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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
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Visit to the Harem in Topkapi Palace is not included (own expense)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
Dress code is smart casual
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
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
BLUE MOSQUE (SULTANAHMET MOSQUE) will be closed to the touristic visits between 01/03-15/05/2018 due to restoration work inside the mosque. Mosque visit will be kept but will be allowed to use the garden part only.
Centrally located Istanbul hotels
8:30am approximately Please contact your local supplier to reconfirm your departure time
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.