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  1. Turkey
  2. Istanbul
  3. Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Istanbul: Half-Day Highlights Guided Tour

Product ID: 74492
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Discover the highlights of Istanbul on a half-day guided tour and travel back to the days of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Get acquainted with the city’s historical and cultural heritage.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Marvel at the minarets and tiles of the Blue Mosque
  • Visit one of the oldest covered markets in the world
  • See the remains of the Hippodrome of Constantinople
Full description
Discover the historic treasures of the Sultanahmet district and go to the Hagia Sofia to admire the Byzantine mosaics inside the 6th-century church built by the Emperor Justinian.

Get up close to the Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque, where the tomb of the sultan Ahmed I is located. Move on to the Hippodrome of Constantinople to see where the chariot races and political gatherings took place during the Byzantine and Ottoman eras.

Wander amongst the stalls of the Grand Bazaar and haggle for bargain prices on jewelry, carpets, leather goods and antiques inside one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world.
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Hagia Sophia
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages
  • Hotel drop off

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Meeting point

Pick-up possible from your hotel in Istanbul, or at a meeting point to be advised after booking.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that the Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
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Product ID: 74492