Duration: 7 hours
Tour starts: Airport or Galataport
Tour ends: Airport or Galataport
Professional Tour Guide
Your tour guide will meet you at the airport and start your tour to take you to the best sights of the city.
You will experience the best of the city on this private tour which includes all the major sights. You will wander through the legendary streets and magnificent structures and be amazed with the rich culture of Turkey.
At the end of the tour, your tour guide will accompany you to the airport.
Hippodrome Square; Start at the Hippodrome of Constantinople, which was the social and sports center of the old city. Explore major artworks such as the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi, and the fountain of Willhelm II (aka German Fountain)
Blue Mosque; Take a stroll to the Blue Mosque, a majestic structure with six minarets adorning the skyline of Istanbul. One of the most popular attractions in this ancient city is the imperial mosque of Sultan Ahmet I (Sultan Ahmet Camii) in Istanbul. Foreign visitors refer it as the Blue Mosque because of the tiles inside. The mosque, which has six minarets and a massive cascade of domes, is a worthy sibling to Ayasofya
Hagia Sophia; Proceed to the Hagia Sophia Mosque, one of the most significant monuments of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. The dome and stunning mosaics of this architectural jewel are on display as your guide shares its turbulent history with you. In the year 537, Justinian the Great constructed the Church of the Holy Wisdom. It has stood here for over 1,520 years, through 120 generations of men and women, and is known as Aya Sofya in Turkish
Topkapi Palace; A visit to the Topkapi Palace, which was home to Ottoman emperors between the 15th and the 19th centuries, is next on the itinerary. Admire the rich jewels and imperial collections of the Ottoman Empire, as well as priceless displays of Oriental porcelain. Topkapi Sarayi was the seraglio, the heart of the vast Ottoman Empire, ruled by the sultans for nearly 400 years
Grand Bazaar; Visit the Grand Bazaar, which is home to over 3,000 shops with everything from carpets to jewelries, ceramics and leather goods.
Blue Mosque is closed until 2 pm on Fridays
Hagia Sophia entrance will be restricted during praying time
Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays
Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays