Istanbul Bosphorus

Istanbul: Sightseeing Day Tour

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Key Details
Duration
8 hours
Skip the Line
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Live Guide
Spanish, English

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Pick-up from your hotel in Istanbul city center

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What You'll Do
  • Visit the Hagia Sophie
  • Admire the Blue Mosque
  • See the shops in the Grand Bazaar
Overview
Take a hassle-free tour of Istanbuls most famous attractions with your local guide to lead the way. You'll enjoy the magical Istanbul and its signature sights: the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace.
What to Expect
Enjoy a full day tour of the Sultanahmet area which is the UNESCO recognized heart of old Istanbul. Your local guide takes you 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. Have a look at its many unique decoration from Byzantine and Turkish periods.

Then you 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 you 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.

You then go to Grand Bazaar. Following introduction by your guide at a recommended store you will have some free time to browse its 1 200 spice and gold shops. After lunch at a local restaurant you visit the amazing Topkapi Palace which from 15th to the 19th Century was the principle residence of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Your guide gives a tour at the gardens halls where we view staggering collection of imperial and religious treasury golden thrones and emerald crowns. Next place to see is Hagia Irene Church (from outside). Your final place of interest is Church of Sergius and Bacchus today known as “Petit Hagia Sophia Mosque”. After the tour transfer back to the hotel.
What's Included
  • Skip the line admission fees for Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Pick up/drop off from/to city center hotels
  • Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
What's Not Included
  • Tip to the guide & driver (optional)
  • Beverage with meal
Know Before You Go
• In the rare event of lack of availability due to special events an alternative day or service may be advised.
• Full cancellation applies in the event of No-Show.
• Hotel pickups from outside of city center is upon availability and may require supplement fee.
• Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with the Chora Church Museum. Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and will be replaced with the Chora Church Museum. Blue Mosque is closed on Fridays untill 2 pm and may be replaced with Petite Hagia Sophia Church. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with authentic shops.

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