Full-Day Private Tour of Istanbul and See the Ottoman Sultan Empire
The tour begins with a pickup from your central Istanbul hotel. Meet your private guide and settle into your private, air-conditioned vehicle. If you’ve decided to visit the Hagia Sophia during its regular opening hours, make your way first to this incredible UNESCO-protected building.
Be awed by the soaring dome and bright mosaics as you discover its tangled history. Built as a Christian basilica by the Emperor Justinian in the 6th century, this magnificent edifice was then changed into a mosque by the Ottomans. Continue to the beautiful Blue Mosque, whose six minarets are a popular fixture on Istanbul’s skyline. Look inside for a guided tour of the beautiful interior.
Stop by the Hippodrome, and then visit the Topkapi Palace. This opulent palace was the basis of the Ottoman Sultans for more than 400 years and boasted ornamental courtyards, opulent chambers and precious treasures that bear witness to the sultans’ wealth and pampered lives.
Have a Turkish coffee and then stroll along the waterfront and admire the beautiful views over the Bosphorus Strait.
- See the Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome
- Visit The Blue Mosque, one of the most stunning sights in Istanbul
- Find all your Turkish souvenirs in the maze of the Grand Bazaar
- Explore and learn the history of the magnificent Hagia Sophia
- Scheduling: Private
- Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Dutch
- Duration: 7 to 9 hours
- Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Pick-up servicePick up from your Istanbul hotel
- CancellationThere is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
- Instant Confirmation
- Cut-off TimeAvailable to be booked until 24 hours before the tour starts. Please note we reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
- Professional Tour Guide
- Luxurious Vehicles For Transportation
- Parking Fees
- Entrance Fees
- Food and drink
- Personal expenses
- Optional Gratuities
- Comfortable footwear will be important for your experience
- Make sure you wear appropriate clothes while in the religious sites
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