Private Full Day Tour of the Treasures of Constantinople

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From $82.00

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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On this tour you will have unique experiences where you can interact with the local culture and explore the most important places in Istanbul with their unknown sides.

What's Included

Our trip only provides the service of a professional tour guide.

What's Not Included

Entrance to Basilica Cistern $10 USD per person


Private transportation

topkapi palace entrance $23 USD per person

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 10
  • YOUTH: Age: 11 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 65
  • SENIOR: Age: 66 - 80

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • 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.

What To Expect

Hagia Sophia Mosque
Our tour will start at Hagia Sophia, with its extraordinary and mystical details. Hagia Sophia has an important role in the development of Eastern Christianity. It has stood for 1500 years. It has been the most important religious center in Istanbul for both Christianity and Islam since the 6th century. The atmosphere of Hagia Sophia fascinates with its majestic and ingenious architecture.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Topkapi Palace
During our visit we will discover the Topkapi Palace, which housed the Ottoman dynasty for 4 centuries and was the administrative center of the Empire. Topkapi Palace houses a magnificent view of the surrounding city. We will see outstanding and original examples of Turkish pottery, various unique palace collections and learn about Ottoman Palace protocol.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Basilica Cistern
After the palace, we will visit the Basilica Cistern, which has a water capacity of 80 million cubic meters. This ancient cistern was built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in AD 532. C. to supply water to his great palace on the site of the current Blue Mosque. Thanks to modern artistic lighting techniques inside the building, we will have the opportunity to take amazing atmospheric photos and mystically experience history.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

In addition to the Basilica Cistern, we will see and discuss the 4th-century Hippodrome, a structure that witnessed important political, social, and cultural events throughout Istanbul's history and became the heart of the city. We will examine the monumental obelisk structures that have survived to this day. We will visit the historic Byzantine cistern, where we will enter an exhibition of photographs, illustrations and a model of what the Hippodrome was originally like.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Suleymaniye Mosque
After a short break for lunch, we will visit the Süleymaniye Mosque, one of the most important examples of Classical Ottoman Architecture.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Then, we will find surprises waiting for us in the labyrinths of the Grand Bazaar, which has been the largest and most important shopping center in the city for 5 centuries. While sipping our tea or coffee in the historical inns of the Grand Bazaar, a must for locals and tourists alike, we will observe the synthesis of the eastern and the western, witness the striking variety of colors, and end our tour.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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