Istanbul: Blue Mosque Guided Tour

Istanbul: Blue Mosque Guided Tour

From $16.62 per person

Discover the wonders of Istanbul’s most iconic landmark, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque. Admire the fascinating architecture of this religious monument and learn about its fascinating history and significance from a local guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 30 minutes
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn all the incredible history from an English-speaking guide
  • Witness the jaw-dropping architecture of this massive monument
  • Take in the importance of this religious place
Full description
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, known as the Blue Mosque, is a stunning mosque located in historic Istanbul. Learn all about this popular tourist sight, which also continues to function as an active mosque today with men still kneeling in prayer on the mosque's lush red carpet after the call to prayer. Admire the incredible architecture of the Blue Mosque with your guide. The mosque was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye, or complex, contains Ahmed's tomb, a madrasah and a hospice.  Hand-painted blue tiles adorn the mosque’s interior walls and at night the mosque is bathed in blue from the lights that frame the mosque’s five main domes, six minarets and eight secondary domes. It sits opposite the Hagia Sophia, another popular masterpiece of the city.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • 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 are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts The tour's meeting point is A Entrance of Blue Mosque Your guide will have blue Istanbul Walks flag

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Shorts
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Short skirts

    Know before you go

    •  This tour will take place rain or shine
    • Please respect the mosque's dress code
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    Product ID: 381934