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Istanbul: Half-Day Highlights Guided Tour

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Activity provider: TOURMANIA

Istanbul: Half-Day Highlights Guided Tour

Activity provider: TOURMANIA
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From US$ 38.28 US$ 30.62 per person

Discover the highlights of Istanbul on a half-day guided tour and travel back to the days of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Get acquainted with the city’s historical and cultural heritage.

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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish


  • Marvel at the minarets and tiles of the Blue Mosque
  • Visit one of the oldest covered markets in the world
  • See the remains of the Hippodrome of Constantinople
Full description
Discover the historic treasures of the Sultanahmet district and go to the Hagia Sofia to admire the Byzantine mosaics inside the 6th-century church built by the Emperor Justinian. Get up close to the Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque, where the tomb of the sultan Ahmed I is located. Move on to the Hippodrome of Constantinople to see where the chariot races and political gatherings took place during the Byzantine and Ottoman eras. Wander amongst the stalls of the Grand Bazaar and haggle for bargain prices on jewelry, carpets, leather goods and antiques inside one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world.
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Hagia Sophia
  • Food and beverages
  • Hotel drop off
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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

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  • Please note that the Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
Customer reviews

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great experience. we can get amazing history of Istanbul told by the guide including Ayasofya and blue mosque. Unfortunately, Blue mosque is under renovation whwn we visited in May 2022 and not much to see inside.

May 22, 2022

Product ID: 74492