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Full-Day Istanbul City Package Tour

2.7 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: TravelShop Turkey

Full-Day Istanbul City Package Tour

Activity provider: TravelShop Turkey

From US$ 93.31 per person

Discover the famous sights in Istanbul on this full-day tour of the city. Admire the architecture at Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, visit the ancient Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Turkish
Pickup included
Pick-up transfer from your hotel in Istanbul at approximately 09:00


  • Enjoy a full-day historical tour of Istanbul
  • Visit Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest architectural marvels
  • Learn about the history of the Ottoman sultans at the Topkapı Palace
  • Admire the beautiful interior decoration of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, known as the Blue Mosque
  • See the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine at the ancient hippodrome
Full description
After breakfast between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM, get picked up from your hotel. Visit Topkapi Palace, the great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, 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. Across from St. Sophia, built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is the Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque, known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. The Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments: the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine. Then visit the Hagia Sophia, previously known as the Church of Divine Wisdom, simply the best of its kind. Hagia Sophia is the greatest surviving example of Byzantine Architecture. For 1,000 years it was the largest church in the world, decorated with stunning 6th-century golden mosaics. Today it is a mosque. Enjoy a lunch break at 1:00 PM. After lunch, experience the traditional silk weaving skills of Turkish women at the carpet weaving courses provided by The Ministry of National Education. You will get the opportunity to see jewelry, the handcrafts center, and a modern leatherwear show. Enjoy the experience of shopping while gaining knowledge of the ancient craftsmen with a local guide of knowledge who will teach you how to haggle on the streets of Istanbul. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul.
  • Pick-up transfer from your hotel in Istanbul at approximately 08:30
  • Guided full-day Istanbul city tour
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Return transfer to your hotel at approximately 16:00
  • Food
  • Drinks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headscarf

Know before you go

  • Please do not forget to carry a scarf to wear in the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Mosque.
Customer reviews

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2.7 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Wonderful tour

Overall it was a very good tour. They pick us up on time and we get into a small group. The guide is good at explaining things, we got lots of informations for him. Lunch is delicous as well. The only regretfull part is we dont have enough time to shop at grand bazaar.

September 27, 2017

Too much walking

September 25, 2019

Guide was terrible. Her English was absolutely out of order. We paid much too much for nothing Never again !!!

January 16, 2019

Product ID: 12728