Visit the top sites of Istanbul on a guided tour that takes you through centuries of history. Marvel at the beauty of the Blue Mosque, explore Topkapi Palace, home to Ottoman sultans, and find some unique bargains at the Grand Bazaar.
What to Expect
Your 6-hour tour begins in the morning with a short drive from your hotel to the the ancient Byzantine Hippodrome, where your guide will show you the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, and Fountain of Wilhelm II.
Afterwards you’ll visit the Blue Mosque, known for its 6 elegant minarets and blue Iznik tiles. See the Saint Sophia Museum, built as a church during the reign of Emperor Theodosius and destroyed in the fire of Nika Revolt in 532 A.D.
After a lunch break at a local restaurant (included in the tour price), you’ll visit the Topkapi Palace, the residence and administrative center of the Ottoman sultans.
You’ll also have the chance to shop for some Turkish handicrafts before the transfer back to your hotel.
- Admission fees
- Professional guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop off