Pull on your comfy shoes — it's a long trek through time on this 3-hour tour to the Roman Hippodrome, the majestic Blue Mosque, the German Fountain and the Grand Bazaar. Get the history, myths and legends surrounding each famous landmark from your guide. A must-do in Istanbul!
At the Roman Hippodrome, let your mind journey back through the centuries, when this grand arena would have been filled with cheering Romans watching chariot races.
Walk through landscaped gardens to the Sultanahmet Mosque, otherwise known as the Blue Mosque. It's named for the 20,000 handmade ceramic Iznik tiles which decorate the vast interior. Spot the flowers, from carnations to roses and lilies, all illuminated by 260 windows. You'll soon learn why this is one of the country's most important mosques.
After stopping for a history fix at the German Fountain, head to the gigantic Grand Bazaar, a true shopper's paradise. At one of the planet's biggest covered markets you can smell, taste and stroll around 4,000 unique stalls, all selling things you never knew you needed.
If you're looking for a comprehensive half-day guide to Istanbul's top landmarks and a glimpse at times gone by, this in-depth tour is a no-brainer.
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