Guided tour

Best of Istanbul in 1 Day

Best of Istanbul in 1 Day

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This tour takes you to the main tourist attractions that are a must for any visit to Istanbul. This includes the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, The Hippodrome, and the Grand Bazaar.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 7 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
We provide Pick Up and Drop off to Centerally Located Hotels in Taksim, Sultanahmet, Old City, Fatih, Sisli, Beyoglu, Besiktas areas.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit all the main tourist attractions in Istanbul
  • Explore the Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmet and more
  • Learn about the rich history of Istanbul as you explore its many historic sites
Full description

You will start at the old Hippodrome of Constantinople which was the sports and social center of the old city. Discover major works of art including the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi, and the fountain of Willhelm II, constructed by the Germans. From there, continue to the Blue Mosque, whose six minarets are a key fixture of Istanbul’s skyline. Next, head for the Topkapi Palace, which was home to the Ottoman emperors between the 15th and 19th centuries. Marvel at the jewel-stuffed treasury and priceless displays of Oriental porcelain. Move on to the Hagia Sophia Mosque. Behold the dome and stunning Byzantine mosaics of this architectural gem as your guide recounts its turbulent history. Then visit the Grand Bazaar with over 3,000 shops selling everything from carpets to jewelry to ceramics and leather goods. Also stroll around the Spice Bazaar with its incredible smell from almost every spice imaginable, as well as dried fruits and nuts, sweets and the ubiquitous Turkish Delight.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • All entrance tickets to the museums and sites
  • Deluxe transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 174 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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The pick-up was prompt at the hotel. unfortunately the blue mosque is under renovations and the topkaki palace was closed on Tuesday but our guide Mr.Barish took us to another equally impressive mosque and showed us the Roman cisterns and aqua ducts. He was extremely knowledgeable about the ottomans and Romans and answered all our questions. overall well worth the experience. my only advice would be probably skip the hotel transport option and make your way directly to the meeting point if you are a large group.

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January 4, 2022

Mahmed (Mohamed) was an amazing tour guide, very patient and professional, he explained the history behind the attractions giving us that little extra bit of information. We were never rushed or felt pressure to do or buy anything. Will definitely recommend this tour and will do it again in the future!!

December 28, 2021

Mehmet was great, extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Our hotel was based in the Asian side of Istanbul therefore we were unable to be picked up and it was difficult to find the group in the beginning but Mehmet made sure we were able to join in time. I would recommend this tour to anyone who doesn't have much time but wants to see the main parts of Istanbul!

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November 17, 2021

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