Guided tour

Istanbul: Half Day Morning Walking Tour

4.6 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: TURISTA TRAVEL AGENCY
Guided tour

Istanbul: Half Day Morning Walking Tour

Activity provider: TURISTA TRAVEL AGENCY

From US$ 38.17 per person

Explore the highlights of Sultanahmet old city, where Turkey’s Ottoman and Byzantine empires located before. Visit the UNESCO-Listed Hagia Sophia, breathe taking Blue Mosque and famous Hippodrome with an local expert guide.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Visit the UNESCO-Listed Hagia Sophia
  • Visit the great Blue Mosque
  • See the famous Byzantine Hippodrome
Full description
Visit Hagia (St.) Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. St.Sophia has been the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years. It is considered the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture. After having been the Patriarchal basilica of Constantinople, it was converted into a mosque in 1453 by Sultan Mehmet II. the Conqueror and in to a museum by Atatürk in 1935. Explore the Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet. The last great imperial mosque of the classical period, its name comes from the 20,000 marvelous blue-toned Iznik tiles decorating the interior walls. Discover the Hippodrome, center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome. You will also see one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world, The Grand Bazaar. (Closed: Sunday) Replaced with Madrasa
  • Local expert guide
  • Meals and drinks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) will be closed to visitors between March 1 2018 and May 15 2018 due to renovations.
  • Saint Sophia is open on Mondays between 01 April to 30 October
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

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Tulay our Guide was great but the value for money on this tour is very dubious! Way too overpriced for what it offered

August 14, 2022

Very knowledgeable and professional

July 10, 2022

Our guide was a lovely man with an extensive experience as a guide, and an excellent knowledge of the area’s features and history. He was warm and entertaining. We were especially spoilt as there was him, my wife and myself. Thank you!

June 9, 2022

Product ID: 127424