Istanbul Classics You Can’t Miss
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Istanbul Classics You Can’t Miss

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 7 hours
Safety measures applied
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  • Join an exclusive and comprehensive tour led by a private guide
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of Istanbul
  • Customize the itinerary according to your interest and needs
What to expect

Meet your tour guide in your hotel or port and start the tour with the highlights of Istanbul:

Hagia Sophia is where the ancient cultures of East and West speak to you with clear voice. This building is a great blend of Christian and Islamic influence with beautiful interior of impressive mosaics and a very significant history. Built in the 6th century by the Emperor Justinian, it played a very important role in the Christian and Islamic World. After the Ottoman conquest the bells, the altar, the iconostasis and the sacrificial vessels were removed, and many of the mosaics were eventually plastered over to convert the church into a mosque.

The Hippodrome, where the chariot races were held during the Roman Empire.

The Blue Mosque, built in the early 1600s for Sultan Ahmet I, it is a truly magnificent masterpiece of architecture with amazingly delicate proportions for a building of such massive scale. The blue shade of the 27.000 pieces of Iznik quartz tiles give the mosque it’s popular name and 6 towering minarets give it its uniquely recognizable structure.

The Basilica Cistern is a subterranean wonder and one of the greatest of Istanbul’s surviving Byzantine sites, in fact it is a former water storage chamber.

The Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market are two colorful indoor bazaars with lots of shops offering a variety of spices, rugs, purses, flavored teas, jackets, Turkish delight, nuts, as well as ceramics and small souvenirs.

Topkapi Palace: more than just an imperial residence of Ottoman sultans, it was the seat of the Supreme Executive and Judiciary Council for almost 400 years. Topkapi Palace is a great monument of Oriental architecture, which houses exhibits of art, books, jewels, plates, costumes and the Treasury and the Holy Relics.

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What's included
  • Guided tour
  • Private tour
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips (optional)
  • Roundtrip transportation
Where

Alemdar, Basilica Cistern, Yerebatan Caddesi, Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Meeting point:

Your guide will be wearing a tour guide badge.

What to remember
  • Prices are per group (1-8 people) and not per person
  • Museum tickets are not included in the price of this tour and children under 7 can get free entrance tickets in museums: please make sure that you have the passport of children as museums will verify their ages for free tickets
  • Your guide will meet you in hotels in the areas of Sultanahmet, Taksim, Beyoglu, Ortakoy, Laleli, Sisli and Besiktas and start the tour from there. If your hotel or place of stay is outside these areas, by talking with your local service supplier, you can arrange a pick-up point or set a meeting point with your guide
  • Your tour guide will make necessary changes such as switching/swapping sites when the museums are closed
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, Hagia Sophia entrance will be restricted during praying time, the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and the Blue Mosque is closed until 2pm on Fridays
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When
  • Every day at 9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00am
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Provider
Guided Istanbul Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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