Istanbul full-day old city tour
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Istanbul full-day old city tour

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$54.00
Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See the sights of Istanbul on an 8-hour tour with inclusive lunch
  • Admire the former church and mosque Hagia Sophia
  • Discover the site of Byzantine sports at the Roman Hippodrome
  • Explore the alleys of the Grand Bazar
What to expect

Visit six top Istanbul attractions in one day on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city.

This action-packed day includes a comprehensive tour of the historical Sultanahmet neighborhood, where many of the city’s finest architectural legacies and landmarks are found. Visit the Blue Mosque and museums of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, as well as Istanbul Hippodrome and the dazzling Grand Bazaar. A delicious 3-course lunch is also included halfway through the day.

These are the attractions you will visit in this tour:
Hippodrome: The former center for entertainment, sports and political activities in the city during the Roman and Bzyantine Empires. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi and the fountain of Willhelm II.
St.Sophia: The Church of Holy Wisdom, undoubtedly one of the greatest architectural creations in the World used as a mosque during the Ottoman era and serving as a museum today.
Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul and built in 17th century architecture, it is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets.
Grand Bazaar: The oldest and the largest covered market place in the world with nearly 4.000 shops full of rich collections of carpets, jewelry, leather and souvenirs.
Topkapi Palace: The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries, housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle and enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.
Please note that the Treasury and the Harem sections in Topkapi Palace are not included in the program and are due to extra entry.
Sultan's Tombs: There are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard of St. Sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of 16th century art, with purple, green, blue, and red flower motives. Princely robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Transfer (only from city center hotels on the European side of the city)
    • Guide
    • Lunch
    • All entry fees
    What's not included
    • Drinks at lunch
    • Personal expenses
    Where

    Gümüşsuyu, The Marmara Taksim, Osmanlı Sokak, Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye

    Meeting point:
    Meet the guide at the lobby of your centrally located hotel at the European side of the city.
    What to remember
    • Infants from 0-2 can join for free
    • Free transfers are offered from city centre hotels on the European side of the city
    • Please note that your tour will start between 7.30 am and 8.45 am, depending on your pick-up location. The tour operator will contact you after purchase to decide the starting time
    • Please provide your pick-up details at checkout
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    Provider
    B&B Turizm
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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