Istanbul Sightseeing Tour Including Grand Bazaar, Suleymaniye Mosque And Sultanahmet

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8.30AM
  • Departure Details :
    Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant
  • Return Details :
    Spice Bazaar or Egyptian Bazaar in Eminönü Square. Your local guide can provide instructions on how to get back to your hotel, or you are free to continue your own personal exploration..
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Istanbul is a beautiful city, but it pays to know where to look. Join this 4-hourIstanbul tour for an insider's glimpse at the citys unmistakable icons, as well as the hidden gems that make it so alluring. Haggle for goods at the iconic Grand Bazaar, marvel at the stunning Blue Mosque, and learn the history of Divan Yolu the Old Citys historic main avenue from your guide. Your tour also includes a visit to Istanbul's vibrant Spice Bazaar as well as a traditional Turkish tea.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

Get the most out of Istanbul on a 4.5-hour sightseeing tour of the citys top spots and hidden gems with a local guide. Learn the best places to stop for snacks, savor coffee, and sip tea as you meander between sights.

Your walking tour begins with an exploration of the citys ancient Hippodrome, where chariot races reigned supreme for centuries. From here, you'll pay a visit to Divan Yolu. Emperor Constantine mapped out this main thoroughfare of Istanbuls Old City (now home to tea gardens and eateries as well as Ottoman mosques and intriguing shops) in the early 3rd century.

Next up is Istanbuls Grand Bazaar, internationally known as the first-ever shopping mall and home to an incredible array of approximately 4,000 shops. Wander through its backstreets, making a special stop at the book bazaar where Turkeys first printed book was sold in 1729.

Continue on to the magnificent Sleymaniye Klliyesi, one of the citys best-known sights. Marvel at the original Turkish baths part of the larger mosque complex and learn all about the traditional bathing ritual. Your guide will also provide local insight into Islam before whisking you off to try Turkish tea in a tea house, which offersamazing city views.

Then, its off to the Rustem Pasha Mosque, an Istanbul highlight. Rustem Pasha is Ottoman architect Mimar Sinans first octagonal-plan mosque, and its interior is covered with some of the most exquisite iznik tiles ever produced.

Your Istanbul tour wraps up in the colorful and vibrant Spice Bazaar. From here, your guide can direct you to a local lokanta (small restaurant) for lunch or provide additional tips on where to go in the city to make the most ofyour remaining stay.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
IMPORTANT note: The Blue Mosque in Istanbul will be closed between1st March - 15th Mayfor renovation. To compensate we will be visiting Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque, which was built in 1572 (older than Blue Mosque) and location ishere

Inclusions

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Tour of Sultanahmet, the Grand Bazaar and Book Bazaar
  • Tea at a local tea house
  • Visit to the Sleymaniye Mosque complex
  • Visit to Rustem Pasa Mosque

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Mosques have very strict dress codes. Women must wear long and loose clothing and ensure their arms, legs and head are fully covered when visiting. Men must cover above their knees and their shoulders. Otherwise you will be refused entry 

IMPORTANT note: The Blue Mosque in Istanbul will be closed between 1st March - 15th May for renovation.  To compensate we will be visiting Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque, which was built in 1572 (older than Blue Mosque)