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Istanbul: Blue Mosque and Old Town Guided Historical Tour

Product ID: 265650
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Discover Istanbul's fascinating Byzantine and Ottoman history. Travel back in time as your guide takes you to visit the beautiful Blue Mosque and Sultanahmet Square.
About this activity
Duration 45 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Byzantine and Ottoman relics
  • See the Milion Stone, considered the center of the world
  • Learn more about the fascinating history of Istanbul
  • Explore the Blue Mosque
  • Get a sense for the culture, both past and present
Full description
Immerse yourself in the history of Istanbul as you visit some of the most interesting sites of the city. 

Begin your tour by visiting the Milion, a stone erected in the early 4th century AD, which is considered the origin of all roads leading to the European cities of the Byzantine Empire. Continue your walk to the German Fountain - a gift from the German Emperor Wilhelm II to Sultan Abdulhamid II from 1898.

Next, see the Palace of Ibrahim Pasha, an Ottoman imperial court residence built in the 16th century. Admire the unique building and learn about its history. Then, visit the Hippodrome, which was the center of political and sporting life in Istanbul during the reign of the Roman and Ottoman Empire. 

Finally, visit the breathtaking, UNESCO World Heritage Listed Blue Mosque, one of the largest Ottoman mosques in Istanbul. Built in 1616, this beautiful building with its six minarets characterizes the skyline of the city and is considered a masterpiece.
Includes
  • Guided tour with a licensed guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Hagia Sophia, between the entrance and exit. Your guide will be wearing red hat, red shirt, red jacket and will have a red umbrella.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Head cover or kipa
Know before you go
• Please bring a scarf or cloth to cover your shoulders and hair when you visit the Blue Mosque
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Istanbul Welcome Card

Product ID: 265650