Private Tour: Istanbul In One Day Sightseeing Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia And Topkapi Palace

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Tour Information

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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered, ,
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:00pm
  • 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

Take a hassle-free tour of Istanbul's most famous attractions with your own private guide to lead the way. You'll enjoy personalized attention on your private tour of magical Istanbul and its signature sights: The blue mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Topkapi palace.

Highlights

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Comprehensive tour of the city

Step back in time on a history tour

Lunch included

Know More about this tour

On this tour you will visit the following historic sites:

Blue mosque:
Just across from the Hippodrome, the Sultan Ahmet Mosque (also known as The blue mosque) is a superb creation in the classical Ottoman style. The mosque has six towering minarets and 260 windows illuminating its vast main chamber, which is decorated with more than 20,000 Iznik tiles.

Hagia sophia:
One of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world, this former basilica and mosque is now the Saint Sophia Museum. Many historians have nominated it as the 8th wonder of the world. Take a moment to linger here to admire the fine Byzantine mosaics.

Underground Cistern or Nakkas Cistern:
The Basilica cistern (Yerebatan Saray), is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul. The cistern, located 500 feet (150m) southwest of the Hagia Sophia on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.

Topkapi palace:
The largest and oldest palace in the world, Topkapi is the crown jewel of the Ottoman Empire. With its treasury and exotic buildings overlooking the Golden horn, your visit to Topkapi promises to be a truly fascinating experience. (Closed on Tuesdays; will be replaced with Istanbul Archaeology Museum)

Hippodrome and Obelisk:
The Hippodrome was once the heart of Constantinoples political and sporting life, and the scene of games and riots through 500 years of Ottoman history. Today it is a city park called the Horse Grounds (At Meydan) because of its function in Ottoman times. The Hippodrome includes the 3500-year-old Egyptian granite Obelisk, brought to Constantinople by Emperor Theodosius in 390 AD.

Grand bazaar:
In operation since the 14th century, the Grand bazaar is one of the world's largest covered markets, with 58 streets and over 4,000 shops. The bazaar is specially known for its jewelry, leather, pottery, spices and carpets. (Closed on Sundays; additional time will be spent at the other locations.)


*On Mondays from (October 20, 2015) when Hagia Sophia is closed, this visit will be replaced with a similar museum.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop off

Lunch

Local guide

Transport by private vehicle

Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace

Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Entrance to Harem Section in the Topkapi Palace

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for children aged 4 and under

In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited

During religious holidays July 28, 29 and 30 and October 4, 5, 6 and 7, 2014 the Spice market and Grand Bazaar will be closed

Customers booking this tour for shore excursions will not have time to visit the Basilica Cistern, due to the limited time in Istanbul

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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