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Istanbul Classics and Highlights: Full Day with Lunch

Product ID: 18118
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Enjoy a full-day tour of Istanbul's best sights. You'll see churches, mosques, museums, fountains, ancient Roman ruins, and more during your trip. In the end, barter for some sweets or a new rug at the famous Grand Bazaar.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup is available from centrally-located Istanbul hotels within Taksim Square, Şişli, Beşiktaş, Sultanahmet, and Fatih neighborhoods.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Check out Topkapi Palace while in Istanbul
  • Enjoy lunch while on your tour of Istanbul's classic sights
  • Visit the magnificient Blue Mosque
  • Experience the hustle and bustle of the Grand Bazaar
  • See Hagia Irene church
Full description
Istanbul is a city filled with exotic sights and sounds, and there is no better way to explore its mystery and intrigue than with a local guide. Visit the best of Istanbul and explore the stories and history that makes this Turkish city so fascinating.

Start at the iconic Hagia Sophia museum to see its magnificent minarets and mosaics. Your guide will point out the most fascinating parts of this building before taking you to see the German Fountain; a gift from Kaiser Wilhelm II. Here your guide will explain the historical context of Istanbul, from Ancient Roman times to today's metamorphosis into a bustling metropolis.

Next, stop at the Topkapi Musuem to see Ottoman relics and prized Muslim garments. Stroll around the Topkapi Museum's graceful courtyards, then head to Hagia Irene Church to see its stunning architecture from the outside.

End your day with a lively visit to the Grand Bazaar for your fill of shopping and people watching. The final places of interest are Caferaga Medrese and Sogukcesme Street.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, it will be replaced with Chora Museum
• The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, it will be replaced with Arasta Bazaar

From £72.24 per person

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Product ID: 18118