Istanbul in One Day Tour
Duration: 8 Hours
Free Pick-up Service
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About This Activity
Discover Istanbul with this perfectly designed one day Istanbul tour. You will explore the most exciting historic sights of Istanbul with a professional guide by visiting Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar,Topkapi Palace, Little Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Obelisks.
- Highlights: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and obelisk, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Little Hagia Sophia
- Full-day tour of Istanbul's essential sites
- Skip the ticket line with preorder enrance tickets
- Find out about the history of Istanbul’s landmarks from a professional guide
- Includes lunch, transportation, guide, entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off
What to Expect
Pick up from your hotel (located central in istanbul) by air-conditioned non-smoking tour bus between 08:00 am. - 08:30 am. and continue to visit;
Sultanahmet Mosque (called in turkish) took its name from the ruler at the time of its construction, Sultan Ahmet I (1590 -1617), the 14th emperor of the Ottoman Empire. Constructed between 1609 and 1616, it is also known as the Blue Mosque for its mass of 20,000 blue and green toned tiles adorning its ceiling.
The Byzantine emperor Justinian I had Hagia Sophia built, in all its glory, in under five and a half years. Completed in 537AD, this patriarchal basilica remained the largest cathedral in the world until 1453, when Constantinople was conquered by Ottoman armies and Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror converted Hagia Sophia into a mosque and it is a museum right now.
Hippodrome and Obelisk
Center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome.
It was built in 1464 by order of Mehmed II and has served the needs of the city ever since. Today it is one of the biggest covered markets in the entire world. With literally thousands of shops selling everything from t-shirts and lamp,leather jackets to expensive jewelry and antiques,Turkish rugs in the universe.
The Palace was the official residence of Ottoman Sultans for almost 400 years. In 1924 Topkapi Palace was converted into a museum in 1985 it became an official part of Istanbul’s Old City’s designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Little Hagia Sophia
The mosque is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It's early domed-basilica architectural plan of famous Hagia Sophia which was applied here first time in the history. Temple is founded by powerful emperor Justinianos whose reign was golden age of Roman Empie and now is used as a mosque since 1497.
Drop off to your hotel around 5:00 pm.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Pick up and drop off (Sultanahmet or Taksim)
Services of professionally licensed tour guide and service fee
All Entrance fees & Museum fees mentioned by the itineraries
All local taxes and services
Tips and gratuities
Drinks at lunch
Treasury and Harem sections are not included in the program and are due to extra entry
Price Details & Payment
Select Date and Travelers
Our tour prices are vary by age and number of the travelers. You can get information about prices by specifying your details above. First Select Tour Date and Specify Your Reservation Details to see price details.
You can make a payment at the tour in cash or by credit card.
How to Book?
Step 1 : You will need to specify your reservation details as shown above.
Step 2 : We will contact you as soon as possible for confirmation after we receive your reservation details.
Departure & Return
Your centrally located Istanbul Hotel & Istanbul Aparts.
08:15 am. - 08:45 am.
Exact pick-up time will be informed after the confirmation.
Returns to original departure point.
You can cancel the booking 2 days prior to the start of the tour. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays will be replaced by Yerebatan Cistern.
Blue Mosque will be replaced by Nuruosmaniye Mosque on Fridays.
Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays.
Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
Vehicle will be used only for the necessary part of the this tour and please be prepared for a bit walking during the tour.
During religious holidays Grand Bazaar is closed.
Cover ups and head scarves are provided at the Blue Mosque.
Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties.
Click here to see map of the free pickup services