Visit: Food Trail Istanbul Tours, Akbiyik Cadddesi No:13/A Sultanahmet, Istanbul Turkey
On this 7 hours tour you will be introduced to the top attractions of the old city of Istanbul. The tour will start in the Hippodrome which was an arena for chariot racings and public eventsthroughout the Byzantine era. You wil learn about the famous relics suc as the The Egyptian obelisk , Serpent Column and the Walled obelisk. Next stop is the iconic Blue Mosque renowed for its six minarets and beautiful handmade blue tiles.More than 20000 17th century tiles adorn the interior of the Blue Mosque and dazzle the visitors with astonishingly beautiful flower designs. From the there we will make our way to the Hagia Sophia one of the great architectural treasures of the world. This magnificient church /mosque has been the spiritual center of Istanbul for more than 14000 years both for Christians and Muslims and is now a must see museum located in the hearth of the Istanbul's old city. Next stop after the Hagia Sophia is the Topkapı Palace which was the administration center of the Ottoman empire and the imperial residence for the sultans and their families from 1461 to 1856. Final destination is the world famous authentic Grand Bazaar renowed being the biggest covered bazaar in the world. This colorfull , one of a kind bazaar with more than 4000 shops bursting with traditional textiles , tiles , handmade products , jewelry and much more attract both local and tourists from all around the world.