1. Turkey
  2. Istanbul
  3. Hippodrome, Istanbul

Istanbul: Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia

Product ID: 900
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Explore Istanbul's most wondrous monuments including Saint Sophia and the Basilca Cistern on this afternoon tour of the historic city. Stroll through the ancient streets of the Grand Bazaar and sift through tiny treasures created by local craftsmen.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Your centrally-located hotel in Istanbul.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore some of Istanbul's most breathtaking sites
  • Stroll the streets of the Old Bazaar
  • Admire the architectural beauty of the Basilica Cistern
  • Sift through tiny treasures created by local craftsmen
  • See the amazing Hagia Sophia
Full description
Begin the tour of the Sultanahmet district in the heart of old Istanbul at Hagia Sophia. Built by Emperor Justinian in the 6th century AD, this church is a marvel of world architecture. Its massive dome dominates the skyline of old Istanbul. It is famous for its mosaics including glittering portraits of emperors and empresses.

Then discover the Basilica Cistern, s the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul; was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.

Explore the Grand Bazaar which was the commercial heart of the old city. Its 4,000 shops are full of treasures including carpets and kilims, silks, jewelry, ceramics, icons, and leather goods.
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
  • Pick-up and drop-off (from/to your hotel or the pier)
What’s Not Included
  • Customary tips
  • Personal expenses

When you get there

Know before you go
• The tour operator reserves the right to change the tour itinerary due to unexpected conditions
• Please re-confirm your booking 24 hours prior to tour departure