Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Sultan Ahmed Mosque: Our most recommended tours and activities

Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Guided Tour w/ Tickets

1. Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Guided Tour w/ Tickets

Join a small group guided tour through Istanbul's rich history and iconic landmarks. Benefit from all included priority admission tickets to visit the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque efficiently. Begin your adventure in the vibrant Sultanahmet neighborhood, where you'll meet your expert guide at a convenient meeting point. First stop is the renowned Blue Mosque, adorned with its mesmerizing blue tiles. Commissioned by Sultan Ahmet, this imperial Ottoman Mosque is a true marvel of architecture. Delve into its storied past as your guide leads you through a comprehensive tour, immersing you in its evocative ambiance. Take a moment to soak in the breathtaking views of modern Istanbul from the mosque's courtyard before wandering through the historic streets. Explore the Hippodrome, once the bustling social and political hub of the city, and unravel the significance of its iconic obelisks. Next, journey to the Hagia Sophia with pre-reserved tickets in hand. Discover the fascinating transition of this site from Greek Orthodox cathedral to mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople. Marvel at the seamless blend of mosque and church architecture, adorned with magnificent domes, minarets, and intricate mosaics. Your exploration continues as you delve into the secrets of the Hagia Sophia, learning about its intricate İznik tiles, remarkable Virgin Mary mosaic, and the intriguing tradition of burying sultans in its courtyard. Concluding in Sultanahmet Square, our tour leaves you equipped with ample knowledge and insights to navigate the enchanting streets of Istanbul independently. Join us for an unforgettable journey through the heart of this historic city.

Istanbul: Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern & Hagia Sophia Tour

2. Istanbul: Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern & Hagia Sophia Tour

Meet your guide in the heart of the Old City and enjoy stress-free sightseeing and total flexibility with this guided combination tour of Istanbul. Decide the best time for you to visit by choosing from multiple daily departure times, skip the long lines at the Basilica Cistern, and learn about the fascinating history of the Byzantine heritage, Ottoman empire, Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia. 60-Minute Blue Mosque Tour: Daily at 11:00 A.M. & 1:45 P.M. Journey back in time in the courtyards ot the Blue Mosque. Then, step inside and admire the architecture and the famous blue Iznik tiles. As you explore, learn about Byzantine and Ottoman heritage, Islam, and Istanbul's rich history from your guide. After the tour, benefit of free time and take amazing pictures. 30-Minute Basilica Cistern Tour: Daily at 10:00 A.M., 12:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M., 4:00 P.M. Skip the long ticket lines with your guide and discover the Basilica Cistern beneath the streets of Istanbul. Wander through the ancient cistern and admire the architecture and Medusa heads from Greek mythology. Stay inside as long as you wish after the tour finishes. 60-Minute Old City and Hagia Sophia Tour from Outside: Daily at 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Learn fascinating facts about 2,000-year-old landmark as you explore with your guide. Have closer look at the Million Stone, the Hippodrome a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire and much more. The tour ends with the history and most important architecture facts about the Hagia Sophia which was for more than 1,000 years the biggest church of christianity who converted into a mosque in 1453. Important Information: Since Januar 2024 the entry inside the Hagia Sophia mosque is not possible anymore but after the tour you have the chance to get inside the visiting area for an extra cost of 25 Euro. The Blue Mosque has no admission charge and no ticket lines, however there is a security check line, which can take up to 30 minutes during the mid season and up to 60 minutes during the high season. But don't worry, during your waiting time, your guide, who has very good information and great client relation skills, will entertain you with great stories, facts and useful information about Istanbul. To enter the Blue Mosque, women must cover their knees, shoulders, and chest. They must also partially cover their hair with a scarf. Men must cover their knees and shoulders. If you do not have a scarf or body cover, you can buy them at the entrance (a scarf is €1 and a body cover is €3)

Istanbul: Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Audio Guide

3. Istanbul: Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Audio Guide

Enjoy a Bosphorus cruise in Istanbul and admire the cosmopolitan city from a completely different perspective while enjoying the beautiful views of the Orient and the Occident at the same time. The Bosphorus is 32km long, separates Europe from Asia, and connects the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea. Cruise along the strait between Asia and Europe and discover Istanbul tourist attractions, magnificent palaces, ancient castles, and other historical sites, as well as fine seaside residences and the Bosphorus bridge. Admire the views of Galata Tower, Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, and Blue Mosque. Furthermore, you will have a glance at the spectacular pieces of authentic civic architecture on the European and Asian coasts.

