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Byzantine Architecture And The Grand Bazaar (4 Hours)

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Istanbul, Turkey

Valid for Travel Now Through: 08 Dec 2018

Byzantine Architecture And The Grand Bazaar (4 Hours )

Istanbul, Turkey

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Description

After meeting up with your official Turkish guide at the pier (or your hotel), you will continue to the Old City of Istanbul. Istanbul was once known as the capital of the East Roman Empire, and this tour will show you the most important relics of Byzantine architecture.

Begin by visiting Chora Church, built by Emperor John Comnenus. After Hagia Sofia, Chora Church is the most interesting Byzantine church in Istanbul. It is known for its impressive golden mosaics, as well as its massive dome.

Continue on to Byzantine Cistern, also built by Emperor John Comnenus for the purpose of storing water against the threat of siege. The cistern features a forest of Roman columns, and you will find no other structure with such architecture any place else in the world. It is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that still lie beneath the city.

Your last stop will be the Nur-u Osmaniye district, where the Grand Bazaar is located. Here you will have the chance to shop for the handmade, fine quality souvenirs that Istanbul is famous for.

Departures:
09:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- All entrance fees are included in the price of this tour. The cost of meals, drinks, and/or any other extras is not included.
- If you have a group of more than 15 people, please contact ShoreTrips for pricing.

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