Istanbul walking tour through the Old City and the Bazaars
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Istanbul walking tour through the Old City and the Bazaars

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£122.00
Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 7 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Customize the itinerary according to your interest and needs
  • Join an exclusive and comprehensive tour led by a private guide
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of Istanbul
What to expect

Meet your tour guide at your hotel and visit the most important attractions of the Old City and the Bazaars:

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.

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.

Serefiye Cistern and Theodosius Cistern, this is second largest water storage unit of the ancient Byzantine city.

The Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world with over 4,000 shops.

Suleymaniye Mosque is the largest mosque in Istanbul and is as impressive on the inside as it is on the outside. In the garden behind the mosque you will visit a terrace which offers a lovely view of the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus.

Back Streets of Grand Bazaar and of Mahmut Pasha Bazaar, these are the most colorful streets of Istanbul both for shopping and for seeing daily life.

Spice Bazaar Mısır Çarşısı, this is a colorful indoor bazaar and has lots of shops offering a variety of spices, purses, flavored teas, Turkish delight, nuts, as well as ceramics and small souvenirs.

After tour your guide wil accompany you back to your hotel.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Private Tour
    • Professional Local Guide
    • Guided walking tour
    What's not included
    • Transportation
    • Museum/Attraction Tickets
    • Lunch, drinks
    • Gratuity
    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
    • Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays, due to regulations, live guide service is not available at Dolmabahce Palace
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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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