11 reviews of Imperial Istanbul Half-day Tour: Hagia Sophia and Grand Bazaar
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Reviewed by edhadley, April 2013
I would recommend the full day tour, but we only had a half day available. Good tour guide and interesting tour. Suggest you copy what is on tour (its not on the voucher), as our tour guide would have left out the Roman Cisterns (which was a highlight), if I had not reminded her.
Reviewed by Mosey E, September 2011
Very good guide who combined real story telling with historical facts to ensure we were able to visualize life during the different periods of history.
Reviewed by Cornelia K, USA, June 2008
Reviewed by RICHARD S, July 2012
The tour was terrific and the guide took us to the Blue mosque after I asked if she would. I should have also asked to go to Hippodrome and skip the Bazaar which was not worth the time. Also although our guide did speak English it was with some difficulty but otherwise she was terrific
Reviewed by sinha.sangita, January 2012
We were taken to Blue Mosque,then Hippordrome,Oblesik,Hagia Sophia,Carpet shopping and Grand Bazaar.
This was a very informative and to the point tour. Our guide was proficient and even gave time to clarify your doubts.
We were given audio systems inside Hagia Sophia thus enabling us to hear him clearly enough.Same were not neither provided nor needed in Blue mosque as guide can tell the story and then give you some time to roam around the mosque.
Blue mosque,Hippodrome and Oblesik were covered adequately.Please note this tour first does the pick ups from the hotels ,takes you to their central office and from there you change the bus if required and the tour starts.So there is considerable difference between pick up time and tour start time even if ur hotel si next door to Hagia Sophia.
Tour also does a visit to one of carpet emporiums before our last stop at Grand Bazaar. I was not sure if I wanted it but this was one exquisite presentation..After the presentation I wished I had the need for a carpet.They provide you some amazing information about the carpets their quality,so do not miss it..Overall an interesting half day tour.
Reviewed by Colleen R, October 2010
Reviewed by Lucienne D, September 2010
Reviewed by Krishnan Vaitheeswaran, Australia, May 2011
Hagia Sophia is pure magnificence. The bazaar doesn't need any guiding.
Reviewed by Lanna L, October 2012
We were bundled in with the full day tour group who were not working to a specific finishing time and who were spending 20 mins per statue. By the time our half day tour was up we hadn't seen the Grand Bazaar and had to miss out.
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