Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia And Topkapi Palace

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Key Details

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  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from Central located hotels in Istanbul. Please contact with us if your hotel is out of city limits.
  • Return Details :
    Centrally located Istanbul hotels
  • 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

This well-planned 8-hour tour starts at Hippodrome Square and continues to the Blue mosque as one of the landmarks of the city. Then explore the St. Sophia Museum - one of the most magnificent Byzantine churches. Continue to Topkapi palace, the imperial residence of the Great Ottoman Empire, today a museum holding a large collection of porcelains and displaying holy relics. Proceed to Little Hagia Sofia and the Grand Bazaar, tempting souvenir-hunters with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewelry, and leather, where the tour ends. Lunch in a local restaurant will be served during the tour.

Highlights

  • Small-group tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

This guided tour will start at Hippodrome Square and will cover the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi and the fountain of Willhelm II as the first stop.

You continue to The blue mosque - one of the largest of Istanbul. It is one of the principal adornments on the skyline and also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets.

Then visit St. Sophia, one of the most magnificent Byzantine churches, and nominated the 8th wonder of the world by many historians.

Continue to Topkapi palace, the imperial residence from which the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled but today a museum holding large collections of Japanese and Chinese porcelains and displaying holy relics.

After Topkapi palace, you will proceed to Little Hagia Sofia.

The tour ends at the Grand bazaar tempting souvenir-hunters with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewelry, and leather.

Lunch in a local restaurant and hotel pick up and drop off are included in the tour price.

Inclusions

Lunch

Professional guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Exclusions

Drinks

Gratuities

Visit to the Harem in Topkapi Palace is not included (own expense)

Additional Info

Infant seats available

Not wheelchair accessible

Dress code is smart casual

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking

Passport name, number, and the country is required at time of booking for all participants

Please note: St. Sophia is closed on Mondays. Instead, you will visit Underground Cistern. Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. So, instead, you will take a Bosphorus Cruise. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, instead you will visit the open-air bazaar

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  • 13-Mar-2020

    I've been on my tours over the years and this has to be one of the best. Not only was it excellent value for money and an opportunity to see amazing sights in one tour but our tourguide Dana was just brilliant! She really made the tour for me. She made sure that myself and the other lady on the tour were happy and our needs met, she told us so much about Istanbul's history and also gave us a great insight into modern Turkish culture and what it is like to be a Turkish woman.
    This lady is the epitome of great Turkish hospitality, truely a great representative for the country, she does Istanbul and the tour company proud.
    So nice to have a tourguide who is so passionate about their job and the city and country they live in.

  • 19-Feb-2020

    It was helpful having the pick up and drop off from the hotel as Istanbul traffic can be pretty hectic. We visited most of the main attraction in the old city and our guide was knowledgeable IB, the whole trip was on foot so be ready to walk. Lunch was included but drinks at an extra cost. Great experience generally

  • 03-Feb-2020

    The tours was nice in general there was 2 problems:
    1- food was not that good
    2- one of the places I wanted to visit and was included in the tours was Topkapi palace. Unfortunately the palace was closed on Tuesday. I believe you should have informed me in advance especially that I made my booking over the phone!!! We were very very disappointed!!

  • 14-Jan-2020

    Nice tour of Istanbul.
    Driver and guide Ibrahim were friendly. Weather was nice and day trip was enjoyable. Ibrahim was knowledgeable with history of the places and spoke well in English.

  • 24-Dec-2019

    It was very informative and professional. I had a great discussion with the guide about history and politics.

  • 02-Dec-2019

    Canan (Pronounced as Janan) was a great guide, showed us all main tourist spot near Sultanhamet and then showed us the Grand Bazar. We think we couldn't have asked for anything better than this. A big thumbs up for you guys to arrange such a tour.

  • 01-Nov-2019

    Very worth it!! Beautiful places, good food and great tour!! Wish we had more time in the bazaar and to explore without the tour guide but overall great tour

  • 30-Oct-2019

    Our guide Selcyk was very knowledgeable. The whole tour was enjoyable. There was lot of walking involved but Selcyk made sure everyone had frequent rest and breaks. We went along with kids and loved every minute of the tour. Majestic buildings, beautiful architecture and to top it all - our guide.
    Thank you!

  • 22-Oct-2019

    This was absolutely amazing. Fortunately for us, we we were the only people booked on this tour so in effect we had a private guide.. He was so knowledgeable that it was glorious. I had been to all the destinations before, but this was like having a new set of eyes. Well worth the money.

  • 17-Oct-2019

    Good Guide, made some shortcuts in the big lines. Good food in the restaurant include. Need to explain a little bit more about the places.

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