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Private Istanbul Old City Tour with Local Expert Guide provided by Turista Travel

Private Istanbul Old City Tour with Local Expert Guide

Private Istanbul Old City Tour with Local Expert Guide
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
We pick-up from your hotel at around 09:00 for full day walking old city tour, prepare yourself to be charmed with history and architecture of the breathtaking city, Istanbul. You will be amazed with the most famous historic monuments and sights in Old City area. These are 1500 year old Hagia Sophia Museum, Gigantic Blue Mosque with its famous blue tiles, Hippodrome area where the Byzantium era chariot races used to be once held, Caferaga Medresesi, a foundation for serving Turkish Culture, that organizes various workshops about handicrafts and music, Topkapi Palace one of the largest palaces in Istanbul which was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years and Grand Bazaar which is the world’s oldest indoor market. After the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel at around 17:00.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 14049P61
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional local expert guide
  • Turkish local lunch
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 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
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, not recommended for participants with walking difficulties.
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, will be replaced with Basilica Cistern.
  • St. Sophia is closed on Mondays 30 October to 01 April winter period. Will be replaced with the Underground Cistern.
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
  • During religious holidays, some of the attractions are closed.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional local expert guide
  • Turkish local lunch
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, not recommended for participants with walking difficulties.
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, will be replaced with Basilica Cistern.
  • St. Sophia is closed on Mondays 30 October to 01 April winter period. Will be replaced with the Underground Cistern.
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
  • During religious holidays, some of the attractions are closed.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Basilica Cistern
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Caferaga Medresesi
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Grand Bazaar
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Turista Travel Agency
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Cosh J
Izmir, Turkey8 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
We had a full day walking tour with very knowledgeable, and passionate guide TÜLAY SANLIDAL. Her tour was well planned and enriched by her knowledge of the local history and the different groups that occupied the area and sites. Our tour started with a pick up at the Hena Hotel and dropped off at our starting point - at the hippodrome. From there we went to the Blue Mosque which was carefully explained before taking a break to look around at the bizarre, and then for some Turkish coffee. After that we headed to the Hagia Sophia and learned about its 3 different phases including the religious and political topics surrounding its transformations over the years. After a nice local lunch we finished off our day with a detailed tour of the Topkapi Palace museum. We highly recommend seeking out TÜLAY’s service if you want a true local interpretation and expertise of the history of these must see attractions in Old Istanbul.
Written December 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
turistatravelagenyc
Thank you very much, we would like to see you again.
Written December 30, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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