Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace / Approximately 4 hours
Your guide is going to be ready with a board where your name is written at the Istanbul Port and Continue for a full day tour
Hippodrome of constantinople
It was the social center and sporting area of the city during the byzantine reign. Hippodrome was used for horse racing chariot racing. Big crowds used to watch these organizations from the seating rows of hipodromme which had 100000 capacity of spectators. It was buit in 324 AD by constantine. The Wall obelisk, the serpent column, the obelisk of thutmosis 3 and fauntain of wilhem II are displayed around the area.
The imperial residence of the ottoman empire for 400 years still survives with its all glory. Strategical location of palace is one of the best spot that you can observe golden horn and bosphorus with strait of Marmara. Finest architecture of the ottomans with different rooms, garden and towers. Some of the rooms contains large number of porcelains, weapons, robes, miniatures and ottoman jewellery and treasures.
After the tour you will be transferred back to port.
** We guarantees that we will always get you back to your ship on-time
PLACES TO VISIT
Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. Replaced with Istanbul Archeology Museum.)
Transportation with fully A/C private & non-smoking vehicle
English speaking tour guide
All parking lots
Meals and drinks
Tips to guide and driver