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Tour (HD) of the Old City with Private Guide & Skip the Line

By Travelium
3.7/5
Price was undefined, price is now RM610

Features

Free cancellation available
4h
Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected

Highlights

  • Historical wonders of The Old City of Istanbul.

  • Remaining obelisks and statues of the Hippodrome.

  • Enchanting blue tiles of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

  • Architectural beauty of the famous Hagia Sophia.

  • Chance to barter at one largest covered bazaars in the world

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar.

  • What's included

    Admission Fees to Musuems.

  • What's included

    English-Speaking & Professional Tour Guide.

  • What's excluded

    Food & Beverages.

  • What's excluded

    Transportation from/to your location.

Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Hagia Sophia is closed on Monday, so you visit the 6th-century Basilica Cistern instead.

  • The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.

  • This is a closed group tour with a private tour guide.


What you can expect

Explore the splendor of The Old City of Istanbul on this private-half day tour. Visit the must-see Hippodrome, the resplendent Blue Mosque, the magnificent Hagia Sophia Basilica, and the bargain-induced frenzy of the Grand Bazaar.

Your day starts at Istanbul’s Hippodrome—once the center for sports, entertainment, and politics in Constantinople. Relive the days when the passionate words of intellectuals and poets lit the flames of revolts and political movements. As you observe the obelisks and statues that still remain, listen to your guide explain the history of the Byzantine and Ottoman era.

Continue your private tour at the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles that embellish the interior walls. Admire the delicate designs of the Ottoman tiles, combined with some Byzantine elements, which decorate the walls of the shrine.

Your jaw may drop as you stand in front of the The Hagia Sophia, an architectural wonder and important monument for both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Once a church, the building was converted into a mosque following the Ottoman conquest of the city, and now the basilica is a museum.

As you venture through the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered bazaars in the world, witness the centuries-old trading of diamonds, carpets, food, perfumes, and gossip. Get involved, grab a bargain, and try some friendly haggling yourself before the tour draws to a close.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
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Location

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Activity Location

  • Multiple Locations to be Visited
  • 2 Sultan Ahmet Parkı
  • Istanbul İstanbul 34122

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Guest's Designated Hotel
    • taksim square
    • Istanbul İstanbul 34435

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