Full Day Highlights of Istanbul Old City incl Lunch & Tickets

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 7 hours

Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Discover Istanbul's rich Culture and history with our experienced guides. Skip the Museum Ticket Queues with your guide.

Visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar and Topkapı Palace. Lunch included.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

Lunch is included in the tour rate. Beverages will be under your own expenses.

Museum Tickets

Pick up & Drop Off from centrally located hotels on the European Side

Professional Licensed Guiding

What's Not Included


Gratuities (optional)

Visit to the Harem in Topkapi Palace is not included (own expense)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 9
  • ADULT: Age: 10 - 99

Additional Info

  • Disinfectants will be available in our vehicle for your use before entering and exiting your vehicle
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • On Double Seat in the vehicles, one of the seats will be left empty to help preserve Social Distancing
  • Our vehicles are disinfected daily at the end of each tour
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • * On Double Seat in the vehicles, one of the seats will be left empty to help preserve Social Distancing * Our tours will be operated with a maximum of 18 guests * The restaurants we use in the tours are Covid-19 Free Certified by the government and are
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travellers with walking difficulties
  • Our tours will be operated with a maximum of 18 guests
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • The restaurants we use in the tours are Covid-19 Free Certified by the government and are regularly inspected

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

Hagia Sophia Mosque
Pick up from the hotel and join the group. We begin our tour with a visit to Hagia Sophia Museum, which is considered one of the Eight Wonders of the World, occupies a unique place in the history of architectures one of the rare works of this size and age that still survives.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Blue Mosque
Our next visit will be The Blue Mosque, which takes its name from the world famous exquisite blue Iznik tiles decorating its interior. Also it is the only imperial mosque in the world that was originally built with six minarets.

Note: Blue Mosque is reserved for Prayer on Fridays. On Fridays, we visit the mosque from the exterior.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

We continue to the Hippodrome Square, the sporting and social center of old Byzantium, held 100,000 spectators and featured objects from all corners of the empire such as the Egyptian Obelisk, and the Serpent Column.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kapali Carsi
Brief Handicrafts Presentation & Lecture (Optional Attendance) next to the Grand Bazaar. Free time to explore Grand Bazaar on your own. Meeting back and drive to Lunch.

Note: Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. On Sundays we visit Nuruosmaniye Street around Grand Bazaar since Grand Bazaar is closed.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Lunch (Beverages under your own expenses)

Homemade Olive Oil Marinated Seasonal Vegetables, Traditional Fried Pastry Roll with Cheese "Sigara Beurreck" , Seasonal Garden Greens Salad, Traditional Grilled Meatballs "Kofte" served with rice and boiled Seasonal Vegetables, Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter
*Vegeterian menu is also available

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Topkapi Palace
Then we visit the Topkapı Palace, the residence of early and mid-era Ottoman Sultans. It was principal residence of the Ottoman Sultans and the center of administration of the Ottoman Empire from 15th to 19th century. During our visit we will see the fabulous Imperial Treasury, the Baghdad Kiosk, Holy Relics and the Kitchen Section including one of the world’s finest collections of Chinese celadon ceramics. The Harem is also located inside the palace which was forbidden to anyone except the Sultan. Drive back to the hotel at the end of the tour.

Note: Harem Section not included on the tour

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Hagia Irene Museum
Our next stop, Hagia Eirene, the Church of the Holy Peace, is one of the few churches in Istanbul that was never converted into a mosque. Hagia Eirene reputedly stands on the site of a pre-Christian temple and has the distinction of being the first church built in Byzantium as it was converted into the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Gulhane Park
From there, we visit Gülhane Park, once a part of the outer gardens of Topkapı Palace, where the Edict of Gülhane, a declaration of rights and liberties that played an essential role in the modernization of the Ottoman Empire. After the proclamation of the Republic, Gülhane Park was for many years home to the Istanbul Zoo.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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