Istanbul Byzantine and Ottoman Tour: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar

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

Overview

Admire the best of Byzantine and Ottoman Istanbul on this full-day tour of this endlessly absorbing city. Traveling in a luxury minivan with a knowledgeable guide, check out five top Istanbul attractions that recall these two all-powerful empires. Visit the extraordinary Hagia Sophia and beautiful Blue Mosque, marvel at the treasures of the Topkapi Palace, once the court of Ottoman sultans, and explore the atmospheric Grand Bazaar, whose roots date to the 15th century. With numbers limited to 12, this small-group tour ensures you get in-depth attention from your guide.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

The former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the very famous treasury of the royal family.

Duration: 2 hours

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

The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world. It has been nominated to be the 8th wonder of the world by many historians.

Duration: 1 hour

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

The former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. During the visit you'll be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi, and fountain of Wilhelm II.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th. century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Grand Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

In addition to its historical importance, it's a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Hippodrome
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • 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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We provide Free Pick up from all Cruise Ship Ports, and Hotels in Sultanahmet - Fatih - Taksim - Beyoglu - Sisli - Besiktas - Harbiye - Ortakoy areas.

Ports

  • Sarayburnu
  • Salipazari
  • Istanbul Port

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

Yasemin_C

03 Jan, 2023

We had an amazing time on our tour with our guide Unal. He was very knowledgeable about the history/sites of Istanbul and gave us plenty of opportunities to explore, take photos and to even shop for small items. He recommended us to a lovely restaurant for our lunch also. Thank you Unal for a fabulous time on our tour.

Anilahq

09 Oct, 2022

Perfect tour for my husbands first visit to Istanbul. Tour guide was great very informative. Highly recommended when visiting Istanbul.

Lance_R

25 Dec, 2021

Our guide was Informative, engaging, and had every detail planned perfectly. Would absolutely use him again and recommend to others!

isaac290

06 Oct, 2021

Matt did his possible best and made sure we were all having a great time. We all got picked up from out hotels, visited all the places indicated on the listing and he added more for free and we got dropped off to our hotels.

basiaC17

27 Sep, 2020

we have a very good experience durning our holidays in Istanbul. our tourist guide Mehmet Gokhan Turan done great job with showing us all places , answering our questions and very friendly at all. Will definitely recommend Mehmet to all visitors, he is very intelligent speak well English and has lots of humour and knowlage about Turkey and Istanbul it self. Mehmet thank you we will definitely come back for another trip, you are well manner and a bright gem for tourist for first time in Instanbul.

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