Rustem Pasha Mosque Tours

Almost hidden among the narrow streets surrounding Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar, the Rustem Pasha Mosque is one of several Ottoman era mosques designed by famous imperial architect Mimar Sinan.  Sitting on the site of an old Byzantine church, an inscription indicates that the mosque was built in honor of Suleyman the Magnificent’s son-in-law and grand vizier, Rustem Pasha.  Despite incurring fire and earthquake damage over the years, the mosque has been repaired and still showcases some of the best of Ottoman architecture.

The Rustem Pasha Mosque is unique in that it sits on a high terrace above the hustle and bustle of the bazaar – many visitors don’t even realize it is there. Two staircases lead from the street up to the terrace and a colonnaded porch that stands in front of the diminutive mosque. However, the mosque may be best known for its extensive use of colorful Iznik tiles set in a variety of floral and geometric designs.  Indeed, it could be considered one of the most lavish mosques in Istanbul, with tiles covering the outer façade, interior walls and four large pillars.  

Practical Information

The Rustem Pasha Mosque is located in the Weavers’ Market in the Eminonu district of Istanbul, not far from the Spice Bazaar. From the Eminonu bus stand, follow Kalcin Sokak to Hasircilar Caddesi and head right. Then, look for the stairs leading up to the mosque on the same street. Visitors should dress conservatively and remove their shoes before entering.
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Full Day Bosphorus Tour with a Private Yacht From Istanbul

Explore Istanbul with your own personal guide on a full-day tour of the city that includes a 2-hour Bosphorus cruise aboard a private yacht. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour as you visit a stunning palace and mosque, and soak up the exotic scents of the Spice Bazaar. Walk through the atmospheric neighborhood of Ortakoy, then leave the shore behind for a luxurious cruise. Watch the sun set over the Bosphorus while you discover unforgettable views of waterside villages, palaces and ports.
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Bosphorus Full-Day Sightseeing Tour: Golden Horn and Bosphorus Cruise, Spice Bazaar, Camlica Hill and Dolmabahce Palace

Cruise the stunning Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn and experience three of the best Istanbul sights on this adventure-filled full-day sightseeing tour. This tour take you on a 2.5-hour boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait to savor spectacular sights of bridges, palaces, mosques and fortresses. You will stop at Dolmabahçe Palace for a guided tour and explore the alluring scents and colors of the Spice Bazaar. Visit Rüstem Pasha Mosque on top of Camlica Hill and capture wide views of the skyline. Plus, this tour comes with a delicious 3-course meal along the beautiful shoreline.
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Morning Bosphorus and Golden Horn Cruise

Experience a beautiful boat ride along the Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn and wander the Spice Bazaar on this 3.5-hour guided tour in Istanbul. On this tour, you will discover the colorful Spice Bazaar and elegant Rüstem Pasha Mosque before spending the rest of the day sightseeing on the Bosphorus, a must-do in Istanbul. Explore the inlet to the Golden Horn which separates European Istanbul and capture amazing sights of Rumeli Fortress, Bosphorus bridge and Dolmabahçe Palace. With serene coastal views of the Old City it’s no wonder people can’t seem to put their camera down as they cruise the Bosphorus Strait.
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Bosphorus Cruise and Two Continents Tour in Istanbul

Discover the best of Istanbul on a full-day tour that covers the city by land and boat. Your small group travels by comfortable minibus around the city to see attractions including the Spice Bazaar, Rustem Pasha Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace and the vibrant Ortaköy district. You’ll also enjoy a relaxing sightseeing cruise on the Bosphorus River, have lunch with a view on Camlica Hill, and cross the Bosphorus Bridge — which links the continents of Europe and Asia. Hear informative commentary from your guide throughout the day.
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Istanbul Small-Group Tour Including Dolmabahce Palace and Luxury Transport

