Avoid traffic jam!!! PAY LESS
If Istanbul has a bad review is traffic jam!! Want to avoid it? There is a solution! We take the TRAM!!!
Any time you want : Meet with your Private Professional Licensed Guide at Istanbul Port with your name sign and proceed together to the tram station. After approximate 15 minutes arrive at Sultanahmet and we start the visits to the following sites: Topkapi Palace, which has been the official residence of the Ottoman Sultans and the center of State Administration, and contains the most holy relics of the Muslim world. We enter the Treasury section, where one can see beautiful displays, such as the ‘’Spoonmaker’s Diamond’’ – the 7th largest diamond in the world!! (except the Harem section); Blue Mosque is the culmination of two centuries of both Ottoman mosque and Byzantine church development and is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period. Basilica of Haghia Sophia is regarded as one of the world’s most important architectural monuments in the world. The monument dates back to 537 AD and has faced the consequences of several wars and invasions.It was repaired several times, it was once a church, later transformed into a mosque and finally a Museum. The Hippodrome of Constantinopole, the center of Byzantine civic life, where horse and chariot races used to take place. The Hippodrome is also bestowed by popular monuments like the 3500 year-old Egyptian Obelisk of Theodosius and the spiral bronze base of a three-headed serpent sculpture. Have a stop in Grand Bazaar, an interesting and enjoyable experience in a historical shopping area. The bazaar is one of the largest covered markets in the world – the largest and oldest in Turkey, with 60 streets and 5,000 shops. It is well known for its unique carpets, leather embroideries, jewelleries of all kind, ceramics, antique, handcrafts, spices shops and of course for inexpensive souvenirs shops. Take the tram back to Port due time re-embarkation.
The Harem section-located inside of Topkapi Palace can be added to this itinerary with additional 20 USD more per person. The Harem was consisted of everyone from the padishahs wives, daughters, and servants to his wives servants, his concubines, and any other female who worked and lived in the palace. Virtually, the harem populations were well into the thousands. The highest position in the harem was the Valide Sultana, the mother of the sultan.
Program order: The order in which visits are mentioned might be changed and/or adjusted, according to circumstances.
Santa Sophia closed for the public on Mondays.
Topkapi Palace closed for the public on Tuesdays.
Grand Bazaar closed for the public on Sundays.
Private Professional Licensed Guide
2 Ways Tram tickets
Entrance fees to the sights mentioned above the itinerary
Any gratuities for Guide
Any meals and/or drinks (unless specifically mentioned)
Any kind of other personal expenses