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Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar provided by Karavan Turizm

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Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar

Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar
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Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Gain insight into the long history of Istanbul with the ease of a half-day walking tour that visits major historical landmarks and the Grand Bazaar. Your tour includes an admission ticket to the Hagia Sophia, the magnificent Byzantine monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site. You also visit the stunning Blue Mosque, built in the Ottoman era, stroll around the Hippodrome, and browse the vendors at the Grand Bazaar.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • See key monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires
  • Have time for shopping in the Grand Bazaar
  • Includes pickup and drop-off from centrally located hotels
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See key monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires
  • Have time for shopping in the Grand Bazaar
  • Includes pickup and drop-off from centrally located hotels
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6580P10
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up central located hotels. If your hotel is located outside of our city limits, we might need to apply a supplement. Please contact with us before arrival to check your hotel details.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • St.Sophia is closed on Mondays. Instead you will visit Underground Cistern. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, instead you will visit the open-air bazaar
  • Hotel pick up & drop off service available Central Located Hotels. ( Taksim, Old City, ). If your hotel in another location, please send message.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.
  • Blue Mosque is closed Friday mornings and our guide will show & introduce from outside
  • We as KARAVAN TRAVEL, want to ensure the minds of travelers that, all the necessary safety measures and precautions will be maintained at all times; hand sanitizer will be available, masks will be given out, seats will be blocked out on coaches, reduced groups sizes and social distancing measures will be taking against COVID-19 infections. We will follow up the new regulations/restrictions permanently and update our procedures accordingly.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Clients should to wear suitable clothing and bring their own head scarf before enter to Hagia Sophia.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up central located hotels. If your hotel is located outside of our city limits, we might need to apply a supplement. Please contact with us before arrival to check your hotel details.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • St.Sophia is closed on Mondays. Instead you will visit Underground Cistern. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, instead you will visit the open-air bazaar
  • Hotel pick up & drop off service available Central Located Hotels. ( Taksim, Old City, ). If your hotel in another location, please send message.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.
  • Blue Mosque is closed Friday mornings and our guide will show & introduce from outside
  • We as KARAVAN TRAVEL, want to ensure the minds of travelers that, all the necessary safety measures and precautions will be maintained at all times; hand sanitizer will be available, masks will be given out, seats will be blocked out on coaches, reduced groups sizes and social distancing measures will be taking against COVID-19 infections. We will follow up the new regulations/restrictions permanently and update our procedures accordingly.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Clients should to wear suitable clothing and bring their own head scarf before enter to Hagia Sophia.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Kapali Carsi
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
30 reviews
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AmbassadorBas
London, UK782 contributions
Selecuk Ersan, is not only charming, knowledgeable, polite and considerate But he knows his stuff. He is intuitive to the groups needs and will cater to where and how long you’d like to see and walk and do.
He answers all questions with confidence and much pride in a beautiful city that he knows well and loves, he therefore is proud to show it off. He is not a guide that takes you to stores to get com or guide you to places so he can get a cut. He in fact steers us in the good directions and gives excellent advice to,buying in places where good value will be achieved.
We paid to have a ounce as well included and he took us to a wonderful restaurant very clean, great friendly service and they asked what we’d really like and they made dishes that suited all out tastes.
Selecuk is a super star guide and I felt, comfortable, safe and completely confident in every aspect and would have no hesitation recommending him and doing this tour again. Thank you for a, wonderful day and tour.
Written July 23, 2020
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Traveler55064
Dear Sir, Greetings from Karavan Travel Istanbul. Thank you very much for your kind reviews. Selcuk is one of our main guide in daily city tours in Istanbul and we are proud to work with him as being Karavan Travel. Nice to host you in Istanbul and hope to assist you in the future Turkey trips. Best Regards, Emel Kilic.
Written July 29, 2020
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mextraveler777
Fullerton, CA12 contributions
Not that great. A lot of standing around and waiting for the lost driver. The guide was great but the grand bazaar was closed so we were taken to a fashion show and pressured to buy $500US leather jackets. Unfortunately, it was an expensive waste of precious time.
