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Full-Day Istanbul City Package Tour

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Discover the famous sights in Istanbul on this full-day tour of the city. Admire the architecture at Hagia Sophia, explore Topkapı Palace, marvel at the design of the Blue Mosque, visit the ancient hippodrome, and explore the shops at the Grand Bazaar.
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Turkish, English

Pickup included

Pick-up transfer from your hotel in Istanbul at approximately 09:00

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  • Enjoy a full-day historical tour of Istanbul
  • Visit Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest architectural marvels
  • Learn about the history of the Ottoman sultans at the Topkapı Palace
  • Admire the beautiful interior decoration of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, known as the Blue Mosque
  • See the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine at the ancient hippodrome
  • Explore the many shops at the Grand Bazaar
Full description
After the pick-up from your hotel in the morning, you will head off on your full-day tour of the fascinating city of Istanbul. Throughout the day you will visit Hagia Sophia, originally an ancient basilica built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century. You will also explore the Topkapı Palace, the great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. The palace houses an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, and the Holy Mantle, enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.

Continuing on the tour, you will visit the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet. It is known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. You will also visit the ancient hippodrome, where chariot races took place and where you can admire 3 monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine.

On this tour you will visit the Grand Bazaar, where you can explore the labyrinth of streets and passages with over 4,000 shops. Here each trade has its own area including the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, and Turkish arts and crafts such as hand-painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware, and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware, and meerschaum pipes. At the end of the tour you will transfer back to your hotel.
  • Pick-up transfer from your hotel in Istanbul at approximately 09:00
  • Guided full-day Istanbul city tour
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Return transfer to your hotel at approximately 16:00
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Drinks

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Important information
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Please note: please cover your shoulders and knees inside the mosques.

Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays, Topkapı Palace is closed on Tuesdays, and the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.

From £49.67 per person

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Product ID: 12728