Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Istanbul
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Tour description

The best choice for any first timer, Top sites of Old Istanbul, is a half-day, small group tour. Discover what has made Istanbul such a majestic and historically significant city by hitting all of the hot spots and then some!

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Blue Mosque, IstanbulBlue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque) Also known as the Sultan Ahmet Camii (or Sultan Ahmed Mosque), this breath-taking building is one of the most majestic Ottoman mosques in all of TurkeyDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), IstanbulHagia Sophia is one of the most impressive museums of Istanbul; built as a Christian church, then converted into a mosque, now serving as a museum.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Hippodrome (At Meydani), IstanbulThe Hippodrome of Constantinople was a circus that was the sporting and social centre of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Basilica Cistern, IstanbulThis subterranean structure was commissioned by Emperor Justinian and built in 532. The largest surviving Byzantine cistern in İstanbul, it was constructed using 336 columns, many of which were salvaged from ruined temples and feature fine carved capitalsDuration: 25 minutesPass By: Real Istanbul Tours, IstanbulSmall Group ToursStop At: Grand Bazaar Jewelers, IstanbulVisit one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world - Istanbul's Grand BazaarDuration: 30 minutes

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern

What's not included

  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service