Day trip

Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome & Blue Mosque Tour

Activity provider: TOURMANIA

Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome & Blue Mosque Tour

Activity provider: TOURMANIA
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From US$ 48.91 US$ 39.13 per person

Immerse yourself in the rich history, heritage, and culture of Istanbul on this full-day tour of the city. Learn about the cultural treasures left over from the Ottoman and Byzantine Empires from your knowledgeable guide.

About this activity

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Duration 4 - 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Transfer service is offered to the Europen Side below Area; Taksim-Şişli-Sultanahmet-Aksaray-Beyazıt- Sirkeci-Beyoğlu.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the hard of Old City: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and the Hippodrome
  • Spend some time shopping for souvenirs at the Grand Bazaar, one of the world's largest covered market
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at an authentic Turkish restaurant
  • Visit Topkapi Palace with a licensed English-speaking guide
  • Marvel at the last remaining monuments at the complex, including the Obelisk
Full description
Experience the perfect immersion into Istanbul's wonderful history and culture with this comprehensive sightseeing tour of the busy city. In the morning, get picked up at your hotel by an air-conditioned vehicle, then immediately head off to the Blue Mosque, which is also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and check out the blue tiles of the interior that gave the mosque its current name. Next, spend some time shopping for memorable souvenirs at the Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s largest covered markets, before you rest and recharge with a delicious lunch at an authentic Turkish restaurant. In the afternoon, explore famous sites preserved from the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires and learn fascinating facts and stories from your English-speaking guide. Stop by the Topkapi Palace, the largest and oldest palace in the world, along with the Tombs of the Sultans in Hagia Sofia. See several small buildings that look like miniature mosques and contain lavishly decorated tombs of five different sultans and their extended families. Next, cross the busy Galata Bridge, which has restaurants and cafes underneath it open all day and night, to get to the Golden Horn, a magnificent inlet bordered by the city's domes and mosques. Finally, stop at Leander's Tower, one of the most iconic images of Istanbul, before you get dropped off back at your accommodation.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Expert guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch (only for full day tour option)
  • Drinks
  • Topkapi Palace Harem part

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. On this day of the week, the visit will be replaced with a trip to a shop selling authentic Turkish goods.
  • Because of the noon prayer on Fridays, you will only visit the outside of the Blue Mosque on Friday mornings.
  • Travelers will be given free time to explore the Grand Bazaar on their own.

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