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Cover all the top sights of Istanbul on a single city tour with pickup and drop-off. This tour is great for first-time visitors or those with a short time to spend in the Turkish city. Learn about the city’s history, architecture, and modern day culture through guided commentary and visits to sites such as the Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia, and the Blue Mosque.
Comprehensive city tour covers all the highlights of Istanbul
Listen to engaging guided narration as you travel
Transportation via bus with pickup and drop-off
Istanbul Old City
Departure Point Traveler pickup is offered Departure Point: Taksim hotels – Sultanahmet hotels – Karakoy hotels – Aksaray hotels – Topkapi hotels
,Important note :Hotel pick-up & drop-off service are available only from the hotels located in the city center. There may be an extra charge for transportations from other locations or airport. Dates: See Availability Return point: Taksim hotels – Sultanahmet hotels – Karakoy hotels – Aksaray hotels – Topkapi hotels
Enjoy a Full Day tour of the Sultanahmet area which is the UNESCO recognized heart of old Istanbul. Our local guide takes us to Hagia Sophia. Built in 537 AD as world’s first large dome building it was the religious focal point of the Orthodox Church before its conversion in a Muslim Mosque. We have a look at its many unique decoration from Byzantine and Turkish periods.
Duration: 1 hour Admission
Then we enjoy a short walk to Blue Mosque. Built in 17th century it owes its fame to the exquisite blue Iznik Tiles on its walls. Hippodrome is next to here where we see an Egyptian Obelisk and Serpent Column where once horse chariots races of the Eastern Roman Empire took. Next, you will see the German Fountain which was a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2. Listen the stories of his liaison with the orient
Duration: 40 minutes Admission
Hippodrome is next to here where we see an Egyptian Obelisk and Serpent Column where once horse chariots races of the Eastern Roman Empire took. Next, you will see the German Fountain which was a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2. Listen the stories of his liaison with the orient
Duration: 30 minutes Admission
We then go to Grand Bazaar. Following introduction by our guide at a recommended store we will have some free time to browse its 1 200 spice and gold shops.
Duration: 1 hour
Admission Ticket Free
Next place to see is Hagia Irene Church (from outside). Our final place of interest is Church of Sergius and Bacchus today known as “Petit Hagia Sophia Mosque”. To see these things with a great guide…well, you will never be quite the same again. After the tour transfer back to the hotel
Duration: 10 minutes Admission
Ticket Not Included
After lunch at a local restaurant we visit the amazing Topkapi Palace which from 15th to the 19th Century was the principle residence of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Our guide gives a tour at the gardens halls where we view staggering collection of imperial and religious treasury golden thrones and emerald crowns.
Duration: 3 hours Admission