On this private guided walk through Istanbul you’ll spend the day visiting the most popular attractions of the city. Stops include the stunning Blue Mosque, opulent Topkapi Palace, the massive Hagia Sophia, and the Grand Bazaar with its 4,000 shops.
What to Expect
A walking tour of Istanbul is the perfect way to discover the city’s sights in an intimate way. On this tour designed for a group of up to 11 people, you’ll spend the full day experiencing the beauty and riches of Istanbul’s past.
Your licensed guide is a wealth of knowledge about the monuments of the city. Learn about the exquisite Blue Mosque as you visit this primary mosque of Istanbul where people are called to prayer 6 times each day.
Visit the legendary Hagia Sophia as well, the largest building in the world for more than 1,000 years.
You’ll also see the interior of the Basilica Cistern, a football field-sized underground construction. Due to its acoustics and eerie beauty, this unique place is used as a venue for movies and concerts from time to time.
Stop at the Topkapi Palace, and marvel at the opulence and elegance of this place where sultans ruled.
You’ll take a break to enjoy a delicious Turkish lunch before visiting the famous Grand Bazaar. Get set for some serious shopping at this massive marketplace that offers a seemingly limitless variety of goods.
There are so many layers to this ancient crossroads of culture that the best way to appreciate the complexity of Istanbul is on foot, walking from one landmark to another.
- Licensed personal guide (see options for languages available)
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees
- Lunch cost
- Tips (appreciated when deserved)
Know Before You Go
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. In the summertime it’s a good idea to bring a hat, sunscreen, and water.
• Blue Mosque – free
• Hagia Sophia – EUR 11 for ages 12 and up (11 and under enter free)
• Topkapi Palace – EUR 10.50 for ages 12 and up
• Basilica Cisterns – EUR 7 for ages 8 and up