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  • Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Highlights Tour

    1. Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Highlights Tour

    Explore Istanbul according to your own interests on a tailor-made sightseeing tour. A licensed guide will meet you in your hotel or port and work with you to create an itinerary that suits you best, leaving you satisfied that you have seen all of Istanbul. Marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, such as Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern on the first day. On day two, take the public ferry to Bosphorus to see both Istanbul’s European and Asian sides. From here, visit Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street and the spice market. Day three takes you on a walk through the streets of Fener-Balat neighboorhood. Enjoy a cable car ride and soak up views of Pierre Loti Hill, then visit Chora Church to see the mosaics and frescoes.

    Ayla hat uns pünktlich vom Hotel abgeholt und wir erlebten mit ihr den absolut schönsten Tag in Istanbul!! Sie hat ein unheimlich großes Wissen und kann dieses super interessant vermitteln. Wir können die Tour nur wärmstens weiterempfehlen! Vielen lieben Dank an Ayla!

  • Istanbul: 3-Hour Segway Tour

    2. Istanbul: 3-Hour Segway Tour

    Visit Istanbul's top sights on this Segway tour. Start the tour at Sultanahmet, traveling to Hippodrome Square, which has witnessed gladiator fights, chariot races and many riots. Then head to the Sultanahmet Mosque and admire its unique blue facade. Later, head to the Hagia Sophia, one of the most breathtaking examples of Turkish architecture, before continuing to Gulhane Park, the oldest and largest urban park in Istanbul, where you will stop for a break. Continue your tour through Constantine's Column, one of the most prominent examples of Roman art, before arriving at Beyazıt Square and Mosque. Then visit Şehzade Mosque, which is considered by architectural historians as Sinan's first masterpiece. Finish your tour by heading to the largest mosque in Istanbul, Suleymaniye Mosque.

  • Secrets of Istanbul: 5-Hour Walking Tour with Lunch

    3. Secrets of Istanbul: 5-Hour Walking Tour with Lunch

    Your 5-hour guided walk begins in Sultanhamet, in the heart of the main tourist area of Istanbul. From here you’ll head to the Blue Mosque, where you’ll admire the 6 minarets and stunning tiles that were made in Iznik, the birthplace of the Ottoman Empire. Next your guide will tell you about Hagia Sophia and the Roxana Baths before continuing on to the ancient Hippodrome. Hear about the famous obelisk that was shipped from Egypt to the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius in 6th century A.D. Walk along the ancient roadway past the Ottoman Parliament House and then make your way to the Grand Bazaar. Marvel at the labyrinth of streets lined with textiles and most every other kind of product as well! You can learn the local art of bargaining here. Enjoy a stroll to the nearby Sahaflar Book Market, where books were printed for the first time during the Ottoman era. Learn about Islam and its holy ...

    Salih is a fantastic guide! He is very knowledgable and personable. We absolutely loved the tour, and definitely will use him again. Highly recommended!

  • Istanbul: Guided Off-the-Beaten-Path Experience

    4. Istanbul: Guided Off-the-Beaten-Path Experience

    Your experience will begin with the ancient Hippodrome, where thousands of spectators were entertained and kept happy by the chariot races. Whilst there you will witness a cistern which was recently discovered in 2010, and you can navigate through the labyrinth of streets and passages that are home to more than 4,000 shops, which is known as the Grand Bazaar. You will soon take a break to experience traditional Turkish tea or coffee and a popular Turkish pastry called borek, all while enjoying the ancient practice of hookah at a favorite local hangout. Following that you'll visit Istanbul’s largest mosque, titled the Suleymaniye Mosque. It is an Ottoman Imperial mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul, and is breathtaking due to both its size and interior beauty. From the mosque you will visit a Spice Bazaar which is full of colors and the powerful aromas of exotic spices...

    Our guide was excellent, very friendly, knowledgeable and informative. Istanbul amazed us, definitely a must in to do list, we will come back. Thank you Ouz

  • Istanbul Personalized Tour and Private Guide 1-3 Days

    5. Istanbul Personalized Tour and Private Guide 1-3 Days

    Discover the extraordinary sights of Istanbul according to your own itinerary with a private guide for 1-3 days. Straddling 2 continents on the Bosphorus Straits, Istanbul was the capital of the Roman Empire and later Ottoman Empire. Today it’s the largest city in Turkey, and one of the most populous cities in the world with about 15 million inhabitants. Choose the attractions you want to see according to your own schedule, and avoid getting lost in the crowd. Guides can be booked for 1, 2 or 3 days, with the option to add on private transportation to transfer you from location to location at speed. Must-see monuments include the iconic Blue Mosque, former mosque of the Hagia Sophia, and stunning subterranean Basilica Cistern. Soak up the exciting atmosphere of the Grand Bazaar, and the enticing aromas of the Spice Market. Learn the history of Istanbul at Ottoman palaces, such as Dolm...

    A great service and the Guide was outstanding, knowledgeable and very flexible. Will use the service again, and if back in the same location (Istanbul and surrounding area) will work with same guide.

  • Istanbul: Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul & the Ottomans

    6. Istanbul: Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul & the Ottomans

    Meet at a cafe just opposite the Suleymaniye Mosque which stands in contrast against the modern buildings of Istanbul. This is Mimar Sinan’s Suleymaniye Mosque built in the classical Ottoman style and is still evocative of the power and splendor of its past. Enjoy a comprehensive 2-hour guided tour of Suleymaniye Mosque and its complimentary buildings with a professional guide. Afterwards, enjoy the courtyard for breathtaking views over Istanbul and get tips for a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood. End the tour with a cup of Turkish tea and talk about Suleyman the Magnificent and the royal Ottoman family's life in the 16th century.   

