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Turkish Bath Package in Istanbul at Aga Hamami

Available from Thursday

Turkish Bath Package in Istanbul at Aga Hamami

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Experience a traditional Turkish bath at a hamam in Istanbul — a must-do activity when visiting Turkey. Choose from three options: the standard, massage, or full package. The full package includes the exfoliating full-body scrub and foam bath, a 20-minute oil massage, and a face mask, and lasts about two hours. Towels, slippers, and tea are provided.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 34.15
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US$ 34.15

Ticket to Rhythm of the Dance Show at Hodjapasha in Istanbul

Available from Oct 31

Ticket to Rhythm of the Dance Show at Hodjapasha in Istanbul

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Prepare for an evening of non-stop entertainment with an exciting 75-minute Rhythm of the Dance show at the legendary Hodjapasha in Istanbul. Feel the electric rhythms of Turkey as you enjoy shimmying belly dancers, energetic folklore dances and dazzling costumes, accompanied by live music and 360-degree video projections.
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  • 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 33.33
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US$ 33.33

Skip the Line: Whirling Dervish Ceremony Ticket in Istanbul

Available from Thursday

Skip the Line: Whirling Dervish Ceremony Ticket in Istanbul

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Marvel at the mystique of whirling dervishes as they gracefully dance the ceremonial ‘sema’ Mevlevi at the emblematic Hodjapasha Dance Theater in Istanbul. Enjoy a cultural evening in Istanbul during this age-old performance of choreographed spiritual dancing accompanied by traditional music and Persian chanting. Before the show, set the mood with Turkish delight and a drink at the bar. Then, admire the dervishes as they elegantly twist and turn in their white flowing gowns.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 47.93
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US$ 47.93
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Traditional Turkish Bath Experience in Istanbul

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Traditional Turkish Bath Experience in Istanbul

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Have a true Turkish experience at a centrally-located Turkish bath, known as a hamam. Experience the full range of options, including a body scrub with a special peeling glove that removes dead skin, a face mask to open your pores, a foam massage, and an aromatherapy oil massage for relaxation.
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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 70.30
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US$ 70.30
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Skip the Line: Topkapi Palace Including Süleymaniye Mosque and Ceramics Workshop in Istanbul

Available from Thursday

Skip the Line: Topkapi Palace Including Süleymaniye Mosque and Ceramics Workshop in Istanbul

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Save time and skip the line on this small-group guided half-day Topkapi Palace Istanbul tour which includes a visit to Süleymaniye Mosque and a ceramics workshop. Jump ahead of the rest and step into Topkapi Palace to explore courtyards, treasures and rooms of artifacts. See where Ottoman sultans once assembled their harems and visit the Palace Harem (own expense). Then, marvel at the 16th-century Süleymaniye Mosque before you discover a workshop where master potters fire their elegant ceramic pieces. Small-group tours are limited to 15 guests to assure an intimate day with your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 59.91
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US$ 59.91
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Basilica Cistern(Istanbul): Skip the line Ticket with Guided Tour

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Basilica Cistern(Istanbul): Skip the line Ticket with Guided Tour

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Skip the line and listen from your guide the story of The Basilica Cistern - is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul. Venture into the underground palace that is filled ancient wonders such as the Medusa Pillar Bases, and the Hen’s Eye Column. This sunken palace has so much to hold that they shot scenes of Hollywood movies in it. Exploring had never been this adventurous!
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 10.18
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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

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Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 125.00
per group
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US$ 125.00
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Blue Mosque - Guided site visit

Available from Nov 1

Blue Mosque - Guided site visit

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Avoid the crowds and receive an intimate guided tour of the renowned Blue Mosque. Visit this incredible site constructed between 1609 and 1616, which still functions as a mosque today with daily prayers. See the impressive courtyard and magnificent interior: adorned with hand-painted blue tiles. Explore the mosque’s five main domes, six minarets, and eight secondary domes, and learn fascinating details from your knowledgeable guide.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 9.59
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US$ 9.59
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Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul

