Istanbul Classics City Tour

Very complete tour of the Sultanhamet area with visits to the Blue Mosquee, and Aya Sofya. We recommend! Very good guide and interesting tour.Claire S., Monaco – See more reviews
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What To Expect

Discover the Sultan Ahmet Center, the heart of the Old City and visit the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and the Grand Covered Bazaar.

Highlights

  • Explore the center of Sultan Ahmet where the Byzantine and Ottoman empires ruled

  • See some of the greatest marvels of architecture and monuments in the heart of the old city

  • Shop at the biggest souk in the world and buy antiques, jewelry and souvenirs among others

Specifications

Type:
Tours around Istanbul
Departs From:
Istanbul
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
4 hours
Availability:
daily at 9:00 AM
Product Code:
534
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

Itinerary/Highlights

  • Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.

  • Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous for its blue Iznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.

  • Hippodrome, center of sporting events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. The Serpentine Column, the Obelisk of Theodosius and the German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

  • Grand Covered Bazaar, the most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewelry, gold, carpets*, leatherware and souvenir.

Includes

  • A/C transportation

  • Guidance in multiple languages

  • Entrance fees

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks unless specified

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays. It will be replaced with a visit to the Underground Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici).

  • The Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sundays, during the Ramadan Bayrami and the Kurban Bayrami, and will be replaced by other authentic shops.

  • Children 2 years old and below are free of charge.

  • *Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request.

  • Other languages are available with an extra fee upon request.

  • The pick-up service via shuttle bus takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Those who stay in hotels out of the city center can be transferred to their hotels with an extra fee upon request.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 3 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 2 days or less prior to date of activity.

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