Guided tour

Istanbul: Half-Day Highlights Guided Tour

Istanbul: Half-Day Highlights Guided Tour

From $64.49 per person

Discover the highlights of Istanbul on a half-day guided tour and travel back to the days of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Get acquainted with the city’s historical and cultural heritage.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish


  • Marvel at the minarets and tiles of the Blue Mosque
  • Visit one of the oldest covered markets in the world
  • See the remains of the Hippodrome of Constantinople
Full description
Discover the historic treasures of the Sultanahmet district and go to the Hagia Sofia to admire the Byzantine mosaics inside the 6th-century church built by the Emperor Justinian. Get up close to the Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque, where the tomb of the sultan Ahmed I is located. Move on to the Hippodrome of Constantinople to see where the chariot races and political gatherings took place during the Byzantine and Ottoman eras. Wander amongst the stalls of the Grand Bazaar and haggle for bargain prices on jewelry, carpets, leather goods and antiques inside one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world.
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Hagia Sophia
  • Food and beverages
  • Hotel drop off
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that the Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
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Product ID: 74492