Skip the Line: Hagia Sophia plus Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul
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  • 4 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Hagia Sophia and visit the Grand Bazaar on this half-day Istanbul tour with an expert guide. Beat the entrance lines at the UNESCO-listed Hagia Sophia and behold its dome and mosaics as you uncover its past as a Christian basilica and mosque. Then, explore another Istanbul heavyweight, the Grand Bazaar. Get your bearings and haggling tips from your guide, and shop around its 4,000 and more gold, rug, ceramics, antique and souvenir stalls. Receive personalized attention from a guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people maximum.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world
with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir.
(Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request)


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Hagia Sophia, the Church of Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul Turkey

Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.


Duration: 20 minutes

Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Departure Point

Hagia Sophia Museum, Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya Meydanı, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey


Departure Time

9:30 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

4 hours

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

User's Reviews

Image - 31 Aug 2015 -

Jane B

Wonderful way to start our vacation in Istanbul. Really enjoyed the skip the line access rather than standing in a long line.

Image - 18 Sep 2015 -

Louise D

Maybe it is because we were only two in this tour but something was missing. And the guide was not speaking an excellent english. And the ''skip the line'' was a waste of money as there was not much line outside.

Image - 09 Sep 2015 -

Prakash L

This was supposed to be a half day tour on a Sunday that essentially lasted an hour. We got a decent tour of Hagia Sophia. But the tour company and the guide forgot that the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. So we got a pointless half-hour trip to a rug merchant and then the guide declared the tour over. He made no offer to substitute another place, such as the Blue Mosque, which I think he should have done.

Image - 26 Jun 2016 -

cullrichgaona

The guide was very friendly but he didn't speack well English or Spanish and didn't give us as much information about the destination we visited . We felt sorry and didn't make a scene cause we were tired.

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