Blue Mosque And Islam: Guided Walking Tour In Istanbul

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 am for the morning , 2:00 pm for the afternoon
  • Departure Details :
    We meet at the House of Medusa Restaurant in Sultanahmet.
  • Return Details :
    Tour ends at the Blue Mosque.

Overview

Enjoy a small group walking tour of the most famous monument in Istanbul: Blue Mosque. Experience the splendour and charm of Islamic architecture with a local guide. Discover art in Islam as calligraphy, hand made tiles, floral and geometrical patterns.Join the scholarly conversation of a professional tour guide to know more about Islam over a cup of tea.End the tour with a gentle stroll aroundthe Sultanahmet neighbourhood to see local life

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Check out Istanbul's greatest Islamic monument on this very small walking tour of maximum 8 people, accompanied by an expert guide.Blue Mosque is the most visited monument in Istanbul; our tour starts in Sultanahmet neighbourhood that takes its name from the mosque.
This is an Ottoman Emperial Mosque commissoned by Sultan Ahmet 1 and is the last one built in this grand size. It is still evocative of the power and splendour of the past.

Enjoy a comprehensive 2 hour guided tour of Blue Mosque and its complimentary buildings with a profesional guide. Afterwards enjoy the courtyard for breathtaking views of modern Istanbulites and get hints for a gentle stroll around the neighbourhood in comparison toSultan Ahmet and the royal Ottoman family's life in 17th Century.

Learn about the basics of Islam and then a more detailed conversation about religion.Hear stories from Muhammed's life and understand the importance of mosques in Islam.Find out how the Turks converted into Islam and their predominant role in the expansion during the Ottoman Empire.

Marvel the stunning hand made Iznik tiles adorning the walls of Blue Mosque.Gentle stroll around the Sultanahmet neighbourhood to see local life.

End the tour with a cup of Turkish tea where your guide wil also include a talk about Islam, its daily practises and life of Muhammed.

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Children until 12 MUST carry ID as proof of discount. 

Wheelchair accessible

A dress code is required to enter places of worship. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees,shoulders,chest and legs MUST be covered for both men and women. Women MUST wear a scarf. Men's shorts must be below knees. No tank tops are allowed. 

You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

You will take your shoes off and carry them in a plastic bag during the visit. Inside the mosque is covered with carpets. With or without socks doesn't matter. 

We do schedule the tour outside of prayer hours but this is a functioning mosque so there may be circumstances out of our control ( like funerals) and it may be more crowded than normal.