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Istanbul Old City Tour

Explore Istanbul’s most visited places such as the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, and Grand Bazaar. Enjoy a full-day experience with a knowledgeable guide in a small group.



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Free cancellation

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Hotel pickup available

Convenient pickup from your hotel


7 hours

Live tour guide

English, French, German

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  Enjoy a customised full-day group tour with your own local guide.
  Visit Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia (from outside), the Blue Mosque, and Sultanahmet Square.
  Experience shopping with locals in the world-famous Grand Bazaar.
  Learn the history of the Byzantines, Ottomans, and modern Turks.
  Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.

Inclusions / Exclusions

  Shared hotel pickup from central Istanbul hotels (Taksim, Besiktas and Sultanahmet areas only) and drop-off
  Visit to Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Square and Grand Bazaar.
  Entrance ticket to Topkapi Palace
  Lunch in a local restaurant
  English speaking guide
  Hagia Sophia Entrance Fees


Start your day with pick up from your hotel between 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM, in an air-conditioned vehicle. Below is a typical itinerary for this tour.
Topkapi Palace
Center of administration of the Ottoman Empire for centuries.
Entrance Ticket Included • 1 hour
Pass by Hippodrome Square, German Fountain and Obelisk of Theodosius. Walking tour. Duration: 45 mins.
Hagia Sophia
1400 years old Byzantine cathedral. Pass by Hagia Sophia.
Entrance Ticket Not Included
Turkish style meal served at a local restaurant. (Vegetarian food is also available.)
Entrance Ticket not applicable • 1 hour
Blue Mosque
Most iconic mosque of Turkey with 6 minarets built during the reign of Sultan Ahmet I.
Free Entrance • 1 day 21 hours
Grand Bazar
One of the largest and oldest covered markets in the World with more than 58 streets and over 1200 shops. Free admission.
Free Entrance • 1 hour
Tour ends around 4:30 PM. Post that, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel.

Activity options / variants

Shared tour option [TURACT01/01]

7 hours • Live tour guide • English

8:30 AM

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Private tour option [TURACT01/02]

7 hours • Live tour guide • English, French, German

8:00 AM, 8:15 AM, 8:30 AM, 8:45 AM, 9:00 AM, 9:15 AM, 9:30 AM, 9:45 AM, 10:00 AM

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Important Information

Know before you book
•   Pick-up from hotels outside of Taksim, Besiktas and Sultanahmet areas is not possible.
•   The Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays.
•   The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
•   Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque have paryers on Fridays. So it may be very crowded, and it may not be possible to go inside.
•   Not suitable for wheelchair users.
•   The itinerary given is only a tentative flow of the tour. It may be changed at the discretion of guide / local team, due to a host of local factors.
•   Pick up timing mentioned is tentative only. More accurate pick up timing will be conveyed to you a day before the tour.
What to bring / wear
•   Modest clothing with shoulders and legs covered for mosque visit.
•   Headscarf.
•   Comfortable shoes.
•   Passport or ID card for children to avail reduced entrance ticket.
•   Cash for shopping in Grand Bazaar.

Cancellation Policy

Free Cancellation up to 24 hours before
You may cancel this booking for free up to 24 hours before pick up timing. Post that, it'll be non-refundable.
Up to 1 day before: 0% of price
Within 1 day of service start: Non-refundable

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