Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul | La Vacanza Travel

Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Türkiye, İstanbul, Istanbul
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  • 8 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Discover the main highlights in Istanbul’s old town during this small size full day tour with an expert tour guide. Visit old town, the Unesco world Heritage sites, see the acknowledged archaeological and natural monuments, unrivalled artifacts during the tour and will enjoy the privileges that we will gladly arrange for your utmost pleasure to explore the Turkish way. This tour runs everyday 09:00 – 17:00 (times may change depends on locations of hotels, number of people in the group, their interests, weather conditions, length of queues, etc.) and there will be 1 – 10 people in the group.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Our accredited guide will accompany you during your visit and will give you all the detailed explanations about the mosque.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Grand Bazaar, Kalpakcilar Cad. Sorguclu Han No: 22, Istanbul 34126 Turkiye

Our accredited guide will accompany you during your visit and will give you all the detailed explanations about the bazaar.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Our accredited guide will give you all the detailed explanations about the world famous historical building from outside of the mosque (Hagia Sophia).
General entrance of mosque is available only for Turkish citizens. Foreign tourists can only visit Gallery Section with an additional entrance fee (25 Euro per person).

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Our accredited guide will give you all the detailed explanations about all the historical monuments in this square.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Our accredited guide will give you all the detailed information about the palace. You can consult your guide to purchase skip the line ticket. The ticket also includes Harem section visit.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (hotel locations should be in city centre, please check our radius)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Meals and drinks
  • Pick up and drop off at airports or hotels out of city centre (additional fee)
  • Gratuities
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please Note:Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and replaced with Underground Cistern. The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with Spice Bazaar.
  • Our accredited guide will give you all the detailed explanations about the world famous historical building from outside of the mosque. General entrance of mosque is available only for Turkish citizens. Foreign tourists can only visit Gallery Section with an additional entrance fee (25 Euro per person). Gallery section visit of Hagia Sophia is not included in our tour.
  • While visiting a mosque in Istanbul, women need to cover their heads, shoulders, knees. You can carry your own scarf to cover your head but please note scarves are provided at the entrance of every mosque (available at a charge). If you are wearing leggings, tights or skirts, wraps will be provided at the entrance (available at a charge).
  • For the ladies, a headscarf and decent dress covering shoulders and legs are required during their visit to mosque. You can carry your own scarf to cover your head but please note disposable scarves are provided at the entrance of every mosque (.available at a charge).
  • Please be aware of that there is a lot of walking in this tour. We can't use vehicle between sites since centre of Sultanahmet area is closed to traffic.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Serpent Column, Binbirdirek, At Meydanı Cd No:53, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
Traveler pickup is offered
Depends on hotel's location, sometimes we can't use vehicle since vehicles are not allowed in some parts of old city.
We don't have free pick up and drop off service from hotels located out of city centre and airports.

Ports

  • Galataport
  • Sarayburnu


Departure Time

09:00 AM


Return Details

Grand Bazaar, Beyazıt, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye

Voucher info

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

Duration

8 hours


User's Reviews

Richard_G

16 Apr, 2024

We enjoyed the small group and flexibilty of the schedule. Plus our guide was great! She took us to one of her favorite lunch places.

Go25342312269

14 Apr, 2024

Great tour led by exceptional tour guide Zal, always pleasant and highly knowledgeable answering all and any questions regarding the tour, Istanbul and its history . Thoroughly recommended

SL_P

12 Apr, 2024

The tour around the old city was very interesting and illuminating. The guide was very knowledgable and the transport arrangements were excellent. Unfortunately there were several aspects of the trip that were not so good. As an older couple we found the guide very unaware of and insensitive to our particular needs. Having been picked up at 8.25, I had to request a break at 12.30! After we saw the cistern (excellent by the way), we had a long walk with us struggling to keep up. At no point did the guide, Mehmet, show any concern for our situation. Particularly galling was the fact that we were walking to attend a Turkish carpet sales pitch which, surprisingly, was not on the itinerary! For the last hour or so, we were deposited outside the Grand Bazaar and told we could get lunch without being given any guidance of where, in this huge place, restaurants might be found. I cannot recommend this trip to anyone, the sights are indeed remarkable but the guide’s manner and lack of fellow-feeling, spoilt the experience for both of us.

Matt_S

10 Apr, 2024

I could barely hear our tour guide. We need headsets or a different guide if he can't naturally speak up. Honestly though, you could visit all of these locations without a guide in this order The Serpent Column The Column of Constantine Obelisk of Theodosius Blue Mosque Hagia Sophia Mosque Sultan Ahmet Park Basilica Cistern Vezirhan Carpet & Kilim (optional) Grand Bazaar (600 Lira)

Eileen_P

09 Apr, 2024

We have taken many tours and thus have had many, many tour guides. Some were merely adequate, some very good, and one or two hit the exceptional rating. Lale was among the few we would rate as exceptional. Her knowledge was encompassing and her enthusiasm infectious. Equally important and always evident was her caring nature. She made sure we were all comfortable with the various parts of our tour. The tour itself was well-planned and thought out. The only negative for us was the lunch stop. I would not necessarily recommend The Pudding Shop as it seemed geared for tourists and over priced, but this in no way detracted from our enjoyment of the day.

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