Guided tour

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Dolmabahçe & Topkapi 1-Day Tour

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Dolmabahçe & Topkapi 1-Day Tour

From $70.13 per person

Explore three of Istanbul's main attractions in one day. Take a guided tour at Hagia Sophia, Dolmabahçe Palace & Topkapi Palace with expert guides.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover three of Istanbul's most iconic landmarks in one-day with guided tours at each building
  • Visit the Hagia Sophia, and learn about its various uses throughout the centuries
  • Explore the Tokpapi Palace, home to many Ottoman sultans
  • Admire the elegance of the Dolmabahçe Palace
Full description
First, meet your guide in front of Hagia Sophia and hear a short historical briefing of the Old City before beginning your guided tour. Learn about the building's role throughout the eras of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Discover its history as a church, mosque, and modern museum while admiring its stunning architecture. Next, make your way to Topkapi Place and discover the historic home of the Ottoman sultans. Skip the line and take a 1-hour tour of one of the most historically significant buildings in Turkey. Explore the palace grounds, courtyards, and hear more about its past residents. After some free time, make your way to Dolmabahçe Palace, the largest residence of the imperial family of the Ottoman Empire. Meet your guide outside the monument and enter with your skip-the-line admission ticket. Take a guided tour of the stunning interiors. Learn about how the palace was built and admire the elegant collection of Baccarat and Bohemian chandeliers.
  • English speaking certified tour guides
  • Skip-the-line tickets for sites mentioned
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Transportation from Topkapi to Dolmabahce
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your guide who will be holding an "Istanbul Tourist Pass" umbrella or similar at Sultanahmet BigBus stop, in front of the Hagia Sophia at 10:15 AM sharp. Topkapi Palace meeting point: In front of the Carpet Museum (Halı Müzesi), outside the palace at 11:30 AM. Dolmabahçe Palace meeting point: In front of the clock tower outside Dolmabahçe Palace at 3:30 PM.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour must be done in the order outlined above as tickets are pre-reserved
  • Tokpapi Palace is located beside the Hagia Sophia, so you can easily access it after your first tour
  • For the Dolmabahçe Palace in the afternoon, take the T1 tram from Gulhane station to the last stop (Kabatas). It takes 20 minutes to get to Kabatas. Dolmabahçe Palace is 5 minutes walking from this stop
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