Istanbul Sightseeing Tour Including Süleymaniye Mosque and Lunch

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

Overview

Take an Istanbul sightseeing tour with a difference: one that visits the beautiful Süleymaniye Mosque instead of the Blue Mosque, plus three other iconic sights. With a knowledgeable guide, absorb the calm beauty of the Süleymaniye, Istanbul’s largest mosque, which was built for Süleyman I in the 16th century. Plus, visit the underground Basilica Cistern, explore the Grand Bazaar, and marvel at the treasures, courtyards. Your full-day tour includes a tasty 3-course Turkish lunch at a hotel midway through.

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

Grand Bazaar, which in addition to its historical importance, is a bazaar that will tempt you with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs. During your tour you will also visit a leather or carpet shop.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Topkapi Palace (closed on Tuesdays) including the jewellery section, the former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Today the palace is a spectacular museum with, amongst other exhibitions, one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Underground Cistern, the largest of the many underground cisterns built during the Byzantine Empire to supply the city with water. This cistern is especially fascinating because the Byzantine builders recycled many stone structures—capital heads and columns-- that had been used in earlier temples. Now an upside down Medusa stares out at us from her watery home.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Suleymaniye Mosque, Prof. SIddIk Sami Onar Cd. No:1 Süleymaniye Mah, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

Suleymaniye Mosque, ranking as one of the masterpieces of the famous Ottoman architect Sinan, this mosque was built in the name of Suleiman the Magnificent during the 16th century.

Duration: 45 minutes

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch with water
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks with lunch (available to purchase)
  • Harem Tickets
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • A maximum of 9 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We as KARAVAN TRAVEL, want to ensure the minds of travelers that, all the necessary safety measures and precautions will be maintained at all times; hand sanitizer will be available, masks will be given out, seats will be blocked out on coaches, reduced groups sizes and social distancing measures will be taking against COVID-19 infections. We will follow up the new regulations/restrictions permanently and update our procedures accordingly.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 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 central located hotels. If your hotel is located outside of our city limits, we might need to apply a supplement. Please contact us to check your hotel location before arrival.


Departure Time

9:00 AM

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

Mattias R

14 Jun, 2018

Excellent tour! I was in luck since I was the only one having booked the tour that day. So a small-group tour turned into a private tour for me. And my guide Tenner was extremely knowledgable and very friendly!

Vickie T

28 Jun, 2016

We really loved it

Terrence S

27 Oct, 2015

Superb trip and guide. The Grand Bazaar was closed for the holiday, but Filize added a drive through another part of town which was great. Filize was a great, great guide--answering all our questions and showing us a great day.

Jose Luis G

14 Aug, 2015

Fantastic!! We got a private tour guide and chauffeur all to ourselves. Suleymaniye Mosque is greatly underrated by many tour companies but we thought it was grandiose in a humble sort of way difficult to explain, i guess you just have to go and see for yourself. Then Topkapi Palace. Although we have been there before, we saw places that we hadn't seen before which were really interesting and the guide was really good explaining everything and it was great because we could ask about things without having to shout from the back of a huge group. Skip the line entrance to the Basilica Cisterns - cool !! Lunch was great although my kids may not agree with me a good spread of Turkish food to feast on. Then off to the Grand Bazaar. An exotic experience bursting with colour and spice fragrances. I wouldn't buy too much there though, you can probably get better value in many of the shops outside the touristy areas. Overall - excellent, would go again tomorrow if I could and very highly recommended too !!!!!

andradafrasina

10 Aug, 2015

Excellent tour.

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