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Istanbul: Top Attractions Tour with Skip-the-line Tickets

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5 reviews

Activity provider: walks in istanbul

Istanbul: Top Attractions Tour with Skip-the-line Tickets

Activity provider: walks in istanbul

From US$ 100.91 per person

Discover the highlights in Sultanahmet on a guided tour. See the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar. All tickets are included.

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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Istanbul's most important sites in a single day
  • Benefit from the most affordable tour option with all tickets included
  • Enjoy expert local guides with insider's knowledge
  • Learn Ottoman and Byzantine history in well narrated stories and facts
  • Relax at the Grand Bazaar walking medieval streets and enjoy shopping experience
Full description
Join a small group or a private tour led by expert local guides in Istanbul. Visit the most important monuments in the old town Sultanahmet on a well-planned itinerary so you do not miss out. Start with the world-famous Blue Mosque to see mosque architecture and learn the basics of Islam in a very relevant setting. Marvel its tiles in every shade of blue. Walk through the Hippodrome, the social and political center of the city, and learn about the significance of the famous obelisks and the German Fountain. Continue to the inspiring Hagia Sophia to see its impressive dimensions and beauty. Witness the most significant site of the Greek Orthodox religion in Istanbul and learn how it was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople. Break your day at a local hotspot for lunch and head to Topkapi Palace to learn about the Ottoman Empire. Marvel at its opulence, and mystery and learn about this period in Istanbul's history. Explore the complex of low buildings, pavilions, and courtyards. See the outer-terraced gardens and admire the view over the Golden Horn. Follow your guide to the Grand Bazaar to see the most exciting medieval shopping center. Discover its monstrous hive of little shops all under one roof and cut up into labyrinthal alleys. Enjoy the Grand Bazaar with its excellent shopping opportunities: Iznik Tiles of glass crystal and quartz; traditional woven items in organic cotton, linen, and silk; kaftans of many colors, endless jewels, pashmina throws, leather jackets, inlaid backgammon sets, magic carpets, golden bangles, copper plates, good books and good conversations with Turkish tea in small glasses. 
Includes
  • Small group or a private tour
  • Expert local guides for insider knowledge
  • Small-group tour (maximum 12 people) or a private walking tour (depending on option chosen)
  • Admission fees
  • Full day tour of 7 hours
  • Lunch ( can be paid at spot )

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Meeting point

House of Medusa Restaurant in Sultanahmet

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Important information

What to bring

  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Headscarf

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Harem is not included in Topkapi
  • Grand Bazaar is replaced with Spice Market on Sundays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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Excellent guide, nice person and very knowledgeable about a lot of things on and around all topics we are going through in this marvellous tour of the highlights of Istanbul! This program was perfect for us an single day tour. Mustafa Kamal, we hope to come back and see you soon!!!

December 22, 2018

Very extensive tour

Competent nice guide who showed us the best highlights of Istanbul in one day. We recommend

October 11, 2019

Great guide and very good explanations

October 6, 2019

Product ID: 153822