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Blue Mosque and Sultanahmet Square

Istanbul, Turkey

Experience hosted by Deniz

60 minsHosted in English
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Together we go on a journey back in time and explore the Blue Mosque and Sultanahmet Square, which is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage. We discover the city's centuries-old Byzantine and Ottoman heritage, learn about Istanbul's rich history, and get a sense for the culture, both past and present.

Highlights:
- Discover Byzantine and Ottoman relics
- Explore the Million Stone: The Center of the world
- Learn more about the fascinating history of Istanbul
- Discover some of the city’s most important historical sites
- Get a sense for the culture both past and present
- Explore the Hippodrome with its two obelisks and the Serpentine Column
- Visit the German Fountain, a gift from the German Emperor Wilhelm II
- See the magnificent Palace of Ibrahim Pasha
- Marvel at the beautiful Blue Mosque
- Stroll through the courtyards of the Blue Mosque
- Stay inside the Blue Mosque as long as you want

During this tour, we will discover all the historical buildings from outside that surround the ancient imperial square of Istanbul. Between the monuments, I will take you through the ages of Istanbul - from antiquity to modern times.

Our walk starts at the Hagia Sophia and the tour ends in the courtyard of the Blue Mosque, where you can enter the mosque with the famous blue Iznik tiles and see it from the inside.
Other things to note
We meet at the Hagia Sopia, between the entrance and exit, please look for the Istanbul Welcome Card logo, I will be wearing a red shirt, red jacket or red umbrella.
Together we go on a journey back in time and explore the Blue Mosque and Sultanahmet Square, which is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage. We discover the city's centuries-old Byzantine and Ottoman heritage, learn about Istanbul's rich history, and get a sense for the culture, both past and present.

Highlights:
- Discover Byzantine and Ottoman relics
- Explore the Million Stone: The Center of the world
- Learn more about…

Meet your host, Deniz

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I’am the COO for Istanbul Welcome Card. I have studied tourism and hospitality management in the Untited States. Since 25 years, I am meeting and guiding travelers from around the world in Istanbul.
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Where you'll be

We will see following historical highlights during our walk: The Million Stone: The Center of the world, continue with a walk to the German Fountain, see the Palace of Ibrahim Pasha, an Ottoman imperial court residence, afterwards we will visit the Hippodrome, and finally admire the world-famous Blue Mosque
Niurys
October 2019
Un guía muy amable, que siente pasión por lo que hace. Lo volvería a contratar
Enas
July 2019
The guy is walking encyclopedia for the area, tons of info in short period of time. Enjoyed that indeed.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.