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Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
All entrance fees included
Led by a local guide
Comprehensive tour of the city
Tour stars with pick up from your hotel. You will visit Hagia Sophia Museum firstly. Built in the 6th century AD and then converted into a mosque in 145,3 it was the first large domed building of the world and religious focal point of the Orthodox Church for 1000 years. You will be informed about its history by your expert local guide and you'll admire its unique decoration from Byzantine and Turkish periods. Unlike most city tours, your guide will also take you to the upper galleries. Later, you'll enjoy a short walk across to Blue Mosque which owes its fame to the exquisite blue Iznik Tiles adorning its interior walls. Hippodrome is next to here. Here you will see the Egyptian Obelisk and the Snake Column from the ancient Roman Empire which used to promote regional power during horse chariots races. Next, you will see the German Fountain which was a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2 and enjoy the stories of his liaison with the orient. Finally, you will go to the exciting Grand Bazaar. Following the introduction by your guide at Turkey’s biggest oriental carpet export center, you will have some free time to browse its 1200 spice and gold shops. If time permits you'll have a short stop at an Istanbul leather wholesaler firm. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.
Hotel pickup from the hotels located in Taksim and Historical Peninsula areas
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Clients must be ready at their hotel lobby 15 minutes before the exact departure time
Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with the Chora Church Museum
Blue Mosque is closed on Fridays until 2 pm and will be replaced with Petite Hagia Sophia Church
Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with authentic shops or Spice Bazaar
Please note: pickup reconfirmation is required upon booking, please refer to voucher for further details
Hotels located in the Historical Peninsula and Taksim area
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.