Istanbul Full Day Old City Tour

Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

A full-day tour with all the highlights of the old city of Istanbul. You'll see Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and more. Explore the historical traces of the two greatest epochs – Byzantine and Ottoman Empire in the heart of Istanbul!

The pick-up and drop-off by vehicle are not available at the main attraction area (Sultanahmet). We will pick up our guests from their hotel on the European side. (Taksim, Laleli)
If your hotel is in the main attraction area, the guide will pick you up by walk from your hotel.

Our main attraction visits are close to each other, therefore you will walk between every attraction you will visit. There is no any other vehicle usage except pick-up and drop-off.

During the tour you are able to visit some shops such as Carpet showroom, leather, turkish delight, jewelry, etc...

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Hippodrome. It was the center of sport activities of Constantinople. Famous with 4 monuments, The German Fountain of Wilhelm II, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Column of Constantine.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Haghia Sophia, is the most famous museum in Turkey and one of the greatest marvels of architecture. Haghia Sophia was built as a church in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian then in 1453 renovated into a mosuqe by Ottoman Emperor Fatih Sultan Mehmet. It was converted into a museum in 1935 and welcoming both local and foreign visitors.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Blue Mosque, as known as the Sultanahmet Mosque (under renovation now), this breath-taking building is one of the most majestic Ottoman mosques in all of Turkey. Also, it was built with unique 6 minarets. (Closed on Friday)


Duration: 1 hour

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

Topkapi Palace, which has been home to the Ottoman dynasty for many years, was used educational administrative and art center of state. Get knowledge about the imperial treasury sacred islamic relics, palace kitchens, weapons. (Closed on Tuesday)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Grand Bazaar, is the biggest market and the most attractive shopping center of Istanbul which has lots of shopping oppurtunities with carpets, leather, jewellery, turkish delight, gold, antique tiles etc.. (Closed on Sunday and Official Holidays)

Duration: 1 hour

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

Hagia Irene also called as “St. Eirene” or “St.Irene’s” Church. It is one of the oldest Byzantium churches in Istanbul, was the 2nd largest church of the Eastern Roman Empire after Hagia Sophia. (Closed on Tuesday)

Duration: 45 minutes

Inclusions
  • Admission Fees to Attractions
  • Professional Licensed Tour Guide
  • Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off
  • Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Irene Museum

Exclusions
  • Food & Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Driver & Guide Tips – Gratitue
  • Topkapi Palace Harem Entrance Fee
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • 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
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
The pick-up and drop-off by vehicle are not available at the main attraction area (Sultanahmet).
If your hotel is in the main attraction area, the guide will pick you up by walking from your hotel.
We will pick up our guests from their hotel on the European side. (Taksim, Laleli)

For the guests who are coming with cruise ships, our meeting point is in front of the Hafız Mustafa Sweets Shop.

Ports

  • Galataport 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

6 to 8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

572kylep

16 Nov, 2022

Our guide Sevda was awesome and very kind, funny, and informative. We saw some major sites and had a good mixture of time to view on our own and being guided and given information. I highly recommend the tour!

Ryan A

15 Nov, 2022

Great tour and great guide. Very informative on the places we visited. Highly recommend this tour!!!

Travel45579365387

15 Nov, 2022

A pleasant and interesting walking tour. The group was small, so we really were able to benefit from guide’s information. Includes the major sights that are must see, though I also recommend visiting the Basilica Cistern and Dolmabahce Palace.

Duane J

12 Nov, 2022

Excellent tour. Very informative. The tour catered to our personal needs. Great pace. Sevda was a fantastic tour guide!

saq1977

31 Oct, 2022

We really enjoyed the tour, Cagkan Yilmaz, our tour guide was enthousiast and knowlegable person about the subjects which he was talking about. He was easy going which helps in fitting in the group. The pace was good, information was deliverd interestingly a overall good experience of the tour every body in our group was very enthousiastic about Cagkan. Highly recommend this tour.

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