Istanbul: Full-Day Highlights Tour with Guide and Lunch

4. Istanbul: Full-Day Highlights Tour with Guide and Lunch

Discover Istanbul's most iconic sights on a tour. Listen to your guide recount tales of the city's colorful past as you pass by landmarks such as the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome. Round off the experience with a visit to the Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest covered markets in the world. Start your tour at the Hippodrome of Constantinople, which was the sports and social center of the old city. Discover major artworks including the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi, and the fountain of Willhelm II. Then, continue to the Blue Mosque, whose 6 minarets adorn Istanbul’s skyline. Next up is the Topkapi Palace, which was home to Ottoman emperors between the 15th and 19th centuries. Marvel at the jewel-stuffed treasury, the Ottoman Empire's imperial collections, and priceless displays of Oriental porcelain. If the Topkapi Palace is closed on your trip date, you'll visit the Nakkas Cistern instead. Continue to the Hagia Sophia Mosque, a monument of equal significance to the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Behold the dome and stunning mosaics of this architectural gem as your guide recounts its turbulent history. Then, enter the Grand Bazaar with over 3,000 shops selling everything from carpets to jewelry to ceramics and leather goods. Take a stroll around the Bazaar and soak in the aroma of different spices, dried fruits, nuts, sweets, and lokum (Turkish Delights). Tour ends in Grand Bazaar.

Istanbul: Blue Mosque Guided Tour

5. Istanbul: Blue Mosque Guided Tour

Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the most famous monument in Istanbul, the Blue Mosque. After extensive renovations for more than 5 years, you can now tour the Blue mosque with a passionate local guide. Meet your guide across from the Blue Mosque get first hand information about latest renovations and historical facts. Go on a journey back in time and start with an expedition to the courtyards at Blue Mosque and the Old City around it, which is part of the Unesco World Heritage Site. Inside the Blue Mosque admire the architecture, the famous blue Iznik tiles, learn about the Byzantine and Ottoman heritage, the Islamic religion, and Istanbul's rich history from your official licensed guide, and get a sense of the culture from both past and present. The tour ends inside the Blue Mosque giving you the chance to keep exploring and taking amazing pictures. At the end of the tour, you will have enough information and tips to help you explore independently for the rest of your time in Istanbul.

Istanbul: Best of The City Full-Day Tour with Transfers

6. Istanbul: Best of The City Full-Day Tour with Transfers

Istanbul: Best of The City Full-Day Tour with Transfers offers a personalized or shared experience for visitors who want to explore the city's top attractions with a dedicated guide. Learn about the historical development of the city under the Roman Empire and Ottoman Empire on a private tour. Compare the different cultures and religions of these empires while exploring iconic Istanbul sights like Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia Mosque. Travel stress-free with private roundtrip transportation. Enjoy unhurried visits to the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern, and the Hippodrome of Constantinople. Visit the famous Sultanahmet Mosque, also known as Blue Mosque, due to its unique interior decoration of blue royal Iznik tiles. At the Hippodrome, see where the Romans used to organize chariot races and gladiators' fights. Admire its remaining Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Constantine Column, and German Fountain. Finish your day by learning about Turkish handicrafts at the famous Grand Bazaar and its 4,000 shops (replaced with the Arasta Baazar or the Spice Bazaar on Sundays). With your private guide leading the way, there's no chance of getting lost in the bazaar. This tour is a good start for first-time visitors to Istanbul. You'll gain a good idea of the past, present, and future of Istanbul while visiting some of the city's must-see sights and monuments. You can pause the tour at any point to ask questions. •Visit the famous Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, is a historic mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. The mosque is known for its stunning architecture, with its six minarets and beautiful blue tiles adorning the interior, which give it the nickname "Blue Mosque." •Discover Topkapi Palace which is a grand and historically significant palace located in Istanbul. It served as the primary residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans for 400 years. Visit the exhibition of Treasury, cloths and weapons also Holy relics • Experience The Hagia Sophia, a famous historic building located in oldtown Istanbul. It was originally built as the biggest cathedral in the world by Byzantine Empire in the 6th century and later converted into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire. •See the Basilica Cistern visited by former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Impresive Roman empire structure as featured in Dan Brown's novel, "Inferno" and James Bond "From Russia with Love" •Finalize the day at the famous Grand Bazaar with 4000 shops. • Get the personalized experience of a private tour • Taste the local good food ( meat/vegetarian/dessert) • Discover Turkish handicrafts • Highly Recommended for Outstanding Photo Shoots • Recommeneded Activity to Experience The Full Taste of Istanbul's rich history and Culture in a short amount of time Option 1- Guided Tour- Istanbul : Best of The City Full-Day Tour with Transfers Option 2- Private Tour-Istanbul : Best of The City Full-Day Tour with Transfers

Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise with Stopover on the Asian Side

7. Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise with Stopover on the Asian Side

Small-Group Bosphorus Cruise on a Luxury Yacht We have two departure every day; Morning Cruise: from 10.30 am to 13.00 Afternoon Cruise: from 14.00 to 16.30 Are you looking for an exceptional cruise experience that makes your trip in Istanbul even more memorable? If so, we have the cruise for you! A luxury yacht cruise on a 25-meter yacht awaits for you to take you all around the Bosphorus while our entertaining tour guide introduces Istanbul in a funny an educational way. During your 2 hours and 30 min Bosphorus sightseeing cruise, you’ll be free to wander between decks to capture the best shots of Istanbul’s attractions. Our experienced guide will illustrate the history of what you see during the cruise; Bosphorus has a storied past, and our guides know the fun facts you can’t find in a tourist handbook. See why this is one of the best Istanbul city sightseeing cruises. Book now and enjoy your adventure with us! Discover the sights and history of Istanbul from the water on this cruise down the Bosphorus. Relax whilst cruising the Bosphorus on a modern luxury yacht enjoying the imperial elegance and the unique panoramic view of a beautifully lit Istanbul's Asian and European side. Pass under the two suspended Bosphorus bridges that connect Europe and Asia, enjoying the picturesque sights on both continents including Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, The Leander Tower and Istanbul's most posh areas Ortakoy and Bebek. Snap photos of the city skyline, and listen to your guide about the confluence of cultures that exists at this meeting point between Europe and Asia. The Bosphorus separating two continents has always been crucial to life in Istanbul. Once a prime channel to move fearsome armies through, it now serves more peaceful functions. Seeing this important trading route is a must-do for travelers. On board our luxury yacht, hear stories and anecdotes of this mesmerizing city. Admire the thick walls of the medieval Rumeli Fortress. Experience some luxury on this 3-hour yacht cruise down the Bosphorus. It's a small group tour which is designed to help travelers spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Istanbul is a beautiful city with its peculiarities. This Bosphorus cruise exposes you to a different perspective on Istanbul. You get to observe the beautiful city by boat on this half-day tour.

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Suleymaniye and Blue Mosque Tour

8. Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Suleymaniye and Blue Mosque Tour

Head to the Sultanahmet area where you’ll stroll to the first mosque, Hagia Sophia. Built in the sixth century A.D. by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I, this famous mosque was originally an Orthodox Christian cathedral in early-day Constantinople (now Istanbul). In its nearly 1,500 years, this iconic landmark has been used as a Catholic church, mosque, and museum. Hagia Sophia Entrance fee (EUR 25 per person. New fee added by Turkish Government from 15th of January, 2024) Up next, you’ll head to the magnificent Blue Mosque. The mosque was originally named The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, after Sultan Ahmed I who built it. Back in the early 1600s, mosques were built only by sultans who had achieved success in war. Despite having no colorful achievements to his name and against his counselors’ advice, Sultan Ahmed built this grand edifice that would serve as his most lasting legacy. Today, it is nicknamed the Blue Mosque due to the blue hue coming from the blue tiles outlaid in geometric patterns and floral designs in the mosque. The last stop of the day is Suleymaniye Mosque. Located on the Third Hill of Istanbul, the Suleymaniye was known as the largest mosque in the city for more than 450 years before it was dethroned of its title in 2019. Other than its stunning size, this mosque was also designed by the renowned architect Mimar Sinan, one of the most notable figures in Istanbul’s architectural history. Be prepared to stop at a historical madrasah to try local drinks!

