Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 8 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

This 8 hours tour starts at Hippodrome Square continues to the Blue Mosque as one of the landmarks of the city. Then visit to the St. Sophia Museum, one of the most magnificent Byzantine churches. Continue to Topkapi Palace, the imperial residence of the Great Ottoman Empire, today a museum holding large collection of porcelains and displaying holy relics. Proceed to Little Hagia Sofia and the Grand Bazaar, tempting souvenir-hunters with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery and leather, where the tour ends. Lunch in a local restaurant will be served during the tour.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Blue Mosque

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey

Hippodrome

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hagia Sophia Mosque, Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya MeydanI No:1, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Hagia Sophia

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Topkapi Palace

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Grand Bazaar Jewelers, Alemdar Mah. Bab-I Ali Cad. Guran Han No:34 D. 4, Istanbul 34110 Turkey

Grand Bazaar

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off ( only from the hotels, not other address)
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Hippodrome
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Bazaar Jewelers
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Visit to the Harem in Topkapi Palace is not included (own expense)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays instead you will take a Bosphorus Cruise. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, instead you will visit the open-air bazaar
  • Passport name, number and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.
  • Blue Mosque is closed Friday mornings and our guide will show & introduce from outside
  • Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays instead you will visit to the Underground Cistern.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We as KARAVAN TRAVEL, want to ensure the minds of travelers that, all the necessary safety measures and precautions will be maintained at all times; hand sanitizer will be available, masks will be given out, seats will be blocked out on coaches, reduced groups sizes and social distancing measures will be taking against COVID-19 infections. We will follow up the new regulations/restrictions permanently and update our procedures accordingly.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from Central located hotels in Istanbul. Please contact with us if your hotel is out of city limits.


Departure Time

8:00 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Sakina_H

08 Jan, 2022

The sites and our guide explaining all the interesting facts about them. Would highly recommend . Some sites under renovation so couldn’t see everything

Michael_A

31 Dec, 2021

We learned a tremendous amount of information about several of the mosques and Turkish history. We highly recommend Nestlie as a private tour guide.

Kimberly_T

30 Dec, 2021

Our tour was on a chilly, windy day in late November 2021. Not ideal conditions for a walking tour but we still had a great time seeing all of these major sites on our first visit to Istanbul. We met in the Hippodrome and learned about the architectural structures there, then headed to Blue Mosque. It was under renovation due to a recent earthquake so there was really not that much to see but the beautiful ceiling. The rest was covered in scaffolding. Next up was Hagia Sofia... amazing, followed by lunch (nice restaurant, good food) and then Topkapi Palace. Our guide was Canan and she was very friendly and knowledgeable. She would give us an introduction and some background info and then we were free to explore on our own and take photos. It was a fantastic intro to Istanbul!

uahmed180

27 Dec, 2021

Our tour with Atilla was just amazing. He had 35 years of experience giving tours. Highly recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in learning the history behind these wonderful places. Asides from the guided tour, Atilla gave us time to explore most of the location ourselves which was a nice touch. Also, the restaurant offered us a delicious lunch. Overall, we were very satisfied with the tour and would recommend everyone to do this, as it gives you impeccable insight into the history that you otherwise would miss if you wanted to do it yourself.

Taher_G

09 Dec, 2021

Very well explained and informative..lunch was good .. organised and proper time management and friendly.

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Blue Mosque

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me and our tour gide

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view from the water

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my wife and the tour guide

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