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Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Half Day Tour provided by Tematique Tours

Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Half Day Tour

Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Half Day Tour
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About
Experience the main attractions of Istanbul, as well as the small but equally wonderful details of the city on this small-group tour. Your guide takes you on an in-depth tour of both Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. You'll hear interesting stories that other tours fail to mention.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
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: 15459P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Small Group ( Max 6 people )
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratitudes
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • House of Medusa Restaurant, Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. No:9, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Our meeting point is "House of Medusa Restaurant" which is on the same street with "Basilica Cistern" (Yerebatan Sarnıcı in Turkish). Only 30 meters away from Basilica Cistern. Your guide will be waiting for you in front of this restaurant.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • When visiting Hagia Sophia: Modest, conservative clothing which exposes a minimum of flesh is good. No shorts or sleeveless shirts on either men or women. Women cover over head with scarf or shawl.
  • Admission to Topkapi Palace (200TL per person) is not included in the tour price. A combined ticket including Topkapi Place and the Harem Section is 285TL per person. Your tour guide has a privilege to buy your ticket without queuing you in line. You can pay cash (Turkish Lira) or by card on the tour day.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Small Group ( Max 6 people )
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratitudes
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
Departure details
  • House of Medusa Restaurant, Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. No:9, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Our meeting point is "House of Medusa Restaurant" which is on the same street with "Basilica Cistern" (Yerebatan Sarnıcı in Turkish). Only 30 meters away from Basilica Cistern. Your guide will be waiting for you in front of this restaurant.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • When visiting Hagia Sophia: Modest, conservative clothing which exposes a minimum of flesh is good. No shorts or sleeveless shirts on either men or women. Women cover over head with scarf or shawl.
  • Admission to Topkapi Palace (200TL per person) is not included in the tour price. A combined ticket including Topkapi Place and the Harem Section is 285TL per person. Your tour guide has a privilege to buy your ticket without queuing you in line. You can pay cash (Turkish Lira) or by card on the tour day.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    House of Medusa Restaurant
    Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. No:9, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    Our meeting point is "House of Medusa Restaurant" which is on the same street with "Basilica Cistern" (Yerebatan Sarnıcı in Turkish). Only 30 meters away from Basilica Cistern. Your guide will be waiting for you in front of this restaurant.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Stop: 50 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Sultanahmet District
    Caferaga Medresesi
    Sogukcesme Sokak
  • You'll return to the starting point
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kent r
Owatonna, MN3 contributions
Great experience
Oct 2021 • Friends
Candid, informed tour covering history and modern day perspective. Friendly and courteous guide with super sense of humor.
Written 9 October 2021
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Raffaella AppleLemonade
New York City, NY4 contributions
Great experience!
Jul 2021 • Solo
We had one of the best tours ever with Erol. Very knowledgeable, very good English, and most of all very passionate.
Definitely recommended if you want to know about Hagia (Aya) Sophia and Topkapi Palace.
Written 3 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We would like to give our best welcome to you. Your review will be a guide for other travellers. We wish to host you in our city again for more experiences.
Written 27 August 2021
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Tiffany F
2 contributions
AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL
Jun 2021 • Couples
Erol was an amazing tour guide. He was so knowledgeable and sweet. He had an answer for every question and was very patient with us taking pictures. His explanations of the hagia Sofia and topkapi palace were fantastic and I will for sure contact him again when more of my family comes to visit.
Written 28 June 2021
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Hello Dear Guest, Erol is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable guides in our team. It is great to hear that you had great experiences and memorable moments with our services in Istanbul. We wish to see you in our city soon. Best Regards
Written 2 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tt1580
Florida Keys, FL46 contributions
Excellent
May 2021
We booked a half day tour with this company during our amazing holiday in Turkey. It was our 3rd day in Istanbul. I'd highly recommend these guys, prices are decent, they know what they are doing. Our tour guide Erol Utgun, promptly right on time was waiting for us at the [very easy to find] meeting point. He spoke perfect English with almost no accent, no problem communicating at all. Super knowledge of historical sites, professional tour guide. He know where were bored a bit and where we had deep interest.