Istanbul: Tourist Pass with Over 100 Attractions & Services

9. Istanbul: Tourist Pass with Over 100 Attractions & Services

Save time and money with a convenient 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 7- or 10-days online city pass in Istanbul. Access some of the city’s top sights, including over 100 attractions, tours and activities to choose from. Secure your pass to enjoy Istanbul in a simple, convenient and fun way. By presenting your GetYourGuide voucher at the entrance, gain access to: • Topkapi Palace Museum Guided Tour in English • Hagia Sophia Surroundings Guided Tour in English (Hagia Sophia entrance ticket is not included) • Basilica Cistern Guided Tour in English • Dolmabahçe Palace Guided Tour in English • Istanbul Archaeological Museum Guided Tour in English • Blue Mosque Guided Tour in English • Camlica Tower Observation Deck Audio Guide • Pera Museum Entrance Ticket • Whirling dervishes ceremony (requires a reservation) • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum Guided Tour in English • Museum of the Ancient Orient Guided Tour in English • Madame Tussauds Istanbul Entrance Ticket • Sea Life Aquarium Entrance Ticket • Panorama 1453 History Museum Entrance Ticket • Sakıp Sabancı Museum Entrance Ticket • Suleymaniye Mosque Audio Guide • Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Shows. Dinner and shows included. (requires a reservation) • The Old City (Istanbul) Segway Guided Tour • Bursa Day Trip with Shopping Guided Tour • Green Mosque (included in Bursa Day Trip) • Istanbul Airport Shuttle (1-way) • Istanbul Toy Museum Entrance Ticket • Beşiktaş Football Club Museum Entrance Ticket • The Museum of Selfies Entrance Ticket • Madame Tussauds Istanbul Museum Entrance Ticket • Hagia Irene Museum Entrance Ticket • Sakip Sabanci Museum Entrance Ticket • LEGOLand (adults must be accompanied by children) • Combined Miniaturk Park Istanbul and Eyup Sultan Mosque and Pierre Loti Tour (requires a reservation) • Discounted one-way private airport transfer (requires a reservation) • Xtrem Aventures Istanbul • Aslan Park (Lion Park) • Photoshoot in Ottoman attire (1 per pass, not per person) • SEA Life Aquarium • Sapphire Observation Deck with 4D Skyride Simulation • Upside Down House Photo Experience • Princes’ Islands boat trip • Sapanca Lake and Maşukiye Daily Tour • Bursa Day Trip • Princes’ Islands boat trip • Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo • ViaSea Aquarium • ViaSea Theme Park Entrance Ticket • Le Vapeur Magique - Morning Turkish Breakfast Cruise • Ortakoy Mosque Walking Tour with Audio Guide Discounted attractions with Istanbul Tourist Pass (not free): Busforus Hop-On Hop-Off Panoramic Bus Tour, Istanbul Public Transportation Card, Maiden's Tower Audio Tour, Premium Bosphorus Cruise Dinner with Dance Shows, Rooftop Galata: Flying Dress Photoshoot with Dress Rental, The Rhythm of the Dance Show Ticket at Historic Hodjapasha Dance Theater, Istanbul Vialand Theme Park, Cemberlitas Hamami - Traditional Turkish Bath, Dirilis Ertugrul, Kurulus Osman and Destan Tour, Museum of Illusions Istanbul Entrance, Private Airport Transfer.

Istanbul: Topkapı Palace & Harem and Blue Mosque Guided Tour

10. Istanbul: Topkapı Palace & Harem and Blue Mosque Guided Tour

Istanbul’s Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace with Harem are two of the city’s unmissable cultural and historic sites. Focusing on these two places will allow you to concentrate on their beauty and unique histories at leisure, without rushing on to other sites. Save time by skipping the ticket line in Topkapı Palace with priority access, definitely a bonus whether it’s your first time in Istanbul or you’re a repeat visitor. Sultan Ahmed Mosque, known as the Blue Mosque by many tourists because of its bluish interior decoration (blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design), is the most important mosque of Istanbul standing next to the Byzantine Hippodrome in the old city center.. Topkapı Palace was the seat of Ottoman Empire more than 380 years where 24 of 36 Sultans lived and ruled their land. The palace was transformed into a museum in 1924 and now one of Turkey’s richest museums with its permanent and temporary exhibition halls. Buildings and courtyards, including a treasury, apartments, bathhouses, harems, and an armoury, holy relics section, not to mention imperial halls, kitchens and royal chambers that make a visit into Topkapi’s inner walls one of the world’s great wonders. Treasures within include 13th-century Japanese porcelain, weaponry used by the Ottoman army, 86 carat 4th biggest diamond of its kind and world famous Topkapi Dagger any many more..

