Endagssightseeing i Istanbul i liten grupp inklusive Topkapipalatset och Hagia Sophia
Bege dig till Blå moskén och förundras över de sex minareterna och de tusentals Iznik-kakelplattorna som skapar ett blått skimmer över byggnaden. Moskén är ett av de bästa exemplen på klassisk ottomansk arkitektur, och byggdes som en testamentarisk gåva från Sultan Ahmet I som krävde en moské för att konkurrera med Hagia Sophias storslagenhet.
Hagia Sophia (eller Aya Sofya) har tidigare varit både en kyrka och en moské. Nu är den ett museum som finns med på UNESCO:s världsarvslista som ställer ut konstprodukter från den ottomanska och bysantiska tiden. Kika på arkitekturen och de historiska utställningarna med din guide och fortsätt sedan till Topkapipalatset. Precis som Hagia Sophia fungerar Topkapipalatset nu som ett av Istanbuls främsta museer, och innehåller en samling av utsmyckning som en gång tillhörde stadens sultaner och harem på 1400-talet.
Fortsätt genom Istanbuls hippodrom, titta på den egyptiska granitobelisken som en gång skänktes till staden och hur platsen en gång i tiden utgjorde navet för stadens idrott och politik. När ni har tagit bilder besöker ni Basilikacisternen – Istanbuls "sjunkna palats" – en plats som blev berömd genom James Bond-filmen Agent 007 ser rött. Platsen är en av stadens äldsta cisterner som ligger under marken.
Den sista sevärdheten som ingår i rundturen är Grand Bazaar, en av världens mest berömda marknader. Den består av nästan 60 gator och tusentalsbutiker och kan därför vara överväldigande. Låt guiden presentera de färgstarka (och kaotiska) höjdpunkterna, och passa på att handla smycken, läder, keramik, kryddor med mera.
När rundturen är slut släpps du av vid ditt hotell på den europeiska sidan eller i centrala Istanbul.
Obs! Grand Bazaar har stängt på söndagar och Hagia Sophia är stängt på måndagar. Om rundturen infaller på någon av de dagarna kan du istället besöka en annan sevärdhet (som Chora Museum eller en annan marknad). Topkapipalatset är stängt på tisdagar och ersätts med Istanbuls arkeologiska museum. Du kan besöka Basilikacisternen eller Nakkascisternen.
- Hotell pickup och drop-off
- Luftkonditionerat fordon
- Lunch - 3-rätters lunch
- Entré/inträde - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
- Entré/inträde - Topkapi Palace
- Entré/inträde - Basilica Cistern
- Mat och dryck, om inte annat anges
- En bekräftelse skickas vid bokningstillfället
- Resenärer bör vara i medelbra fysisk kondition
- Minsta ålder är 4 år
- Barn 18 år och under måste åtföljas av en vuxen
- Uppslag och huvud halsdukar finns i Blå moskén
- Rekommenderas inte för deltagare med gångsvårigheter
My brother and I had very limited time in Istanbul so chose an all day tour of main places of interest. This tour covered all our needs. We were picked up at our hotel and enjoyed the company of 9 other people Sevilay, our guide, was very informative and also great fun. Ask for her on this tour. I recommend this tour if you want to jump all the lines and see all the main sites in one day. Thanks again Sevilay(spelling?)
The guide Achem was the excellent. He had so much knowledge regarding this tour. A very pleasant young man.
Omar was a superb tour guide, clearly explaining all of the many historic venues that we visited; however we really disliked the prolonged visit to a Turkish carpet store (~1 hour) where we were subjected to an endless sales pitch to buy their carpets. The brief carpet making demo was interesting but everything else dragged on much too long.
I was very disappointed with this tour as our entire stay in Dubai and Turkey was great. This is the only tour that did not call us the day before to confirm time of pick up (even though I called and WhatssApp several times) The tour was upset because we weren't ready buy again we had no idea as of what was going on! The tour was beautiful because of the places we went to of course. Everyone had a hard time listening to the guide as his voice was very low. Lunch was good and included. We left early to do our own thing.
We had a great tour. Lots of walking - so be prepared. Our tour guide left so quick that we were not able to thank him for his patience (we had a slow couple on the trip with us) and thoroughness.
Our tour guide (I think he said his name was Hasan?) was Very Knowledgeable about each if the sites we visited. Our tour group of 7 enjoyed a bit of background info and overview about what we were about to see at each stop, then were given sufficient time to explore and get photos as needed. We didn’t feel rushed and since we were so prompt, we even got a bonus stop at one of the few remaining Cisterns in Istanbul! We would certainly recommend this tour to others. Our group tour group consisted of one couple (me and my wife), 2 men traveling each on their own, and 3 friends/co-workers (2 women, 1 man)
We prebooked before we reached Istanbul, and are glad we did. We saw the sights that we wanted, We beat the queues which can be pretty lengthy. There is a fair amount of walking involved, so be prepared for that. good value for money.
The guide was very punctual which was impressive. I got mixed up with timing for Tour. He was giving out to me which was definitely not pleasant early in the morning. Organized tour. Explanations on monuments were not too clear. Was an average experience.
Was a great one day tour. The lunch provided was good. Had sufficient time to have a first look at all the attractions. Could have used a bit more time at the Palace.
Excellent tour! Our guide was knowledgable about the history and politics of sights, his delivery of information clear and articulate. Highly recommend this tour! Hagia Sophia.....Amazing!
We had about 10 people in our group. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Transportation was with neon tur company and the van was comfortable and clean. The lunch was delicious just some portions. Our guide explained everything at each location first and then allowed free time to go on our own and take pictures. I felt no pressure at the carpet store.
Having a small group is great. We didn’t need to have those headsets on that large groups need. We got more one on one time with the guide to ask questions. We got alone time at almost each place to explore after a history lesson from the guide. I highly recommend Neon Tours!
This was a perfect way to see Istanbul in a day tour.They picked us up from our hotel and dropped us too !!!The guy was very knowledgeable and with a very good English!!The places were very interesting and the lunch in a very good place and good food !!!
The highlight for me of this tour is Hagia Sophia, being the best out of all of the sites in this tour. Blue Mosque was undergoing reconstruction and Topkapi Palace was too crowded. Felt like the Cistern was just an option because we were asked if we wanted to see it. It was included in the itinerary before this tour is purchased so that should be a no brainer. Before we went to the Bazaar, felt like we were forced to buy these beautiful carpets but I personally did not book this tour to buy carpets. I was hoping we were provided better description on where and what to see in the Bazaar as it is too big and we were already too tired for walking a lot during the day to find our way in the Bazaar.