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


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.


  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Small-group tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Blue Mosque, Istanbul

Blue Mosque

Pass By: Hippodrome (At Meydani), Istanbul


Pass By: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), Istanbul

Hagia Sophia

Pass By: Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Topkapi Palace

Pass By: Grand Bazaar Jewelers, Istanbul

Grand Bazaar

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Visit to the Harem in Topkapi Palace is not included (own expense)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • 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
  • 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
  • Passport name, number and country is required at time of booking for all participants
Departure Point

Centrally located Istanbul hotels

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details

Centrally located Istanbul hotels

Voucher info

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


8 hours

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

User's Reviews

Image - 21 May 2019 -

Matthew M

Thorough and flexible schedule

Image - 10 May 2019 -

Mazen F

This is by far one of the best tours we've been onto. The guide was knowledegeable, fun, energetic, and very flexible with the itenerary. He gave us great advice on the tour and to observe while staying in Istanbul. Lunch was very well chosen and it reflected the turkish cuisine at its best.
Overall the tour and the guide are very recommended.

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Carlos d

This was a good introduction to Istanbul specially because we had in Selcuk Ersan an excellent and knowledgeable guide. One criticism to ALa Vacanza Travel : I did not find any warning on my booking that Blue Mosque would not be available being a Friday....

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Taiwo A

The tour was great. We had a group of about 8 people and our tour guide Atilla Ersan was very very accommodating of everyone’s needs. I highly recommend getting a tour because the lines get insanely long and with a guide you brush past everything. He had much detail and fun facts about all the sites and answered our questions. He also gave us few minutes of free time at each location to explore

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Sheryl I

This was a wonderful tour of the main sights of Istanbul. Because it was Easter weekend and also a major cycle race through the city, the traffic was so congested so our wonderful tour guide took us on foot from sight to sight, which was better than traveling the short distances in a mini bus. It allowed us to see much more and the sights were quite close together anyway. We can't speak highly enough about our guide, Selcuk Ersan, who did an incredible job explaining everything in detail, giving us a very clear understanding of all that we saw and did. We had an awesome day with you Selcuk, thanks so much mate! Regards, Sheryl and John

User's Picture Gallery


Blue Mosque


me and our tour gide


view from the water


my wife and the tour guide


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