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Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Guided Tour w/ Tickets

Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Guided Tour w/ Tickets

Join a small group guided tour through Istanbul's rich history and iconic landmarks. Benefit from all included priority admission tickets to visit the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque efficiently. Begin your adventure in the vibrant Sultanahmet neighborhood, where you'll meet your expert guide at a convenient meeting point. First stop is the renowned Blue Mosque, adorned with its mesmerizing blue tiles. Commissioned by Sultan Ahmet, this imperial Ottoman Mosque is a true marvel of architecture. Delve into its storied past as your guide leads you through a comprehensive tour, immersing you in its evocative ambiance. Take a moment to soak in the breathtaking views of modern Istanbul from the mosque's courtyard before wandering through the historic streets. Explore the Hippodrome, once the bustling social and political hub of the city, and unravel the significance of its iconic obelisks. Next, journey to the Hagia Sophia with pre-reserved tickets in hand. Discover the fascinating transition of this site from Greek Orthodox cathedral to mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople. Marvel at the seamless blend of mosque and church architecture, adorned with magnificent domes, minarets, and intricate mosaics. Your exploration continues as you delve into the secrets of the Hagia Sophia, learning about its intricate İznik tiles, remarkable Virgin Mary mosaic, and the intriguing tradition of burying sultans in its courtyard. Concluding in Sultanahmet Square, our tour leaves you equipped with ample knowledge and insights to navigate the enchanting streets of Istanbul independently. Join us for an unforgettable journey through the heart of this historic city.

Istanbul: Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern & Hagia Sophia Tour

Istanbul: Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern & Hagia Sophia Tour

Meet your guide in the heart of the Old City and enjoy stress-free sightseeing and total flexibility with this guided combination tour of Istanbul. Decide the best time for you to visit by choosing from multiple daily departure times, skip the long lines at the Basilica Cistern, and learn about the fascinating history of the Byzantine heritage, Ottoman empire, Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia. 60-Minute Blue Mosque Tour: Daily at 11:00 A.M. & 1:45 P.M. Journey back in time in the courtyards ot the Blue Mosque. Then, step inside and admire the architecture and the famous blue Iznik tiles. As you explore, learn about Byzantine and Ottoman heritage, Islam, and Istanbul's rich history from your guide. After the tour, benefit of free time and take amazing pictures. 30-Minute Basilica Cistern Tour: Daily at 10:00 A.M., 12:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M., 4:00 P.M. Skip the long ticket lines with your guide and discover the Basilica Cistern beneath the streets of Istanbul. Wander through the ancient cistern and admire the architecture and Medusa heads from Greek mythology. Stay inside as long as you wish after the tour finishes. 60-Minute Old City and Hagia Sophia Tour from Outside: Daily at 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Learn fascinating facts about 2,000-year-old landmark as you explore with your guide. Have closer look at the Million Stone, the Hippodrome a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire and much more. The tour ends with the history and most important architecture facts about the Hagia Sophia which was for more than 1,000 years the biggest church of christianity who converted into a mosque in 1453. Important Information: Since Januar 2024 the entry inside the Hagia Sophia mosque is not possible anymore but after the tour you have the chance to get inside the visiting area for an extra cost of 25 Euro. The Blue Mosque has no admission charge and no ticket lines, however there is a security check line, which can take up to 30 minutes during the mid season and up to 60 minutes during the high season. But don't worry, during your waiting time, your guide, who has very good information and great client relation skills, will entertain you with great stories, facts and useful information about Istanbul. To enter the Blue Mosque, women must cover their knees, shoulders, and chest. They must also partially cover their hair with a scarf. Men must cover their knees and shoulders. If you do not have a scarf or body cover, you can buy them at the entrance (a scarf is €1 and a body cover is €3)

Istanbul: Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Audio Guide

Istanbul: Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Audio Guide

Enjoy a Bosphorus cruise in Istanbul and admire the cosmopolitan city from a completely different perspective while enjoying the beautiful views of the Orient and the Occident at the same time. The Bosphorus is 32km long, separates Europe from Asia, and connects the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea. Cruise along the strait between Asia and Europe and discover Istanbul tourist attractions, magnificent palaces, ancient castles, and other historical sites, as well as fine seaside residences and the Bosphorus bridge. Admire the views of Galata Tower, Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, and Blue Mosque. Furthermore, you will have a glance at the spectacular pieces of authentic civic architecture on the European and Asian coasts.

