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Istanbul Small-Group, 1-Day Walking Tour including Hagia Sophia
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Istanbul Small-Group, 1-Day Walking Tour including Hagia Sophia

By Experta Tours
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Ages 6-99
Duration: 8h
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  • Professional guide
  • Pick up from hotel
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace


Start:
  • Binbirdirek, Divan Yolu Cd. No:13, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
    In front of McDonald's near Sultanahmet tram stop.
Pickup details
  • We will meet in front of McDonald's on the tram line near Sultanahmet tram stop.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 14860P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • On Tuesdays the Topkapi Palace is closed you will visit Basilica Cistern and Spice Market instead
    • This tour is a walking tour. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and walk with you to the meeting point. If your hotel is not in the old city you will take local transport to the meeting point.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Which attractions will I visit with Istanbul Small-Group, 1-Day Walking Tour including Hagia Sophia?
    How much is Istanbul Small-Group, 1-Day Walking Tour including Hagia Sophia?
    Istanbul Small-Group, 1-Day Walking Tour including Hagia Sophia price starts from $160.00. Discover and book Istanbul Small-Group, 1-Day Walking Tour including Hagia Sophia on Tripadvisor
    What is the Istanbul Small-Group, 1-Day Walking Tour including Hagia Sophia cancellation policy?
    Istanbul Small-Group, 1-Day Walking Tour including Hagia Sophia cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Istanbul Small-Group, 1-Day Walking Tour including Hagia Sophia on Tripadvisor
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    Istanbul Small-Group, 1-Day Walking Tour including Hagia Sophia is hosted by Experta Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Experta Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Istanbul Small-Group, 1-Day Walking Tour including Hagia Sophia on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 14860P2

