Skip The Line: Istanbul Shore Excursion (PRIVATE TOUR)

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul

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


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Tick all the top sites of Istanbul off your bucket list with our private guided tour covering the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern, Blue Mosque, Roman Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar.

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

The center for entertainment, amusement and sports in the city during the Roman and Byzantine Empires. The Egyptian Obelisk, the serpentine column and the German fountain of Willhelm II are sites to be visited.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque also known as Blue Mosque, one of the most revered masterpieces of the Islamic world, is famous with its blue ceramic tiles and six minarets.

Duration: 40 minutes

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

The Church of Holy Wisdom, undoubtedly one of the greatest architectural creations in the world, was used as a mosque during Ottomans and now serves as a museum. Please note it is closed on Monday and it is replaced with the Cistern.

Duration: 1 hour

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

The former imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans and the oldest and the largest remaining palaces in the world. Today, it is used as a museum to exhibit works of art and many priceless artifacts. The harem section is not included in this tour.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Grand Bazaar, Beyazıt, Kalpakçılar Cd. No:22, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

The oldest and the largest covered market place in the world with more almost 4000 shops owing rich collection of handmade carpets, jewelery, leather and souvenirs. Here's the last stop of

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Expert Local Guide
  • Local Taxes

  • Local Payment: Entrance Fees and Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note during the summer months and special holidays our tours do fill up quickly. We suggest you try to book as soon as you can, once your plans are firm.
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
You will see your private guide holding a sign with your name written on it.


  • ISTANBUL PORT enterance, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

Voucher info

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


7 hours

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

User's Reviews


09 Aug, 2019

People, this is the tour to select if wanting to see most of Istanbul in one day. After spending much time researching, I was extremely pleased with this selection. My tour guide, Ayse, was incredible - well informed on the history of Istanbul (Turkey) and a great person overall! She even recommended other sites to visit that were not the normal tourist spots. Lunch is included on this tour; and, as a vegetarian, I was satisfied with the alternative option. I noticed many other, larger, tour groups around the popular sites but I was glad to have chosen this company because the tour felt more personalized. It was also quicker/easier to get around from one site to another with a smaller group. Be advised that this is more of a walking tour so wear good shoes. My tour was on a Friday and the Blue Mosque is busier on Fridays due to Friday Prayer. Therefore, there was an option to visit Basilica Cistern (purchase entry ticket) or head to the Grand Bazaar and then try the Blue Mosque afterwards. I opted to visit the Cistern, which I recommend doing if time allows. After the Cistern, we visited the Grand Bazaar. Prices at the Grand Bazaar may not be as competitive as the shops elsewhere, near the mosques for instance. I also decided to visit the mosque on my own after the tour was over to take an afternoon break. I went 30 minutes before closing time. The line was not long but due to restoration of the Blue Mosque, you are unable to fully see the mosque as the main dome and part of the mosque are covered. Overall, I HIGHLY recommend this tour to everyone!

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