Explore Istanbul's fascinating history and magnificent architecture on a 4-hour sightseeing tour. Visit the city's most important landmarks, including the beautiful Hagia Sophia, stunning Blue Mosque, and lively Grand Bazaar.
What to Expect
Take a 4-hour sightseeing tour of Istanbul’s main attractions and explore its fascinating Byzantine and Ottoman history. The tour includes a pick-up and drop-off at your Istanbul hotel, and the services of a local guide.
Start at one of Istanbul's most important highlights, the Hagia Sophia, and admire one of the world's great architectural gems. The ancient Basilica dates back to the 4th century, and was the world’s largest cathedral for over 1,000 years. Today, it has been converted to a museum. Look at impressive features, such as the dome and minarets, as well as beautiful mosaics, paintings, and sculptures.
Continue to the symbol of Istanbul, the Blue Mosque. Beloved for its beautiful courtyard, and 6 impressive minarets, the mosque was completed in 1616, and takes its name from the splendid blue Iznik tiles that adorn its interior walls. Continue to the ancient Hippodrome, and explore the ruins that once hosted chariot races. Admire the 3 ancient monuments of the Obelisk of Theodosius, the Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine.
The last stop before your hotel drop-off will be Istanbul’s famous Grand Bazaar. Lose yourself in the maze of covered streets and passages, and explore more than 4,000 shops, selling jewelry, pottery, spices, carpets, and leather.
- Museum entrance fees
- Transportation by minivan
Know Before You Go
• The tour takes place twice daily, at 09:00 and 13:30. The tour takes approximately 4 hours, with a maximum of 10 people per group