    Very nice tour, our guide Çiğdem was extremely knowledgeable, passionate about history and super helpful.. highly recommended!

  • Istanbul: Small-Group Street Food Tour with Local Guide

    7. Istanbul: Small-Group Street Food Tour with Local Guide

    Discover the highlights of Istanbul's culinary scene on this tour, which will take you to the places other tourists don't go. See the spice market, Eminonu, Tahtakale, Süleymaniye, a local market, and discover a traditional residential neighborhood. Your tour begins at the spice market, and your guide will take you around the authentic areas of the city. Visit restaurants where only locals eat, and see how everyday people live their lives. Explore a special local market brimming with all of the culinary products imaginable. The tour will also visit mosques and other historical buildings, if requested.

    Plenty of food will be sampled along the way: baklava, kebabs, desserts, Turkish delight, simit, Turkish tea, mezes, olives, delicatessen stops, pastrami, clotted cream, cheese, and more!

    We had a highly enjoyable and delicious tour of the Asian side of Istanbul, with our fantastic guide Cetin (an ex-chef!). The food we sampled was both local and full of flavors, and we really appreciated the range of flavors and tastes we were able to sample. Not only did we learn about the food we did try, but also a bit about other foods in other parts of the city that we should go back to try, and we got a nice list of great restaurants to try. I would definitely return for this again!

  • Skip the Line: Topkapı Palace Small-Group Tour

    8. Skip the Line: Topkapı Palace Small-Group Tour

    Experience the breathtaking beauty of Istanbul on a half-day, small-group tour, and learn more about the only city in the world that straddles 2 continents. Meet your guide by the Hagia Sophia in the Sultanahmet Fatih neighborhood on the European side of the city. Then, go to the nearby Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul’s largest mosque, built by the Ottoman Empire architect, Mimar Sinan. Considered one of the finest examples of imperial architecture in the city, the mosque features a courtyard of impressive grandeur, and a dome that was once the highest in the Ottoman Empire. Skip the long lines to Topkapı Palace, built by Sultan Mehmed II after he conquered Constantinople in 1453. Explore the magnificent former residence of the Ottoman sultans, and hear stories of royal extravagance, romance, retribution and executions, as well as the sinister plots of the harem!

  • Istanbul: Historical and Contemporary Islam 3-Hour Tour

    9. Istanbul: Historical and Contemporary Islam 3-Hour Tour

    Enjoy a special guided tour designed for people with a deep interest in Islam. Choose a private or a group tour, led by a knowledgeable guide, and delve into the history of Islam in Istanbul. Meet your guide in Karakoy and begin your conversation about the different orders of Islam and its spiritual teachings. Start your tour with a visit to Yeralti Cami, an underground mosque. Learn about the changes to Istanbul after the Ottoman conquest, and see how Byzantine churches were turned into mosques. Next you'll visit Arap Mosque, far from the tourist route, and see where locals perform their prayers. Take the train from the Golden Horn and enjoy panoramic views of the city over the seventh hill. Stroll through a traditional neighborhood, filled with old wooden houses to arrive at Suleymaniye Mosque. Feel its mystic atmosphere, learn about Islamic architecture, and admire the view from its...

  • Hidden Istanbul: 4-Hour Walking Tour

    10. Hidden Istanbul: 4-Hour Walking Tour

    Explore a different side of Istanbul on a 4-hour walking tour that takes in some of the city’s hidden sites. Learn more about the practice of Islam as you stop at mosques with your local guide. Explore street bazaars and taste the local cuisine. Walk to the Hippodrome of Meydani, where Byzantines enjoyed chariot races. See the Blue Mosque, an Istanbul landmark, before walking along Divanyolu, originally mapped out by Emperor Constantine as a road to Rome, more than 950 miles away. Explore the Grand Bazaar before making your way through local markets to the famous Old Book Bazaar. Visit Beyazit Camii Mosque to see the beautiful stone and wood craftsmanship and masterful stained glass windows. Pass Istanbul University, built by the reforming Ottoman Sultans, and learn about the education system in Turkey today. Marvel at the beauty of the Mosque of Süleyman the Magnificent. Vis...

    great guide, good knowledge about each site- needs more on the bigger picture and overall story of the city.

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What people are saying about Suleymaniye Mosque

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 253 reviews

Our guide was punctual, flexible, polite, knowledgeable w good command of English. We discussed my wishes before the trip and he was able to show us everything. We went to see Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topika Palace first courtyard, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Galata Bridge, Galata Tower, and a few sights along the Main Street leading to Taksim Square. It was interesting to see the old and the new parts of Istanbul. We did a lot of walking, along w tram and metro. My kids who are teenagers got a bit bored half way. This is my first private tour, it delivered my expectation as i only had one day. However compared to free guided tour guides which i had quite a few tours with in various cities, I have to say the free guides are more animated and have a lot more interesting stories to keep the group excited and concentrated at all time. Cost aside, take a private guide if you want a customized tour w lot of personal attention. Go w the free tour if you want more animation.

Salih is a fantastic guide! He is very knowledgable and personable. We absolutely loved the tour, and definitely will use him again. Highly recommended!

Very nice tour, our guide Çiğdem was extremely knowledgeable, passionate about history and super helpful.. highly recommended!

Worth the tour if you want to understand the history behind all the majestic places in Istanbul.

Ayla was great and guided us through the palaces and past the long tourist lines. Any time.