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Small-Group Istanbul in One Day Tour Including Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia

  • Travel between six Istanbul attractions easily on an air-conditioned coach
  • Learn the history of each location from your guide
  • Hassle-free entrance to attractions with included entry fees
Small-Group Istanbul in One Day Tour Including Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia
From $90.00
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Small-Group Istanbul in One Day Tour Including Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia
From $90.00

See six of Istanbul’s top attractions efficiently on this full-day guided tour. An air-conditioned coach conveniently takes you between locations, and your guide will explain the history of each sight. Visit the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Hippodrome, and the Grand Bazaar, with a break at midday for a three-course lunch. Hotel pickup and drop-off, plus included entrance fees, make for a seamless experience.

What to Expect
Begin your full-day tour with pickup at your European-side hotel or at a meeting point in central Istanbul. Your guide will give you a brief orientation before you board your air-conditioned coach and head to Sultanahmet Square. Stop inside the Blue Mosque, with its six minarets and colorful tile work. Learn about the history of the Ottoman-era mosque from your guide.

Stroll across the square to Hagia Sophia, a museum that used to be a church and a mosque. Continue on to Topkapi Palace and discover its history as you wander through many ornate rooms. Then, take a break to enjoy a three-course traditional Turkish lunch.

Next, you’ll pass through the Hippodrome and admire the Egyptian Obelisk, and then make your way to the ancient underground Basilica Cistern. Finally, shop for traditional goods and meet shopkeepers at the Grand Bazaar before you’re returned to your departure point.
Reviews (1,261)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Thank you Istanbul

Thank to our guide Mr. Hakan Adagume we traveled throu time, and finish with beautiful Hagia Sophia and Grand Bazar.

Thank biljanapalevska
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
The worst tour ever

This is a ridiculously managed tour. After hurrying thru all the major spots, the guide is keen to finish the tour by lunch time and persuades people to go on their own. He dropped us at Grand Bazar after lunch and asked us to return...More

1  Thank krgonline
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Overall acceptable

This was the second day tour we joined during our stay in Istanbul. We loved it because our tour guide Hakan was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of history and background on the places we visited in the morning including Topkapi and Hagia...More

2  Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Tick everything in one go

The tour will fill up most of your day (9-5), I’d recommend if you’re only in Istanbul for a couple of days so you can tick off the major sights in one go, the guide has all the tickets prepared so you don’t spend your...More

1  Thank TomWheatcroft
Reviewed October 7, 2018
Covered the basics

I recommend a "small group tour" (rather than a large group tour). This tour covered the basics, a good pace. no deep detail of history, but basically good.

Thank Niema H
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November 8, 2018|
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Response from Niema H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there was a vegetarian option at lunch.
October 4, 2018|
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Response from Kang54 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you go I’m both and the price includes the tickets and yes the Grand Bazaar as well
September 2, 2018|
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Response from Dream710178 | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in the ambassador hotel in the sultanate - which is walking distance to most of the sites. However, they do van pick up and drop offs.