HIGHLIGHTSBlue Mosque | St Sophia | Hippodrome
DURATIONHalf Day - 9a.m. - 1p.m.
DEPATURESDaily - Please note - St Sophia is closed Mondays, and will be replaced with the Chora Church
PRICE FROM$62AUD per person (Group Tour) or $128AUD per person (Private - based on 2 passengers)
- Professional English Speaking guide
- Entrance fees as per the itinerary
Half day Istanbul Classics Tour. Visit the Blue Mosque (closed Friday mornings), famous for its mosaics of blue Iznik tiles and its six minarets. Facing the Blue Mosque is St. Sophia, one of the great architectural marvels of the ancient world. This church – turned mosque – and now a museum, takes the breath away with the sheer size of its interior and its magnificent dome.
Cross through the Hippodrome, the scene of Byzantine chariot races, athletic events, victory celebrations, and political activities of the old city where one can also see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpent Column from Delphi, the Fountain of Wilhelm II and the Colossus. Please note that the places visited may not be in the same order as set out above.
*Aya Sophia Mosque closed Monday so tour will visit Chora Church.
Travel to the Kariye (Chora) Museum, which is a fantastic display of superb 14th century frescoes and mosaics. Illustrating scenes from the life of Christ and the Virgin Mary, these brilliantly coloured paintings embody the vigour of Byzantine art.
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