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Istanbul Byzantine and Ottoman Tour: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar provided by City of Sultans Day Tours

Istanbul Byzantine and Ottoman Tour: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar

Istanbul Byzantine and Ottoman Tour: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
16
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    16
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Admire the best of Byzantine and Ottoman Istanbul on this full-day tour of this endlessly absorbing city. Traveling in a luxury minivan with a knowledgeable guide, check out five top Istanbul attractions that recall these two all-powerful empires. Visit the extraordinary Hagia Sophia and beautiful Blue Mosque, marvel at the treasures of the Topkapi Palace, once the court of Ottoman sultans, and explore the atmospheric Grand Bazaar, whose roots date to the 15th century. With numbers limited to 12, this small-group tour ensures you get in-depth attention from your guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6804COS1001
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Hippodrome
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We provide Free Pick up from all Cruise Ship Ports, and Hotels in Sultanahmet - Fatih - Taksim - Beyoglu - Sisli - Besiktas - Harbiye - Ortakoy areas.
  • Ports:
  • Sarayburnu
  • Salipazari
  • Istanbul Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Hippodrome
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We provide Free Pick up from all Cruise Ship Ports, and Hotels in Sultanahmet - Fatih - Taksim - Beyoglu - Sisli - Besiktas - Harbiye - Ortakoy areas.
  • Ports:
  • Sarayburnu
  • Salipazari
  • Istanbul Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Grand Bazaar
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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ike
Queens, NY8 contributions
Matt did his possible best and made sure we were all having a great time. We all got picked up from out hotels, visited all the places indicated on the listing and he added more for free and we got dropped off to our hotels.
Written 6 October 2021
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cityofsultans
Thank you very much for choosing our services. We hope to see you again in Turkey with a longer trip..
Written 7 October 2021
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basia C
1 contribution
Sep 2020
we have a very good experience durning our holidays in Istanbul. our tourist guide Mehmet Gokhan Turan done great job with showing us all places , answering our questions and very friendly at all. Will definitely recommend Mehmet to all visitors, he is very intelligent speak well English and has lots of humour and knowlage about Turkey and Istanbul it self. Mehmet thank you we will definitely come back for another trip, you are well manner and a bright gem for tourist for first time in Instanbul.
Written 27 September 2020
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cityofsultans
Thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you again in Turkey with a longer trip..
Written 29 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sonz
12 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
We had Mehmet Gokhan Turan as our guide today and he was A for AWESOME! We walked to the following spots; Hippidrome & Obelisks, Blue Mosque which was amazing, Hag Sophia that was truly magnificent, the Balat church orthodox & Jewish, stopped for a tasty lunch then onto the mighty Topkapi palace and finally the Grand Bazaar.

Be prepared to walk a lot, wear good shoes, take water, be mindful of your dress for women although they have scarfs & shirts.

Mehmet was very informative, knew his stuff, funny, and a great host. He kept us all together and gave the background first then allowed time for us to wander. We had children with our group of 18 and Mehmet was mindful of the families.

Highly recommend the day - it’s long but worth it & very affordable. Viva Turkey!!!!
Written 13 June 2019
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cityofsultans
Thank you so much for your review. It was our great pleasure to serve you in Istanbul. We hope to see you again in Turkey with a longer trip..
Written 15 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: City of Sultans Day Tours
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Great introduction to Istanbul
Mr. Barish was an excellent tour guide. He knew a lot of historical facts about the monuments and tried to accommod
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Excellent experience!
I was very lucky to have Mehmet as my guide while in Istanbul. He is extremely knowledgeable and personable. I high
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All you need to see in Istanbul in one day
One of the best experiences I got! If you want to see the highlights of Istanbul in only one day, then this tour is
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My Best Ever Travel
It was my best travel abroad ever. Ozgur was amazing and really on top of everything. We did not have to worry abou
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Excellent service
I visited Turkey for a week and hired the services of City of Sultans for transfers, private tours, accomodation in
Eyadhawarneh
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Hands down, this is the best tour!
I went for "Best Of Turkey" tour for 10 days (Istanbul, Cappadocia, Izmir) as a solo traveler. It is one of the bes
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Best of Istanbul Indeed !!
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Unbelievable
From the shocking calls to prayer for the Muslim people during the day (adhan), the extreme kindness of the Turks,
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One day of history
What a great tour. Our guide Ms. Ezgi was great. She was so kind and knowledgeable. There is just so much history
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Amazing experience
Mehmet was an amazing tour guide! I will definitely use this service again. I like how he gave us ample free time t
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So much history!
We joined for the Ephesus leg of the tour and we absolutely LOVED it! So much incredible history and our guide, Cor
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Wonderful way to see Ephesus
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10 Days Exclusive Wonders of Turkey
Our family of 5 just concluded this 10 day Tour and I have to say it is one of our most memorable vacations. Ozgur
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An expensive but very historic tour.
Many thanks to Ozgur for very prompt assistance with the booking. The tour started in the morning with your fligh
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Excellent experience in Cappadocia behind the postcards, but with landscapes, hot ballon tour and hiking all included
My experiente was excellent. The organizacional skills, accuracy and efficiency of this team were remarkable. This
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