Small Group Istanbul Full-Day Shore Excursion: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar

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

Overview

Tour will start with the visit of Byzantine Hippodrome. Then, you will proceed to Blue Mosque, he most beautiful mosque of Istanbul. The Church of the Holy Wisdom of God is your next magnificent destination. Hagia Sophia is a symbol of the city and a very important monument that is a pole of attraction not only for those seeking religious tourism. You will visit the exotic Grand Bazaar. Turkey's largest covered market with 4000 shops offering excellent shopping as beautiful tiles, copper and brassware, apparel made of leather, cotton and wool, meerschaum pipes and all sorts of other things. After lunch you continue with the visit of Topkapi Palace and Little Hagia Sophia Mosque.

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 is one of the principal adornments on the skyline and also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

See the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi and the fountain of Willhelm II.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

One of the most magnificent Byzantine churches, and nominated the 8th wonder of the world by many historians.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Grand Bazaar tempting souvenir-hunters with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery and leather.

Duration: 1 hour

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

The imperial residence from which the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled but today a museum holding large collections of Japanese and Chinese porcelains and displaying holy relics.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions
  • Lunch - 3-course lunch
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace

Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Hippodrome
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Bazaar Jewelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 16 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Visit to the Harem section in Topkapi Palace is not included. Entrance will be at your own expense. St. Sophia is closed on Mondays. Instead you will visit Underground Cistern. 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
  • BLUE MOSQUE (SULTANAHMET MOSQUE) will be closed to the touristic visits between 01/03-15/05/2018 due to restoration work inside the mosque. Mosque visit will be kept but will be allowed to use the garden part only.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Clients should to wear suitable clothing and bring their own head scarf before enter to Hagia Sophia.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 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 ONLY cruise passangers arriving from ship. Please contact with us to advise your ship details before arrival.

Ports

  • Galata Port Istanbul, Kılıçali Paşa Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No: 8 İç Kapı No: 102, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey


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

Eric_P

25 Jun, 2016

Well worth the money and time. The places included in the tour were stunning. We wish we had more time to check out Istanbul. Great city. Our guide was very knowledgeable and showed pride in sharing the highlights of his city.

Russell M

23 May, 2016

Much to our surprise we were the only people to show up for this tour. A lot of the passengers on our cruise ship decided not to go ashore.
Tanner ,our Guide was one of the best we have ever had. Very knowledgeable , excellent English , very polite. We had enough time to enjoy the sights and absorb the culture. Tanner pointed out things that we would have overlooked. Time was allowed for us to have some independent exploring at each site. Tanner was readily available if we had any questions. Plus it seemed that the more questions you asked the better liked it. He is very proud of his country , without imposing it on others. We stopped a very nice restaurant and had a great traditional meal.
At the end of the day we were tired from all of the walking , but it was a happy well spent day tired. One final note. All day we spent out in town and never felt threatened. The turkish people were very friendly and polite.

AnnikaMaria_M

12 May, 2022

Die Tour war wundervoll und unser Guide sehr kompetent und nett. Wir hatten das Glück alleine an der Tour teilzunehmen und haben daher noch flexible Änderungen vornehmen können. Es war alles mehr als perfekt! Vielen Dank nochmal!

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