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Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia & Grand Bazaar with Entry Tickets

Product ID: 467
Visit Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, and the Grand Bazaar in a half-day tour that covers the best of old Istanbul.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pick-up from hotel is only available if your hotel is located in the city center – Taksim, Sultanahmet, Beyazit, Laleli, Aksaray, Besiktas, or Ortakoy.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Istanbul's most famous monuments
  • Enter the Hagia Sophia, the world's biggest cathedral for almost a thousand years
  • See the Hippodrome, an ancient Roman sports arena
  • Explore the Grand Bazaar and shop for souvenirs
Full description
Experience Istanbul's imperial past and see some of the city's best-known monuments on this half-day tour!

You will visit the Hagia Sophia, one of the finest works of art and architecture in the world, along with the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue tiles and minarets and one of the main components of Istanbul's skyline.

Next up is the Hippodrome, the center of sporting and political activities in Constantinople.  You will also get to see an obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi, and the fountain of Willhelm II. The Grand Bazaar, with its rich collection of handmade carpets, jewelry, leather, and souvenirs, offers numerous shopping options at the end of your adventure.

When selecting your tour date, please keep in mind that the Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays. On Mondays, you'll go to Kaariye Museum instead, where you'll see a beautiful example of a Byzantine Church.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Meals

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Hotel pick-up begins earlier than the starting time and is done only from Taksim, Sultanahmet, Beyazit, Laleli, Aksaray, Besiktas, and Ortakoy
• Please note, on Fridays the visit to the Blue Mosque is not possible due to the Friday prayer service. The Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays so instead, you'll visit the Kaariye Museum
• The Blue Mosque is being renovated until end of 2020 so some parts of the ceiling might be temporarily covered
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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The driver was courteous and the transfer was flawless. The tour guide assigned to the group is knowledgeable, kind and made us all comfortable throughout the tour. He gave us a number of useful tips prior to each stop and made the experience fun! The guide ensured that we participated throughout the tour with Q&A byte sessions. The Turkish Carpet presentation included in the tour was held at the Istanbul Handicraft store - it was informative and a sensory experience for us. He even helped us buy the right delicacies at Hafiz Mustafa. We decided to opt out of the Grand Bazaar, and wanted to visit the Basilica Cistern, which was not on the tour - the tour guide helped us with our query of how to get through, what to see and what to avoid en route. It was an excellent half day tour.

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August 21, 2019

The driver was courteous and the transfer was flawless. The tour guide assigned to the group is knowledgeable, kind and made us all comfortable throughout the tour. He gave us a number of useful tips prior to each stop and made the experience fun! The guide ensured that we participated throughout the tour with Q&A byte sessions. The Turkish Carpet presentation included in the tour was held at the Istanbul Handicraft store - it was informative and a sensory experience for us. He even helped us buy the right delicacies at Hafiz Mustafa. We decided to opt out of the Grand Bazaar, and wanted to visit the Basilica Cistern, which was not on the tour - the tour guide helped us with our query of how to get through, what to see and what to avoid en route. It was an excellent half day tour.

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August 21, 2019

Really great

There were two of us and the nice city guide was all to ourselves. Have experienced so much.

June 12, 2019

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