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   Full Day Byzantine Heritage Tour in Istanbul

Full Day Byzantine Heritage Tour in Istanbul includes

- Pick-up from the Istanbul Port or from your hotel
- Visit to Hippodrome and Hagia Sophia
- Continue to Underground cistern, City Walls of Istanbul
  and to Chora Church
- By the end of the tour drive back to Istanbul Port or
  to your hotel.

Duration: approx. 5 & 1/2 hours

Hagia Sophia - Istanbul
Hippodrome - Istanbul

WHAT YOU VISIT

Hippodrome - The large, open square was once the site of a Roman circus that rivaled the Colosseum and could seat a quarter of a million spectators. Monuments on the site include the Snake Column from Delphi and an Egyptian obelisk taken from the Temple of Karnak at Luxor.


Hagia Sophia - Built by the Emperor Justinian when Istanbul was Constantinople, this magnificent example of Byzantine architecture boasts a massive dome, a lengthy nave, and an interior decorated with marble, precious stones, and pillars from Ephesus.
Hagia Sophia - Istanbul
Underground Cistern - Istanbul

Underground Cistern - Built by Justinian in the 6th century, the Underground Cistern is supported by 336 beautiful columns. Two are incised with the head of Medusa.


City Walls - Afterwards drive along the City Walls of Constantinopolis to the district of Edirnekapi. The 5th-century city walls built by Emperor Theodosius II stretch for 6.5 km (4 miles) from the Golden Horn to the Sea of Marmara. You can admire them at many points in Istanbul, but it's easiest to combine a view of the walls with a visit to the Chora Church.
City Walls of Constantinopolis
Chora Church - Istanbul

Chora Church - Edirnekapi is also the place where the Chora Church (13. cent. A.D.), famous for its well-preserved wall-mosaics showing scenes from the Old New Testament, will be visited. Lunch brake where you can taste the Turkish Kitchen! (lunch is not included in the tour rate)


SPECIAL NOTES

- Chora Church is closed on Wednesday.

  The above sites can be replaced with other sites on
  the days they are closed.

Chora Church - Istanbul
- Guests must be able to walk approximately 1-1.5 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines and 40 to 65 steps thus the guests must be cautious to watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries.
- Comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, sun hat, sun glasses and sun screen are strongly recommended.
- Please expect dense traffic conditions in Istanbul.
- The order of the sites visited may change to avoid the crowds.
- Temperatures can reach extreme highs during summer months; we recommend that you drink a lot of water and use suitable sun protection.
   
 

RATES

- The tour includes the professional licensed tour guide, all entrance fees, private air-conditioned transportation and VAT.
   
- Rates are based on per person
 

2 pax 4 pax 6 pax 8 pax 10 pax

149$ pp 90$ pp 71$ pp 61$ pp 55$ pp
   
- As the number of participant increases the certain amount of discount will be applied.
- Please kindly contact us for your group requests.
- Children 0-6 ages are free.
   
 

REMARKS

- The program can also be completed in 2 days according to your preference.
- If you book any tour in Istanbul together with any Ephesus tour, then you will have 5% discount on your Ephesus tour.
   
 

CANCELLATION POLICY

- In the event of cancellation, written notice must be received by Meander Travel at least three days before the arrival in order to receive the full refund.
- In the event of no show, 100% cancellation fee will apply.

 

 
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