Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day or Full Day Private Walking Tour

Duration: 5 to 8 hours
Destination: Turkey, İstanbul, Istanbul
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

The best choice for any first timer, Top sites of Old Istanbul, is a half-day and optional full day private tour. Discover what has made Istanbul such a majestic and historically significant city by hitting all of the hot spots and then some!

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque) Also known as the Sultan Ahmet Camii (or Sultan Ahmed Mosque), this breath-taking building is one of the most majestic Ottoman mosques in all of Turkey

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Hagia Sophia is one of the most impressive museums of Istanbul; built as a Christian church, then converted into a mosque, now serving as a museum.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

The Hippodrome of Constantinople was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Basilica Cistern, Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3, Istanbul 34410 Turkey

This subterranean structure was commissioned by Emperor Justinian and built in 532. The largest surviving Byzantine cistern in İstanbul, it was constructed using 336 columns, many of which were salvaged from ruined temples and feature fine carved capitals

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Grand Bazaar Jewelers, Alemdar Mah. Bab-I Ali Cad. Guran Han No:34 D. 4, Istanbul 34110 Turkey

Visit one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world - Istanbul's Grand Bazaar

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off with public transportation if necessary
  • Private walking tour with an official tour guide
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees of the museums
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Blue Mosque is under restoration and you may visit Blue Mosque or switch with Nuri Osmaniye Mosque
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with Spice Bazaars
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and Half day tour is available on Tuesdays or will be replaced with Bosphorus Tour for full day tours
  • On Religious Fests Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar are closed; May 13th,14th, 15th, July 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23th in 2021
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant, Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:6, 34400 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered
Our guide can meet you at receptions of the hotels located in Besiktas, Taksim, Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Beyazit, Macka, Galata, Karakoy neighborhoods. And tour guide will use tram, metro, taxi to the old city. Tour does not include private a vehicle to be with you all day.

Please provide your hotel details or shore details for the booking.

Ports

  • Sarayburnu
  • Main Port



Return Details

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

Voucher info

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

Duration

5 to 8 hours

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

User's Reviews

Justin F M

31 Dec, 2019

We had an amazing time. We had a small child (one year old) with us and our guide was kind, patient, and friendly. We had an amazing time.

SARAH S N A

15 Apr, 2019

Tour guide JumAli was amazing , kind and very informative. He treated us like his Family. He was so patient and humbble. He has lots of good tips about Istanbul. And took us to a place where locals eat in the grand Bazaar. Amazing Kebaps

Nasrina Issa M

01 Jan, 2018

The tour was amazing. Our guide Emre was very friendly and had extensive knowledge of all the places we visited. I highly recommend him. The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are a must see when in Istanbul.

Amanda O

25 Sep, 2017

We decided on taking the full day, 8 hour tour and we were very glad that we did. It was a wonderful day filled with so many of the sites in the old Istanbul area. It wouldn't have been nearly as fun and interesting without our tour guide Yunun. He made the experience very special. His wealth of knowledge of the sites as well as the past history and current events of his subject matter were impressive. Even though we covered a lot of ground with few rest stops, our choice, he was patient, interesting, accommodating, genuine and relaxed the entire day. We have family planning a visit to Istanbul as well as a return visit ourselves and will definitely be requesting Yunun for any tours we plan to take. Thank you Yunun, you are a treasure!!!

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