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Back to the Old Ways: Half Day Tour of Istanbul’s Old City - Sultanahmet Square, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Grand Bazaar

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    5 Hours

  • Start time

    8am - 1:30pm

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    Grand Bazaar

Key Highlights

  • Explore the major historic highlights in Istanbul showcasing its old world charms
  • Take a stroll around the historic Sultanahmet Square and visit its major haunts
  • Feast your eyes on the turquoise spectacle, Blue Mosque
  • Marvel at the epitome of Byzantine architecture, Hagia Sophia
  • Lose yourself to the infectious vibe and innumerable stalls at the Grand Bazaar

Overview


Take in the highlights of Istanbul, a truly enchanting city that is full of history, culture and intrigue at every turn, with this short and sweet tour of a city referred to as a “god’s gift” by the Ottomans. Once the seat of the powerful Ottoman Empire, today Istanbul is home to more than 14 million people and a diverse range of cultures.  

Begin your tour by driving to the very heart of old Istanbul, Sultanahmet Square. Once the sporting and social centre of Constantinople with a huge horse racing circuit, it is now a beautiful square in the heart of the city that still houses the relics of the original structure. We’ll trail its key haunts and get a feel of the ambiance here that it is enveloped in, every single day. Marvel at architectural masterpieces such as the Blue Mosque, a striking visual spectacle with its blue-tiled interior, and Hagia Sophia, considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture, as your guide leads you to the city’s most spectacular landmarks before finishing the trip at Istanbul’s famous Grand Bazaar. Boasting over 4,000 shops and tiny cafés under its roof, it is believed to have the most individual stalls of any marketplace in the world.

Inclusions

  • Hotel Pick-up (Your ride’s on us!)
  • Tickets (We got it all covered!)
  • Guide

Exclusions

  • Hotel drop-off (We bet you’ll be out and about!)

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