Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

Day Trips & Excursions in Istanbul

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Discover the main highlights in Istanbul’s old town during this small size full day tour with an expert tour guide. Visit old town, the Unesco world Heritage sites, see the acknowledged archaeological and natural monuments, unrivalled artifacts during the tour and will enjoy the privileges that we will gladly arrange for your utmost pleasure to explore the Turkish way. This tour runs everyday 09:00 – 17:00 and there will be 1 – 10 people in the group.
After breakfast at hotel we begin full day sightseeing tour of Istanbul. We’ll visit Topkapi Palace ; the former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the very famous treasury of the royal familya. Then we will continue to the ancient Roman Hippodrome; the former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. During the visit you'll be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi, and fountain of Wilhelm II. After this we will see Hagia Sophia; the magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world. We will continue our Sultanahmet tour with the Blue Mosque; famous for its delicate blue ceramic tiles and unique with its 6 minarets built in the name of Sultan Ahmed. and finally we will stop at Grand Covered Bazaar; which is the most attractive shopping center and the biggest (souk) in the world with nearly 4000 shops of antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets and leatherwear. Transfer back to your Hotel.

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What’s not included

  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Airport pick up and drop off (additional fee)

Highlights

  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
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