Guided tour

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Grand Bazaar Tour

4.6 / 5

36 reviews

Activity provider: City Of Sultans

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Grand Bazaar Tour

Activity provider: City Of Sultans
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From £40.98 £22.54 per person

Receive a 4-hour introduction to the magical city of Istanbul. Visit the world-famous Hagia Sophia Museum, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, and the Grand Bazaar, with a licensed professional tour guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Encounter the Hagia Sophia
  • Admire the Blue Mosque, one of the biggest mosques of Istanbul
  • Wander through the Grand Bazaar
  • Encounter the Hippodrome
Full description

Like most visitors to Istanbul, especially first-time visitors; you will want to see and photograph the Blue Mosque. Complete with its 6 minarets and ornate glass windows, this site is a must when visiting Istanbul. Following that, you will travel next door to the Hagia Sophia Museum. A magnificent Byzantine Church, it is one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world.  After the Hagia, you'll find your way to the entrance of the Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest covered markets in the world. In addition to its historical importance, it's a bazaar that will tempt even those without an interest in shopping with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather, and souvenirs.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup from centrally located hotels
  • All entrance fees to the museum and sites
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Air-conditioned luxury minibus
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Head covering or kippah

Not allowed

  • Short skirts

Know before you go

  • The inner parts of the Grand Bazaar are closed on Sundays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5

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Amazing tour. Our guide Ali knew everything we wanted to know and was helpful, cared for us, super nice and gave us the best tips for the city. Only bad thing was we couldn’t see the Blue Mosque since it was Friday (they gather to pray so the mosques close early) but it was well replaced with the hippodrome and the cistern. Totally recommend!

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10 June 2022

Absolutely amazing tour! We were taken on a walking tour around the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market. We were also shown traditional Turkish rug artisans at work, which was fascinating. Our guide, Baris was fantastic - he gave the full history and background of each place visited and answered all our questions. Couldn't have asked for a better tour or guide! Cannot recommend enough :)

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11 May 2022

Our Guide, Barish, was loaded with insight Information and explain it to the Group în a very fluid way and easy to understand sentences. He took the Time and patience to answer to all of our question along the tour. A nice person with a nice spirit. Good humour too. WE had a good Time and found out things that otherwise we would not have idea about them. Excellent Guide. Highly recommend it!

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4 May 2022

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