Full Day Highlights of Istanbul Old City incl Lunch

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 7 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Discover Istanbul's rich Culture and history with our experienced guides. Skip the Museum Ticket Queues with your guide.

Visit Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapı Palace. Lunch included.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hagia Sophia Museum, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Pick up from the hotel and join the group. We begin our tour with a visit to Hagia Sophia Museum, which is considered one of the Eight Wonders of the World, occupies a unique place in the history of architectures one of the rare works of this size and age that still survives.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Our next visit will be The Blue Mosque, which takes its name from the world famous exquisite blue Iznik tiles decorating its interior. Also it is the only imperial mosque in the world that was originally built with six minarets.

Note: Blue Mosque is reserved for Prayer on Fridays. On Fridays, we visit the mosque from the exterior.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

We continue to the Hippodrome Square, the sporting and social center of old Byzantium, held 100,000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire such as the Egyptian Obelisk, and the Serpent Column.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kapali Carsi, Kalpakcilar Cad. Sorguclu Han No: 22, Istanbul 34126 Turkey

Brief Handicrafts Presentation & Lecture (Optional Attendance) next to the Grand Bazaar. Free time to explore Grand Bazaar on your own. Meeting back and drive to Lunch.

Note: Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. On Sundays we visit Nuruosmaniye Street around Grand Bazaar since Grand Bazaar is closed.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Olive, Hoca Paşa, Ebussuud Cd. No:14, 34410 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Lunch (Beverages under your own expenses)

Homemade Olive Oil Marinated Seasonal Vegetables, Traditional Fried Pastry Roll with Cheese "Sigara Beurreck" , Seasonal Garden Greens Salad, Traditional Grilled Meatballs "Kofte" served with rice and boiled Seasonal Vegetables, Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter
*Vegeterian menu is also available

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Haci Besir Aga Camii, Fatih, Istanbul 34110 Turkey

Next, we visit Hacı Beşir Ağa Mosque.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Then we visit the Topkapı Palace, the residence of early and mid-era Ottoman Sultans. It was principal residence of the Ottoman Sultans and the center of administration of the Ottoman Empire from 15th to 19th century. During our visit we will see the fabulous Imperial Treasury, the Baghdad Kiosk, Holy Relics and the Kitchen Section including one of the world’s finest collections of Chinese celadon ceramics. The Harem is also located inside the palace which was forbidden to anyone except the Sultan. Drive back to the hotel at the end of the tour.

Note: Harem Section not included on the tour

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Inclusions
  • Professional Licensed Guiding
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Museum Tickets
  • Lunch - Lunch is included in the tour rate. Beverages will be under your own expenses.
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Pick up & Drop Off from centrally located hotels on the European Side
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Olive
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Visit to the Harem in Topkapi Palace is not included (own expense)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with walking difficulties
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Disinfectants will be available in our vehicle for your use before entering and exiting your vehicle
  • Our vehicles are disinfected daily at the end of each tour
  • On Double Seat in the vehicles, one of the seats will be left empty to help preserve Social Distancing
  • Our tours will be operated with a maximum of 15 guests
  • The restaurants we use in the tours are Covid-19 Free Certified by the government and are regularly inspected
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up and drop off is included from centrally located hotels on the European Side. Pick up and drop off is also available from Cruise Ship Port. Please mention your hotel details during the booking and we will inform you about the pick up & pick up time from your hotel.


Departure Time

8:30 AM

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Duration

7 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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