Istanbul Classics and Highlights! Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi and more! | La Vacanza Travel

Istanbul Classics and Highlights! Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi and more!

Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Destination: Türkiye, İstanbul, Istanbul

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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


This tour is a must in Istanbul with a small group! You will begin the day with the Roman / Byzantine Hippodrome, where the chariot races were organised and take place. Blue Mosque the only mosque with six minarets. Next, you will see the German Fountain - a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm. Hagia Sophia - The Church of Divine Wisdom is the highlight of this day. Following the visits your guide will take you to Nakkas Cistern and give you a presentation of old Istanbul and demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts and Grand Bazaar for thousent of shops.

Magnificent Topkapı Museum is the big one, the most important museum of Turkey and Balkan Peninsula. First, second, third and fourth courtyards; the Audience Hall, Divan-the High Court,Treasury, gardens, kiosks. Hagia Irene Church. Your lunch will be served en route in a local and authentic restaurant where you will be able to taste various types of local tastes. To see these things with a great guide. Well, you will never be quite the same again.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Visit from outside! Since 15. January 2024 visiting area of Hagia Sophia had changed and guidance is prohibited while visiting for this reason, information about Hagia Sophia will be given from outside by the guides. And if participants would wish to visit tour guides will lead the visitors to ticket sales point. Tour price doesn’t include €25 entry admission fees for Hagia Sophia!

Duration: 20 minutes

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

free entrance. most viseted mosque of istanbul dating 1616 and every detail of this beautiful structre.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: German Fountain, Hippodrome Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkiye

In hippodrome square built in late Ottoman period send by German king Whilliam the 2nd.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Obelisk of Theodosius, Sultanahmat Meydani Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul Turkiye

In between Ibrahim Pasha palace and Blue Mosque 35 hundred years old of an masterpecie and its dept history will be given by your guide.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Serpent Column, Hippodrome of Constantinople, Istanbul Turkiye

24 hundred years of history brouth to Constantiople in 4rt century

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Hippodrome was built for the biggest entertainment of roman citizent

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Nakkas Oriental Rugs & Textiles, Nakilbent Sokak, No: 13, Istanbul 34122 Turkiye

Naklibent cistern with exibition of Ancient Constantinople and Hippodrome ruins.
Constantinople in 1200 AD Exibition.
Demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Grand Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

4 thousent shops and 62 streets

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tamara Restaurant, Sultan Ahmet, Küçük Ayasofya Cd. No:14, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye

Lunch break in well known restaurant nearby Blue Mosque, Tamara restaurant
Soup of the day
Mix kebab, or (vegetarian option)
Local deset or fruit

Duration: 1 hour

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

biggest palace in Istanbul which served Ottoman Empire's 25 Sultans

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hagia Irene Museum, Sultanahmet Meydani Topkapi Sarayi 1. Avlusu Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122 Turkiye

6th century church of holly peice

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi), MeydanI Sok. No:46 Sultan Ahmet Mahallesi,, Istanbul 34122 Turkiye

In the same square as Hippodrome square

Stop At: Column of Constantine, Sultan Ahmet Parki, Istanbul Turkiye

The forum square built by emperor Constantine in 4th century

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Nuruosmaniye Camii, Mollafenari Mah. Vezirhan Cad. Fatih, Istanbul 34120 Turkiye

18th century earliest Mosque Built with baroque style

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Jewelry Market, Kolancilar Sok. Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul Turkiye

Antique and jewellery market of Grand Bazaar

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sogukcesme Sokak, Soguk Cesme Sokak, Istanbul Turkiye

On the side to Topkapi Palace walls a street with mansion built in Ottoman period

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Divanyolu Street, Divanyolu Caddesi Tram Road S Sultanahmet, Istanbul Turkiye

Ceremonial Street of Ottoman empire

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Topkapı Sarayı Harem Dairesi, Harem İçi Sultanahmet, Cankurtaran, Topkapı Sarayı, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye

This tour will also cover Harem Museum Of Topkapi Palace

Duration: 20 minutes

  • Lunch - 3 course lunch (mixed kebab meal or vegetarian)
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Guidance in English
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Bottled water
  • Postcards as gifts
  • Entry/Admission - Tamara Restaurant
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapı Sarayı Harem Dairesi
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Irene Museum

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

German Fountain, Binbirdirek, At Meydanı Cd, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye

Departure Time

09:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


8 to 9 hours

User's Reviews


21 Feb, 2024

This was great value for money. The walking tour started at 9.00 and finished at 18.00. But it was never dull. Lunch was very good too. We had some stops at vendors - sweets, carpets - but these were interesting. And there was no hard sell. Our guide was excellent (O Ceylan). He knew his subject inside out and welcomed questions and comments from those on the tour. His English was first class. We learnt a lot about Istanbul and its history. Highly recommended.


18 Feb, 2024

The guide was the best! We spend whole day together with one other tourist. I really loved this experience and it was definitely worth the money.


18 Feb, 2024

Our guide, Oguzhan, was absolutely brilliant. The tour was long but very interesting, and guided us through the Greek, Roman and Ottoman era of the city. A jewel on the end - Topkapi palace is a must see when in Istanbul. By the end, I felt as not only I have roamed the landmarks, but also traveled through time.


18 Feb, 2024

Extensive knowledge, humor and a sprinkling of little known facts! Ozzi created a tour that brought historic monuments into context in the modern world. It was a cold and damp day, he was cognizant of that and switched the order of visits to bring us some relief from the cold! Lunch at &Tamara was fresh, tasty and very filling. Please try rhe fresh pomegranate juice- extra charge- but well worth it! We also met artists, craftsmen and had chia at a carpet retailer, who explained patterns, techniques and different materials. Ozzy was ever gracious- taking pictures for us- after a long day in front of the Blue Mosque( the real name escapes me at this time :) for a gorgeous nighttime shot.


07 Feb, 2024

Small group of 4. Great walking tour and very informative and the guide was very knowledgeable, the Blue Mosque and Palace were fab to see. Lunch was very tasty.

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A must see for the history fans


Istanbul for the day


Outstanding tour of Istanbul!


Great experience in Istanbul


Best historian chap 👏


Through old Istanbul with a professional guide


5/5 stars!!!


Highly recommend!




Great tour by guide that speaks excellent English




Excellent day tour with Ozzy


Fantastic one day tour


A great day out. You'll learn so much!


The tour guide Oguzhan was an absolute delight! He is knowledgeable,organised, friendly and helpful! It was a day well worth sp


Knowledgeable, charming and funny


Frome the scale 1-5 I give 10!


Amazing day!


Excellent tour and excellent guide!


Best Tour Guide!!!!


Istanbul highlights with Oguzhan


Amazing Istanbul


An amazing experience from start to finish, highly recommended!


Istanbul walking tour with amazing guide


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