Best Of Istanbul Tour

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
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  • Duration: 1 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Sultanahmet hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 5.30pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Experience the scope of Istanbul-turkey">Istanbul with this full-day, small-group tour. Led by a local guide, explore the main attractions of the city, including Hagia sophia, The blue mosque, the Hippodrome, Topkapi palace, Little hagia sophia Mosque and the Grand Covered Bazaar. Transfer to and from your hotel is available (please take a look at inclusions and exclusions for the transfer details).

Highlights

  • Small-group tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Your day begins at 8:30am, when a climate-controlled vehicle will collect you from your hotel. Accompanied by a local guide, your small group (maximum 15 people) will head up Istanbuls Golden Horn towards Pierre Loti Hill. Enjoy the beautiful view from the cable car as you climb the hill to the cafe named for the famous French writer and naval officer Pierre Loti, who wrote fiction based on his experiences in Istanbul.

Continue onto the water with a Bosphorus Cruise. This is the prime perspective to view the fine palaces, pavilions, Ottoman houses, and seaside neighborhoods along the shores of this famous and historic waterway connecting the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea. From here, see Rumeli Fortress, an imposing fortification built by Sultan Mehmet II in 1451 before his conquest of the city.

Return to the European shores via the Marmaray, which provides a unique chance to ride between the European and Asian continents by train in a sub-sea tunnel. The construction of the Marmaray took four years due to the discovery of ruins dating from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods.

Explore Rustem Pasha Mosque, a majestic and colorful building designed by the famous Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan. Located above the Spice Bazaar and decorated with vibrant Iznik tiles, this small mosque is one of the most splendid in Istanbul.

After a break for lunch in a quaint local restaurant, continue to Sultanahmet, Istanbuls historic Old City. Descend into the Basilica Cistern, built in the 6th century but lost to memory until it was rediscovered in the 16th century. The cistern is dimly lit with red and yellow lamps and still contains water.

Delve into the Hagia Sophia, Istanbuls most famous building. Originally the primary church of Byzantine Constantinople, the Hagia Sophia was built upon the site of two earlier churches. Under the Ottomans, the building became a mosque; currently, it is a comprehensive museum.

Wonder at the Blue Mosque, with its intricate tile work and six minarets. After experiencing this active place of worship, walk across the Hippodrome Square. The ancient Hippodrome was the center of Byzantine social life and the scene of fiercely competitive chariot races.

After the tour, your vehicle will return you to your hotel.

Inclusions

Local guide

Lunch

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Hotel pickup and drop-off for Sultanahmet area

Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque

Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

Entry/Admission - Hippodrome (At Meydani)

Entry/Admission - Sultanahmet Mosque Information Center

Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace

Exclusions

Drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

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