Small-group Full-Day Walking Tour of Istanbul

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

Overview

Immerse yourself in Istanbul’s five best sights on this guided full-day tour. Fit all of the attractions at the top of your bucket list into one packed day, with the help of an expert local guide. Stroll Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet neighborhood, brimming with iconic buildings and storied streets. Tour the Blue Mosque, one of the most important sites in the Muslim world. Delve into history of the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Istanbul Hippodrome. And you won’t want to miss the and the bustling Grand Bazaar. This tour is limited to 14 people to ensure a quality tour experience. The tour does not cover pickup & drop off service and lunch service.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi), MeydanI Sok. No:46 Sultan Ahmet Mahallesi,, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Your action-packed full-day Istanbul sightseeing tour begins by meeting your guide at the meeting point (in front of Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum at Sultanahmet Square). Start with a brief orientation to the day ahead. Keep in mind the order of places may change from what is described below. 

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

Venture to the Blue Mosque, one of the most stunning sights in Istanbul. Admire its six signature minarets and many ornate Iznik tiles that come together to form its dazzling blue walls. Listen as your expert guide tells you about the fascinating history of this Ottoman-era mosque.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Then walk to the Hagia Sophia, an UNESCO-listed museum that was once a church and a mosque.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Next, stroll over to Topkapi Palace, a crown jewel of Istanbul. Explore its intricate corridors and intimate rooms where sultans once entertained elite guests—and were entertained by their harems. Your guide will point out interesting bits of backstory to the rooms, bringing to life this ornamental palace and museum.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Midway through the day, break for a the lunch which is on your own expense.  Move on to the Hippodrome, where you can admire a granite Egyptian obelisk that was a gift to Istanbul. At one point, this location marked the epicenter of the city’s sports life and also served as a political center.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Your final stop is also one of the most iconic: the Grand Bazaar. Stroll through its colorful alleys, more than 60 in all, in awe of the crafts, smells, sounds and sights. As one of the most famous souks in the world, you won’t want to miss this. Duck into leather, jewelry and ceramic stores as well as spice stalls and other unique outlets. After, bid farewell to your guide and the rest of your group when you tour concludes with a convenient drop-off by walking to the meeting point or the guide orients you where you would like to go on your own. Please note:  Grand Bazaar is closed Sundays. If your tour is on this day, an alternate, such as another market or more free time at the sights, may be provided instead.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Local English speaking professional guide
  • Walking tour (meeting point: Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum at Sultanahmet Square)
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Meeting point: Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum (Sultanahmet)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • 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 14 travelers
Departure Point

Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, Binbirdirek, Atmeydanı Cd. No:12, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey


Departure Time

9:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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