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Private guide for a more personalized experience
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Your tour starts at Hippodrome Square and covers the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi and the fountain of Willhelm II as the first stop. You continue to the Blue Mosque, one of the largest of Istanbul. It is one of the principal adornments on the skyline and also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets. Then you visit St. Sophia, one of the most magnificent Byzantine churches, and nominated the 8th wonder of the world by many historians. Continue to Topkapi Palace, the imperial residence from which the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled but today a museum holding large collections of Japanese and Chinese porcelains and displaying holy relics. After Topkapi Palace, you will proceed to Little Hagia Sofia. The tour ends at the Grand Bazaar tempting souvenir-hunters with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery and leather. Lunch in a local restaurant and hotel pick up and drop off are included in the tour price.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
Entry/Admission - Suleymaniye Mosque
Guaranteed to skip the lines
Visit to the Harem in Topkapi Palace is not included (own expense)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats available
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Dress code is smart casual
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
St. Sophia is closed on Mondays. Instead you will visit Underground Cistern. Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays instead you will take a Bosphorus Cruise. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, instead you will visit the open-air bazaar
Passport name, number and country is required at time of booking for all participants
Centrally located Istanbul hotels
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.