We had a wonderful time, would do it again.
Written 27 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your great comments about our services. We try to do best what we are doing. We hope we can host you in our lovely city with other memorable experiences. Best Regards
Written 2 July 2021
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Khallil
3 contributions
Very knowledgable about everything and really fun
Apr 2021
Apologies for the late review Erol! You were an incredible tour guide for the three days that you showed us around Istanbul. Not only is Erol a very knowledgeable tour guide, he is also very friendly and genuine. I can say without exaggeration that having Erol as a guide made our trip to Istanbul. Thank you again and I will definitely recommend your services to anyone that travels to Istanbul.
Written 16 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for the great comments about our lovely guide Erol.
Written 5 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amina Hannache
7 contributions
Great guide and very knowledgeable.
Aug 2019
We had such a great experience, the guide was so knowledgeable and had an explanation for every single place and event that occurred in that place. He gave us some advice on the places we should visit in Istanbul and how to get to them and what to do.
He speaks good English and was so nice and kind.
We had our tour on Wednesday, August 14th 2019 starting 1:00 p.m.
Unfortunately, I do not know his name. If someone could provide me with his name, I would really appreciate it.
I would redo it with him again if I have the chance to visit Istanbul again.
Keep up the great work.
Written 24 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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majellaskans
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A definite 5 star walking tour
Wow! What a morning. This walking tour with Erol is the perfect way to start your stay in Istanbul. Super informati
FrequentFlier714468
FrequentFlier714468
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Fantastic tour guide of Istanbul!!
Erol was amazing! It was my mother and my first day in Istanbul and we met him in the morning and he took us all ar
Seef M
Seef M
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Great tour!
Our guide, Erol, was very informative about the history of all of the locations we visited. He took time to answer
AndresDLD
AndresDLD
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Perfect start to Istanbul
This Tour is a great start for your trip in Istanbul. Erol will give you all the knowledge that is essential for yo
Safari297613
Safari297613
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Experiencing Istanbul with a local
Erol was very knowledgeable and gave us a wonderful history of the culture and food. He was very engaging and frie
Sunshine52331605953
Sunshine52331605953
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Our favourite walking tour
We had a private tour through Galata and Beyoglu with Erol today. It was a great way to experience the vibrant city
SuzanM747
SuzanM747
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Most delicious taste of Istanbul
I had wanted to explore Istanbul with kids and family. We did not want an all day trip but something that would gi
Tiffany H
Tiffany H
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Delicious & taste of culture!
Errol was a wonderful food guide! He was very knowledgeable about the culture and traditions. It was great to have
538aleksandarb
538aleksandarb
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Great experience!
This was the best spent money in Istanbul. Erol is a great guide, all the time keeps you interested. Other then the
dashao464
dashao464
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Highly recommend
It was a very cool overview tour for those who come to Istanbul for the first time. Erol is one of the best guides
somdude
somdude
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Quick and Effective Tour
Erol was great guide. It was just me on the tour and he made it very interesting and informative. I chose this to
khallile2021
khallile2021
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Very knowledgable about everything and really fun
I've already reviewed the Haghia Sophia and Topkapi Palace tour, but as we also did this tour with Erol as our guid
fahadmk
fahadmk
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Amazing Tour , Amazing Tour Guide!!!
Erol was AMAZING! I have been to Istanbul 4 times now and I have taken tours every single time but this one was ab
Josh A
Josh A
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Very knowledgeable tour guide!
Erol was an excellent tour guide. Even though the weather was not ideal (rainy), he made sure we still had an incre
359krystelp
359krystelp
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Lots and lots of absolutely delicious food!
Errol was a great guide! He took us to soooo many different places to try the best and most traditional foods in Tu
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