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Istanbul: The Highlights of Istanbul Tour

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Visit the sights of Istanbul that most interest you on a customizable, 8-hour tour with a private guide. Marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, such as Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Basilica Cistern.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM
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  • Visit the highlights of Istanbul with private guide
  • See the imperial residence of the Ottoman sultans, Topkapi Palace
  • Visit Basilica Cistern, the underground water storage from Roman period
  • Marvel at Hagia Sophia, the church of Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture constructed
  • Visit the Blue Mosque, also known as Mosque of Sultan Ahmet
  • Visit the world's oldest covered market, the Grand Bazaar
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Explore the highlights of Istanbul according to your interests with your professional tour guide. Upon meeting your guide at your hotel or port, walk to the Sultan Ahmet where many of the attractions are located. Visit the Blue Mosque, also known as Mosque of Sultan Ahmet, which boats a unique feature of 6 minarets. View its glorious interiors and distinctive blue tiles and proceed to the only remains of Hippodrome of Constantinople, which consist of 3 monumental columns and a fountain. This is where chariot races took place in the past.

Next, visit Topkapi Palace, once the seat of the Ottoman Empire. Presently, its a museum palace with a wide collection of porcelain, antiques, holy relics and other treasures. Next, proceed to Hagia Sophia, the church of Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 2nd century by Emperor Justinian. Finally, it's off to the Grand Bazaar. Following the introduction by your guide at Turkey’s biggest oriental carpet export center you will have some free time to browse its 1200 spice and gold shops.
  • Private licensed guide (English, German or Spanish-speaking)
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Know before you go
• Please note that the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with the Arasta Bazaar
• Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and will be replaced with the Archaeological Museum
• Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with the basilica Cistern
• Please note that the Blue Mosque will be closed to visitors during the time of prayer on Fridays

From £112.77 Per group up to 2

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Product ID: 156129