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Istanbul: Half-Day Morning Old City Tour

Product ID: 329811
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A half-day morning excursion of the Istanbul Old City throughout which you will visit the area's leading attractions. You'll explore the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, the Grand Bazaar, and the Hippodrome Square.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

You will be picked up from your centrally located hotels in European side of Istanbul for the tour. Please wait in the lobby of your hotel.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Hagia Sophia, the biggest church constructed by the East Roman Empire in Istanbul
  • See the Blue Mosque, one of the most important works of Ottoman History
  • Visit the Grand Bazaar, the largest and oldest covered market in the world
Full description
Take in some of the most iconic sights of Istanbul in this morning tour that commences with a visit to the Blue Mosque. This magnificent mosque, designed by Sinan and completed in 1616, is known for its majesty and superb iznik ceramic tiling. After strolling around the mosque you'll continue outside to walk around the Hippodrome.

The vast public space of the Hippodrome was built by the Romans in the 3rd and 4th centuries A.D. to accommodate events such as chariot races and gladiator fights. The area is home to the Column of Constantine, an Egyptian obelisk, and the Serpentine Column. Following your time at the Hippodrome you will visit the Hagia Sophia.

Originally built in 537 A.D. as a Greek Orthodox church, this breath-taking building was converted to a mosque by the Ottomans and is now a museum. Inside there are two floors built around a central nave, and it is adorned with superb decorations with an enormous dome that soars overhead. You'll finish your morning with a walk through the Grand Bazaar for some shopping and to absorb the sights, sounds, and historic architectural beauty of this bustling market.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup
  • English-speaking tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Pickup is only available from centrally located hotels on the European side of Istanbul
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Product ID: 329811