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Istanbul Full Day Old City Tour provided by Turkey Tours Company

Istanbul Full Day Old City Tour

Istanbul Full Day Old City Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6–8 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    6–8 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    15
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
The first visit is to Hippodrome. It was the center of sports activities in Constantinople. Hagia Sophia is the most famous museum in Turkey and one of the greatest marvels of architecture. Hagia Sophia was built as a church in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Blue Mosque, as known as the Sultanahmet Mosque (UNDER RENOVATION NOW), is a breath-taking building is one of the most majestic Ottoman mosques in all of Turkey. (Closed on Friday) Topkapi Palace, which has been home to the Ottoman dynasty for many years, was used for educational administration and as the art center of the state. (Closed on Tuesday and New Year) Grand Bazaar, is the biggest market and the most attractive shopping center of Istanbul which has lots of shopping opportunities. Leather factory, Carpet Showroom, etc...(Closed on Sunday and Official Holidays) Hagia Irene is also called “St. Eirene” Church. It is one of the oldest Byzantium churches in Istanbul. (Closed on Tuesday)
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • 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: 6-8 hours
  • 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: 210351P8
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Admission Fees to Attractions
  • Professional Licensed Tour Guide
  • Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off
  • Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Irene Museum
Exclusions
  • Food & Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Driver & Guide Tips – Gratitue
  • Topkapi Palace Harem Entrance Fee
Duration
6–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will pick you up from all European Istanbul Hotels.
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Admission Fees to Attractions
  • Professional Licensed Tour Guide
  • Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off
  • Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Irene Museum
Exclusions
  • Food & Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Driver & Guide Tips – Gratitue
  • Topkapi Palace Harem Entrance Fee
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will pick you up from all European Istanbul Hotels.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Grand Bazaar Jewelers
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Hagia Irene Museum
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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G.M.T.
35 contributions
I travel quite a bit and take a lot of tours, but Erdem was one of the best—maybe the single best—guides I’ve ever had. He was so understanding and flexible when I had to postpone our tour at the last minute. His knowledge of Istanbul/Turkey/the region at large was truly impressive, and I learned a tremendous amount as a result. I had such an enjoyable day with him, can’t recommend highly enough!
Written 20 January 2022
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Michael Grant
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Solo
I booked a solo tour with Erdem Yildiz who met me at my hotel on time, I was impressed by his wealth of knowledge in Turkey’s culture. He educated me on interesting facts about the complex and dynamic history of Turkey in depth, I learned about everything we saw from the monuments, to the mosque’s, to the cistern, to weapons, art, cooking, royalty, politics and everything in between. Every question I had, he had an answer. Erdem went above and beyond my expectations, he is the most educated tour guide I ever met and his passion for Turkey’s history comes through effortlessly. He is a world-class professional and a great person to spend the day with as we became fast friends. Thank you Erdem for making my trip to Istanbul an unforgettable journey. To put it simply, Erdem is the greatest tour guide in all of Turkey! 🙏🏼
Highly recommend!
Written 14 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nour S
1 contribution
Dec 2021
My wife and I had Erdem as our tour guide. He was knowledgeable, funny, and very accommodating. He went above and beyond to make our experience pleasant (and believe me, it was). Really enjoyed our tour and learned a lot in the process. Great food recommendations as well!
Written 26 December 2021
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Turkeytourscompany
Thank you for sharing your experience. It's a great pleasure for us to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. Your feedback always motivates us to serve you better. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, TURKEY TOURS COMPANY
Written 11 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Koyal Limbu
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Solo
Had a great time visiting the historical places in the older side of Istanbul. Erdem was very knowledgeable and easy going and made the tour a great experience. Would highly recommend to those interested in historical architecture.
Written 19 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Turkeytourscompany
Thank you for sharing your experience. It's a great pleasure for us to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. Your feedback always motivates us to serve you better. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, TURKEY TOURS COMPANY
Written 11 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ivan D
4 contributions
Really enjoyed the tour with the guide Joseph. He was very knowledgeable and friendly, would highly recommend! Thank you so much for the exiting story about the history of the Ottoman Empire.
Written 6 December 2021
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Turkeytourscompany
Thank you for sharing your experience. It's a great pleasure for us to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. Your feedback always motivates us to serve you better. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, TURKEY TOURS COMPANY
Written 11 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Elaine S
3 contributions
I had erdem as my tour guide and he is fantastic. Well verse with the history and the place. Very nice gentleman. He helped me a lot during my tour.
He mentioned a lot of things that is very informative that I haven’t able to come across. We visited a lot of places.
Written 29 November 2021
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Turkeytourscompany
Thank you for sharing your experience. It's a great pleasure for us to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. Your feedback always motivates us to serve you better. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, TURKEY TOURS COMPANY
Written 11 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Meilyn
Miami, FL1 contribution
Awesome time!
Tour guide was knowledgeable and funny. We got so much history and ground covered it was a highlight of our short trip. Make sure you ask Yuksel where the best kebab is! Best meal of my entire stay for $3!
Written 24 November 2021
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Turkeytourscompany
Thank you for sharing your experience. It's a great pleasure for us to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. Your feedback always motivates us to serve you better. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, TURKEY TOURS COMPANY
Written 11 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Natasha V
3 contributions
The tour was very well organised, perfect logistics. The tour guide Yuksel was also great, very efficient and attentive. Thank you
Written 21 November 2021
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Turkeytourscompany
Thank you for sharing your experience. It's a great pleasure for us to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. Your feedback always motivates us to serve you better. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, TURKEY TOURS COMPANY
Written 11 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bernd
1 contribution
Nov 2021
The tour was booked at short notice.
The communication with the organizer and the tour guide was very good.
I had a very nice day and visited the main attractions of Istanbul, guided by Yüksel, the friendly, knowledgeable and helpful tour guide.
Written 20 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Turkeytourscompany
Thank you for sharing your experience. It's a great pleasure for us to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. Your feedback always motivates us to serve you better. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, TURKEY TOURS COMPANY
Written 11 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris
Bratislava, Slovakia2 contributions
This was a great day. We started at 8:30. Yusef met us at our hotel in sultanahmet district and we walked to the fabulous topkapi palace. Then the Hagia eirene, which remains an amazing early example of Christian church. Next was Hagia Sophia which is beyond words and was reinstated as a mosque from a museum. The blue mosque was under renovation and may warrant a future trip. We visited the grand bazaar. We had an amazing lunch. Throughout Yusef provided such a great experience with deep knowledge of the history and local color. Highly recommend this trip and if you can get Yusef!!
Written 18 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Turkeytourscompany
Thank you for sharing your experience. It's a great pleasure for us to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. Your feedback always motivates us to serve you better. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, TURKEY TOURS COMPANY
Written 11 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Above and beyond!!!
A 3 hour trip in each direction made super comfortable and enjoyable thanks to our excellent guide, Erdem. Pick up
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Beyond expectations!
A very educational and enjoyable experience. Erdem is an excellent guide who surpassed our expectations. We were pi
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Reliable, efficient and organized. Wonderful end to 2021
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