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Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour
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Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour

By Real Istanbul Tours
Recommended by 94% of travelers
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Travelers short on time in Istanbul will love this convenient tour, which takes you to many of the city's highlights in just half a day. Learn about the culture and history of this ancient city from your guide. Check out must-see sites like the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, and the Grand Bazaar. Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour.
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$60.98
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Ages 12-80, max of 10 per group
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English

Highlights
  • Entrance fees are included
  • An ideal tour for first-timers to Istanbul
  • Tick off many of Istanbul's must-see buildings and attractions
  • Shop at the lively Grand Bazaar with the help of your local guide

  • Professional guide
  • Tea or Turkish Coffee
  • Turkish pastry - Borek
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
What's not included
  • Entry fee to Basilica Cistern ( 300 TRY per person )
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern


Departure details
  • Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant, Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:6, 34400 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye The restaurant is located on the street where the tram lines run through Sultanahmet, approximately 1-minute walk from the Sultanahmet tram stop.
Return details
  • Grand Bazaar, Beyazıt, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 23067P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with Spice Bazaars
  • On Religious Fests Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar are closed; May 13th,14th, 15th, July 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23th in 2021
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Meeting Point: Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant, Adress: DivanYolu Caddesi no. 6 Sultanahmet. For further explanation perhaps use the Sultanahmet tram stop as a reference.The restaurant is located on the street where the tram lines run through Sultanahmet, approximately 1-minute walk from the Sultanahmet tram stop.
  • Meeting Time for the small group tours are 10 am and if you book private option, meeting time is up to you.
  • Tours Ends near Eminonu, Where Spice Bazaar is located ( Your guide can help how to go back to hotel
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Hagia Sophia is a mosque now and none has right the skip the lines of security.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour?
How much is Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour?
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What is the Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour cancellation policy?
Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour?
Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour is hosted by Real Istanbul Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Real Istanbul Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour 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: 23067P3

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant
    Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:6, 34400 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
    The restaurant is located on the street where the tram lines run through Sultanahmet, approximately 1-minute walk from the Sultanahmet tram stop.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Basilica Cistern
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Real Istanbul Tours
  • 5
    Grand Bazaar Jewelers
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Grand Bazaar
    Beyazıt, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
    See address & details
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About the operator

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anM2301YK
anM2301YK
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Awesome Tour!
It was an awesome experience especially the laser show at the Cern ancient water storage! Atahan my tour guide was
PauliGT
PauliGT
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Fun on and off the beaten path tour!
Our family really enjoyed our tour with Ata last Saturday - he was so fun and nice and knowledgeable, and we are ve
EngZ7
EngZ7
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You will loose your money !!
I booked the trip , and they canceled it due to low booking people, and they didn’t refund me my money!!! I wish i
philmU393AS
philmU393AS
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A city break enjoying the culture, food and people.
Lots of good quality fresh food at very reasonable prices. Not focusing on an alcohol culture. Lots to see and do.
CheJ192
CheJ192
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Private full day tour
This was a perfect option for me and my wife because we didn't want to take a group tour. Our guide was friendly, i
vasiboys
vasiboys
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Wonderful for starting your Istanbul journey
Excellent and professional service and tour schedule was accommodated to your needs and to avoid crowds. Covered so
Lora G
Lora G
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Lovely experience!
Great walking tour of old town, excellent information, our guide was wonderful, he took us places we would never ha
80jordane
80jordane
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Too expensive
Our guide was on time and very informative but I just think it’s too expensive for what is provided. Most of the bu
rmlermle2
rmlermle2
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Excellent Tour for Cruise Ship Passengers or anyone with Limited Time to see Istanbul
What a great tour! Salih met us at the exit from the cruise terminal and guided us to the tourist area using the lo
Daryl D
Daryl D
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Better to Tour Istanbul with a Historian
This is a must for first timers in Istanbul! We appreciated Sultanahmet and Grand Bazaar more because a historian a
lilylover63
lilylover63
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Great Food Tour
My friend and I booked the private food tour so we could move at our own pace without holding up a group. We really
daniellelG4
daniellelG4
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Great starter for your foodie adventures
We had an amazing time learning about the local cuisine on our food tour. Our guide Cumali was very fun, energeti
471nt
471nt
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Istanbul trip won't be full without this tour
That tour gave me an opportunity to learn about the living city and those nice little things I will remember. I am
Francesca C
Francesca C
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More than expected
Tour "off the beaten" is definitely worth it. You can experience a different view of Istanbul. The guide was really
Clare Marie D
Clare Marie D
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Great alternative tour
This was a great alternative tour. The tour guide Jamali was very friendly and knowledgeable. There were only two o
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Gilly W
St. Albans, UK23 contributions
Feb 2023
This walking tour was amazing! Our guide, Ata, was so well informed and interesting and took us to some really cool places we wouldn't have found on our own.
The blue mosque is currently closed for renovations so he took us to the Süleymaniye Mosque instead which was incredible. He also took us to a beautiful book market and a wonderfully authentic cafe and Turkish Delight stall where we bought some delicious presents and were given some titbits to taste.
Ata also gave us recommendations for lunch at a fabulous cafe near the mosque and a Michelin starred restaurant in the city centre, which was also amazing.
Well worth doing. Thanks Ata!
Written March 10, 2023
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kaosgo
Mesa, AZ24 contributions
We signed up for a 4 hour semi private walking tour and had wonderful communication with where to be and how to get there. Emir, our guide, was very close to where we got off of the ship. The scheduled time was 9:00 am on trip advisor but our ship didn’t arrive until 9:30 am and they worked around that. He took us to Hagia Sofia Mosque/Museum, the cisterns, 3 mosques, a wonderful Turkish coffee shop, and the grand bazaar. Emir’s knowledge of the Turks and Istanbul was amazing. Emir guided us to shops specific to what we wanted and gave us a recommendation for a wonderful restaurant at the port. He was more interested in teaching us and being hospitable than the timing. We had a most wonderful day!
Written September 15, 2022
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Russell S
1 contribution
Our tour guide, Salih, was great! He gave us a good mix of history and current information about Istanbul, answered our many questions, and made sure we were comfortable along the way. He knew the best photo spots and patiently waited for us to explore each stop on the tour before moving on. The places we saw on this tour were truly awe-inspiring. Highly recommended!
Written August 9, 2022
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Jungle K
5 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Our guide was very rude and rushed everything. He walked fast and gave us no time to really take things in and take pictures of surrounding things that weren’t necessarily apart of the tour.

