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Ancient Rome Under Istanbul

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Fatih, Turkey
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icon3 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Safety measures
icon3 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

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Safety measures
icon3 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Go underground and explore Istanbul’s Byzantine past on this tour. Join your guide and make your way to Constantine's Palace, Byzantine chapels, hidden ancient cisterns, and more. Learn about the Byzantine history of the city from your guide and understand why so many of the remains of it are underground.
  • Explore ancient cisterns
  • Learn about Byzantine history from your guide
  • Visit Constantine’s Palace
  • Admire the remains of Byzantine chapels
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All taxes, fees and handling charges
Local taxes
Professional guide
Food and drinks
Lunch

Departure Point

Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:15, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

We will meet infront of McDonalds which is in between Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque) and Cemberlitas (Burnt Column) tram stops but closer to Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque) stop. McDonald's, 1001 Direk Mah., Divanyolu Cad. No:15, 03400 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Experta Tours and Events
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ancient Rome Under Istanbul?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Ancient Rome Under Istanbul.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ancient Rome Under Istanbul?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Ancient Rome Under Istanbul.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Ancient Rome Under Istanbul?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Ancient Rome Under Istanbul.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ancient Rome Under Istanbul?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Ancient Rome Under Istanbul.

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star-5
Fantastic Tour and Guide!
Hannah_L
, Jan 2021
This was a great tour, one of the highlights of our trip. The history of Istanbul is amazing, and we could not have asked for a better guide. AJ is the embodiment of delightful! She made the city come alive. If we return to Istanbul, we will not hesitate to see if she is available for other tours.
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Whole day
Gwyn_J
, Sep 2020
A highly recommend tour. Our guide Ece was superb, she was very friendly, informative and knowledgable about the Roman history of the city and was able to get us access to sights which would otherwise be missed. Experience the tour before any Crusaders steal more of it!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Dear Gwyn, thank you very much for your kind review. Hope to assist you again here in Turkey Erkan
star-5
Awesome Guide
DAY
, Feb 2020
My guide was amazing Even though the site said the tour would be cancelled if there was not at least two people, my guide took me anyway even though no one else was there.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you very much for your kind review Erkan
star-5
Rome under Istanbul
X1528MMmichaelh
, Sep 2019
This is a great tour. Some of the things you will see are off the beaten path and you would never find them ion your own, Ece, our guide, is just wonderful. Extremely pleasant and friendly. Very enthusiastic about both the city and the history. I would repeat this tour every time I visit!
star-5
Interesting and unique!
Adventure10815414809
, Jun 2019
I booked this tour as a chance to see something a bit different from the regular tourist destinations in Sultanahmet, and was not disappointed. My guide Ece was prompt in meeting me and very knowledgeable both about where to find bits and pieces of ancient Rome/Byzantine empire and explaining the history behind the sites. Many of the places we visited were simply in the basements of hotels or restaurants, not at all a part of the regular tourist foot traffic, so you don't have to struggle through throngs of people to see things. I imagine the itinerary can only improve as more and more sites are found and excavated. Ece was also very accommodating in terms of tailoring the day and pace of things. I recommend this tour as an alternative to the monumental standards of the Haiga Sofia and Hippodrome, etc.... you get to go underground and have an up close understanding of just what they mean when they say successive layers of empires were built on top of one another.
star-5
After many days looking at the many...
Marsh
, Jul 2018
After many days looking at the many unbelievable sights of Istanbul, I saw this tour advertised on Viator. This tour did not disappoint. It was led by a very knowledgeable Guide, who pumped us with facts about the history of Istanbul and after a coffee we were soon deep underground, discovering early Roman buildings. We would never of seen these buildings and their history without going on this tour, because of their surprising locations. I would fully recommend this tour to those who want to fully immerse themselves in the fantastic City of Istanbul
star-5
RECOMENDABLE
MARIANO
, Aug 2020
Realmente un Istanbul ¨no a la vista " de la mano de una excelente guia como Ece. Muy recomendable. Mariano
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thanks a lot Mariano. Hope to assist you at a different tour in the future :)
star-5
Jederzeit wieder
Krass12345
, Jan 2019
Wir haben diesen Besuch als Familie gebucht und hatten das Glück eine Privat Tour zu bekommen. Unser Guide Erkan hat uns begeistert mit seinem Wissen und seinem Enthusiasmus und den vielen tollen Tipps. Noch einmal vielen Dank unsererseits. Es hat sich gelohnt

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