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Istanbul: Full-Day Private Guided Tour

Product ID: 54383
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Spend a delightful day on a private tour that takes you to some of the most interesting sites in the heart of Istanbul. See the Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and explore the vibrant Grand Bazaar.
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Duration: 7 hours
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Your guide will pick you up from your central hotel on foot.

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  • See Blue Mosque and admire beautiful blue tiles
  • Visit Hagia Sophia with its mosaics and largest dome
  • Experience the visually stimulating Grand Bazaar
  • Visit the exhibitions and kiosks in Topkapi Palace
  • See the horse racing track of Romans, the Hippodrome square
  • Visit the ancient water storage museum, Basilica Cistern
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Meet your private guide at your hotel to being your tour. Marvel at the iconic tiles and minarets of the Blue Mosque, built in the 1600s for Sultan Ahmet.

Feast your eyes on the mosaics of the Hagia Sophia and discover a stunning and seamless blend of Christian and Islamic influences.

Amble through the world's largest (and oldest) covered market on a tour of the Grand Bazaar and see the Basilica Cistern, an underground water storage.

Travel back further to the Byzantine Empire, when the city was known as “Constantinople” at the Hippodrome and its 4 monuments; the Fountain Of Wilhelm II, the Obelisk Of Theodosius, the Serpentine Column, and the Column Of Constantine.

Go to Topkapı Palace to see the last Imperial residence of the Ottoman sultans, and the seat of the Parliament.
  • Fully licensed private guide
  • Pickup on foot from centrally located hotels
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel drop off
  • Entrance tickets to museums
  • Lunch

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Important information
Know before you go
• The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
• Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays
• Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays
• Annual closing dates of all museums and bazaars in Istanbul as follows; January 1 New Year, June 24/27 Ramadan, August 31/Sept 4 Sacrifice; October 29 Republic Day
• The Blue Mosque is being renovated until end of 2020 so some parts of the ceiling might be temporarily covered

From US$ 154.89 Per group up to 8

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Product ID: 54383