depends), you reach to the historical peninsula Sultan Ahmet Square most of the important highlights located such as; Hippodrome of Constantinapole,Hagia Sophia,Underground Cistern,Topkapı Palace,Blue Mosque,Grand Bazaar…
In this tour, the sites where you are going to be guided are kindly indicated below ;
Blue Mosque (Called Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish); The name “Blue” actually comes from the exquisite tiles that are over than 20,000 located inside the mosque. The areas above the tiles and the inside of the domes are decorated with paintwork. This imperial mosque is an example of classical Turkish architecture, and it is the only mosque that was originally built with six minarets. The architect was a student of Sinan, the greatest architect of classical Turkish architecture. He applied a plan used previously by his master, but on a larger scale. It started to be built in 1609 and was finished in 1616 during the rule of Sultan Ahmed I and with a very good condition still an active mosque by the prayers.
Hagia Sophia ; Hagia Sophia is the one of the most visited museums in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture that inspires you very much even when you just look from outside. This mystrerious place used to be a church built by emperor Justinian then converted into a mosque and today as a museum attracts a lot of attention by all the visitors..Did you know that Hagia Sophia also mentions in the novel of Dan Brown called Inferno?
You are going to have a bit taste of both the Christian and Islamic effects at this impressive atmosphere…
Grand Bazaar ; Time for shopping for a while in one of the best shopping malls ever ! The world famous covered bazaar “The Grand Bazaar” (Kapalıçarsı) is, owing to its architecture, history, location, and sheer variety of merchandise, one of İstanbul’s most significant tourist sites. The Bazaar has eight different entrances, each of them facing one of the city’s most important historic monuments and there are more than 5000 shops located whether it be jewelers,antiques,carpets,copper or leather goods..
After you finish your visits in your program, the same way you drive back to port of Istanbul. Ending our services as saying goodbye to our guests with unforgetable memories and with the wishes to welcome them back again…