Available from Thursday

Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul

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Discover Istanbul on a full-day tour that travels on foot and public transit to historic landmarks and local cultural hubs. Start by touring the Hippodrome, Serefiye Cistern and Grand Bazaar, then take a break for Turkish coffee, pastry and hookah (tobacco pipe). Visit the book and paper market Sahaflar Çarşısı, which started in the Byzantine era, then tour Istanbul University. Continue to Suleymaniye Mosque, the Spice Bazaar and the Church of St George before winding through the districts of Fener and Balat — the old Greek and Jewish neighborhoods.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 83.88
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Hagia Sophia: Entry with Guided Tour

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Hagia Sophia: Entry with Guided Tour

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The Hagia Sophia is one of Istanbul’s most popular attractions, with the lines to match. Shave off potentially hours of wait time on this skip-the-line guided tour, which lets you jump to the front of the queue for an in-depth introduction to the 1500-year-old Orthodox church-turned-mosque—now a must-see museum.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 16.18
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Contemporary Art Walk: Istiklal Street, Modern Art Museums

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Contemporary Art Walk: Istiklal Street, Modern Art Museums

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Dive headfirst into Istanbul’s modern art scene on this 3.5-hour walking tour. Learn about Turkey’s rich art history as you follow your enthusiastic guide around the districts of Tophane and Karaköy, stopping to browse a selection of the city’s most interesting contemporary art galleries, including SALT Galata. Finally, learn about popular Turkish artists like Abidin Dino and Ara Güler, and view cutting-edge temporary exhibitions at the Istanbul Modern Art Museum. This small-group tour is limited to 15 for a personalized experience and includes hotel pickup.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 119.82
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US$ 119.82
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Skip The Line: Istanbul Classics Small Group Tour 10 people Max.

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Skip The Line: Istanbul Classics Small Group Tour 10 people Max.

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Tick through Istanbul’s highlights without transport hassles or getting lost, and with a guide to reveal their history on this small-group full-day tour. Admire and hear tales of the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome that you’d probably miss alone, and clearly hear the guide’s commentary with numbers limited to just 10. Plus, enjoy an included authentic Turkish lunch—an extra you might skip if exploring independently.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 62.00
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US$ 62.00
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Istanbul by Night: Turkish Dinner and Show

Available from Thursday

Istanbul by Night: Turkish Dinner and Show

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Immerse yourself in a wild evening of traditional dancing and music during a dinner and show in Istanbul. During a typical night in Istanbul you’ll see brightly lit mosques, but tonight savor Turkish fare and enjoy a show of rhythmic belly dancing and more!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 88.00
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US$ 88.00
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Private Tour: Istanbul’s Ottoman Experience Including Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque

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Private Tour: Istanbul’s Ottoman Experience Including Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque

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Marvel at Istanbul’s best Ottoman sites during this 4-hour private guided tour of the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. This tour captures the essence of why the Sultanahmet district is a  UNESCO World Heritage site. You will learn about the history of Istanbul dating back to its former Ottoman days as Constantinople. Plus, hear old stories about the reign of sultans from your expert guide and admire architecture and ancient relics within each famous attraction.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 98.14
Price varies by group size
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US$ 98.14
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Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

Available from Thursday

Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

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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 Hagia Sophia, then follow in the footsteps of powerful sultans, courtiers, and generals at Topkapi Palace. Finish your tour in the vibrant Grand Bazaar, browsing bright displays of handicrafts, carpets, and souvenirs.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 65.00
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US$ 65.00
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VIP Istanbul Combo Ticket: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Baslica Cistern

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VIP Istanbul Combo Ticket: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Baslica Cistern

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Experience Istanbul like a pro, when you buy a skip-the-line combination ticket for the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Basilica Cistern. Upon arrival at each location, your guide escorts you past the long queue for fast entrance. After a brief overview, you’re ready to explore at your own pace. Enjoy the freedom to see the three world-famous attractions in any order that works for you. (Note: Cistern admission at 11am only.)
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 46.73
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US$ 46.73
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Skip the Line: Hagia Sophia Museum Admission Ticket with English Speaking Guide

Available from Thursday

Skip the Line: Hagia Sophia Museum Admission Ticket with English Speaking Guide

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The Hagia Sophia, with its stunning gold mosaics dating back to Byzantine times, is one of the world’s most visited museums. Save time spent waiting in entrance queues with these pre-booked admission tickets, guaranteeing direct access into the monument known as the “eighth wonder of the world.” Admire centuries-old architectural flourishes, and learn about its history as a church and mosque. Pick up your tickets from a centrally located office in advance.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 34.75
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Istanbul: Original Whirling Dervish Ceremony

