Istanbul Highlights

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Tour Number

Activity Level

540658


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Turkish (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Full-day private guided tour in the old city of ancient Capital of Byzantine and Ottoman Empire.


This is the tour that you should do if you stay only one day in Istanbul.
During the classical tour, you will explore the history of two different Empires.
After we arrive at Sultanahmet Square, we will have a short walk in the ancient Byzantine Hippodrome and start our journey in the past.
Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Basilica Cistern are the monuments that we visit.
At the end of the day, we will be in Grand Bazaar which is considered as the oldest shopping mall with its 3800 shops.

Itinerary

As this a private tour, the itinerary can be changed due to the interest of the guests.

Ancient Hippodrome of Constantinople
Sultanahmet Mosque - Blue Mosque (on Fridays can be visited in the afternoon )
Hagia Sophia(During winter closed on Monday)
Topkapi Palace (closed on Tuesdays)
Basilica Cistern
Grand Bazaar (closed on Sundays and holidays).

There is a dress code to visit the Blue Mosque and appropriate clothes can be provided at the entrance free of charges.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 7 hours

The duration might be affected by weather or traffic conditions.

Transportation

This is a walking tour as all the sights to visit are walking distance to each other.In case needed cab or public transportation will be used.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Public Transportation Tickets

Estimated Local Cash Needed

230 Turkish Lira - You need 230 Turkish Liras for museum tickets.
But also you can use your credit cards in the shops, restaurants and for entrance tickets in the museums except for Basilica Cistern.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Entrance Fees.
Haghia Sophia TL.100
Topkapi Place TL.100
Basilica Cistern TL.30
Any private transportation fee you may want to use, except public transportation.

Restrictions

If private transportation is demanded by the guests, it will be with a/c and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Amir was a great tour guide and his tour was the perfect way to start our stay in Istanbul. He was extremely knowledgeable and very engaging. Highly recommended!
Roger Bing-Wo

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    540658


    Categories

    City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Turkish (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

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