We walked like tourists and he walked like we knew where we were going.

We lost him a few times and towards the end of the tour he told us he’d leave us next time. Like wow, we’re tourists-we want to take photos and talk with people.

He blamed it on the other 2 people with us but they were so nice, fun, and told us to enjoy the trip how we wanted to.

Seeing the landmarks were nice but make sure you wear conservative clothing or prepare to rent clothes before going inside. They should mention that here in the tour info but they don’t.

We could’ve had a better experience if the guide wouldn’t have rushed everything.
Written July 21, 2022
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Repoortarap
Hunter3 contributions
A great way to see the less visited areas of Istanbul. Great coffee and food in locations the locals frequent.

Our guide, Burak, led us through some beautiful and unusual locations that are missed by the big group tours.
Written October 8, 2022
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Tyree
Boston, MA10 contributions
Burak, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of our sites. He had maps and pictures prepared to give historical context to the sites we were visiting! We booked a group tour but ended up getting a private tour, which was great for asking questions. Burak offered to take pictures of us in front of each site! This tour was incredible and a must to do when visiting Istanbul for a short period of time! Burak even treated us to a tea in one of the most unique and oldest coffee houses in Istanbul! 10/10
Written September 19, 2022
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Thanh
7 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
I was wondering that how one can see many locations in just half a day but the company team proved that it could be. We went to Blue mosque that I like too much. also, we visited HAGIA SOPHIA.
Written August 2, 2022
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Kateryna S
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Friends
Despite some last minute change to our tour we were very happy with all the service received. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with, gave us great advice, helped us with getting the pass for the tram and other helpful info, spoke amazing English and really knew his history, very professional. Highly recommend.
Written October 26, 2022
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Adventure812059
2 contributions
Sep 2022
Our guide Salih was knowledgeable and friendly, we highly recommend his tour. He gave us a detailed description of what we were seeing, and the long history involved. He even gave us detailed instructions for returning to our hotel on public transit, helping get tickets. Our hotel had insisted we use a taxi, more awkward than the subway!
Written September 30, 2022
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Asmundur_Helgason
Reykjavik, Iceland8 contributions
Jan 2023
Advertised as a small group tour, but due to my wife being sick I was the only guest on this tour. Yasin, my guide, had no problem with that :) He took me to the top destinations in Istanbul, all the places that I wanted to see, and a couple I did not know about beforehand.
Yasin spoke very good English and he sure knows his history! For someone that is really interested in history, this was a great bonus. I can honestly recommend this trip and Yasin especially. It lived up to my expectations and then some! At the end, we sat down for a tea and chat :) Thank you Yasin, you did a great job :)
Written January 19, 2023
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