On this tour of Istanbul, you’ll experience the glory of the Ottoman Empire. The Ancient Hippodrome which was once one of the largest chariot race grounds of the Byzantine Empire welcomes you. Continue to The Blue Mosque with its beautiful blue Iznik tiles and six minarets, and one of the greatest buildings of the world and the St. Sophia Museum. Next you’ll visit, the Topkapi Palace which was not only the residence of the Ottoman Sultan's but also the administrative and educational center of the state. Following the Palace, you’ll visit the Grand Bazaar, one of the most colorful sites of Istanbul, where you’ll have the chance to experience Turkish weaving arts and a carpet presentation.