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Istanbul: 6-Hour Highlights Tour

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Visit inside the Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Orient Express train station, a walk on Galata bridge, Spice Bazaar. See and learn about the Roman Hippodrome, German Fountain, Constantine’s Column, and enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch.
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Duration 6 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • Cover Istanbul's most popular sites with the company of a professional licensed guide ​on a fully guided tour
  • Visit Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya), Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Orient Express train station, Galata Bridge and Spice Bazaar
  • Hear the stories of the Roman Hippodrome (including Egyptian Obelisk and Serpent Column German Fountain) and Constantine’s Column along the way
  • Learn about the famous Orient Express, walk along the Galata Bridge and watch the local fishermen
  • Sit at a local shop at the 400-year-old market and sample the local products
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This is a fully guided tour inside the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya), Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Orient Express train station, Galata Bridge and Spice Bazaar.

Along the way, stop to hear the stories of the Roman Hippodrome (including the Egyptian Obelisk and Serpent Column German Fountain), mausoleums of Ottoman sultans and Constantine’s Column. Learn about the famous Orient Express.

Take a break for lunch and enjoy traditional Turkish cuisine in a friendly setting at a nontouristy restaurant where your gourmet guide will choose some memorable food for you. Please note the itinerary will change slightly on certain days due to changes in the opening hours. 
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Two-course lunch including a variety of mezes
  • Freshly baked pide bread and a main course of assorted kebabs or vegetarian casserole and one non-alcoholic drink per person
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for the guide

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Meeting point

Fuego Cafe & Restaurant Alemdar mah. Incili Cavus Sokak. No: 15A Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110.

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Important information
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• Please note that the Hagia Sofia will close on Mondays. It will be substituted with Topkapı Palace for those who join the tour on Monday
• Topkapı Palace ticket will be included with the tour price but the harem section ( 35 TL extra)will not
• Please bring the ID of your kids who are age 12 or below
• Please be ready at the meeting point at tour starting time
• This tour involves entering mosques. Ladies and gentlemen will be required to dress appropriately by covering their shoulders and ensure coverage past their knees. Ladies will need to cover their heads. Scarfs will be available at the mosque, but feel free to bring your own scarf to use. In addition, for your convenience it will be best to wear shoes that are easy to remove

From US$ 120.78 per person

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Product ID: 128828