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Istanbul Delights Half-Day Private Walking Tour

Product ID: 27991
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Discover the magic of Istanbul on a half-day private walking tour. Visit city highlights, including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, and more. Explore the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman history, and gain a better insight of modern day Istanbul.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian

Pickup included

Pickup from Istanbul hotels or piers
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore Istanbul by foot in the company of a local guide
  • Visit the Hippodrome where Roman emperors and citizens watched chariot races
  • Admire the blue tiles of the iconic Blue Mosque
  • Discover the mix of 3 great civilizations at the Hagia Sophia
  • Wander the stalls of the Grand Bazaar, the oldest and largest covered market in the world
Full description
Enjoy a 4-hour private walking tour of Istanbul and visit all the must-see monuments, discovering the best of the city with your own personal guide.

The tour explores the central Sultanahmet district, the peninsula between Europe and Asia, where over 2,000 years of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman history is waiting to be discovered. Stroll around the site of former Constantinople, an area selected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Gain an insight into the daily life of Istanbul’s modern-day inhabitants, discovering aspects of the city that tourists normally ignore. During an unforgettable tour, you will learn a lot about the history, culture, and traditions of ancient and present-day Istanbul.

As this is a private tour, the itinerary can be tailor-made to suit your needs, but suggested attractions considered essential viewing include the Hippodrome, the former circus built by the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus in 203 AD. Go to the iconic Blue Mosque, notable for its striking blue tiles. And visit inside the Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest examples of Byzantine architecture in survival.

No visit to Istanbul would be complete without exploring the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. With hundreds of small handicraft shops, selling everything from handmade carpets to Turkish coffee, the atmosphere is electric and a great place to try out your bartering skills.
  • Tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport
  • Lunch

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Important information
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• You must remove your shoes in the mosques

From US$ 168.87 Per group up to 2

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Product ID: 27991