- Full-day Istanbul sightseeing tour with an expert guide and lunch included
- Visit Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and marvel at its Ottoman and Byzantine architecture
- Walk around the Blue Mosque and then visit Topkapi Palace
- Pass top Istanbul attractions like the Hippodrome and the Golden Horn
- Explore the Grand Bazaar
- Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
What You Can Expect
Continue to the nearby Blue Mosque, passing Istanbul Hippodrome on the way. Chariot races were held here at the time of the Ottoman Empire, and it gained a reputation as the hub of sporting and political activity in the city. Before entering the mosque, stop for photos and gaze in admiration at its six minarets that provide an iconic backdrop to Istanbul’s cityscape. Then head inside to marvel at its ceiling, adorned with bright blue Iznik tiles that attribute to the mosque’s name.
Prepare for an assault on your senses at the nearby Grand Bazaar as you browse the bustling shops and stalls that spill out into its frankincense-scented lanes. Pedaling everything from Turkish carpets to kebabs, this frantic market can be daunting to visitors, so let your guide show off its highlights while you soak up its ambiance.
Stop for lunch in a local restaurant, and then travel by coach to Topkapi Palace – one of the world’s oldest and biggest palaces. Now a significant museum, the palace seems to drip with dazzling ornamentation and artifacts at every turn. Explore its courtyards with your guide, and learn about the sultans and their harems that lived here from the 15th century.
Your tour finishes at your central Istanbul hotel.
This tour was amazing!
THE TOUR WAS PERFECT, THEY PICKED US AT THE CONCERTED TIME, OUR TOUR GUIDE MURAT IS EXCELENT, HE KNOWS HIS JOB,AND IS VERY KIND TO HELP WITH QUESTIONS,
THE FOOD OF THE LUNCH WAS GOOD. WE REALLY ENJOYED IT. HIGHLY RECOMENDED
We were picked up promptly at our hotel. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed the tour very much because of his expertise. Our lunch was delightful. It was a great tour and I would recommend it to all.
Sadat the tour guide makes this an unforgettable experience. Definitely a tour to book when going to Istanbul.
This is a must do in Istanbul and our guide made it all come alive!!! Loved it in spite of the pouring rain! Lunch was ok.
This tour was amazing!
great toiur ..we really enjoyed though it was freezing cold . will come another time in a better weather. but the tour was very informative and the guide was very knowledgeable . would recommend this !
Great tour. Very informative guide and very well paced. Prepare for plenty of walking, although thankfully the main attractions are quite close together. Highly recommended.
excellent choice of sites to visit. Knowledgeable and polite tour guides. Tour was too hurried
Were a little disappointed as we were looking forward to visiting the Topkapi palace which is shut on a Monday but this was not advised when we booked.The other sights were worth the visit and the guide had great local knowledge