Private Half Day Shore Excursion: Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar From Istanbul

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul

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  • 4 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Enjoy a 4-hour private shore excursion departing from Istanbul. This tour visits a variety of sites including the Byzantine Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Spend some time exploring Turkey's Grand Bazaar, which contains 40000 shops making it the largest covered market in Turkey. This guided tour includes port pickup and drop-off from the Istanbul Cruise Port.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

St. Sophia, one of the most magnificent Byzantine churches, and nominated the 8th wonder of the world by many historians.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Grand Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

Grand Bazaar tempting souvenir-hunters with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery and leather.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Blue Mosque, one of the largest mosques in Istanbul. Dating back to the 17th century, this is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul and is also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Hippodrome, the former centre of sporting and political activities in Constantinople. During the visit you will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi and the fountain of Willhelm II.

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Professional tour guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • St. Sophia is closed on Mondays. Instead you will visit Underground Cistern. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, instead you will visit the open-air bazaar.
  • BLUE MOSQUE (SULTANAHMET MOSQUE) will be closed to the touristic visits between 01/03-15/05/2018 due to restoration work inside the mosque. Mosque visit will be kept but will be allowed to use the garden part only.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 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 outside of our city limits, we might need to apply a supplement. Please contact with us to check your hotel location before arrival.

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Voucher info

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


4 hours

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

User's Reviews


25 Dec, 2019

From the moment we were picked up to the moment we were dropped off was absolutely amazing. Our guide was informative and friendly with a vast knowledge of all things on the tour. He made us feel like we were special and gave us the time to look and take photos at our leisure. Nothing was too much trouble for him. He guided us through the Grand Bazaar so we did not get lost and our visit to the ceramic shop was both unexpected and a bonus seeing ceramics made from scratch. I did make a purchase from there. All in all we recommend this tour to everyone who appreciates an enjoyable day out. We rate this tour above excellent, we could not have wished for a better day.
Len and Tania Wood

Jonathan F

06 Nov, 2019

Only 60% cost of other tours. Excellent experience with delightful guide fully conversant in English. Although we did not ask to adapt the tour, we felt we could have within the 4 hour limit. Highly recommend

Karen D

21 Aug, 2019

This private tour was excellent. Our guide Selcuk Ersan was very knowledgeable in answering our questions about Istanbul and Turkey. A van and driver transported us between sights. The sights were beautiful The Blue Mosque was closed on our day so we went to another Mosque which was breathtaking. The tour was at our pace with plenty of time at each sight and time to stop at stalls for a drink or to sample Turkish food.The tour finished at the Grand Bazaar and Selcuk showed us how to catch the public transport and recommended cafes and restaurants. We only had 2 days in Istanbul and this tour covered the tourist sights. I would thoroughly recommend this private tour.

Setsen B

21 Dec, 2017

I had a wonderful half day tour with professional guide with deep knowledge of history and culture. Thank you,

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