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Istanbul: Full-Day Old City Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: TURISTA TRAVEL AGENCY

Istanbul: Full-Day Old City Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: TURISTA TRAVEL AGENCY

From US$ 78.89 per person

Explore Istanbul's top sights in one day. Visit the Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
From your hotel in the areas of Taksim Square, Aksaray, Beyazit, Sultanahmet, or Sirkeci.

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the architecture of the Hagia Sophia Museum
  • Marvel at the vibrant blue of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque
  • Great Grand Bazaar
  • Magnificent Topkapi Palace
  • Enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch
Full description
Start your tour of Istanbul at the Hagia Sophia Museum, often referred to as the 8th Wonder of the World. Wander through the building's interior, which has been converted into a museum, and admire its beautiful art pieces including several Byzantine mosaics. Next, head to the Blue Mosque and see the 20,000 magnificent blue-toned tiles that give the mosque its name.  Later, head to the Hippodrome of Constantinople, the former political center of the city, where you can learn more about the city's ancient history and see artifacts from the Constantinople era. Learn more about Turkish culture at the Caferağa Madrassah. In the Egyptian spice market, soak up the sights and smells of this bustling food market. Continue to Istanbul Hippodrome where chariot races were held and also the centre of Byzantium’s life for 1000 years and of Ottoman life for another 400 years and has been the scene of countless political dramas. Then give a little break for lunch in a local restaurant with typical Turkish cuisen. The Grand Bazaar, one of the most famous bazaar around the world. Discover the bazaar with your guide and make some shopping. It is full with gold, jewellery, leather and spices shops. Topkapi Palace is the largest and oldest palace in the world to survive to our day and also was the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years. Topkapi Palace was more than just the private residence of the Sultan and his court. It was centre of the supreme executive and judiciary council, the Divan and the training school. The best artist and craftman’s produced some of the finest work in the whole empire.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All entrance fees
  • Local expert guide
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Luggage or large bags
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Lovely Istanbul full trip, booked from the site of getyourguide and with kind logistic of local tour company Turista travel agency Sultanahmet .In front of Hagia Sofia we met our guide Volkan ,who was so kind and friendly , informed us all day about everything in Istanbul and about any visited attraction and more.Almost 8 hours we were walking with him,traveling with trаm and boat without to notice the distances between sightseeing even .Was so lovely trip ,we just felt in love in Istanbul and our guide was like an old friend of us,talking with us,smiling,made a lot of pictures for us and made us to feel really great and special guest on the trip.We were so recharged with good energy and emotions so did not feel any tiredness on our back flight from Istanbul to Antalya at night. Thank you a lot to all, who organized and made true that amazing and unforgettable trip for us!!!We will back to this city again for sure!!!We recommended that trip to all others!!!

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September 6, 2022

Our tour guide by then was Ms. Songul. An excellent guide to take you around the city as she’s knowledgeable. We were picked on time from the hotel we stayed. We were taken to Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia followed by lunch. Then to Spices Bazaar & Cruise to see Istanbul from Water. About 8 hours tour. Worth it.

August 14, 2022

Everything was perfect from start to finish. The guide we had in the morning was great but in the afternoon I was alone with another guide and that's fantastic too. He even spoke French! Thank you for everything, I recommend 100%

August 6, 2022

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