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Istanbul: Original Whirling Dervish Ceremony

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As a cultural practice honored by the UNESCO Heritage of Humanity designation, the Mevlevi Semah ceremony offers a transfixing, centuries-old cultural experience. Don't miss this singular dance form with a whirling dervish show in the heart of Istanbul. Just sit down for your experience to watch the Sufi dancers spin and rotate in twisting movements, enjoy the accompanying music, and encounter one of the most popular and beautiful experiences in Turkey.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 26.36
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US$ 26.36
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Private Half-day Tour: Imperial Istanbul - Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar

Available from Thursday

Private Half-day Tour: Imperial Istanbul - Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar

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Explore the fascinating history of Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar during this half-day privately guided tour of imperial Istanbul. Discover the ancient church, former mosque and now internationally famous museum, the Hagia Sophia. This tour will wind you through the Grand Bazaar where you can haggle for Turkish treasures and then take you 500 feet below ground into the historic Basilica Cistern where a James Bond once thwarted evil plans.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 100.27
Price varies by group size
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Small-Group Istanbul in One Day Tour Including Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia

Available from Thursday

Small-Group Istanbul in One Day Tour Including Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia

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Fit all of Istanbul's attractions at the top of your bucket list into one packed day, with the help of an expert local guide. Stroll Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet neighborhood, brimming with iconic buildings and storied streets. Tour the Blue Mosque, one of the most important sites in the Muslim world. Delve into history of the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Istanbul Hippodrome as well as the 'sunken palace' of Basilica Cistern. And you won’t want to miss the and the bustling Grand Bazaar or savory 3-course lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 90.00
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US$ 90.00
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Traditional Luxury Hamam Experience with one way Transfer included

Available from Thursday

Traditional Luxury Hamam Experience with one way Transfer included

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Deep cleanse your body and mind during a 2-hour traditional Turkish bath experience at Istanbul The Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami, was designed and built by Mimar Sinan, the chief Ottoman architect. It was built at the request of Hurrem Sultan (Roxelana), the wife of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century. As authentic as cultural experiences get, a Turkish bath experience remains much the same now as it was during the Ottoman era. Relax on a marble slab in a steamy bath chamber, have a vigorous and exfoliating scrub to strip away dead skin cells, and then relax in a cooler room. Hotel pickup from hotels on the European side of Istanbul are also included. Scrub and foam massage services are around 45 minutes to 1 hour. You can relax at hamam and use hot waters at remaining time.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 170.00
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US$ 170.00
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Istanbul Private Tour

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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Istanbul Private Tour

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Benefit from a flexible schedule and personalized attention on this half-day private tour in Istanbul. Perfect for those short on time, this private tour lets you move at your own pace and focus on things that interest you. Highlights can include a tram ride, a funicular ride, the neighborhood of Karakoy, and the Blue Mosque. All private transportation included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 70.70
Price varies by group size
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Hagia Sophia tour & Fast track

Available from Thursday

Hagia Sophia tour & Fast track

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Meet with your professional local guide in front of Hagia Sophia and Skip the very long line . . Listen a short history of the Old City then start the Hagia Sophia Tour. . Hagia Sophia museum is The mid point of cultures and religions , the place was used as a Church for 916 years and than turned into a Mosque for 481 years and now a museum ... one can be amazed by the beauty of this wonderful building ... Skip the line and enter the magnificent Hagia Sophia, which is the world’s largest place of worship, built by Emperor Justinian in 532 AD. Enjoy a guided tour inside and see the tallest dome of the largest Christian church in the world.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 20.00
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Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

Available from Thursday

Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

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Explore the top attractions in Sultanahmet (the old city) on a full-day tour with a knowledgeable guide. Take in UNESCO World Heritage sites and famous monuments in Istanbul including the stunning Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome. Then follow your guide through the Grand Bazaar, browsing the shops of hundreds of vendors with an array of textiles, jewelry, perfumes, spices and more. Your guide shares the long history of Istanbul with your small group, which is limited to 10 participants to ensure a more intimate experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 59.00
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