Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Istanbul

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This 8 hours tour starts at Hippodrome Square continues to the Blue Mosque as one of the landmarks of the city. Then visit to the St. Sophia Museum, one of the most magnificent Byzantine churches. Continue to Topkapi Palace, the imperial residence of the Great Ottoman Empire, today a museum holding large collection of porcelains and displaying holy relics. Proceed to Little Hagia Sofia and the Grand Bazaar, tempting souvenir-hunters with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery and leather, where the tour ends. Lunch in a local restaurant will be served during the tour.
Your tour starts at Hippodrome Square and covers the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi and the fountain of Willhelm II as the first stop. You continue to the Blue Mosque, one of the largest of Istanbul. It is one of the principal adornments on the skyline and also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets. Then you visit St. Sophia, one of the most magnificent Byzantine churches, and nominated the 8th wonder of the world by many historians. Continue to Topkapi Palace, the imperial residence from which the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled but today a museum holding large collections of Japanese and Chinese porcelains and displaying holy relics. After Topkapi Palace, you will proceed to Little Hagia Sofia. The tour ends at the Grand Bazaar tempting souvenir-hunters with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery and leather. Lunch in a local restaurant and hotel pick up and drop off are included in the tour price.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Suleymaniye Mosque
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What’s not included

  • Visit to the Harem in Topkapi Palace is not included (own expense)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Small-group tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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