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Istanbul Half Day Tour
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04:00 Hours
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Type Small Group Tour
Schedule Everyday
Enjoy a half-day tour of the most famous sights of Istanbul’s old city, Sultanahmet. See the splendor of the height of classical Ottoman power in the Blue mosque. Visit Hagia Sophia Museum, The Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar.
Itinerary:
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel at 08:00 to begin your tour of Sultanahmet. Firstly we will will visit Hagia Sophia Museum. it was the first large domed building of the world and the religious focal point of the Orthodox Church for 1000 years then converted to a mosque in 145. Continue onto the nearby Blue Mosque, which is considered to the the culmination of the architectural traditions of both Byzantine Constantinople and Ottoman Istanbul in the classical era. You will also visit the Hippodrome. There you will see an Egyptian Obelisk and the Snake Column from ancient Roman Empire which used to promote regional power during horse chariots races. Next, you will see the German Fountain which was a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2. We then go to the exciting Grand Bazaar. Free time to browse spice and gold shops. If time permits we will have a short stop at an Istanbul leather wholesaler firm. After the tour transfer back to the hotel.

N.B:
  • Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with the Chora Church.
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with authentic shops.
Included:
  • Pick up services from Istanbul Hotel and return
  • All transfers by an air conditioned A/C vehicle
  • English speaking guide during the tour
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
  • All taxes and service charge
Excluded:
  • Personal spendings
  • Tipping
Price Per Person:
 1 Persons2-3 Persons4-5 Persons6-8 Person
JAN.01.2015 - MAR.31.2016 $ 38 $ 38 $ 38 $ 38
  • Tour and Prices

    Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound. The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible. Once your tour is confirmed we guarantee the price will not be changed.

  • Children Policy

    0 - 02.99 Free of Charge , pay only for domestic flights if exist
    3 - 10.99 get 20% off from adult tour price
    from 11 is considering as adult

  • Deposit and Balance of Payment

    A down payment (25%) will be required when confirming your booking as requested and can be paid by credit or debit card (Visa / MasterCard) via Verisign Secured payment system on our website. The balance of payment (75%) will be required on arrival / pick up, to be paid to your tour director by credit / debit card or in cash.

  • Tour Voucher

    After your tour is confirmed we will email final confirmation and voucher to print and bring with you. Details will include contact numbers of your tour operator and customer care and additional information for your convenience.

  • Cancellation Policy

    Memphis Tours does not charge a cancellation fee for tours and excursions cancelled for ‘force majeure’ reasons such as volcanoes, earthquakes, or reasons beyond control. If cancellation happens due to personal or business reasons and Memphis Tours has already incurred costs on your behalf, these costs will be transferred to you.
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Best Time to Visit Turkey
Spring and autumn are the ideal times to visit Istanbul and the inland regions. The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts are typically like the Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. As you travel further east in Turkey the extremes in climate become more pronounced with very hot and dry summers reaching highs of 40°C and bitterly cold winters with heavy snowfall.
Flying to Turkey
Istanbul for comfort and quality – Turkish Airlines & Delta Airlines (Daily and Scheduled Airlines only)
Flying Time
09 hours 30 minutes direct from New York
10 hours direct from Washington
Time Difference
Standard Time = GMT+2 hours
Summer Time = GMT+3 hours
Visas
Required - obtainable an e-Visa online by your credit or debit card before you travel costs $20 or on arrival
Health Requirements
Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip includes measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot
Clothing
Most citizens of Turkey are Muslims, but Turkish society is secular and modern, so European dress styles prevail. For your holiday in Turkey, dress the same as you wear in your country
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