Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour in Istanbul

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Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Looking to travel to Turkey? Not sure how to create your itinerary? Well look no further, at Istanbul Guide, we offer day tours in Istanbul for this package. You are viewing our 1 day tour in Istanbul.

The day tour will entail a visit to the beautiful Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Hippodrome, and Tokpaki Palace. The sites are all walking distance and will not require public transportation. The only time where transportation will be needed is based on your hotel location.
Onur will meet you at your hotel and support you in navigating. The ride on what the locals call tram, is worth the experience as you get to roam through the city.
Onur has 20 years of experience in the industry and is able to provide you with great history, cultural context and a warm atmosphere to all travelers. If you are looking to grab a good meal, Onur is the the right person to consult. A lover of fine foods himself, Onur will tell you all about the delicious Turkish cuisine that awaits you. Yum!!!

What's Included

Bottled water

What's Not Included

Transportation via cable care (referred to as tram). This will cost approximately a dollar one way

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 2 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 13
  • YOUTH: Age: 14 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 55
  • SENIOR: Age: 56 - 70

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • We ensure to comply to the guidelines outlined by the Turkish government.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

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

Hagia Sophia Mosque
8:30AM - You will begin your tour with Onur.

Hagia Sophia Mosque: The Hagia Sophia was the primary church of Byzantine Constantinople build by Emperor Justinian I (527-565) and became the most important church of the Christen East. After Constantinople fell to the Ottomans in 1453, the Hagia Sophia was converted into a mosque and was used as such throughout the Ottoman period. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the modern Turkish Republic’s most revered founding father and its first Prime Minister, initiated the process to have the Hagia Sophia transformed into a museum which opened for visitors in February 1935. In 2020 it was converted into a Mosque.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Blue Mosque
Sultanahmet Mosque/Blue Mosque: built by Sultan Ahmet I between 1609 and 1616, distinguished by its six slender minarets and located in the district of old Istanbul that is named after this Ottoman Sultan. There are 260 stained glass windows throughout the mosque, the central dome is 43 m in height, 33,4 m in diameter and due to the intricately decorated blue, green and red tiles of its interior, it has been referred to as the Blue Mosque. These tiles, produced and painted by hand in Iznik (ancient Nicaea), are an attraction in and of themselves. The Quranic inscriptions we can see throughout the mosque were made by Seyyid Kasım Gubari, one of the most famous calligraphers of his time.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Grand Bazaar
The Grand Bazaar is located inside the Walled city of Istanbul, in the district of Fatih and in the neighbourhood (mahalle) bearing the same name (Kapalıçarşı). It stretches roughly from west to east between the mosques of Beyazit and of Nuruosmaniye. The Bazaar can easily be reached from Sultanahmet and Sirkeci by trams (Beyazıt-Kapalıçarşı stop).
Today the Grand Bazaar is a thriving complex, employing 26,000 people visited by between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily, and one of the major landmarks of Istanbul.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Looking at the history of the Byzantine Empire, you can see the importance of the Hippodrome. This square was used to hold various competitions and important gatherings in the city. Many people from various social classes have been here through history to hold particular ceremonies and horse races. Their culture and lifestyles are gone, but these monuments remind us of the untold stories about ancient times.

According to historians, the square was built in the third century AD. When Emperor Constantine decided in 324 to move his imperial capital to present-day Istanbul, he also ordered the reconstruction and expansion of the Hippodrome, and the area he added could host 100,000 people.

But the Hippodrome has not always been a noble place. During the Turks’ war with the Byzantine Empire, this place was almost destroyed, and because the Hippodrome was a place for Roman sports, the Ottoman Empire was reluctant to use and build it.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Topkapi Palace
The Topkapı Palace is a large museum in the east of the Fatih district of Istanbul in Turkey. In the 15th and 16th centuries it served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans. It is place that will take you back in history to explore the grand world of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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