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Topkapi, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome & Bazaar

Product ID: 59814
Visit the top sites of Istanbul on a guided tour that takes you through centuries of history. Marvel at the beauty of the Blue Mosque, explore Topkapi Palace, home to Ottoman sultans, and find some unique bargains at the Grand Bazaar.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Your hotel in Istanbul (Sultanahmet and Taksim areas only)
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the site of the ancient Hippodrome
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Blue Mosque
  • Browse some of the shops in the vast Grand Bazaar
Full description
Your 6-hour tour begins in the morning with a short drive from your hotel to the the ancient Byzantine Hippodrome, where your guide will show you the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, and Fountain of Wilhelm II.

Afterwards you’ll visit the Blue Mosque, known for its 6 elegant minarets and blue Iznik tiles. See the Saint Sophia Museum, built as a church during the reign of Emperor Theodosius and destroyed in the fire of Nika Revolt in 532 A.D.

After a lunch break at a local restaurant (included in the tour price), you’ll visit the Topkapi Palace, the residence and administrative center of the Ottoman sultans.

You’ll also have the chance to shop for some Turkish handicrafts before the transfer back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Admission fees
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (Sultanahmet and Taksim areas only)
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
Hotel pick-up is from the areas of Sultanahmet and Taksim only.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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On the papers it was 8.30 to 9 am to be at the meeting point ... was there shortly before 9 ... A nice MA from Fez tel. to reach sb continuously for 30 minutes. At some point the Guide Noor called back and made me a pig. . I would have been there too late ... she had the instruction at 8.30 ... I said and wanted to show the time on paper afterwards ... she didn't care ... she was already in the Topkapi Palace with the others I should get there ... the nice MA took me there Noor came out after 15 minutes and got me in ... she is very inexperienced ... often forgot the guests ... left them behind ... someone else had to go looking for it ... it stayed there without initiative until a guest started searching himself ... makes idiotic comments eg you can see who is Muslim or not. ..no I can not recommend anyone as a guide ... not bad from the knowledge .. absolutely no contact with the guests ... often hung on the phone like a teenager ...

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December 28, 2019

December 26, 2019

Super informed guide, great tour in a pleasantly small group.

November 23, 2019

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Fez Travel

Product ID: 59814