Let's take a walking tour of Istanbul's Sultanahmet, the heart of the Old City, both Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.
Your first stop will be 1500 years of Hagia Sophia with its large, gilded dome. It is a fascinating place with its world heritage and rich history.
Then walk to the Blue Mosque with its six minarets. It is one of the best preserved examples of Ottoman architecture built for Sultan Ahmet I in the 17th century.
Continue to the Istanbul Hippodrome, where epic car races were once held and also the center of Byzantine life for a thousand years. Let's visit the German fountain and other columns in the Hippodrome square.
Let's go to the Basilica Cistern. Water reservoir of old Istanbul. You will surely be interested.
Stop at the historic Caferaga Madrasa to learn about traditional crafts and music before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant.
Lunch in the Traditional Turkish Cuisine
For lunch, we recommend you to go to the Historical Sultanahmet Meatballs Restaurant (Tarihi Köfteci). This place, which is famous for its very delicious meatballs, is affordable in prices.
Your stop after the meal is the 400-year-old house of the Ottoman sultans, Topkapı Palace famous for its harem.
Finally, let's visit the Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest and most famous indoor markets in the world. It is absolutely fascinating with its air and mistic scent.
Your one-day old city Istanbul walking tour, where you can walk from 9:00am to 6:00pm, ends here. We hope you will be satisfied, we wish you a good holiday.