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From Antalya: Istanbul Guided Tour with Flights

Product ID: 65116
Fly to Istanbul from Antalya and spend a day exploring this fascinating city. See the top attractions of the only city in the world that straddles 2 continents. Visit Tokpaki Palace, home to Ottoman Sultans, admire the stunning Blue Mosque, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 18 hours - 1 day
Starting time 5:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, German, Turkish, Czech, French, Hungarian, Arabic, Persian, Polish, Russian

Pickup included

Pick-up at your hotel
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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  • See the landmarks and monuments of old Istanbul
  • Visit areas of Topkapi Palace not accessible on other tours
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Blue Mosque
  • Take in unique views of Istanbul from the rooftop of the bazaar
Full description
You’ll be picked up at your hotel between 03:00 and 04:00 for the transfer to Antalya airport, arriving by plane in Istanbul at 09:15. Meet your tour guide and head to Istanbul’s old town to begin your full-day tour.

First on the itinerary is a tour of Topkapı Palace, the former residence of Ottoman sultans. You’ll see sacred Islamic relics of the Prophet Mohammed, the Imperial Treasury, Ottoman jewelry, belts and traditional clothing, Chinese porcelain, weapons, and more.

After visiting the palace you’ll have an hour of free time for lunch. Istanbul offers many cafés, fast-food takeaways, and stylish restaurants catering to a wide range of tastes. Lunch is at your own expense.

Your tour continues with a visit to Hippodrome Square, the sporting and social center of ancient Constantinople. See the Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius, and German Fountain of Wilhelm II.

Next is the Blue Mosque, located in the center of the old city. This historical mosque, unique with its 6 minarets, was built in the name of Sultan Ahmet and it is known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles that adorn the walls of its interior. As this is an active mosque it is closed to tourists for a half hour during the 5 scheduled daily prayer times.

Explore the Egyptian, or Spice, Bazaar with your guide. You can practice your bargaining skills there as you buy some souvenirs, Turkish delight, spices, or anything else that catches your eye.

You’ll have an opportunity to admire the views of Istanbul from the water on a Bosporus sightseeing cruise (optional and at an additional fee).

Before heading back to the airport you’ll have time to enjoy dinner at a local restaurant (at additional cost). At 20:00 your flight departs Istanbul Ataturk Airport, arriving in Antalya at 21:00 pm.

Your day ends with a transfer back to your hotel.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Domestic flight tickets (Antalya-Istanbul-Antalya)
  • Professional guide
  • Topkapi Palace admission fee
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Bosporus sightseeing cruise
  • Harem area of Topkapi Palace (optional)

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
Know before you go
• This program involves lots of walking so it may not be suitable for the less mobile
• A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
• Minimum numbers apply, meaning that there is a possibility of cancelation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. If this occurs, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
• Only hand luggage is permitted
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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Overall, an interesting trip to a special city

When picking up from the hotel there were problems, I should be picked up at 2:30, afterwards was the talk of 3:30, went with the driver to another hotel and waited there. The return transport also did not run smoothly, as a person was missing, but the driver had not checked the presence and her friend did not notice that her friend is not on board, so I was only at 1:40 clock in the hotel. The flights ran smoothly. The city guide was great, he himself came from Istanbul and you realize that he has a clue. It was of course all very hectic, but you have to say that it was just a "Schnuppertour", so it was fine. Highlights of the tour for me was the ride on the Bosphorus. Even though not everything was well organized, it was a varied day, which I can still rate because of the good guide.

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Product ID: 65116