Private tour

Istanbul Old City to Grand Bazaar Tour

Activity provider: Ephesus Tour Company

Istanbul Old City to Grand Bazaar Tour

Activity provider: Ephesus Tour Company

From US$ 107.03 per person

Explore the history of Istanbul on a full-day guided tour of 4 of its most historic monuments. Visit the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, and end with a stroll around the Grand Bazaar.

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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup from centrally located hotels on European side of Istanbul.
Private group


  • Explore the ancient history of Istanbul and its everyday modern life
  • Visit the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar
  • Tour the Old City to see attractions such as the Ortaköy Mosque
Full description
See the highlights of Istanbul on a full-day sightseeing tour of the only city in the world on 2 continents. Visit the Blue Mosque to admire its minarets and iconic Iznik tiles that adorn its interior. Then, go to the ancient Hagia Sophia, built by the Emperor Justinian in 537 AD. Hear how the building served as a church and later mosque, and admire the Byzantine mosaics of the museum. Explore the former residence of the Ottoman sultans at Topkapi Palace overlooking the Golden Horn. Go for a walk in the grounds to get a stunning view of the Bosphorus. End at the Grand Bazaar and soak up the atmosphere of one of the world's largest covered markets.
  • Pickup/drop off service is provided from/to centrally located hotels at European side of Istanbul
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that the Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. For tours on these days, you will visit the underground Basilica Cistern instead
  • The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with the Spice Bazaar
  • Please note that the Blue Mosque will be closed to visitors between March 1 2018 and May 15 2018 due to renovations. During this time there will be no interior visit to the mosque and can be seen from the outside only
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Live History!

The tour was really nice and interesting! The guide was great, extremely prepared and attentive! Historical data and popular knowledge, great tips for eating ... everything was better than I imagined!

June 23, 2019

Product ID: 68127