Written June 21, 2022
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Traveler55064
Dear Sir, Greetings from Karavan Travel Istanbul. We are sorry for having a negative review from the our guests directly, unfortunately in daily operations such kind of issues might be occur out of our wish/control. The shopping is not a compulsory part on our tours and we provide shop visits if the guests ask from the guide. Considering your tour as a regular sightseeing, we have to act according to the rest of groups' interests. We will take care of your comments for our future bookings to improve our service quality. Best Regards, Emel Kilic.
Written July 3, 2022
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TallRay
Miami, FL12 contributions
The guide, Selecuk Ersan, is very knowledgeable and helpful. We were picked up in a vehicle at the hotel on time. The Blue Mosque was closed to visitors because it was Friday and they close it to tourists since that is the day of worship for the Moslem religion. Instead we were taken to another mosque that was built by Suliman and is actually bigger. Then we walked to the Grand Bazaar. It huge and very clean. We had an hour to roam around on our own. I suspect that it would take several hours to walk it without even stopping to shop. It is huge.
We then walked to Hagai Sophia which is historically extremely important. It was first built as a church and eventually converted to a mosque. But its architecture was very innovative for its time and now all mosques around the world are supposedly built to the same configuration. We had half an hour to walk around it after some excellent explanations by our guide. After we went to a restaurant where we purchased lunch. That was not as good as the restaurant we had eaten the night before but was acceptable.
Written February 16, 2020
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Maria Caterina M
Rome, Italy66 contributions
Solo
Had just few hours but wanted to visit key attractions and this tour was good for give me a flavour of unique sites. The trip is well organized with pick-up at the hotel although that took more than expected and reduced the time for visiting the attractions. Overall I would recommend it for those having just half day available
I would suggest to improve the communication about pick-up time via notification as opposite to have to call the local agency
Written June 6, 2019
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Ami M
9 contributions
Family
We had a lovely time during this tour. Picked us up on time and our trip included the hippodrome, blue mosque, Hagia Sophia, and the grande bazaar. Our quide was very knowledgeable and a nice lady. She spoke in both english and italian and the pace was excellent and allowed us to take a lot of pictures. We visited a carpet making factory and was very insightful. Would highly recommend
Written April 3, 2019
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SamNicolaides
Southend-on-Sea, UK142 contributions
We pre booked this trip prior to our arrival in Istanbul and we weren’t disappointed. The half day trip included visits to Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar. Our guide Artilla met us at our hotel at the agreed time and explained our itinerary. The trip was conducted at a pleasant pace and our guide was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. Not a cheap trip but still worth it. Would highly recommend.
Written March 1, 2019
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Menhel K
4 contributions
Couples
The tourist guide “Sahar” was very nice, informative, and professional. She provided a detailed description of history and architecture.
Highly recommend
Written August 30, 2019
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Alix
4 contributions
Friends
Stop browsing, book this tour!!!

Sandra a lovely lady took her time and explained everything to us. In french
She came to our hotel on time
we walked along the neighborhood to the Blue Mosque ayasofya hippodrome. She showed us how to use the public transport Istanbul kart and we finished the visit in Grand Bazaar. I enjoyed every second
Very knowlageable lady, professional, friendly, she gave us tips on how to navigate through the city.
She suggested beaches to visit in Bodrum which was our next stop
Written August 12, 2019
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myapgonzales
1 contribution
Couples
The tour of Hagia Sophia was very interesting & informative. The place itself is so nice & historical.
Written July 21, 2019
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ACB
Essex, UK141 contributions
We were short on time and this tour gave us a real taster. Collected from out hotel at 730am and dropped back at 2pm. Our guide was superb and our 10yr old loved it all.
Written June 18, 2019
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Informative and enjoyable
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A great tour with a very friendly guide.
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Emily C
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Nice tour to see highlights of Istanbul
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francoisek888
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Definitely recommend
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Great stories and jokes
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R3231SKannab
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Nice
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927samara
927samara
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Excellent experience and a must-do activity!!
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237marciah
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Excellent tour!
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Top quality
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