Explore the History and Culture of Istanbul Half-Day Tour

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From $65.48

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Discover the wonderful history and fascinating culture of Istanbul, Turkey, with this afternoon tour that takes you to some of the city's most popular landmarks amongst both tourists and locals. Get picked up at your hotel in Istanbul, then depart for the first stop of the tour, Topkapi Palace. Also known as the Seraglio, this museum, which was formerly used as an official residence of sultans during the Ottaman era, is filled with a jewel-filled treasury and opulent design that gives you a peek into its past. Check out the stunning architecture of the Hagia Irene Church, with a dome 35 meters high and peaked roofs on all four corners. Learn about Istanbul as you explore the Caferağa Medresseh, an educational institution built in 1559, with your English-speaking tour guide. Your last stop for the tour is Sogukcesme Street, a small street in Istanbul's Sultanahmet neighborhood filled with beautiful historic houses, before you get dropped off back at your hotel.

What's Included

English speaking tour guide

Entrance fees.

Pick up and Drop off from the hotels (by air-conditioned mini buses)

What's Not Included


Personal expenses


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 7
  • YOUTH: Age: 8 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 120

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Topkapi Palace
Our transfer will pick you up from hotel which you are staying and you will visit the following sights with an experienced and licensed professional guide.

The Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi) is a large palace in Istanbul, Turkey, that was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years (1465-1856) of their 624-year reign.
As well as a royal residence, the palace was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments. It is now a major tourist attraction and contains important holy relics of the Muslim world, including Muhammed's cloak and sword. * Treasury and Harem sections in Topkapi Palace are not included in the program and are due to extra entry.

2 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Hagia Irene Museum
Hagia Irene or Hagia Eirene, sometimes known also as Saint Irene, is a Greek Eastern Orthodox church located in the outer courtyard of Topkapı Palace in Istanbul. It is one of the few churches in Istanbul that has not been converted into a mosque. The Hagia Irene today operates as a museum and concert hall.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Caferaga Medresesi
The Caferağa Medresseh is a former medrese, located in Istanbul, Turkey, next to the Hagia Sophia. It was built in 1559 by Mimar Sinan on the orders of Cafer Ağa, during the reign of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Sogukcesme Sokak
Soğukçeşme Sokağı is a small street with historic houses in the Sultanahmet neighborhood of Istanbul, Turkey, sandwiched in-between the Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Palace. The car-free zone street is named after the fountain situated at its end towards Gülhane Park.

and of your tour our transfer drop back you to your hotel in istanbul city canter aroun 17.00 and your tour will be over

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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