İstanbul Old City Sightseeing Tour

Topkapi Palace and Harem Guided Tour with Admission Ticket

Overview

Service Level :  (Group Tour)

Tour Duration : Approximately 8 Hours

Short Itinerary  :Sultan Ahmet Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome and Obelisk, Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia

Starting Time   : 08:30

End off Time  : 17:00

Pick up & Drop off  : We provide pickups from hotels in central areas in the following vicinities: Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Laleli, Aksaray, Taksim area. Pickup from anywhere outside these areas may incur an extra charge. Speak to our crew if you have any questions.

Departure Dates : This tour is a guaranteed departure on every day of year.

Itinerary

Day 1
İstanbul Old City Tour

Blue Mosque
A magnificent series of domes and semi-domes, six slender minarets sprouting from the corners of the mosque, a spacious courtyard, and finally it is grand yet elegant proportions make the Blue Mosque one of the architectural marvels of the world.
Hippodrome and Obelisks
The ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races and the centre of Byzantine civic life, stands in the open space in front of the Blue Mosque.
Hagia Sophia and Museum
Hagia Sophia was built at the command of Emperor Justinian in the years 532 to 537. The courtyard of Haghia Sophia contains a number of minor but fascinating Ottoman structures.

Topkapi Palace
As the administrative centre, for nearly 400 years, for the Ottoman Empire, which was one of the greatest empires of the world, Topkapi Palace is certainly the most important historical site to be visited in Istanbul. It is also one of the most frequently visited museums in Europe with more than 2.5 million visitors per year. In 1461, less than ten years after the Conquest, Fatih Mehmet ordered the construction of Topkapi Sarayi a palace that would be known as Dar-us Saadet, the “House of Felicity”. Topkapi Sarayi remained the seat of the Ottoman Sultans until 1868 when Abdülmecit I moved to the European-style Dolmabahçe Palace farther up the Bosphorus. (Closed on Tuesdays)

Grand Bazaar
The Grand Bazaar was built at the command of Fatih Mehmet shortly after the Conquest. It contains 4399 shops, 2195 workshops, 497 stalls, and 18 fountains (Closed on Sundays)

Our recommendation:
After the day’s tour ends and you have your own free time, we recommend also visiting the Spice Bazaar to enjoy the sights and smells of Turkish tea, spices, and candies. You will be on your own here as its not part of your tour package, but you will have plenty of time and can make your own way back to your hotel.

Important Notes:
Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
Blue Mosque due to prayers on Fridays we are unable to enter
Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays
Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays

INCLUDES

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch

EXCLUDES

  • Tips to the guide and driver
  • Drinks at lunch
How Can I Book this tour?

Please fill the booking request form. Our team will get back to you within 2 hours. The tour will be confirmed by Excursions Finder after the reception of the payment online.

Cancellation Policy:

You may modify or cancel a tour up to three (3) days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty. There is ful refund of your payment for any cancellation prior to 3 days before tour departure. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is no refund. Please ask before reservating.

Payment Policy:

We request min deposit for certain reservation and this payment should be while booking of tour plan. The payment of balance can be cash to guide or can be with credit cart at the end of the tour. We accept MasterCard, Visa for your payments credit card. And there is children discount for ages between 05-08. We do not charge for ages between 0-04.

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İstanbul Old City Sightseeing Tour