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  3. Hagia Sophia

Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

Product ID: 50533
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See the sights of Istanbul that most interest you on a customized tour with private guide. Marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, such as Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours - 3 days
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

Pickup included

Pickup is available from centrally-located hotels in Istanbul, by your guide on foot.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Create a sightseeing tour of Istanbul that suits your interests
  • See the imperial residence of the Ottoman sultans, Topkapı Palace
  • Admire the blue Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque
  • See Basilica Cistern, the underground water storage from Roman period
  • Go to the former mosque and church turned museum at the Hagia Sophia
  • Shop for souvenirs in the world's oldest covered market, Grand Bazaar
  • Explore the Old City of Istanbul on foot
  • Marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires
Full description
Explore Istanbul according to your own interests on a tailor-made sightseeing tour. A licensed guide will meet you in your hotel or port and take you to the sights that you want to see.

Marvel at the iconic tiles and minarets of the Blue Mosque, built in the early 1600s for Sultan Ahmet I.

Feast your eyes on the mosaics of the Hagia Sophia, and discover a stunning and seemless blend of Christian and Islamic influences.

Amble through the world's largest (and oldest) covered market on a tour of the Grand Bazaar. See Basilica Cistern,underground water storage below ground.

Go to Topkapı Palace to see the last Imperial residence of the Ottoman sultans, and the seat of the Supreme Executive and Judiciary Council for 400 years.

Travel back further to the Byzantine Empire, when the city was known as “Constantinople” at the Hippodrome and its 4 monuments; the Fountain Of Wilhelm II, the Obelisk Of Theodosius, the Serpentine Column, and the Column Of Constantine.

Your guide will work with you to create an itinerary that suits, leaving you satisfied that you have seen all of Istanbul in a day.
Includes
  • Private licensed guide (English-, German-, Italian- or Spanish-speaking)
  • Pickup from centrally located hotels on foot
What’s Not Included
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Transportation (unless option booked)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

If your hotel is not centrally located, please meet your guide at the entrance to Basilica Cistern, Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. 1/3, 34110 Istanbul, Turkey.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Please note that the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays; Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays starting from October.
• The Blue Mosque is being renovated until end of 2020 so some parts of the ceiling might be temporarily covered.

From US$ 175.33 Per group up to 1

Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 176 reviews
Review summary
Service
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Organization
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Value for money
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Safety
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Guided Istanbul Tours

Product ID: 50533