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Byzantine & Ottoman Relics

BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS

Shore Excursions, Istanbul


Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. 
Hagia Sophia, the Church of Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. 
Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, 
built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. 
Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome. 
Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world 
with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir. 
(Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request) 
Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant. 
Topkapı Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics 
of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Live guide commentary is not allowed in special sections. (Harem is not included in the program) 
Sultan Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia Sophia. 
The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed 
on the sarcophaguses. 
also visioned during the tour 

GALATA BRIDGE • GOLDEN HORN • LEANDER’S TOWER 
This tour ends approximately at 17:00
 


Tours F.A.Q

How to meet your tour guide for Shore Tours?
How to meet your tour guide for Shore Tours

At Kusadasi Harbour, Istanbul Harbour and Izmir Harbour.
Dear customers, we are pleased to arrange your dream tours for you. When you arrive at Kusadasi Harbour,Istanbul Harbour and Izmir Harbour.
After you get off the cruise, you will pass through the passport control and will see the shopping areas.
20-40 meter away, you will see the coaches/buses of the travel agents.
On that area, you will see Peninsula Tours guides with your name sign and the agency logo sign tables who is showing it.
We hope will be wonderful shore tour for you by Peninsula.

General Conditions of Excursions Programmes?
General Conditions of Excursions Programmes
of our excursions and what is included please consult to your representatives.
Payments: Visa, mastercard, access, travellers cheques and all common use currencies are acceptable for the payments.
Cancellations: full refund will be given for the cancellations with 24 hours notification to your representative. It’s also possible to cancel an excursion by the phone number given on the back page.
No shows: Please be aware that in case of any noshow situation there will be no refund payment to the clients unless you can supply a doctor report or a pharmacy receipt stating the excuse of our clients.
Responsibility: All Peninsula coaches and service suppliers are insured with the highest legal possible limits available in Turkey.
Children & Group Reductions:
(*) 00 - 06 ages free of Charge
(*) 07 - 12 ages 50% or reduction
(*) For most of the excursions.
(Children reductions are valid if children are accompanied by their adults)
Groups min. 10 persons 10% reduction.
Not valid with any other offers.