Full Day Istanbul city…
Hagia Sophia: The Church of Holy Wisdom, Hagia Sophia is one of the most prominent monuments in the world in terms of art and the history of architecture. It was used as a mosque during Ottoman period and nowdays it is one of the most visited museums in the world.
Byzantine Hippodrome: Hippodrome provided an unrivalled opportunity to show people the emperor’s power, wealth and generosity in lavish public entertainments that went on for days at a time, often coinciding with public holidays. The Egyptian Obelisk, the serpentine column and the German fountain of Willhelm II are sites to be visited.
Blue Mosque: its official name is the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, but it is known more popularly as the Blue Mosque because of the blue tiles that decorate the inside walls. There are some 20,000 or so of them, handmade ceramic tiles that decreased in quality over time due to the sultan fixing the price in advance, and not taking inflation into account.
Grand Bazaar: The oldest and the largest covered market place in the world with more than 4000 shops where handmade carpets, jewelery, leather and souvenirs are sold.
Topkapi Palace: The former imperial residence of Ottoman Sultans and one of the oldest and the largest remaining palaces in the world. Today, it is used as a museum to exhibit works of art and many priceless artifacts. The harem section is not included in this tour.
Underground Cistern: The cistern was known in Byzantium as the Basilica Cistern. Justinian was the founder of the largest underground cistern, built after the Nika Revolt in 532. The number of the inhabitants of Constantinople increased and there was a problem with water supply, so the Basilica Cistern was used to store water for the Great Palace.
Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and Topkapı Palace is closed on Tuesdays. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
These are group prices, not per person
1 to 4 pax: 210 euros (250 usd)
5 to 10 pax: 250 euros (300 usd)
Our tours are tailor-made to your interest. Prices depend on the group size and the tour program. Contact us for details.
After you meet your guide you will be taken to the Old City.
You will visit Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia.
After optional lunch in one of the local restourants, you will visit Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar.
At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Professional guiding service, transport (public tram or taxi).
Entrance fees (free for children until the age of 12; please do not forget to bring an id or passport copy as age proof), lunch (10 USD per person).
Tips to the driver and guide and other personal expenses.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Istanbul (port pier or Hotel lobby)
End location: Istanbul (port pier or Hotel lobby)
Duration: Approximately 8 hours
This is average tour duration; tour is tailor made so guests are free to decide about its duration.
An air-conditioned, modern and comfortable van
You can see our vehicles
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 Turkish Lira – We will need Local currency for entrance fees.
You can either purchase entrances yourself with credit card or cash or your guide can purchase the tickets and you can reimburse him/her at the end of the tour.