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Ancient Rome Under Istanbul
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Ancient Rome Under Istanbul

By Experta Tours
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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from
$140.00
per adult (price varies by group size)

Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 3–5 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English


  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Great Palace Mosaics Museum
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch


Departure details
  • Binbirdirek, Divan Yolu Cd. No:15, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye We will meet infront of McDonalds which is in between Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque) and Cemberlitas (Burnt Column) tram stops but closer to Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque) stop. McDonald's, 1001 Direk Mah., Divanyolu Cad. No:15, 03400 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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: 14860P8

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Ancient Rome Under Istanbul?
How much is Ancient Rome Under Istanbul?
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What is the Ancient Rome Under Istanbul cancellation policy?
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Which company provides Ancient Rome Under Istanbul?
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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: 14860P8

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Divan Yolu Cd. No:15
    Binbirdirek, Divan Yolu Cd. No:15, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
    We will meet infront of McDonalds which is in between Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque) and Cemberlitas (Burnt Column) tram stops but closer to Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque) stop. McDonald's, 1001 Direk Mah., Divanyolu Cad. No:15, 03400 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    See address & details
  • 1
    Great Palace Mosaics Museum
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Istanbul
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

L4826TUadrianad
L4826TUadrianad
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Very good agency
I booked a tour in Kapadokkia, everything was perfect; they are flexible and very reactive. All went on very well
Jet98581
Jet98581
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Another beautiful day in Istanbul
Besides the fact that Istanbul is one of my favourite, most beautiful cities in the world, I thoroughly enjoyed thi
Luckydavid79
Luckydavid79
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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.
CherylHeyns
CherylHeyns
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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
Chourouk B
Chourouk B
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Ancient rome under istanbul
We had an excellent day, we've discovered manh things about istanbul history and visited many hidden places, our gu
mrtseckin
mrtseckin
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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 Patri
kenya_afam
kenya_afam
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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
Rain1800
Rain1800
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Great way to see Istanbul
A friend recommended contacting Erkan for a tour in Istanbul and I’m glad we did! He met us at our hotel and took u
Chloe M
Chloe M
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"istanbul on a budget"
I was apart of a Gadventures tour in Turkey last October and Erkan was our Guide. Erkan made every part of our tri
Sajeedah M
Sajeedah M
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One of my best trip
I ioin a Gadventures tour in Turkey last October and Erkan was our Guide. Erkan is a very friendly and helpful pers
barbarostorun
barbarostorun
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Excellent Guide, Fantastic Tour!!!
My wife and I spent two days in Istanbul with our friends. We were warmly welcomed by Erkan from the beginning and
Valcolleoni
Valcolleoni
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Perfect Turkish 12 days dream with a special guide
Me and my boyfriend travelled in Turkey last summer and we asked Erkan for a taylor made tour of 12 days. We starte
wanderingroach
wanderingroach
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I love these guys. Simply natural
I have used the services of these guys quite a few times. They have an amazing background in international travel.
j m
j m
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Excellent !!
We booked a two day tour of Istanbul last year and the service we received from Experta was amazing. Erkan was our
Saroni G
Saroni G
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The Best Guide Turkey has to offer!
My friend and I decided to do a walking tour by ourselves and soon gave up when we changed upon a group of traveler
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John E
Cockleford, UK11 contributions
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
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Clay B
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Couples
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 13, 2023
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M W
Southampton, UK30 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
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
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Dianne D
United States11 contributions
Aug 2019
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
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Jessica G
4 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
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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henry095
London15 contributions
Dec 2019
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
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Maria G
Dunwoody, GA1,215 contributions
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
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ExpertaTours
Thank you very much :)
Written September 30, 2020
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FFF
3 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
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
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ExpertaTours
Thank you very much for your kind review :)
Written September 30, 2020
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Asbjørn Kyhl P
5 contributions
May 2018 • Family
It was a blind shot if this trip could be good as there very little information.

My daughter and I was happily surprised by our guide that had a kind personality, great knowledge about history and a good sense of humor.

Highly recommended if history has your interest.
Written July 12, 2018
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