Private tour

Istanbul Sultanahmet Old City Tour

Istanbul Sultanahmet Old City Tour

From US$ 100 per person

Get a personal introduction to the old city of Istanbul with a 6-hour, private tour led by a local guide. Learn about Turkey's history, cuisine and culture as you explore the city’s most iconic sites.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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  • Combines history, culture, and good food on a comprehensive 6-hour tour
  • See most of the famous sites in the Sultanahmet area
  • Visit the historic Grand Bazaar and shop for carpets, leather, tiles, and handbags
  • Enjoy a typical Turkish lunch in a small restaurant
Full description
Meet your local, expert tour guide in front of St Sophia Museum in Sultanahmet. Start your 6-hour long, private tour to learn about Turkey's history, culture, and cuisine and as you explore the city’s most iconic sites. See the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Roman Cistern, and step back in time at Hippodrome Square. Try an authentic Turkish lunch and finally enjoy an insider’s take on the vibrant Grand Bazaar, with tips on selecting and bargaining for carpets, handicrafts, and souvenirs. Your guide will buy your express tickets in advance to skip all the lines at the entrances except for security line. All the sites are in close proximity, so you can explore at a relaxed pace.
  • Expert tour guide
  • 6-hour long private tour
  • Museum tickets
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick up and drop off with transportation
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the St Sophia Museum. Your guide will be holding a sign with your name on it.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Topkapı Palace Museum is closed on Tuesdays
  • The Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque is under restoration nowadays so it is not possible to enter inside.
  • It is best not to book this tour on Sundays if you have other day options because the Sultanahmet area is usually very crowded on Sundays
  • You may easily walk to the meeting point at Sultanahmet, however, if your hotel is far away then hotel pick up and drop off is possible for an extra charge
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