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Istanbul Classics - Half Day Morning Tour

Availability: Daily at 9 am
Duration: 5 hours
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German
Printed ticket only
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  • Old city
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Blue Mosque
  • Hippodrome
  • Grand Covered Bazaar
What to expect

Take a half day morning tour of Istanbul. The tour will bring you through the "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.

Start from a visit at the Hagia Sophia, the Church of the Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Right in front of the church you'll get the chance to see also the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.

Afterwards the tour continues at the Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Take a look at the beautiful monuments decorating the Hippodrome; such as the Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II.

The tour will end as you take a stroll through the Grand Covered Bazaar, where the most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world can be fournd. There's something interesting and nice also for your taste as you can enjoy nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenirs. (Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request).

The tour ends at the Grand Covered Bazar.

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What's included
  • Pick up from your Istanbul hotel (Only pick up from central located hotels)
  • Professional tour guide for the duration of the tour (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian)
  • Entrance fees
What's not included
  • Drop off to your Istanbul hotel (tour terminates at Grand Bazaar)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Reduced price
  • Infants (aged 0-2): free
  • Children (aged 3-7): reduced
What to remember
  • Please note: On Mondays the visit of Hagia Sophia will be replaced with Underground (Basilica) Cistern
  • Please note: On Friday mornings the Blue Mosque will be visited from outside because of noon-pray, replaced with Little Hagia Sophia (St. Sergius & Bacchus)
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION: please confirm the pick up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
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When
  • Daily at 9.00am
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