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  2. Istanbul
  3. Sultanahmet District

Istanbul: 4–Hour Morning Sightseeing Tour

Product ID: 61655
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Be transported to magical Istanbul for a morning walking tour, take in signature sights such as the Blue Mosque Hagia Sophia, the Grand Bazaar and the UNESCO site of Sultanahmet Old Istanbul.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Arabic

Pickup included

Pick-up from your hotel in Istanbul city center
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover magical Istanbul and signature sights such as the Blue Mosque Hagia Sophia
  • Explore the Grand Bazaar
  • Enjoy a half-day tour of the UNESCO site of Sultanahmet Old Istanbul, with an extensive guided walking tour
Full description
After pick-up from your hotel, visit the Hagia Sophia Museum. Built in the 6th century A.D. and then converted into a mosque in 1453, it was the first large domed building of the world and religious focal point of the Orthodox Church for 1000 years. Learn its history from your expert local guide, and have a look at its unique Byzantine and Turkish decoration. Unlike most city tours, your guide will also take you to the upper galleries.

Enjoy a short walk from here across to Blue Mosque, which owes its fame to the exquisite blue Iznik Tiles adorning its interior walls. The hippodrome is also nearby. Here, see an Egyptian Obelisk and the ancient Roman Snake Column, which used to promote regional power during horse chariots races. Next, see the German Fountain, which was a gift from Kaiser Wilhelm II, and learn about his involvement with Istanbul.

Move on to the exciting Grand Bazaar. Following the introduction by your guide at Turkey’s biggest oriental carpet export center, have some free time to browse its 1,200 spice and gold shops. If time permits, you may have a short stop to an Istanbul leather wholesaler firm. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Please note that the order of the sights visited may be changed according to queues.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line admission fees for Haghia Sophia and Blue Mosque
  • All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • Pick-up from centrally located hotels
  • Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
  • Parking fees
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Meals and beverages
  • Hotel drop off

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• A dress code is required to enter religious places: knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women, and you may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
• Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
• Minimum numbers apply
• Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with the Chora Church Museum
• Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and will be replaced with the Chora Church Museum
• Blue Mosque is closed on Fridays until 2:00 PM and may be replaced with Petite Hagia Sophia Church
• Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with authentic shops
Customer reviews
Overall rating
3.5 / 5
based on 16 reviews
Review summary
Service
3.9/5
Organization
3.2/5
Value for money
3.6/5
Safety
4.2/5

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ATB Holidays

Product ID: 61655