Places listed here are the masterpieces of Istanbul.
This is a very knowledgeable tour. You will see the highlights of Istanbul with their great history. After you have enough knowledge you will be ready to buy a correct souvenir for you, your family or your friends in Grand Bazaar.
Hagia Sophia on Monday; Replaced with Kariye (St. Savior in Chora) Museum,
Topkapı Palace on Tuesday; Replaced with Turkish Islamic Art Museum
Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday; Replaced with Spice Bazaar
Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays; Replaced with YIldız Palace
I will come to the meeting point at the time we have agreed to meet. According to your hotel either we walk or drive to the old city.
We will visit-- Blue Mosque; One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th-century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul.
--Hippodrome Square; The former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople
--Topkapi Royal Palace; The former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled.
**Lunch (I can help you to find a local restaurant for lunch)
-- Hagia-Sophia; The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest and largest
architectural works of art in the world.
Underground cistern, unique in the world. Amazing romantic architecture.
-- Grand Bazaar; You will enjoy 4000 traditional and historical shops.
16:00 or 17:00 Back to the port.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 7 hours
unexpected conditions might affect the duration of the tour.
If you are more than three I am renting a van with a driver
If you are 1 to 3 people I will use my car and I will be the driver.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
164 TL - -Museum Topkapı Palace Tckt TL 72
-Museum Hagia Sophia Tckt TL 72
-Underground Cistern is TL 20
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Hanifi has been a great guide and an even better conversation companion throughout the day. I greatly appreciated his open mind and ability to talk about a large variety of subjects. Highly recommended.