Conference excursion to Istanbul historical highlights


Hippodrome; The former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. During the visit you’ll be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt Serpentine Column from Delpli and the fountain of Willhelm II.


Blue Mosque; One of the largest mosques in Istanbul dating from the 17th century it is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets.


St. Sophia; The magnificent Byzantine Church; one of the finest architectural works in the world. It has been nominated as the 8th wonder of the world by many historians.


Topkapý Palace; The former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain.


Grand Bazaar; In addition to its historical importance, it is a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs.


Basilica Cistern; Built by Emperor Justinian to accumulate water for the shortages in the 6th century, this extraordinary water cistern with its several hundreds columns could supply water to the city in case of siege.