Guided tour

Istanbul Highlights Tour: Half-Day Afternoon

3.3 / 5

3 reviews

Activity provider: ISTANBUL WALKS

Istanbul Highlights Tour: Half-Day Afternoon

Activity provider: ISTANBUL WALKS

From US$ 58.41 per person

Led by an experienced guide, spend an afternoon wandering through the major sights of Istanbul. Experience Turkey's cultural history in Topkapı Palace, and glimpse the bygone Ottoman Empire at Hagia Irene Church.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available from centrally-located Istanbul hotels within Taksim Square, Şişli, Beşiktaş, Sultanahmet, and Fatih neighborhoods.
Small group
Limited to 5 participants


  • Visit the Topkapı Palace, Hagia Irene Church, Caferaga Medrese and Sogukcesme Street
  • Experience the vast cultural history of Istanbul in the Topkapı Museum
  • Learn about the Byzantine church of Hagia Irene
Full description
Discover the delights of Istanbul in an afternoon walking tour. Visit the Topkapı Museum, the most important museum in Turkey, and home to prized ancient relics like jewelry, porcelain, and artifacts from the Ottoman period. If you want to learn the rich history of Istanbul, this is a vital point of the tour. With the advantage of a knowledgeable guide, you'll learn the information and stories behind the artifacts. Next your guide will take you to the Hagia Irene Church. The exterior of this fabulous Byzantine structure offers you a glimpse into the bygone Ottoman Empire. Finally, see other points of interest including Caferaga Medrese and Sogukcesme Street.
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Topkapı Palace is closed on Tuesdays, it will be replaced with Dolmabahçe Palace
  • Caferaga Medrese is closed on Mondays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.3 /5

based on 3 reviews

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Great guide but tour not complete

The guide woman was super professional but the tour wasn't complete. Instead of Hagia Irene there was little blue mussel and after Topkapi the tour was over. I had to point out that my voucher still says Grand Bazaar then I was dropped off there by bus.

July 15, 2014

June 3, 2018

July 1, 2018

Product ID: 18117