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Istanbul Legacy Tour excl Admission Ticket

Discovering the delights of the old city such as the Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, the Mosque of Suleiman, the Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar,

Discovering the delights of the old city such as the Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, the Mosque of Suleiman, the Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar, this tour is a full day with lunch in a local restaurant included and an afternoon spent exploring the Topkapi Palace and the tombs of five sultans in the graveyard at Haghia Sophia.

Itinerary

Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent - Built by the master architect, Sinan, Istanbul’s largest mosque represents the power and dignity of one of the greatest Ottoman sultans.

Hippodrome Once the centre for sports and entertainment in old Constantinople, the Roman capital, it was also a very important centre for politics.

The Blue Mosque Named after the delicate designs of the Ottoman tiles which decorate the walls of the shrine, the mosque is identifiable by its’ six minarets.

Haghia Sophia Boasting the 4th largest dome in the world, this stunning building began as a Byzantine basilica built in the 6th century AD during the reign of Justinian and was an architectural innovation at the time. Converted to a mosque following the Ottoman conquest of the city, by the order of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror in 1453, it was converted to a museum in 1935 and is a ‘must-see’ on a visit to Istanbul.

Grand Bazaar This world-famous covered bazaar is where people have been trading diamonds, carpets, leather, copperware, food and perfumes for centuries and is steeped in mystique. A short demonstration of Turkish rugs is included in the tour.

Topkapi Palace had been the Imperial residence of the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to the 19th century. Its design, initially devised by Sultan Mehmed himself and then enhanced by the architect Sinan, hides clues of the rituals of the structure of Ottoman hierarchy and the running of state affairs. Home to the imperial treasury and the cabinet, as well as being the site of the barracks for the Janissaries, the elite of the army, every corner of the palace tells about the splendour of the Ottomans. Apart from the priceless treasury, a distinguished collection of Chinese porcelains, holy relics, sultan’s costumes and imperial weaponry are exhibited in different sections of the palace.

There are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia Sophia. Each of the five tombs actually houses the sultan as well as his family. Each one is individually designed with different decorations, including works by Mimar Sinan. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives.

Highlights

  •  Explore the Topkapi Palace and the tombs of five sultans in the graveyard at Haghia Sophia
  •  Visit the largest mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent
  •  Visit Hippodrome, once the centre for sports and entertainment in old Constantinople
  •  Discover the delicate designs of the Ottoman tiles at the Blue Mosque
  •  Explore Haghia Sophia and Grand Bazaar

Details

Confirmation
48 Hours
Duration
Full Day
Transport
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Voucher Type
E-Vouchers
Amendment
Refer to T&Cs
Refund
Refer to T&Cs

Operating Hours

Tour Start Time: 07:45hrs

What You Get

Includes

  •  Meal
  •  Transport
  •  Guide

Excludes

  • Drinks 
  • Admission fees

Additional Information

  • What to bring: The voucher and valid photo ID.
  • Infants 0-2 years carried free of charge.
  • Child Price: 3-11 years
  • Restrictions: This tour involves a lot of walking and may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties.
  • Please note that St Sophia is closed on Mondays replaced by the 6th-century Basilica Cistern, which provided water to the ancient city. Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays.
  • Pick-up Service is available only in a hotel located in Sultanahmet, Aksaray, Sirkeci, Beyazt and Taksim areas. Outside these areas pick-up service is unavailable.
  • Picked up from accommodation lobby or reception between 07:00 to 07:35hrs. Please be at the meeting point 15 min before the start of the tour.

How To Use 

  • Present either a printed or moile voucher for this activity
  • This voucher is only valid on the date and time specified
How To Buy 
  • After purchase, kindly email the following details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg:
    • Name of Hotel

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$59.00
$56.00
Age: 12 & above
Child
$30.00
$28.00
Age: 3-11 years

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