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  2. Istanbul
  3. Hagia Sophia

Istanbul: Small Group Skip-the-Line Luxury Day Tour

Product ID: 59221
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Explore the best of Istanbul’s Byzantine and Ottoman monuments on a 7-hour luxury sightseeing tour. Discover where East meets West at 5 top attractions, including the Hippodrome and Topkapi Palace, and learn more about the powerful empires.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Chinese, English, Japanese, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up service

Pick-up from your hotel or cruise ship in Istanbul
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the best of Istanbul’s Byzantine and Ottoman monuments
  • Skip the long lines with pre-paid entry tickets
  • Enjoy a full course lunch at a traditional Turkish restaurant
  • Marvel at the blue Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque
  • Go to the former residence of the Ottoman sultans
  • See the former Hippodrome of Constantinople
  • Admire the splendid architecture of the Hagia Sophia
Full description
Discover the only city in the world on 2 continents - where east meets west - on a full-day sightseeing tour of Istanbul by luxury minibus.

Following a pick-up from your hotel or cruise ship, visit the Hippodrome to explore the former center of sport and political activities in Constantinople. Marvel at the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi, and fountain of Wilhelm II. Continue to the iconic Blue Mosque, known for its glorious blue Iznik tiles and 6 minarets.

Admire the former imperial residence of the Ottoman sultans at Topkapi Palace, and learn how the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Today, the palace is a spectacular museum, with one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain, along with the famous treasury of the Royal Family.

Next, go to the Hagia Sophia, a magnificent Byzantine Church that is considered one of the finest architectural works of art in the world. Stroll the alleys and warrens of the Grand Bazaar, and interact with the vendors selling their rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewelry, leather, and souvenirs. Transfer back to your hotel or cruise ship for the end of the tour services.
Includes
  • Transportation by luxury Mercedes minibus
  • English-speaking guide
  • All entrance tickets
  • Full course lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that as Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, tours on these days will visit the Basilica Cistern instead
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City Of Sultans

Product ID: 59221