İstanbul City Tour

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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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Hagia Sophia is the most famous museum in Turkey and one of the greatest marvels of architecture. Hagia Sophia was built as a church in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.

Blue Mosque, as known as the Sultanahmet Mosque (UNDER RENOVATION NOW), is a breath-taking building is one of the most majestic Ottoman mosques in all of Turkey. (Closed on Friday)

Topkapi Palace, which has been home to the Ottoman dynasty for many years, was used for educational administration and as the art center of the state. (Closed on Tuesday)

Grand Bazaar, is the biggest market and the most attractive shopping center of Istanbul which has lots of shopping opportunities. Leather factory, Carpet Showroom, etc...(Closed on Sunday and Official Holidays)

Hagia Irene is also called “St. Eirene” Church. It is one of the oldest Byzantium churches in Istanbul. (Closed on Tuesday)

What's Included

Private transportation

What's Not Included

All food and beverages

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 1 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 80

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • 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.
  • 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

Pierre Loti Tepesi
Pierre Loti Hill, located close to Eyüp Sultan Mosque, is where the Golden Horn view can be watched the best. When you climb up this hill, Pierre Loti Coffee, where French writer Pierre Loti once sat and watched the Golden Horn with dreamy eyes for hours without getting tired and now named after him, welcomes you.

The slopes of Pierre Loti Hill have been used as cemeteries since the Ottoman period. As a result of this, the hill has a wooded area around it. You can climb the hill by cable car or walk through the stone-paved pathway through the graveyard.

Pierre Loti Hill, which has an amazing view, is one of the must-see places in Istanbul.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Fener & Balat
Our tour starts with a ferry ride from Eminonu or Karakoy, zigzagging through both sides of the Golden Horn to end in Ayvansaray. It’s a great ferry ride to see the famous Istanbul skyline and witness how the city flourished after the conquest in 1453.

Ayvansaray is where Constantinople officially ended. We see and walk along the mighty Byzantine walls from the fifth century. It’s a good place to listen to many stories about how the siege happened between the Ottoman and Byzantine armies.

Our first visit is to an extraordinary Greek Orthodox Church, Mary Blachernae, the only church in the whole world where there’s a service on Friday mornings. This church is built on a sacred water source and is a pilgrimage for Greek people. You are led by an expert local guide, who has a good story to tell about this unique structure and its history in Istanbul.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Topkapi Palace
Next, head for the Topkapi Palace, which was home to the Ottoman emperors between the 15th and 19th centuries. Marvel at the jewel-stuffed treasury and priceless displays of Oriental porcelain. Move on to the Hagia Sophia Mosque. Behold the dome and stunning Byzantine mosaics of this architectural gem as your guide recounts its turbulent history.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Grand Bazaar
Then visit the Grand Bazaar with over 3,000 shops selling everything from carpets to jewelry to ceramics and leather goods. Also stroll around the Spice Bazaar with its incredible smell from almost every spice imaginable, as well as dried fruits and nuts, sweets and the ubiquitous Turkish Delight.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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