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      Divan Yolu Cd. No:13
      Or, you can also get picked up
      See departure details
    • 1
      Topkapi Palace
      Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
      See details
    • 2
      Hagia Sophia Mosque
      Stop: 40 minutes
      See details
    • 3
      Hippodrome
      Stop: 20 minutes
      See details
    • 4
      Blue Mosque
      Stop: 20 minutes
      See details
      Pass by
      Grand Bazaar
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Experta Tours
      119
      Istanbul, Türkiye
      Joined in July 2013
    • U3237JXjohne
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent detailed historical tour featuring out of the way sites from a very knowledgeable guide with perfect English
      I was slightly wary of booking this as it was quite expensive, however, I thought that it was well worth the money. Eve, was a very knowledgeable guide who is studying for a masters in the history of Istanbul. She was very engaging, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the subject matter. It was just the three of us on the tour. We toured sites in the basements of hotels and shops that we would never otherwise have found and a mosaic museum that, again, I don't think we would have found without the tour. We had very detailed conversations around the subject of Rome and the history of Istanbul and went off on many tangents. Eve was happy that we had conversations rather than just lecturing us. I would recommend the tour to those who love history. The tour is 4 hours long and so your teens have to be quite committed. I recommend Ece as a guide; she really engaged with the boys (noticed that the youngest was struggling) and really knew her stuff. We all enjoyed our morning and learned a lot.
      Written February 14, 2023
    • 76clayb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      a lovely day
      Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable... a true queen! Her sister is an archaeologist, and I'm sure she would be proud of this tour, as it clearly runs in the family. Thousands of years of history covered across several empires.
      Written February 12, 2023
    • L4826TUadrianad
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very good agency
      I booked a tour in Kapadokkia, everything was perfect; they are flexible and very reactive. All went on very well.
      Written August 12, 2020
    • Jet98581
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Another beautiful day in Istanbul
      Besides the fact that Istanbul is one of my favourite, most beautiful cities in the world, I thoroughly enjoyed this day trip.
      Written February 11, 2020
    • henry095
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Istanbul uncovered
      I've been coming to Istanbul for some 40 years and took the history for granted as I'm not one for spending hours looking at every artefact. But this tour was an eye opener, explaining the back story of this amazing city's history. Istanbul - Nova Roma!
      Written December 30, 2019
    • Dianne D
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Ephesus Tour
      Selcuk Ephesus Tour was an excellent way to go for older adults! We had a great tour guide who really took care of his customers. Our group enjoyed one another and the tour even included an excellent lunch before going on . It was hot but we didn't have to do a lot of climbing and the distance walked was just right. The ruins were unimaginable...a walk into time long ago. The guide gave us historic information that made the ruins reflect the time and understanding of how they lived. Selcuk, where we stayed, was a wonderful moderate city, and staying close to the center of the city square made it enchanting. We stayed at the Selena Hotel which even offered breakfast in the morning and was totally affordable. People were friendly everywhere we went.
      Written September 5, 2019
    • mariagZ1086JM
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Under the beaten track
      Ece was a greatly knowledgeable and personable guide. She laughed a lot. My teenager really enjoyed her while listening to all the history. It was fun going to shops and hotels to see Roman foundations and mosaics. We loved the panoramic view at seven hills where we stopped for coffee. The cistern with the art exhbit was a special treat. .
      Written July 26, 2019
    • fernandofP517ZD
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour, excellent guide. Ece is a gem.
      We did this tour on March 2019, me and my wife. Our guide was Ece. She is an excellent guide, though her job was helped by the subject, fascinating Istanbul. If you are interested in history, you want to do this tour, with Ece.
      Written July 3, 2019
    • Luckydavid79
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Outstanding day with flexible and knowledgeable guide
      My teenaged daughter and I booked a half day tour around the historic sites near the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. We both have experience with guides while traveling and our day with Experta tours was certainly the best! Our guide Ece was phenomenal. She was filled with detailed knowledge of all the historic, and even modern sites in the area. She was very flexible and happy to linger and discuss every detail, or just give us an overview and move on. Ece not only was a wealth of information regarding specific dates and historical figures, but was eager to share Turkish customs and fun traditions with us as we made our way through the sites or stoped to have coffee and paused to enjoy the scenery. She patiently answered all of my random questions, many having nothing to do with the sites we were visiting. Ece even took the time to help me plan other activities well outside the scope of a guided tour, complete with detailed written directions and metro information. Most importantly she genuinely made us feel welcome and her personality encouraged us to have fun and enjoy whatever we were doing. A little bit of rain? A mosque not open yet? No big deal, just a reason to go see something else beautiful and fascinating first. A truly naturally gifted guide! I cannot recommend this amazing service enough! Thank you Ece and Erkan for providing us with an unforgettable experience!!
      Written June 12, 2019
    • CherylHeyns
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Erkan - A Fantastic Guide in Istanbul
      We spent two days on a private tour of Istanbul with Erkan and couldn’t have been more delighted with the depth of insight and knowledge, the great sense of humour and the faultless professionalism displayed by him through out. He certainly made our visit really interesting and as comprehensive as possible. Thank you so much.
      Written April 18, 2019
    • M W
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very interesting
      This is a very good tour to gain an understanding of the Byzantine/Roman history of the city and to gain an orientation and overview of the main sites of the old part of the City. Our guide, Ece, was excellent, very knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic about the history of Istanbul and she made it a really enjoyable and worthwhile tour. By the end of tour it was like being guided by an old friend and we certainly felt we had learnt a lot about the history of Istanbul and also a little bit about Turkish Society as well. The tour included visits to lots of Byzantine/Roman remains in various cellars and basements, including viewing some great mosaics. Some of which you would not normally find yourself without a local guide The highlight of the tour were the Byzantine cisterns that we visited. The tour was quite flexible and well paced, Ece did her very best gear the tour to our particular interests, giving us plenty of time at each site to take photos, as well as breaks in a café for coffee and lunch in a local restaurant. Would highly recommend this tour as something a little different from the other walking tours of the old City.
      Written January 19, 2019
    • Chourouk B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Ancient rome under istanbul
      We had an excellent day, we've discovered manh things about istanbul history and visited many hidden places, our guide was really nice and friendly she even recommended us places to visit in istanbul.
      Written January 16, 2019
    • mrtseckin
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent tour with a great tour guide!
      I've participated a one-day tour of Experta which started from Kariye Museum and ended at Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarchate district. Our tour guide Erkan has a great historical background about the ancient Byzantine Empire and today's İstanbul. He also has lots of remarkable tales and ancient myths to share with you between two spots during the tour, so that you never lose your attention and curiosity about what's waiting for you at the next spot:)) If you're plannig to visit İstanbul, I'd definitely recommend you to get in contact with Erkan!!
      Written December 25, 2018
    • kenya_afam
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Get out of the airport and tour the city! You won't regret it.
      What an experience! I had one eight hour and one ten hour layover in Istanbul on my trip to and from Sri Lanka. I arranged a city tour for both layovers and had a wonderful experience. The company was accommodating and they allowed me to map out my visit. My tour guide Ece was exceptional and quite the historian; I learned so much. She was funny, kind and extremely professional. Most importantly, Ece knows the city like the back of her hand. It’s amazing how she can navigate the city, the side streets and the markets! I could not have asked for a better tour guide. In 6 hours I visited a Turkish Bath, visited a mosque, strolled through the Bazaar and Spice Market and sat for cups of Turkish coffee. Being that I was traveling solo on both layovers it was also nice to have a female tour guide. It was definitely a memorable visit, one that I will remember for a lifetime! Why stay in the boring airport when you can explore the beautiful city of Istanbul? Turkish airlines provides free tours, but this tour is worth paying for. I promise!
      Written December 10, 2018
    • Jessica G
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      A little different than expected
      Not quite what we were expecting, but Ece was fantastic. She showed us a few places that made the trip and her knowledge of history and passion for the city was second to none. She even helped us into the Ayasofya at the end, which wasn't on the itinerary.
      Written October 22, 2018
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    Jun 2023 • Couples
    PRIVATE WALKING TOUR WITHERKAN KARAKOSE BEST HERE SO HONEST, KNOWS great place to ear, so good, and he makes sure we dont get taken advantage of....
    Written June 15, 2023
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