Istanbul Underground Cistern Turkish Islamic Art Hippodrome


Take a look at this fascinating city from a slightly different perspective.

You will meet Samyeli Travel guide at the Port of Istanbul from where you will start your Private Istanbul Tour. The first place you will visit is the oldest underground cistern with 336 decorated columns in the world which was built in the 6th century, during the Emperor Justinian reign.

After that we will head to Turkish & the Islamic Arts Museum and Hippodrome, a center of chariot races and athletic. Besides, you will have a chance to see the monuments such as the Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column and the German Fountain of Wilhelm II which are decorating this sports facility.
We will visit the Grand Bazaar where you will have the opportunity to buy souvenirs and handmade crafts and to feel the spirit of the bargain. Jewelry- silver and gold, leather jackets, carpets made of silk, all of that you will find in the Grand Bazaar. Once the tour is finished you will be returned to the Port of Istanbul

Price for Istanbul Tour includes:

  • Pick-up & Drop-off at Port of Istanbul
  • A/C private transportation
  • Professional guiding service
  • Entrance fees*

*Only for a sight in plan
Notice: Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum is closed on Monday and Covered Bazaar on Sunday

DURATION: approx 4-5 Hours

You will be met by your guide at the Port of Istanbul where you will begin your Private Istanbul Tours Turkey.

First we will visit Underground Cistern (Yerebatan Sarayı) In this historical place one discovers the grandiose nature of the past when touring through Istanbul’s largest and most magnificent underground Cistern. Built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century to supply water to the near-by palace complex, the cistern has a total of 336 decorated columns.

We will visit Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum

Hippodrome, center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of heodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome.

Grand Covered Bazaar, Most attractive shopping center and biggest “souk” in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherwear and souvenirs.

Once the tour has finished you will be returned to the Port of Istanbul.

CLOSED = Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum on Monday and replaced with Underground Cistern, Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday

Tour Included:
Pick up & drop-off at Port of Istanbul,
A/C private transportation,
Professional guide,
Entrance fees

Tour Excluded:
Personal Expenses,
Lunch & Drinks,
Any Gratuities for Guide & Driver


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