Can you "conquer" Istanbul in just one day? Journey from Byzantium to Constantinople to the city of Islam on this tour of the most iconic landmarks in Istanbul, opening a window onto the city's past and present.
We'll begin with the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture standing tall and proud in the center of Istanbul. Containing more than 1,500 years of Turkish history within, the Hagia Sophia has been both a church and mosque, and now houses a museum.
Then we'll head across the street to the crown jewel of Istanbul: the Blue Mosque. Sporting six minarets, 260 windows, and tens of thousands of blue tiles, the mosque is one of the most striking places of worship in Istanbul . Don't forget to ask your guide about the significance of the six minarets.