This one hour tour starts at the Sultanahmet Square. First, we will walk through the Hippodrome of Constantinople, once the public arena for chariot races, gladiatorial games, official ceremonies, celebrations and protests. I will explain all the monuments that were brought in from across the empire to demonstrate the power of the Roman Emperors: The Serpent Column from Delphi, The Obelisk of Thutmosis III from Egpyt, etc.
Then we will enter the courtyard of the Blue Mosque and talk about the conquest of Constantinople and all the changes and consequences afterwards. From there, we will walk through the Sultanahmet Square to the Baths of Roxelane, the wife of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. At the end of the tour, we will reach Saint Sophia and I will explain you how this extraordinary building was erected in just five years.
|Public Experience||Private/Custom Experience|
|Who||You will be one of several joining the experience from across the globe.||Exclusive experience for you and/or your party|
|Interaction||You will get a chance to ask questions, however, the guide will be attending to all participants.||You will get more one on one time with your guide throughout the experience.|
|Experience||Standard, curated for the public.||You can make custom requests to your interests.|
|When||Choose from an available time.||Choose from an available time slot or request a specific date and time.|
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Preparing for your Experience
Stable internet connection and a zoom account
Meet Your Guide
My name is Aysegül. You can call me Ayse, which reads like "I-shay" in my mother tongue Turkish.
I am an English-, German- and Spanish-speaking tour guide in Turkey and live in Istanbul. Besides showing the beauties of my country to my guests, traveling and dancing are the two other things that fascinate me most in life.
I look forward to hosting you on my tour.
Laura T - Navigator
I have heard about Constantinople in history classes for my whole life. Never did I expect to see it! The tour was amazing at showing the major sights and the integration of antiquities with modern buildings. This is a feast for the eye and a must see for history lovers. The guide was very friendly and engaging.