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Guided Full Day Istanbul Old City Tour

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Enjoy a full day tour of the UNESCO site of Sultanahmet with an extensive guided walking tour. Experience magical Istanbul and its signature sights: the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, Topkapi palace and the Grand Bazaar.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up service

Centrally located Istanbul hotels.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Join this full day guided Sultanahmet tour
  • Benefit from a customized small group tour with a professional guide
  • See all of Istanbul's classic sights
Full description
Explore Istanbul’s most classic sights. Upon pick-up from your hotel, you will be transferred to Sultan Ahment Square. You first stop will be Hagia Sophia: one of the greatest marvels of Byzantine architecture, founded in the 6th Century.

Next you will head to the Blue Mosque that faces Hagia Sophia. This is the last great imperial mosque and is named after its blue tiles.

After lunch you will proceed to the Hippodrome of Constantinople: This is the former center of sporting and political activities in the old city. Following on from this, you will visit Topkapi Palace, the former residence of the Imperial Ottoman Sultans.

Finally, you will see the Grand Bazaar: one of the largest covered markets in the world with more than 60 streets and 5000 shops. Here you will find an authentic oriental atmosphere with all kind of gifts and hand-woven fabrics.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line admission fees for Haghia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace
  • All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • Pick-up/drop off from city center hotels (Sultan Ahmet and Taksim hotels)
  • Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
  • Meal planed as mentioned in the itinerary
What’s Not Included
  • Tips to the guide & driver (optional)
  • Beverages with the meal

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and replaced with Basilica Cistern.
The Blue Mosque is closed on Friday mornings because of Friday prayers.
Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday and replaced with the Archeaological Museum. Note: the treasury and harem sections are not included in the program and subject to extra entrance fees.
The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and replaced with the Arasta Bazaar.
Free pick-up is provided and drop off from Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Beyazit and Taksim area hotels and the Port.