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

4.8 / 5

5 reviews

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

From $148.89 per person

Discover the top 4 sites in Sultanahmet on this 7-hour tour. See the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar in a small group walking tour. Enjoy skip the line priority admission and never wait in a line again.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, German, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • See Istanbul's most important sites in a single day
  • Learn about Ottoman history
  • Visit the best of Istanbul with a well-planned itinerary provided
  • Skip the line to enter Hagia Sophia, Top Kapi, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar
  • Hear interesting stories from a licensed guide about the landmarks and learn the Ottoman history
  • Walk in the Sultanahmet district, the oldest part of Istanbul, which is filled with ancient and contemporary streets and neighborhoods
Full description
See Sultanahmet with your own eyes as an awe-inspiring hotspot for visitors with four prestigious hillside monuments and much more. Visit the world-famous Blue Mosque, Istanbul’s premier sight. Blue Mosque in Istanbul is an essential part of any Istanbul tour that lets you see mosque architecture and learn the basics of Islam in a very relevant setting. Walk the gardens and courtyards of Topkapı Palace to witness the glory of the Ottomans. Topkapı Palace is a place of opulence, complexity, and mystery that inspires awe and is a must to see on your Istanbul tour. Visit the inspiring Hagia Sophia, which on its own, justifies a visit to Istanbul. The church of the Divine Wisdom is eternally impressive and important with its extraordinary dimensions and beauty. You can expect to have in-depth explanations of the monument as part of your tour.  The Grand Bazaar is a classical example of Ottoman civil architecture in Istanbul and deserves a visit not only for the shopping experience but also to see the way it was built. This ultimate medieval shopping center is a monstrous hive of little shops all under one roof and cut up into labyrinthal alleys. Grand Bazaar is Turkey’s largest and oldest covered market offering 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. Have one of the most fascinating touring experiences of your travel life! 
Includes
  • Professional local guide
  • Small-group tour (maximum 12 people) or a private walking tour (depending on option chosen)
  • Admission fees
  • Lunch
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

House of Medusa Restaurant in Sultanahmet

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headscarf

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Harem is not included in Topkapi
  • Conservative dress code for mosque visits is essential
  • Grand Bazaar is replaced with Spice Market on Sundays
  • An alternative mosque is visited if the Blue Mosque is closed on a Friday
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    5.0/5
  • 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

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