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Istanbul Classics & Highlights Full-Day Tour

by Istanbul Walks
per adult Price is £62
Duration: {0} Duration: 8h Free cancellation Free cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

Impressive blue ink tiles at the Sultan Ahmed (Blue) Mosque

Hagia Sophia Museum & its Christianity & Muslim heritage

Monumental Topkapi Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Caferaga Medresseh, a former medrese in the city centre

Vibrant colours, handicrafts & spices at the Grand Bazaar

Highlights

Impressive blue ink tiles at the Sultan Ahmed (Blue) Mosque

Hagia Sophia Museum & its Christianity & Muslim heritage

Monumental Topkapi Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Caferaga Medresseh, a former medrese in the city centre

Vibrant colours, handicrafts & spices at the Grand Bazaar

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8:00 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 8h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is £61.85, taxes included

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Istanbul Classics & Highlights Full-Day Tour

Activity Location

Istanbul

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Istanbul


Description

Visit Istanbul's most unmissable sights during a tour that takes you to the Sultan Ahmed (Blue) Mosque and Hagia Sophia, among other breath-taking icons. A knowledgeable guide leads the way throughout this immersive, visually striking experience.

Your day begins with convenient hotel pick-up and a ride to your first stop, the impressive Sultan Ahmed Mosque, otherwise known as the Blue Mosque. Take in sights of its magnificent domes and towering spires, then admire the sparkling blue tiles that adorn its interior.

Continue your journey to the Hagia Sophia, originally built in 537 AD. Having served as an Orthodox and later Roman Catholic cathedral, the enormous complex was secularized and opened as a museum in 1935. Your guide shares stories that reveal its Christian and Muslim heritage during your visit. Next is Topkapi Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that served as a major residence for Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years.

Visit the Caferaga Medresseh, a former medrese, or educational institution, in the city centre. Built in 1559, this beautiful complex features numerous classrooms and elegant gardens in a courtyard. Cap your tour off with a stop at the world-famous Grand Bazaar, where vibrant colours, aromatic spices, and unique handicrafts are on full display. End the day with drop-off at your hotel.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Istanbul

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Istanbul hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Topkapı Palace is closed each Tuesday; on that day, the tour will visit Chora Museum in its place.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Istanbul hotels and old city hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.


Istanbul Classics & Highlights Full-Day Tour ratings based on 3 verified reviews

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5 out of 5

12 Dec 2017

I was initially a bit uncomfortable about having to walk for 8 hours for this tour as I expected bus ride to each attraction but later found out that actually all the attractions were on walking distance to each other. Absolutely enjoyed our walking tour at the end despite being dead tired, especially hospitality and knowledge of our lovely and lively tour guide.