Guided tour

Istanbul: Guided Sightseeing Tour

Istanbul: Guided Sightseeing Tour

From US$ 45.33 per person

Discover Istanbul's most popular sites on this half-day guided tour of the city, which brings you through the Sultan Ahmet Center and the heart of the Old City.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • See Istanbul's top sites
  • Learn about Istanbul's long, rich history
  • Admire the beautiful design of the Blue Mosque
  • Visit the Hagia Sophia and see its fantastic architecture
  • Marvel at the colors and aromas of the Grand Bazaar
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Take part in a guided morning tour and see the most famous sites in Istanbul. To begin, head to Hagia Sophia, an ancient basilica that was built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century. Take some time to admire the beautiful architecture of this historic site. Continue on to the Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque, a building that was constructed in the 16th century and is known as the Blue Mosque because of its fascinating interior decor of blue Iznik tiles. Next, visit the Hippodrome, a monument that was originally a circus sporting center of Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire. Last but not least, go to the Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest and biggest markets in the world, which has more than 4,000 shops that attract approximately 300,000 visitors daily. Stop to purchase a few memorable souvenirs to remember your day out in Istanbul.
  • Entrance fees
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • On Mondays, the visit to Hagia Sophia is replaced with the Underground (Basilica) Cistern
  • On Friday mornings, the Blue Mosque will not entered and instead replaced with a visit to Little Hagia Sophia (St. Sergius and Bacchus)
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