Istanbul: Full-Day Highlights Tour with Guide and Lunch

Istanbul: Full-Day Highlights Tour with Guide and Lunch

Discover Istanbul's most iconic sights on a tour. Listen to your guide recount tales of the city's colorful past as you pass by landmarks such as the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome. Round off the experience with a visit to the Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest covered markets in the world. Start your tour at the Hippodrome of Constantinople, which was the sports and social center of the old city. Discover major artworks including the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi, and the fountain of Willhelm II. Then, continue to the Blue Mosque, whose 6 minarets adorn Istanbul’s skyline. Next up is the Topkapi Palace, which was home to Ottoman emperors between the 15th and 19th centuries. Marvel at the jewel-stuffed treasury, the Ottoman Empire's imperial collections, and priceless displays of Oriental porcelain. If the Topkapi Palace is closed on your trip date, you'll visit the Nakkas Cistern instead. Continue to the Hagia Sophia Mosque, a monument of equal significance to the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Behold the dome and stunning mosaics of this architectural gem as your guide recounts its turbulent history. Then, enter the Grand Bazaar with over 3,000 shops selling everything from carpets to jewelry to ceramics and leather goods. Take a stroll around the Bazaar and soak in the aroma of different spices, dried fruits, nuts, sweets, and lokum (Turkish Delights). Tour ends in Grand Bazaar.

Istanbul: Blue Mosque Guided Tour

Istanbul: Blue Mosque Guided Tour

Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the most famous monument in Istanbul, the Blue Mosque. After extensive renovations for more than 5 years, you can now tour the Blue mosque with a passionate local guide. Meet your guide across from the Blue Mosque get first hand information about latest renovations and historical facts. Go on a journey back in time and start with an expedition to the courtyards at Blue Mosque and the Old City around it, which is part of the Unesco World Heritage Site. Inside the Blue Mosque admire the architecture, the famous blue Iznik tiles, learn about the Byzantine and Ottoman heritage, the Islamic religion, and Istanbul's rich history from your official licensed guide, and get a sense of the culture from both past and present. The tour ends inside the Blue Mosque giving you the chance to keep exploring and taking amazing pictures. At the end of the tour, you will have enough information and tips to help you explore independently for the rest of your time in Istanbul.

Istanbul: Best of The City Full-Day Tour with Transfers

Istanbul: Best of The City Full-Day Tour with Transfers

Istanbul: Best of The City Full-Day Tour with Transfers offers a personalized or shared experience for visitors who want to explore the city's top attractions with a dedicated guide. Learn about the historical development of the city under the Roman Empire and Ottoman Empire on a private tour. Compare the different cultures and religions of these empires while exploring iconic Istanbul sights like Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia Mosque. Travel stress-free with private roundtrip transportation. Enjoy unhurried visits to the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern, and the Hippodrome of Constantinople. Visit the famous Sultanahmet Mosque, also known as Blue Mosque, due to its unique interior decoration of blue royal Iznik tiles. At the Hippodrome, see where the Romans used to organize chariot races and gladiators' fights. Admire its remaining Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, Constantine Column, and German Fountain. Finish your day by learning about Turkish handicrafts at the famous Grand Bazaar and its 4,000 shops (replaced with the Arasta Baazar or the Spice Bazaar on Sundays). With your private guide leading the way, there's no chance of getting lost in the bazaar. This tour is a good start for first-time visitors to Istanbul. You'll gain a good idea of the past, present, and future of Istanbul while visiting some of the city's must-see sights and monuments. You can pause the tour at any point to ask questions. •Visit the famous Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, is a historic mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. The mosque is known for its stunning architecture, with its six minarets and beautiful blue tiles adorning the interior, which give it the nickname "Blue Mosque." •Discover Topkapi Palace which is a grand and historically significant palace located in Istanbul. It served as the primary residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans for 400 years. Visit the exhibition of Treasury, cloths and weapons also Holy relics • Experience The Hagia Sophia, a famous historic building located in oldtown Istanbul. It was originally built as the biggest cathedral in the world by Byzantine Empire in the 6th century and later converted into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire. •See the Basilica Cistern visited by former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Impresive Roman empire structure as featured in Dan Brown's novel, "Inferno" and James Bond "From Russia with Love" •Finalize the day at the famous Grand Bazaar with 4000 shops. • Get the personalized experience of a private tour • Taste the local good food ( meat/vegetarian/dessert) • Discover Turkish handicrafts • Highly Recommended for Outstanding Photo Shoots • Recommeneded Activity to Experience The Full Taste of Istanbul's rich history and Culture in a short amount of time Option 1- Guided Tour- Istanbul : Best of The City Full-Day Tour with Transfers Option 2- Private Tour-Istanbul : Best of The City Full-Day Tour with Transfers

Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise with Stopover on the Asian Side

Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise with Stopover on the Asian Side

