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Istanbul City Sightseeing Tour

US$ 44.72 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • This tour offers the perfect introduction to Istanbul
  • Entrance fees for the Blue Mosque, The Byzantine Hippodrome and St Sophia are all included
  • Shop at the Grand Bazaar – Istanbul’s bustling market
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off is included and the tour is led by an English-speaking guide
  • There is the option to have this tour as a private tour – allowing you more interaction with your guide

Overview

On this wonderful Istanbul sightseeing tour explore the city's highlights as you visit St. Sophia Church; a glorious Byzantine monument, the Blue Mosque; famous for its architecture as well as its blue tiles and the Byzantine Hippodrome; where chariot races were once held.

For shopping enthusiasts, the Grand Bazaar offers great variety. It is arguably Turkey’s largest covered market with nearly 4000 shops!

This Istanbul tour is a must for those wanting to discover Istanbul’s rich history and culture and much, much more.

Itinerary

This tour is available in two options - as a coach tour and a private tour. A private tour gives you greater flexibilty and allows for more interaction with your guide.

You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul in the morning and accompanied by an English-speaking guide will visit:

St. Sophia Church: Once a church, then a mosque and now a museum, it is one of the major attractions of Istanbul. The interior is decorated with awe-inspiring Byzantine mosaics.
The Blue Mosque: It was built by the Ottoman architect, Sedefkâr Mehmet Aga. With its six minarets and many domes, the mosque is worth a visit.
The Byzantine Hippodrome: It was the heart of Constantinople's political and sporting life and the scene of games and riots through 500 years of Ottoman history.
• The Grand Bazaar: This is where you can pick-up beautiful Turkish carpets, glazed tiles, pottery, leather apparel, alabaster bookends and all sorts of interesting knickknacks.

The tour ends at your hotel.

Find the hotel pick up list. Download the list of Hotels

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Istanbul is indeed amazing !It is a journey from Greek to Roman To Ottoman to Modern times !The History of Hagia Sofia, The Grandure of Blue Mosque, The wonder collection at... DR RANJANA P JOSHI

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

3 hours (approx)

Start time

Start Time: 0930h (9:30am)
Duration: 3 hours (approx)

Meeting point

Your hotel in central Istanbul.
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel in Istanbul

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entrance fee
  • Coach Tour (English-speaking guide)
  • Private Tour (English or German-speaking guide)

Exclusions

  • Lunch

Do/Dont's

Please wear comfortable shoes as there is a moderate amount of walking to be done on this tour.

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm departure details.
St. Sophia is closed on Monday & Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday and on Turkish religious holidays, so these attractions are substituted with others on these particular days.
Since the hotel is in Asia Part the service will be on private basis and will be charged from private tour rates.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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