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  1. Turkey
  2. Istanbul
  3. Hagia Sophia

Istanbul: Full-Day Small Group City Highlights Tour

Product ID: 203017
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Explore some of Istanbul’s most visited places such as the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar. Enjoy a personalized full-day experience with a knowledgeable guide on this customized small group tour.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Your centrally located Istanbul hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date and language:



  • Enjoy a personalized experience on a small group tour
  • Relax with transportation in a luxury air-conditioned minibus
  • Learn the history of Istanbul from your local guide
  • Eat traditional Turkish food in a local restaurant
Full description
Start your day of adventure with pickup from your hotel. Hop in to your air-conditioned vehicle and set off on your journey to see Istanbul’s greatest landmarks. See the incredible Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest architectural monuments in the country, and the largest cathedral in the world at one point in history. Then visit the Blue Mosque, and be amazed by the 20,000 blue tiles that adorn this stunning structure. 

Continue to the Hippodrome of Constantinople. Discover the fascinating history of a building that once hosted chariot races and large political events. Inside the Hippodrome you will see the Obelisk of Theodosius, the Serpent Column, and the German Fountain. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing on to Topkapi Palace, and extraordinary place that was once the center of the Ottoman Empire.

Explore the rooms of the palace, exhibiting rich collections of porcelain, robes, weapons, shields, armor, Ottoman miniatures, Islamic manuscripts, and jewelry. Lastly, enjoy a visit to the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered markets in the world with more than 60 streets and 5,000 shops. Here you will find clothing, rugs, antiques, jewelry, fabric, and more. Your tour concludes with a relaxing drive back to your accommodation. 
  • Full-day tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • Skip-the-line admission fees to attractions
  • All sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from central Istanbul hotels
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable clothes
• It is recommended that you bring your camera
• Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with the Basilica Cistern
• Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and will be replaced with the Archaeological Museum
• Blue Mosque is closed on Fridays until 2:00 PM (you will only visit from the garden at this time)
• Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with Arasta Bazaar
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Product ID: 203017