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BAYRAM - OCT 2nd (Cont'd)

OCT 2nd (Cont’d)
OCT 2nd Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia & Hippodrome (THRU)
From Taksim to Tünel Square walking along Istiklal Caddesi.………….Galata Tower (stay 1/2 to 1 hr) for the best views of the city from this Genoese cone-topped stone tower. Continue downhill ……………Galata Bridge (stay 1/2 hr) .Start at the bridge over the Golden Horn which links Old and New Istanbul....
Have lunch in a simple local restaurant, then take a walking tour of Sultanahmet : the Hippodrome, Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia (stay for 1 hr ), Yerebatan Saray (Sunken Palace Cistern stay for ½ hr ), the Blue Mosque One should prefer to visit the mosque in the morning or before 3-4 o'clock in the afternoon because the prayer times rotate according to the sun's positions (Stay for ½ hr) – Take Tram from Sultanahmet to Kabatas & from Kabatas to Taksim Funicular.

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