Dan Brown Inferno Tour of Istanbul

Feel the atmosphere of Robert Langdon’s Istanbul adventure

Go sightseeing in Istanbul’s Old City, following the footsteps of Robert Langdon, the main character of Dan Brown’s best-seller “Inferno”. See the Hagia Sophia — a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and imagine the Roman chariots that once strolled around the Hippodrome. Enjoy the unique ambiance of the Basilica Cistern, walk through the Spice Market and view the Galata Bridge. Upgrade for a full-day tour that includes a boat trip on the Bosphorous and a visit to the Grand Bazaar.

Take a half-day or full-day walking tour of Istanbul’s old city of Sultanahmet with a knowledgeable guide.

Visit the key sites where the main character, Robert Langdon, untangled Dan Brown’s captivating mystery. Admire the Hagia Sophia (with the Deesis mosaic and the tomb of duke Enrico Dandolo). Go underground at the Basilica Cistern (where the virus was hidden in the novel, close to the Medusa head). Stroll around the Hippodrome (where four bronze horses were once located; they are now in Venice in St Marc Church). Pass by the New Mosque, built in the 1600s, as you walk to the Spice Market. From there you can enjoy clear views of Galata Bridge.

Upgrade to a full-day tour that includes a relaxing boat trip on the Bosphorus. Afterwards, walk the busy streets to the Grand Bazaar and soak in the atmosphere described in the novel. Your tour ends in Grand Bazaar where you can explore the shops further on your own.

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    Nicola H
  • With only a limited amount of time in the morning before a 2pm flight, we wanted to have a taste of Istanbul before leaving. Turkey Tours arranged a personalized tour to suit our time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made extra efforts to tell us about the history we were seeing. His English was very good. Thank you for making our brief visit very memorable.
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    John A Sidney, Avustralya
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    Barb D Hamilton, Kanada


-Half-day or full-day Istanbul tour of sites highlighted in Dan Brown’s “Inferno”
-Admire the breathtaking Hagia Sophia
-Walk the Hippodrome, a landmark that dates to the Byzantine era
-Visit the Spice Market and see the Galata Bridge
-Upgrade for a boat tour on the Bosphorous and a stop at the Grand Bazaar
-Learn about the sites and their relation to Dan Brown`s novel from the informative guide

Tour Price

These are group prices, not per person

Half day tour

  • 1 to 2   pax 150 euros (170 usd)
  • 3 to 4   pax 180 euros (205 usd)
  • 5 to 8   pax 200 euros (230 usd)
  • 9 to 12 pax 250 euros (285 usd)

Full day tour

  • 1 to 2   pax 180 euros (205 usd)
  • 3 to 4   pax 200 euros (230 usd)
  • 5 to 8   pax 250 euros (285 usd)
  • 9 to 12 pax 300 euros (345 usd)

Please contact us if there is more than 12 pax in your group.

What’s Extra

Entrance fees (free for children until the age of 8; please do not forget to bring an id or passport copy as an age proof), lunch (10 USD per person). Tips to the driver and guide and other personal expenses.

What’s Included

Professional guiding service, transport (public tram or taxi).

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Hotel lobby
End location: Hotel
Duration: Approximately 6 hours
This is average tour duration; tour is tailor made so guests are free to decide about its duration.

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.


Traffic is a big problem in Istanbul so it is better to use the public tram or taxi.
However if you prefer to have a private vehicle, we can always arrange it for you. Please contact us for this option.
You can see our vehicles