Indagare Tours: Historical Highlights

Near the shore of the Sea of Marmara is the most picturesque part of Istanbul’s Old City and holds most of the major sites. Start with visits to the fabled Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, which are located across a park, in walking distance from one another. History buffs also should not miss the Basilica Cistern, the so-called “Sunken Palace” southwest of the Hagia Sofia. You’ll need plenty of time to properly explore the Topkapi Palace, a lavish complex of beautifully preserved tiled buildings and picturesque courtyards (note that it is closed on Tuesday). If you go with one of Indagare’s recommended guides, you will be able to bypass the normally long lines to get into the Harem, which requires a separate ticket.

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