Transfer you from your Hotel in Istanbul - Airport or Shipport in Karakoy.
Meet with your guide and depart to the city's imperial history by driving around the Golden Horn and the great city walls of Constantinople. Hippodrome: The former centre of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. During the visit you will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Wilhelm II. St. Sophia: The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times, one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world. Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from the 17th century, famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets. Afternoon depart to Topkapi Palace: The former imperial residence from where the great Ottoman Empire was once ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collection of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the very famous treasury of the Royal Family. Grand Bazaar: In addition to its historical importance, it is a bazaar that will tempt even the non-shoper with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenir. (L)