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Istanbul: 7 Hours Highlights Tour Include Entry Fees&Lunch

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9 reviews

Activity provider: My Local Guide Istanbul

Istanbul: 7 Hours Highlights Tour Include Entry Fees&Lunch

Activity provider: My Local Guide Istanbul
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Tick all the top sites of Istanbul in your bucket list with this tour with the accompany of your profesional licensed english speaking guide. All the tickets included and no waiting in the lines.

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Duration 7 hours
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Limited to 10 participants


  • Cover Istanbul's most popular sites with the company of a professional licensed guide on a fully guided tour
  • Visit Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya), Blue Mosque, Orient Express train station, Galata Bridge and Spice Bazaar
  • Hear the stories of the Roman Hippodrome (including Egyptian Obelisk and Serpent Column German Fountain) and Constantine’s Column along the way
  • Marvel the stories of Harem of the Sultan and the secrets of concubines&eunuchs
  • Visit the Topkapi palace which hosted Ottoman Empire for 400 years
Full description
This is a fully guided tour inside the Topkapi palace ( Ottoman Parliament House for 400 years ), The Harem, Aya Irine Church museum, Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya), Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Konstantine Forum and Grand Bazaar. Along the way, stop to hear the stories of the Roman Hippodrome (including the Egyptian Obelisk and Serpent Column German Fountain), mausoleums of Ottoman sultans and Constantine’s forum where it is believed the True Cross is buried under. Take a break for lunch and enjoy traditional Turkish cuisine in a friendly setting at a non-touristy restaurant where your gourmet guide will choose some memorable food for you. 
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Entrance fees to Topkapi palace, Harem and Aya Irine Church museum.
  • Two-course lunch including a variety of mezes
  • Freshly baked pide bread and a main course of assorted kebabs or vegetarian casserole and one non-alcoholic drink per person
  • One soft drink at lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for the guide
  • Entry fee to Basilica Cistern ( 190 TL pp)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Fuego Cafe & Restaurant Alemdar mah. Incili Cavus Sokak. No: 15A Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Grand Bazaar is close on Sundays. It will be substituted with Spice Bazaar and tour will end at Spice Bazaar on Sundays only.
  • Please bring the ID of your kids who are age 6 or below
  • Please be ready at the meeting point at tour starting time 09:00 am.
  • This tour involves entering mosques. Ladies and gentlemen will be required to dress appropriately by covering their shoulders and ensure coverage past their knees. Ladies will need to cover their heads. Scarfs will be available at the mosque, but feel free to bring your own scarf to use. In addition, for your convenience it will be best to wear shoes that are easy to remove
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Interesting tour with lots of information. The tour is long & can be tiring, but we were able to customise our itinerary a little with the guide, who also sorted out a slight case of miscommunication for us as to what was included. The lunch was lovely & the restaurant catered for a variety of dietary preferences.

August 1, 2022

It was worth every penny. We had Salih as our guide. He’s an easy-going interesting guy that gave us a lot of detail about every place we went. If you wanted to see something or buy something he made sure you got what you wanted. I would highly recommend the tour if you are short on time to cover the hot spots and with this guide. Well done!

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December 3, 2019

We had a great experience visiting the most important sites of Istanbul in a day! Our guide Salih had a great way to share a lot of historical information, was open for questions and added a great site to the program. We would really recommend hiring Salih as a guide. We will if we visit Istanbul again.

July 29, 2022


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