Small-Group Bosphorus Cruise on a Luxury Yacht We have two departure every day; Morning Cruise: from 10.30 am to 13.00 Afternoon Cruise: from 14.00 to 16.30 Are you looking for an exceptional cruise experience that makes your trip in Istanbul even more memorable? If so, we have the cruise for you! A luxury yacht cruise on a 25-meter yacht awaits for you to take you all around the Bosphorus while our entertaining tour guide introduces Istanbul in a funny an educational way. During your 2 hours and 30 min Bosphorus sightseeing cruise, you’ll be free to wander between decks to capture the best shots of Istanbul’s attractions. Our experienced guide will illustrate the history of what you see during the cruise; Bosphorus has a storied past, and our guides know the fun facts you can’t find in a tourist handbook. See why this is one of the best Istanbul city sightseeing cruises. Book now and enjoy your adventure with us! Discover the sights and history of Istanbul from the water on this cruise down the Bosphorus. Relax whilst cruising the Bosphorus on a modern luxury yacht enjoying the imperial elegance and the unique panoramic view of a beautifully lit Istanbul's Asian and European side. Pass under the two suspended Bosphorus bridges that connect Europe and Asia, enjoying the picturesque sights on both continents including Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, The Leander Tower and Istanbul's most posh areas Ortakoy and Bebek. Snap photos of the city skyline, and listen to your guide about the confluence of cultures that exists at this meeting point between Europe and Asia. The Bosphorus separating two continents has always been crucial to life in Istanbul. Once a prime channel to move fearsome armies through, it now serves more peaceful functions. Seeing this important trading route is a must-do for travelers. On board our luxury yacht, hear stories and anecdotes of this mesmerizing city. Admire the thick walls of the medieval Rumeli Fortress. Experience some luxury on this 3-hour yacht cruise down the Bosphorus. It's a small group tour which is designed to help travelers spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Istanbul is a beautiful city with its peculiarities. This Bosphorus cruise exposes you to a different perspective on Istanbul. You get to observe the beautiful city by boat on this half-day tour.

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Suleymaniye and Blue Mosque Tour

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Suleymaniye and Blue Mosque Tour

Head to the Sultanahmet area where you’ll stroll to the first mosque, Hagia Sophia. Built in the sixth century A.D. by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I, this famous mosque was originally an Orthodox Christian cathedral in early-day Constantinople (now Istanbul). In its nearly 1,500 years, this iconic landmark has been used as a Catholic church, mosque, and museum. Hagia Sophia Entrance fee (EUR 25 per person. New fee added by Turkish Government from 15th of January, 2024) Up next, you’ll head to the magnificent Blue Mosque. The mosque was originally named The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, after Sultan Ahmed I who built it. Back in the early 1600s, mosques were built only by sultans who had achieved success in war. Despite having no colorful achievements to his name and against his counselors’ advice, Sultan Ahmed built this grand edifice that would serve as his most lasting legacy. Today, it is nicknamed the Blue Mosque due to the blue hue coming from the blue tiles outlaid in geometric patterns and floral designs in the mosque. The last stop of the day is Suleymaniye Mosque. Located on the Third Hill of Istanbul, the Suleymaniye was known as the largest mosque in the city for more than 450 years before it was dethroned of its title in 2019. Other than its stunning size, this mosque was also designed by the renowned architect Mimar Sinan, one of the most notable figures in Istanbul’s architectural history. Be prepared to stop at a historical madrasah to try local drinks!

