Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour | La Vacanza Travel

Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Türkiye, İstanbul, Istanbul

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  • 4 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


The best choice for any first timer, Top sites of Old Istanbul, is a half-day, small group tour. Discover what has made Istanbul such a majestic and historically significant city by hitting all of the hot spots and then some!

We will skip the ticket line at Cistern and Hagia Sophia

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Blue Mosque is closed for 3 months starting from 2nd January 2023 and will be replaced with Nuri Osmaniye Mosque or Suleymaniye Mosque.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Hagia Sophia is one of the most impressive museums of Istanbul; built as a Christian church, then converted into a mosque, now serving as a museum.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

The Hippodrome of Constantinople was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Basilica Cistern, Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3, Istanbul 34410 Turkiye

This subterranean structure was commissioned by Emperor Justinian and built in 532. The largest surviving Byzantine cistern in İstanbul, it was constructed using 336 columns, many of which were salvaged from ruined temples and feature fine carved capitals

Entry fee is 300 and not included in the small group tours.

Duration: 25 minutes

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

Visit one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world - Istanbul's Grand Bazaar

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Real Istanbul Tours, Istanbul 34110 Turkiye

Small Group Tours

  • Professional guide
  • Tea or Turkish Coffee

  • Entry fee to Basilica Cistern ( 600 TRY per person )
  • Entry Fee of Hagia Sophia is 25 Euros per person.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with Spice Bazaars
  • On Religious Fests Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar are closed and your guides can show alternative sites
  • Meeting Time for the small group tours are 10 am ( 2 pm on fridays ) and if you book private option, meeting time is up to you.
  • Tours Ends near Grand Bazaar
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosques are mosques now and none has right the skip the lines of security.
  • Entry fee of Basilica Cistern is 600 TL per person and 25 Euros per person for Hagia Sophia not included with the tour price.
  • 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant, Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:6, 34400 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye

Return Details

Grand Bazaar, Beyazıt, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye

Voucher info

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


4 hours

User's Reviews


25 Feb, 2024

This was a perfect introduction to Istanbul and Iasim was a friendly and superbly knowledgeable guide. The tour includes entry to some of the most significant historic sites, although ticket price for some sites was extra. It was the best possible way of spending our first afternoon here and we would recommend it without hesitation !!


24 Feb, 2024

A 10 out of 10 Very well organised tour Yasin (Jason) was very professional and nice to us all throughout


21 Feb, 2024

We enjoyed this tour very much!! Our tour guide Imran and he was great! Imran was extremely knowledgeable about all of our tour sites and to the questions we had along the way. The stops on this tour were beautiful and we enjoyed our time at each place. Imran was very professional, personable, and friendly. He was very enthusiastic about Istanbul and the history and made the experience very enjoyable.


16 Feb, 2024

Today we had the most amazing tour with Salih. He was so knowledgeable and informative with every aspect of the tour. He was punctual, and patient with us as we took pictures and asked questions. He laughed with us over coffee as we got to know each other. This tour is worth every penny, and you’ll be lucky if you book with Salih!


14 Feb, 2024

We really enjoyed our tour with Imron. He was exceptionally knowledgeable, his English was excellent, and he answered all our questions. It was like having a friend (who knew as much or more than a history teacher) show us the city! He even took us to a marvelous restaurant off the beaten path where we had some of the best Turkish pizza and kebabs during our stay! It was a great way to get an overview of some of the highlights of magical Istanbul.

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Excellent Tour with Fabulous Guide!


Great Tour!


A perfect all inclusive tour… Thanks Yunus


So much in so little time!


Great time and fantastic tour guide Yasin.


Great tour with amazing guide Imran


Beautiful sites of Instanbul


The sites that you want to see


An Unmissable Tour


An insight filled walking tour with a great guide.


Salish is a great guide


Great tour, loved all the sites, and the walking and commentary


Great Sights; Great Guide


A great way to see (and learn) with an awesome guide. Fun, friendly, informative, and thoughtful. A lovely experience!


Nice, informative guide


Highly recommend!


Great tour


Short & sweet


Lots of Walking and History!


A must for first timers traveling to Istanbul


A fantastic way to visit key sites in Istanbul


Amazing tour!


Amazing Tour


Really good if you are short on time!


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