A day with Emperor Justinianus (Journey to Underneath Istanbul)

Justinianus ruled almost 40 years and went through many difficulties. He had to deal plaques, riots, disasters but still ruled the empire with a big support and also able to build lots of structures all around the empire. You will start with the best one, Hagia Sophia and visit few more buildings that he built. Some of these are above ground, some of them are below today's Istanbul. Today will be interesting with the building we will visit, the stories you will hear and secrets of underneath Istanbul

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6 to 7 hours


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  • What's included :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia
    • Entry/Admission - Great Palace Mosaics Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Serefiye Sarnici
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    We will have an extended tour here including unsual stops and unheard stories of Hagia Sophia

    Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

    Stop At: Magnaura Sarayı, Cankurtaran, Kutlugün Sk. No:33, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

    Time travel back to 6th century AD

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Great Palace Mosaics Museum, Arasta CarsIsI Sultanahmet Mahallesi, Istanbul Turkey

    Palace mosaics from 6th century AD which are located under 17th century AD shops

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Eresin Hotels Sultanahmet Boutique Class, Küçük Ayasofya Mahallesi, Küçük Ayasofya Cd. No:40, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

    This hotel visit will give us an idea about what was here before the Roman Palace

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Nakkas Oriental Rugs & Textiles, Nakilbent Sokak, No: 13, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    We will travel underneath modern Istanbul from here. Here, you will also enjoy beautiful exhibiton about Roman Hippodrome.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Küçük Ayasofya Mahallesi, Küçük Ayasofya Camii Sokagi, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

    We will visit Little Hagia Sophia Mosque which was build as a church by Justinianus. Here we will talk about its special architecture and stories about young Justinianus

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Serefiye Sarnici, Binbirdirek Mh. Piyer Loti Cd. No: 2/1, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    Another cistern from Roman era with a very good condition.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkey
    • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkey
    • Salıpazarı Merkez Cami, Bereket, Çarşamba Salıpazarı Yolu, 55530 Salıpazarı/Samsun, Turkey
    Departure Time :
    3/22/2020 - 10/24/2021
    Tuesday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Turkey Tours By Locals

Activity ID: V-259409P1

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