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Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque Small Group Tour

Product ID: 139328
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Skip the long lines to 2 of the most important religious monuments of Istanbul on a morning tour with a local guide. Look inside the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, and discover the other attractions of the historic Sultanahmet district.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Japanese

Pick-up service

Pickup is provided from centrally-located hotels such as those in the Sultanahmet area, Beyazit, Sirkeci, Beyoglu, and Taksim.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque
  • Learn the amazing history of Istanbul under the Byzantine and Ottoman Empire
  • See the ruins of the Hippodrome of Constantinople
  • Get the chance to shop in Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world
Full description
Discover the classic monuments of Istanbul on a half-day guided tour of the city center. Benefit from pick-up at your centrally located hotel, and then make your way by air-conditioned vehicle to Sultan Ahmet Square.

Skip the long lines to the magnificent Hagia Sophia, built on the site of an earlier church under the orders of the Emperor Justinian I . Learn how it became the largest cathedral in the world and was later converted to a mosque during the Ottoman Empire.

Continue to the Blue Mosque to see the splendid blue Iznik tiles and minarets of the city's most iconic attraction. Learn more about the former arena of the Byzantine Empire at the ruins of the Hippodrome of Constantinople.
Includes
  • Pick-up from centrally located hotels or the cruise ship port
  • Skip-the-line entrance fees for the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque
  • All sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Transportation by air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Parking fees
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel drop off
  • Optional tips for the guide and driver
  • Meals and beverages

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• The Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with the Basilica Cistern
• The Blue Mosque is closed on Friday mornings for Friday prayers
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 36 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.4/5
Organization
4.4/5
Value for money
4.1/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Product ID: 139328