Experience the major historical sights of Istanbul with this guided one-day tour, including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Basilica Cistern and the Grand Bazaar.
What to Expect
Take in the famous sights of historic Istanbul, with this one-day tour that gives you a perfect introduction to the city that blends Asia with Europe.
On this sightseeing tour of Istanbul you'll see the Blue Mosque, one of the most famous monuments of both the Turkish and Islamic worlds. Built in classic Ottoman style, the mosque has 6 towering minarets, 260 windows in its main chamber, and is decorated with more than 20,000 Iznik tiles, making it a truly breathtaking structure.
After the Blue Mosque, you’ll visit the Hagia Sophia Museum, built in the sixth century by Emperor Justinian. Following the Ottoman conquest, the building was converted into a mosque, and now lives on as one of the world’s most magnificent museums, housing beautiful Byzantine mosiacs.
The tour also includes a trip to one of the largest and oldest palaces in the world, Topkapi, the crown jewel of the Ottoman Empire which overlooks the Golden Horn.
Finally, visit the Grand Bazaar, a covered market featuring 58 streets and more than 4000 shops. While there, take in the sights and smells of the jewellery, leather, spices and carpets on sale.
- Pier pick-up (09:00) and drop-off
- Entrance fees
- Local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Know Before You Go
Neon Tours has all rights to change tour itinerary due to unexpected circumstances such as museum closures, holidays, strikes, weather conditions and more
• Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays
• Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays
• The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
• Additional time will be spent at the other locations during closures