Istanbul, Turkey
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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English and 3 more


Experience Istanbul’s timeless sights on a full-day tour of the city’s stunning historic places. Listen for the ancient echoes of pounding hooves and charioteers at Hippodrome Square and spot the distinctive tiles of the Blue Mosque. See the Byzantine mosaics and minarets of St. Sophia, then follow in the footsteps of powerful sultans, courtiers and generals at Topkapi Palace, where Ottomans ruled for hundreds of years. Visit an Orthodox church turned Ottoman mosque before finishing your tour in the vibrant Grand Bazaar, browsing bright displays of handicrafts, carpets and souvenirs.
  • Full-day tour of Istanbul's essential sites
  • Choose a small-group tour for a more personal experience
  • Relax over a 4-course lunch at a traditional restaurant
  • Learn about Turkish history and culture
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees included


Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Nov 2018

Excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable tour guide. Great intro to key sights in Istanbul. More time needed to see Topkapi. Perhaps a second day at the palace will do the trick.

, Aug 2018

This was one of the best tours I've taken. Canan was our guide and she is very experienced, knowledgeable, and personable. Be prepared for a lot of walking, our legs were pretty tired the next day. All the historic sites are amazing, just make sure to dress appropriately for the Blue Mosque, and the lunch was delicious. I've already recommended this tour to others traveling to Istanbul.

, Jun 2018

I wish it had been clearer that the Topkapi palace was closed on Tuesday, our only day in Istanbul. The tour substituted a boat ride in the Bosphorus, which was also very nice. Very small group, so asking questions was easy. The guide dropped us off near the Cistern of Justinian, which we wanted to see but isn't on the tour.

, Apr 2018

If you're on a short visit, this is a great tour to see the main attractions and get a historic background of the city. Our guide Selcuk was amazing and extremely knowledgeable . In addition to the historic overview and highlights of turkish culture and tradtions, he made sure to give us all the tips and advice to make our stay in Istanbul enjoyable and comfortable. We had a very nice day. Lovely city... will be coming back to see a lot more

, Feb 2018

Excelente tour! Muchas gracias a la guia quien tenia mucho conocimiento sobre la historia de este bello pais.

, Feb 2018

Knowledgeable Tour Guide but waste of time at the carpet showroom.

, Jan 2018

So much history in one place!. The guide was amazing

, Dec 2017

Could have done better on my own as its exorbitantly expensive on VIATOR, more than twice its real price in Istanbul!!! I'll never buy from this site again!!!

, Nov 2017

I recommend this tour for history buffs, like me. Our guide,Unal Aydin was very knowledgable and answered all our queries. Unal also guided us in our purchases of Turkish delicasies . Definitely, value for the money. The Turkish lunch that was provided was sumptuous and delicious.

, Oct 2017

The guide was very knowledgable and capable of answering most of another guest’s many in-depth questions about each site and the history of the city which impressed me and my friends. He was friendly and helpful and we had an excellent time! Would recommend!

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