Best of Istanbul: Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar - in English

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Essential info*

Duration 4hrs

Tour with Commentary

  • English

Starting time 9:00 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation


Accompanied by a guide, explore the largest city in Turkey, and discover the most beautiful cultural and historical sites in Istanbul.

The day starts by visiting the Hippodrome, and discovering the 3 main structures at the site: the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column, and the Constantine Obelisk

We will continue the tour on foot to explore the Blue Mosque, also known as the Sultanahmet Mosque. The 6 minarets make this mosque a cultural site which is unique in the world

We then visit the Hagia Sophia Basilica. Once a church and now a mosque, Hagia Sophia is a major architectural symbol of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires in Istanbul.

Finally, the tour stops at Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, one of the largest markets in the world. With hundreds of stalls selling all kinds products, you will experience the authentic atmosphere at the heart of this vibrant city!

Good to know

  • Availability: every day except Fridays (except in exceptional circumstances)
  • Time: 9:00am
  • Duration: Approx. 4 hours
  • Language: English
  • Tour commentary in English
  • Departure: from your hotel in Istanbul
  • A shuttle bus will collect you from your hotel. The exact pick-up times will be provided at the time of booking
  • End: The tour will finish at Istanbul's Grand Bazaar
  • Note: When visiting places of worship you should not wear flip-flops, shorts, sleeveless shirts, or clothes that are inappropriate to the location, skirts should be below the knee. In some places you must wear a headscarf.
  • Please note that there will be transfers by bus between the sites which are visited on foot.

The price includes :

  • Services of a tour guide
  • Entry to the various locations visited (Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, etc.)
  • Transport between the various tour locations
  • Pick-up from your hotel

The Price does not include :

  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extra costs

Other details, including information about the exact departure location, will be provided at the time of booking.

Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

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Customer reviews

1 reviews
  • Prise en charge ponctuelle très bonnes explications à recommander
    Alain H.
    May 30, 2017

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