Full-Day Tour: Byzantine and Ottoman Relics

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What To Expect:

  • Tour of  "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.

  • Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.

  • Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet

  • Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city.

  • Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

  • Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir. (Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request) 

  • Lunch at a Turkish Restaurant.

  • Topkapı Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain,

    weapons, calligraphy section etc. Live guide commentary is not allowed in special sections. (Harem is not included in the program)

  • Sultan Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses.

  • Also visioned during the tour: GALATA BRIDGE • GOLDEN HORN • LEANDER’ S TOWER

  • This tour ends approximately at 17:00


Additional Info:

  • Courtesy transfers from and to in-city hotels. Please wait by your hotel reception for your optional free pick-up. Owing to traffic difficulties, pick-ups may be delayed beyond our control.

  • Guests not using courtesy transfers should be ready at our tour departure point 10 minutes before the given departure time.

  • No smoking on our tours, but all tours make frequent stops.

  • Please take good care of your personal belongings as we will not be held responsible for any theft or loss during the tour.

  • Guests must arrive promptly at the meeting sites specified by the tour guide. Tours will proceed without any delays.


Terms & Conditions:

  • Advanced booking has required a minimum of 21 working days before the arrival date.

  • Full payment is required once the booking is confirmed. 
  • A passport copy and full vaccination certificate copy are required upon reservation.

  • Passport Validity: Please ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of return.

  • Booking cancelled after 10 days prior to the departure date - Non-refundable.

  • Mayflower reserves the right to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control without prior notice.

  • Mayflower does not accept responsibility for losses or expenses incurred due to delays by bad weather and other unforeseen incidents.

  • Rates are subjected to change without prior notice and subject to currency frustration.

  • Mayflower Holidays Sdn. Bhd. reserves the absolute right to charge you an administration fee of not more than RM100 per person to cover the administration costs incurred by Mayflower Holidays Sdn Bhd for all amendments or cancellations.

  • In the event of cancellation, the refund amount will be in the form of a "Travel Wallet". Any handling fees incurred are non-refundable. Mayflower Holidays Sdn. Bhd. will evaluate the specific case and has the absolute right to decide should it be refunded.

  • Travel period: Immediate until 31 Dec 2022.


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