Istanbul Trip tours

Professional agency organizing tours for exploring marvels of Turkey in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Izmir and Antalya .

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ACCESS

We specialize in getting you the special treatment.
With HTR Tour you can get the royal treatment including behind-the-scenes access, private viewings, VIP tours – with no lines and no crowds! Not everyone can get you behind those velvet ropes, but we can. So be a VIP. Try not to gloat.

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From our offices around the globe, our team of travel insiders handpicks the best local tour and activity providers. We pre-vet them all to make sure you always have an exceptional experience.

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Istanbul Icons Tour

Region: Istanbul              Duration: 1 Day

Our team are proud to have served our customers for more than 15 years.

Topkapi Palace & Harem Museum

This Museum was once the residence of the legendary Ottoman Sultans which was later converted to a Museum, it has several exquisite exhibitions halls devoted to Holy Relics. The Imperial Harem section is also included in the tour.

Bascilica Cistern

This impressive Cistern was built to supply water for the Great Palace and nearby buildings by Justinian after 532. It was lost to memory but rediscovered in the mid sixteenth century by Petrus Gylius, he was sent to Constantinople by King Francis I to search for Byzantine Monuments and Manuscripts, Gylius noticed that the local people were lowering buckets through holes in the floors of their houses to retrieve water, he then found an entrance to this Mysterious and subterranean architectural wonder and put it back on the map, it is around 10,000 square meters of space supported by 336 Marble Columns nine meters in height.

Lunch

A traditional lunch will be served in a local restaurant

Hagia Sophia Museum

The Hagia Sophia was the most important Christian church of Constantinople, its design was the first of its kind boasting the largest dome with a voluminous and well illuminated interior, and the materials were commissioned by Emperor Justinian I and bought in from all over the world, After Constantinople’s downfall to the Ottomans the Hagia Sophia was converted to a Mosque. Later during the reign of Kemel Ataturk the Turkish republics founding father and first prime minister the Hagia Sophia was transformed into a Museum first opening its doors in February 1935.

Sultanhamet Mosque/Blue Mosque

Located in the district of the Old Istanbul the Blue Mosque is distinguished by its six minarets, the Mosque was built by Sultan Ahmet between 1609 and 1616. The name Blue Mosque arose from the intricately decorated blue green and red tiles which were produced and painted by hand in Iznik (Ancient Nicaea). There are various Quranic inscriptions throughout the Mosque made by the famous Calligrapher Seyyid Kasim Gubari.

Roman Hippodrome and Monuments

The Ancient Hippodrome is located in the square that is now in front of the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome was the center of the Byzantine’s social life where fierce completive charity races took place. The site boast other Relics from the glory days as the Obelisk of Theodosius, the Bronze Serpentine column and the Column of Constantine.

After the tour we will return you to your hotel or you may wish be too dropped off to a location of your choice?

Please note the order of sites visited may vary.
There are no shopping stops during the tour, however any request for shopping will be assisted for after the tour.

TOUR INCLUDING

* Pick up and drop off in the Sultanhamet and Taxsim area
* Entrance fees to Museums
* Lunch (Excluding drinks)
* All Taxes

TOUR INCLUDING

* Pick up and drop off in the Sultanhamet and Taxsim area
* Certified Professional English speaking guide
* It is advisable to wear conservative clothes when visiting Mosques and Churches.

TOUR EXCLUDING

Drinks, Persona Expenses,Personal Insurance, Optional Extras , Children under 2 are free, Children from 3 to 7 are charged at 30% of the adult price, Children 8 and above are charged at the full adult price

24/7 Support / Reservation

Call or email our contact center anytime, we’re always here. 

WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT HTR TOUR?

HtR Travel are a local Travel Agency based in the very center of Turkey’s Anatolian region Cappadocia, famous for its surreal magical landscapes and Fairy Chimneys. HTR Travel Agency – Professional agency organizing tours for exploring marvels of Turkey in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Izmir and Antalya .