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Discover the vibrant meeting point of East and West and experience Istanbul through all five senses with this action-packed Super Saver, combining two of Istanbul’s best-selling tours into one great-value package. First, enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour, including lunch, a 2.5-hour cruise along the Golden Horn and Bosphorus, and visits to the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahçe Palace and the Rüstem Pasha Mosque. Next, savor the tastes of Istanbul on an evening food tasting tour and tuck into mezes, simit and kebabs, accompanied by live Turkish music.
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Istanbul Two Continents, Bosphorous, Spice Bazaar, Beylerbeyi Palace and Camlica Hill

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Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Sightseeing Tour

The Bosphorus strait, with its scenic greenery and majestic palaces, is undoubtedly one of Istanbul’s top attractions. This 4-hour tour allows you tick three top Turkey attractions —Bosphorus, Pierre Loti Hill and the Rustem Pasa Mosque — from your list in just one day. Cruising on Bosphorus is the best way to see the countless monuments that pepper its shores. Additionally, you’ll admire the Rumeli Fortress, take a cable car ride to a charming hilltop café and explore the Rustem Pasha Mosque.
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See Istanbul from all different angles on this full-day city tour, with a knowledgeable guide. Take a cable car up Pierre Loti Hill, ride the Marmaray rail system under the Bosphorus, and enjoy a Bosphorus cruise, gliding past Ottoman-era mansions, the Rumeli Fortress and more. Learn about the city’s Ottoman sultans at the lovely Rustem Pasha Mosque, and finish in Sultanahmet, touring highlights including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. Lunch at a quaint local restaurant is included. Numbers are limited to 15 for a more intimate experience.
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Full Day Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour

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Tour of The Ottoman Court From Istanbul: Topkapi Palace and Rustem Pasha Mosque

Visit two treasures of Ottoman Istanbul on a half-day tour of Topkapi Palace and Rustem Pasha Mosque with an experienced guide. Hear stories about the sultans that ruled Topkapi for centuries, and explore a trove of art, artifacts and Ottoman weaponry. Learn about the plotting Grand Vizier that commissioned the exquisite mosque, whose graceful dome is lined with handmade Iznik tiles in dozens of shades of blue.
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Bosphorus Cruise and Two Continents Tour with Lunch at the top of Camlica Hill

Discover Istanbul as the locals do on an 8-hour Bosphorus cruise and sightseeing tour. Comfortable hotel pickup and drop-off spares you the headache of navigating the city’s public transit on your own. The comprehensive, yet leisurely itinerary along the Bosphorus allows you to photograph and visit some of the city’s top attractions, including Dolmabahce Palace. Stop at Camlica Hill for a filling Turkish lunch with a spectacular view of Istanbul.
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Bosphorus Boat Tour with Spice Bazaar and Rüstem Pasha Mosque Visit in Istanbul

Cruise along the Bosphorus during a 3.5-hour sightseeing tour of Istanbul and enjoy a walk through the Spice Bazaar. Start your guided tour at this covered market, then continue on to the 16th-century Rustem Pasha Mosque. Finish with a 1-hour Bosphorus cruise along the strait that divides Istanbul between two continents: Asia and Europe. View palaces, wooden villas and bridges from the famous waterway.
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Private Best of Istanbul Tour

Experience everything that Istanbul has to offer on a full-day private sightseeing tour. Skip the confusion of Istanbul public transit with round trip transportation from your hotel. Follow your guide to all of the city’s major attractions, including Hagia Sophia and Pierre Loti. You’ll enjoy traditional Turkish cuisine at a local restaurant before continuing on your tour. Round out your day with a cruise along the Bosphorus.
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Small Group: Best of Istanbul Tour

Get a comprehensive overview of Istanbul with a guide on this full-day tour. Depart from you hotel in Taksim or Sultanahmet in an air-conditioned vehicle and the Hagia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern, the Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, and more. Take a cable car to the top of Pierre Loti Hill and admire the view of the city. Hop on a Bosphorus Cruise and view Istanbul’s historic Ottoman mansions from the water. Enjoy a break for lunch.
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Constantinople to Istanbul Day Tour

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