The next day starts with a hearty breakfast at 08.30 in the hotel. Next is the full day tour of the ancient city of Istanbul. The city has various names and identities. It was Constantinople and Byzantine once and now it has been declared the European Capital of Culture. In Istanbul city tour you will explore the jewels of the place.
The splendors you explore in old Istanbul are beautiful specimens of architecture and history. Explore St. Sophia, Hagia Sophia, and the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture. The beautiful monument has tales to tell. It's a symbol of hope and perseverance. On Mondays the ancient church remains closed so it will be replaced with tour of Chora Church Museum.
Check out the breathtaking Blue Mosque. Sultan Ahmed Mosque has earned its nickname owing to its beautiful blue interiors. The beautiful monument with its powerful dome and six minarets dominates the skyline of the city. Built as the symbol of the powerful Ottoman Empire. Soak up the enthralling sight. It remains closed on Fridays during prayer time.
Next on your tour is Topkap? Palace. The large palace of Istanbul has been the residency of the sultans of Ottoman Empire for more than 400 years. One of the finest example of Ottoman architecture, the palace premises have large collections of porcelain, robes, weapons, shields, armor, miniatures, Islamic calligraphic manuscripts and murals, as well treasures and jewelry.
The day tour takes you next to Hippodrome and the ancient Obelisk of Thedosius. These structures are victory architectures create to celebrate success and make it memorable forever.
After sightseeing enjoy a Lunch break at the traditional Turkish Restaurant. The Turkish delights are gastronomical pleasures inspired from the presence of varied cultures.
After lunch make way to the Grand Bazaar. It remains closed on Sundays. The vibrant bazaar is a labyrinth of streets and over 4000 shops. You will be escorted to the ever busy Taxim area in the evening. The Grand Bazaar is an interesting chaos. Miscellany of people from all over the globe are thronging the streets. Be cautious and enjoy the sights, smells and sounds. Stroll and do some shopping to every taste. Take home memories of the ancient city and its layers of heritage and mysteries. Dinner destination is an elegant Indian Restaurant. After the delicious dining, get escorted back to the hotel for a restful sleep.