Guided tour

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Grand Bazaar Tour

4.4 / 5

86 reviews

Activity provider: City Of Sultans
Guided tour

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Grand Bazaar Tour

Activity provider: City Of Sultans

From US$ 49 per person

Discover magical city of Istanbul on this guided tour in an air-conditioned vehicle. Visit the world-famous Hagia Sophia Museum, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, and the Grand Bazaar. .

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Duration 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Japanese, English, French, German, Italian
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private group available


  • Encounter the Hagia Sophia
  • Admire the Blue Mosque, one of the biggest mosques of Istanbul
  • Wander through the Grand Bazaar
  • Encounter the Hippodrome
Full description

Be introduced to the city of Istanbul on this guided tour.Take pictures of the iconic Blue Mosque, enter the ancient Hagia Sophia, and peruse the colorful wares at the Grand Bazaar. Choose from a private or group tour. 

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in the city. Sit back and relax as your driver navigates to the Blue Mosque. Get out and admire its 6 minarets and ornate stained glass windows. 

Travel next door to the Hagia Sophia Museum. Explore this magnificent Byzantine Church that has transformed into a mosque. Appreciate its immense size and discover traces of its unique history. 

Head to the entrance of the Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest covered markets in the world. Hunt for bargains, haggle with shopkeepers, and capture picture of without a rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jeweler, leather goods, and souvenirs. 

  • Hotel pickup from centrally located hotels
  • All entrance fees to the museum and sites
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Air-conditioned luxury minibus
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Short skirts

Know before you go

  • The inner parts of the Grand Bazaar are closed on Sundays
  • The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia do not allow visitors during prayer times and special events. Some of the inner parts of the Blue Mosque are currently under renovation
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 86 reviews

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We had the most amazing experience with the tour. The blue mosque was closed on the day we went for the tour and they offered alternatives and was very responsive and supportive. They went above and beyond to make sure that we had the best experience. Highly highly recommend. Only thing I like to add is that there is no such thing as skip the queue in Hagia Sofia. If you are lucky the queue will be small.

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March 29, 2023

Our guide, Ozgur was exceptional! He brought history to life with his phenomenal wealth of information, his passion and enthusiasm - made for a great experience and introduction to Istanbul. Ozgur, was well organized, articulate in English, and made the tour interesting and fun for our multiple cultured tour.

March 29, 2023

Good explanation of Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. Stop at carpet shop was good for resting but stay a little too long. We were told Grand Bazaar was closed (went on Sunday) and went to a leather store instead with a fake fashion show and pushy salesman. Not sure the Grand Bazaar was actually closed as online hours say it’s open on Sundays.

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March 29, 2023

Product ID: 354181