Let's see historical Istanbul together!!
Today we will see the most important historical monuments of Istanbul. We will first visit the Blue Mosque, with its six graceful minarets and superb interior highlighted with more than 21000 blue tiles. Then, walk around the Hippodrome, a large open square which was once the site of the ancient stadium now decorated with some monuments such as Serpent Column taken from Delphi in Greece, and Egyptian Obelisk taken from the temple of Karnak in Egypt and German Fountain.
Visit the St Sophia Museum, which was the largest church when it was built in the 6th century and was later converted into a mosque and then museum. Its interior is elaborately decorated with beautiful mosaics and precious marbles. Then we will visit Topkapı Palace, home of Ottoman Sultans for many centuries. Topkapı Palace famous with its treasury section.
At the end of our trip, we will see the famous Grand Bazaar, which is one of the biggest and oldest malls with over 4000 shops.
Departure from the Hotel
Back to the Hotel
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 7 hours
Time of tour is flexible, it might be affected by traffic, etc..
It is a walking tour but I can help you to take train or taxi
If you request with additional cost I can arrange modern, clean veichle with AC
Estimated Local Cash Needed
140 Turkish Liras - Entrance fees of Hagia Sophia Museum, Underground Cistern and Topkapı Palace.
Topkapi Palace: 60 TL (Turkish Lira)
Hagia Sophia: 60 TL
Underground Cistern: 20 TL
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
Some museums in Istanbul, we are not allowed to enter exhibition halls, we explain and give free times to guests.
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Having Neslihan as a guide made my experience in Istanbul so much more enjoyable! She was very knowledgeable on Istanbul's history, as well as interesting to speak with of the current economy in Turkey. She knows the city incredibly well, and had no problem tweaking the itinerary the day of to accommodate what I wanted to see & knowing the good food spots! We were even to spend ample time in the Grand Bazaar where she was able to help me find good value gifts & which shops to go to.