A great way to get the feel for a culture is to be on foot so take a Archaeologous Istanbul Walking Tour and get the lay of the land when in Istanbul. It’s an easy walk for all and you’ll see many sightseeing highlights within the same area. Your Archaeologous guide will pick you up at your hotel and escort you back 4 hours later. In that time you will experience the amazing beauty and wealth of Istanbul’s past.
First we go to Suleiman Square where your licensed guide will be a wealth of knowledge as you walk to the exquisitely beautiful Blue Mosque. I love this mosque as it is exquisite once inside. From the outside you will be questioning, :why do they call it blue, looks grey to me”. However, this is the primary active mosque in Istanbul and people come when called to prayer six times a day. (FYI) Women, please wear scarf over head and shoulders and no photography of the people in prayer.
Included in the tour also is the massive and legendary Hagia Sophia. Your guide will take you on a great educational journey back to the times when this was the largest building in the world for over one thousand years. NOTE: Make sure to go up to the 2nd floor for great photographic views.
Finally, a visit will be made to the underground Basilica Cistern which is a sophisticated underground water containment system the size of a football field that will remain in your memory, most likely forever.