Istanbul Highlights Morning Tour

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9:00am Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally-located Istanbul hotel
  • Return Details :
    Grand Covered Bazaar
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Dive into Istanbul's rich history and discover the major sights in the heart of old city on this half-day morning tour. You will see the Blue Mosque, so called because of the blue tiles on the walls of its interior, and the Hippodrome of Constantinople, which was the center of the sporting and social life during the Byzantine Empire.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

After a pick up from your centrally-located hotel, take a tour of the Sultan Ahmet Center, in the heart of the Old City from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.

Hagia Sophia, which means Church of the Divine Wisdom, is one of the greatest marvels of architecture. It was originally constructed as a Greek Orthodox basilica in the 6th century, then a mosque from the mid 15th century until 1935, when it was transformed into a museum where you will make a stop.

Visit the Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, which is famous for its blue znik-style tiles that adorn the interior and its 6 minarets. It was built in the name of Sultan Ahmet in the 17th century.

Next is the Hippodrome, the center of sporting events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. The Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

End your morning at the Grand Covered Bazaar, a very attractive shopping center and the largest souk in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leather ware and souvenirs. If you are interested, an art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets can be arranged, as well. Your guide will leave you here to continue shopping at your leisure.

Please note: Hagia Sophia (Closed on Mondays; will be replaced with Underground Cistern), Grand Bazaar (Closed on Sundays; additional time will be spent at the other locations).

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)

Exclusions

  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sundays - on this day of the week it will be replaced with a visit to an authentic shop

On Friday mornings before 1:00pm, the Blue Mosque is only visited from the outside because of the noon prayer

Please note that there may be long waiting times for entry to the Blue Mosque

Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays. On this day of the week, this part of the tour will be replaced by a visit to the Yerebatan Cistern.

Children must be accompanied by an adult

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

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