Istanbul Sightseeing Tour Including Grand Bazaar, Suleymaniye Mosque And Sultanahmet

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Overview

Istanbul is a beautiful city, but it pays to know where to look. Join this Istanbul tour to be shown the unmistakable icons as well as the hard-to-find secret spots that make Istanbul so captivating.

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

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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.
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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 for Istanbul Sightseeing Tour Including Grand Bazaar, Suleymaniye Mosque And Sultanahmet

  • 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 for Istanbul Sightseeing Tour Including Grand Bazaar, Suleymaniye Mosque And Sultanahmet

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

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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)

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Perfect tour for someone who had arrived three hours earlier after a sleepless overnight flight from Durban. Only two of us on tour along with our guide Ekrem. Leisurely and informative tour. Ekrem was relaxed and friendly. Off beaten track tea shop with panoramic view. Wow. Recommend.

  • We did this tour on our first day in Istanbul. Luckely for us, the small group was just my wife and I. We had a fantastic guide Tolga. We got so much information about the places we visited with him and many tips about what we could do the next days in Istanbul. This tour is highly recommandable, certainly on the first day in Istanbul.

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