Istanbul: Tourist Pass with Over 100 Attractions & Services

Istanbul: Tourist Pass with Over 100 Attractions & Services

Save time and money with a convenient 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 7- or 10-days online city pass in Istanbul. Access some of the city’s top sights, including over 100 attractions, tours and activities to choose from. Secure your pass to enjoy Istanbul in a simple, convenient and fun way. By presenting your GetYourGuide voucher at the entrance, gain access to: • Topkapi Palace Museum Guided Tour in English • Hagia Sophia Surroundings Guided Tour in English (Hagia Sophia entrance ticket is not included) • Basilica Cistern Guided Tour in English • Dolmabahçe Palace Guided Tour in English • Istanbul Archaeological Museum Guided Tour in English • Blue Mosque Guided Tour in English • Camlica Tower Observation Deck Audio Guide • Pera Museum Entrance Ticket • Whirling dervishes ceremony (requires a reservation) • Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum Guided Tour in English • Museum of the Ancient Orient Guided Tour in English • Madame Tussauds Istanbul Entrance Ticket • Sea Life Aquarium Entrance Ticket • Panorama 1453 History Museum Entrance Ticket • Sakıp Sabancı Museum Entrance Ticket • Suleymaniye Mosque Audio Guide • Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Shows. Dinner and shows included. (requires a reservation) • The Old City (Istanbul) Segway Guided Tour • Bursa Day Trip with Shopping Guided Tour • Green Mosque (included in Bursa Day Trip) • Istanbul Airport Shuttle (1-way) • Istanbul Toy Museum Entrance Ticket • Beşiktaş Football Club Museum Entrance Ticket • The Museum of Selfies Entrance Ticket • Madame Tussauds Istanbul Museum Entrance Ticket • Hagia Irene Museum Entrance Ticket • Sakip Sabanci Museum Entrance Ticket • LEGOLand (adults must be accompanied by children) • Combined Miniaturk Park Istanbul and Eyup Sultan Mosque and Pierre Loti Tour (requires a reservation) • Discounted one-way private airport transfer (requires a reservation) • Xtrem Aventures Istanbul • Aslan Park (Lion Park) • Photoshoot in Ottoman attire (1 per pass, not per person) • SEA Life Aquarium • Sapphire Observation Deck with 4D Skyride Simulation • Upside Down House Photo Experience • Princes’ Islands boat trip • Sapanca Lake and Maşukiye Daily Tour • Bursa Day Trip • Princes’ Islands boat trip • Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo • ViaSea Aquarium • ViaSea Theme Park Entrance Ticket • Le Vapeur Magique - Morning Turkish Breakfast Cruise • Ortakoy Mosque Walking Tour with Audio Guide Discounted attractions with Istanbul Tourist Pass (not free): Busforus Hop-On Hop-Off Panoramic Bus Tour, Istanbul Public Transportation Card, Maiden's Tower Audio Tour, Premium Bosphorus Cruise Dinner with Dance Shows, Rooftop Galata: Flying Dress Photoshoot with Dress Rental, The Rhythm of the Dance Show Ticket at Historic Hodjapasha Dance Theater, Istanbul Vialand Theme Park, Cemberlitas Hamami - Traditional Turkish Bath, Dirilis Ertugrul, Kurulus Osman and Destan Tour, Museum of Illusions Istanbul Entrance, Private Airport Transfer.

Istanbul: Topkapı Palace & Harem and Blue Mosque Guided Tour

Istanbul: Topkapı Palace & Harem and Blue Mosque Guided Tour

Istanbul’s Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace with Harem are two of the city’s unmissable cultural and historic sites. Focusing on these two places will allow you to concentrate on their beauty and unique histories at leisure, without rushing on to other sites. Save time by skipping the ticket line in Topkapı Palace with priority access, definitely a bonus whether it’s your first time in Istanbul or you’re a repeat visitor. Sultan Ahmed Mosque, known as the Blue Mosque by many tourists because of its bluish interior decoration (blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design), is the most important mosque of Istanbul standing next to the Byzantine Hippodrome in the old city center.. Topkapı Palace was the seat of Ottoman Empire more than 380 years where 24 of 36 Sultans lived and ruled their land. The palace was transformed into a museum in 1924 and now one of Turkey’s richest museums with its permanent and temporary exhibition halls. Buildings and courtyards, including a treasury, apartments, bathhouses, harems, and an armoury, holy relics section, not to mention imperial halls, kitchens and royal chambers that make a visit into Topkapi’s inner walls one of the world’s great wonders. Treasures within include 13th-century Japanese porcelain, weaponry used by the Ottoman army, 86 carat 4th biggest diamond of its kind and world famous Topkapi Dagger any many more..

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Our day with Naci was truly excellent. Right from the start, he took the time to understand our preferences and crafted a tailored itinerary for us. We were delighted by his wealth of knowledge, not only about Istanbul's rich historical heritage but also its contemporary aspects. He went above and beyond to ensure we had a memorable experience, providing insights that enriched our understanding of both the city's past and present. Naci exceeded our expectations, making our day in Istanbul truly unforgettable.

Our day tour of Istanbul's Old City with our private guide was simply fantastic. Their passion for the city's history was infectious, and their expert knowledge made every moment memorable. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, they curated a perfect itinerary tailored to our interests. Highly recommended for an enriching and personalized Istanbul experience. A big thank you to Private Guide Walking Tour for their exceptional service!

Ilker was the perfect guide. As it was my first visit to Istanbul, he worked with me to create a plan based on my wishes and areas of interest to get as much out of the day as possible. He has such a wealth of knowledge that he can adapt flexibly to different requests. It was the very best investment I made on this trip. I would do it again anytime. Thank you!

The tour guide was very nice and prepared, and she helped us to know more about the history of these two amazing mosques. It was fun and interesting.

Excelent guide, nice experience, highly recommend it.