DAILY TOUR PROGRAMS IN ISTANBUL
May 23, 2001 / Wednesday - HIGHLIGHTS OF ISTANBUL
Following breakfast, we will depart for the" old city". We will visit the Hippodrome where once
upon a time 100.000 specters were watching at the chariot races and the gladiator fights were
performed on monumentalized courtyard of the building. We will then proceed to the Blue
Mosque; one of the "master pieces" of Ottoman Empire and famous for its delicate blue ceramic
tiles. Right after we will visit Saint Sophia. This church -converted mosque- now turned to
museum takes breath away with in sheer architectural size of its interior and magnificent dome
Next we will visit the Museum of Turkish History and Art which was an old palace was serving
for the Grand Vizier (Sultan's Ruler) who has a tragic story where you will see the very best
collection of Turkish world famous Handy craft collection. Then, we are going to walk to visit
the Underground Cistern of Roman period where hundreds of the column taken from the
ancient cities around was reconstructed to built this architectural masterpiece to provide the
water to the city of Constantinople. Finally, Grand Bazaar, which is a most attractive shopping
center and the biggest "soak" in the world with nearly 4000 shops. Lunch is included.
Tour Price Per Person: 50. - USD
IN ALL DAILY TOURS
* Lunch at a local restaurant included water.
* Restaurant tips.
* Professional tour director at your service throughout the tour
* Sightseeing as described in the itinerary
*Land transportation by private air-conditioned minibus or motor coach depending on group
* Beverages, alcoholic and hot drinks in the lunch.
* Personal Expenses
*Customary tips to your guide and to your driver.