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Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Step into the golden ages of the Ottoman, Byzantine and Roman empires with a full-day, private tour through Istanbul’s Old City. See the monuments and historic sites of Hippodrome Square, where Roman charioteers raced in ancient times, then explore St. Sophia's stunning architecture and museum.

See the iconic tiles, mosaics and slender minarets of the Blue Mosque and browse traditional handicrafts inside the Grand Bazaar. Learn about the lives of sultans and courtiers at Topkapi Palace, which contains a remarkable collection of Turkey's greatest holy relics, imperial treasures and artwork.

Full-day, private tour of Istanbul See the city's most important sites Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour Learn about local history and culture.

What's Included

All Taxes Included

Hotel or Port pick-up and drop off by guide

Licensed professional tour guide

Private Tour to Places listed in the details.

Transportation (non-smoking), air-conditioned van or coach

What's Not Included

Lunch. (There will be time for lunch, but our guests will pay by their own)

Personal Expenses

Topkapi Palace Entrance Fee - 320₺ ($17.44)

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • N/A

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

Hippodrome, the former circus built in 203 AD by the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus. Three monuments from the original building remain, including the Egyptian Obelisk, the Serpentine Column, and the Constantine Column. You will also pause to look at the German Fountain of Wilhelm II, made from 8 marble columns.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Blue Mosque
Blue Mosque, more officially known as the Sultanahmet Mosque. The mosque’s striking blue tiles give it its more common name and make it one of Istanbul’s most iconic attractions. Located close to Topkapi Palace, Sultanahmet Mosque was considered the Supreme Imperial Mosque in Istanbul.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hagia Sophia Mosque
Hagia Sophia, great architectural beauty, and an important monument during the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.

For many centuries, this was the largest church in the world, and it still boasts the 4th largest dome after St. Paul’s in London, St. Peter’s in Rome, and the Duomo in Florence. Dedicated to the Hagia Sophia or ‘divine wisdom’, it is one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Topkapi Palace
Topkapi Palace, a relic of the glory days of the great Ottoman Empire. The former palace boasted a population of about 4,000 people at its peak and was home to 25 sultans over a period of 400 years. Located on a promontory overlooking the Golden Horn, it sits in tranquil gardens that provide shade from the blazing heat of the summer. Pop into the museum to see the gorgeous Iznik tiles and the ornate stateroom of the harem, among other attractions.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Basilica Cistern
Byzantine Cistern; was the water storage providing drinkable water to the citizens of Constantinapolis, especially during periods of the siege. Now, it's one of the best historical values to visit in Istanbul.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Grand Bazaar
Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. With hundreds of small handicraft shops selling everything from handmade carpets to Turkish coffee, the atmosphere is electric, and it’s a great place to try out your bargaining skills.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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