Full-Day Istanbul Old City Tour

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Duration: 7 hours

Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Full-Day Istanbul Ottoman and Byzantine Historical Sites Tour
You will follow the traces of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires in Istanbul. Have the opportunity to visit all the historic sites of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.

Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, and Little Hagia Sophia Mosque are the most popular historical places. You will visit these historic sites on the guided tour and information about their history. Entrance fee and Lunch Included.

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 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 7
  • YOUTH: Age: 8 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 65
  • SENIOR: Age: 66 - 99

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Sultanahmet District
This tour is the best way to discover Byzantine and Ottoman Traces. These are Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Obelisks, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, and Little Hagia Sophia Mosque.

7 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Hagia Sophia Mosque
Visit Hagia Sophia :
Hagia Sophia, Turkish Ayasofya, also called Church of the Holy Wisdom or Church of the Divine Wisdom, cathedral built at Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) in the 6th century CE (532–537) under the direction of the Byzantine emperor Justinian I. By general consensus, it is the most important Byzantine structure and one of the world’s great monuments.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Blue Mosque
Visit the Blue Mosque :
The Mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of the blue tiles surrounding the wall's interior design. Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616 years, during the rule of Ahmed I. Just like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasa, and a hospice. Besides still being used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also become a popular attraction in Istanbul.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Visit Hippodrome and Obelisks :
The Hippodrome (At Meydani) was an of course a horse-racing track, what's in the name. But during the Byzantine Empire, the hippodrome was not only used for chariot races. Court ceremonies, coronations, and parades also took place at the hippodrome, making it the sporting and social center of Byzantine life for over 1000 years. The reason why some refer to it as the Hippodrome of Constantinople.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Grand Bazaar
Grand Bazaar (Covered Bazaar) :
As the Ottoman Empire grew larger, the Grand Bazaar also kept up with the development of the capital. The Bazaar that initially was comprised of two Bedestens now occupies an area of about 47 thousand square meters. Today there are around 400 shops in the Grand Bazaar. You will have a shopping opportunity for carpets, rugs, ceramics, hookah, etc.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Topkapi Palace
Visit Topkapi Palace :
The Topkapi Palace is located in Turkey Istanbul, which was the official and primary residence in the city of the Ottoman Sultans for 400 years of their 600-year reign, from 1456 to 1856. Today containing the holiest relics of the Muslim world such as the prophet Muhammed's cloak and sword. Topkapi Palace is among those monuments belonging to the "Historic Areas of Istanbul" which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. It is the best example of ensembles of palaces of the Ottoman period.

1 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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