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Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Small-Group Tour
4.5

Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Small-Group Tour

By Walks In Istanbul - Tours
Recommended by 90% of travelers
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$42.45
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 3h
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Mobile ticket
English


  • Small group tour for a more interactive experience
  • Expert guide for insider's knowledge of the city
  • 3 hours walking tour at a relaxed pace
What's not included
  • Transport to the meeting spot


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • You must write your ship details to us if you want port pickup. Once your ship docks at Galata Port, leave the terminal and make your way to Museum Square. Meet your guide at the Clock Tower. Your guide will be holding a sign with 'Walks In Istanbul' written on it.
  • Binbirdirek, At Meydanı Cd No:40, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye We meet at Ersoy Bufe. This is a small food kiosk just by the side of the Hippodrome in Sultanahmet Square. It is across the German Fountain.
  • Ports:
  • Galataport Istanbul, Kılıçali Paşa Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No: 8 İç Kapı No: 102, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller 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: 51192P70

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are functioning mosques and they can be closed to visitors for any reason, even without pre-notice (for a high-level state visit, for example)
  • Nobody can skip the line at either of the mosques although our guides make it easier and more efficient because they do it every day.
  • Istanbul has notoriously bad traffic. Give more time to get to the meeting spot than you may have planned
  • It is not possible to join our tours after they started
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

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

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Which company provides Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Small-Group Tour?
Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Small-Group Tour is hosted by Walks In Istanbul - Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Walks In Istanbul - Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia 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: 51192P70

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    At Meydanı Cd No:40
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Sultanahmet Square
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Hippodrome
  • 4
    Arasta Bazaar
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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janetwalls2017
janetwalls2017
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Fabulous palace
We spent 4 hours inside during a very rainy day. Could have spent longer. Fascinating place. Easy walk up from the
330marvinu
330marvinu
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well worth it
this was such a nice tour!!! our guide was so passionate and funny making this tour highly entertaining without lac
lisacU9754YG
lisacU9754YG
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Great tour, recommend
This was a wonderful tour, very informative and interesting. Some guide books suggested that the harem could be co
nicoleaP2004VP
nicoleaP2004VP
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Fun
We loved our guide. Had we not booked this food tour we wouldn't have gone to the Asian side of Turkey and that wo
TingyRanch
TingyRanch
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Thank you for waiting when we were late
Thank you to Jem for waiting for us when we were running late. I had emailed the company through Tripadvisor two ho
sk8nWI
sk8nWI
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Well worth it!
Our guide, Turim, was knowledgable and personable. We were really glad for the 9AM hour before the crowds. The Hare
Flyer826872
Flyer826872
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Topkapi Palace Tour with Harem.
Fantastic tour of Topkapi Palace and Harem. Our guide was very knowledgeable. I learned a lot about the Ottoman Emp
Renana P
Renana P
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Beautiful area, great service
The company offers a wide range of short tours in various sites in Istanbul. We have joined three of then - includi
W6674NCmargaretm
W6674NCmargaretm
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It filled my heart
Warning: if you sign up just yourself to join a group tour you will be charged for two people. What is this, a
VoriaExplorer
VoriaExplorer
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Excellent Guide; Punctual and well-run Tour
The Topkapi Palace & Harem is a vast complex. I can't imagine just "wandering around" and having anything like the
dannyhR1596KB
dannyhR1596KB
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Good Job
Company performed good job. They paid all entrance fees. We came to know a lot about Turkey from guide, who was rea
Michael A
Michael A
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Topkapi Palace
Guide at Topkapi was awesome. The palace is fantastic. More interesting than Versailles. Great insight into histo
akr775
akr775
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Great tour of Topkapi Palace
Really enjoyed the Palace and the tour guide Sabih was excellent, definitely recommend the tour and suggest to book
mcunha72
mcunha72
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Wonderful tour full of history insights
We had a wonderful tour. The guide was very knowledgeable, providing a real history leson at the same time as he e
129chaymaet
129chaymaet
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Must see
A must see of you are in Istanbul, i would advice to go early in the morning because it is less crowded. I would al
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Ex-Hostie
Windsor, UK190 contributions
Sep 2022
We got lost on the way to the pick up point and worried we wouldn't make it in time , so I called the number on the print out and the person there didn't speak English. It would have been great if the ticket had the contact details of the guide as we had booked an English speaking tour. The tour guide was very informative , and made sure that we were in his line of sight the whole time , after we left the Blue Mosque top go to Hagia Sofia that queue was at least 45 minutes ( we booked the first tour of the day ) and there is no shade in the line , people will try to cut in front of you the whole time.

The tour finish point was meant to be the Arasata Bazaar, when the tour finished inside the Mosque I asked if we were meant to finish at the Bazar and he said ' it's just up there on the left' .. so we had to make our own way there.

Yes you do have to cover your head and there were security guards enforcing this at all time , be VERY careful where you put your shoes to put them back on .. not one bit of your shoe must touch the carpeted area otherwise you will be shouted at.
And finally take some socks with you... the entrance stank of smelly feet where all the hot sweaty shoes were and inside was no better. Other than that glad we saw them and they are spectacular. The Blue Mosque is having major work done inside to ensure the next earthquake does not flatten it , but still worth a look.
Written September 27, 2022
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Anne P
8 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Our guide "Nice" was wonderful. Such a lot of historic detail in both The Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia, plus the Hippodrome. We asked lots of questions & Nice knew all the answers. The mosques were crowded but Nice took us to quieter corners to impart his information & told us where the best places to stand were to admire the domes & mosaics. Really enjoyed this morning. Thank you!
Written May 15, 2022
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Liam
6 contributions
Feb 2021
My tour guide Çiğdem was a wealth of knowledge! I booked this tour as well as the Topkapi Palace tour for the same day. I booked this as a group tour, but ended up being just me on the tour due to the small number of visitors during this time. I had visited this site briefly as part of a separate tour of the old city, but a return for this in-depth look was well worth it. Great for serious history enthusiasts and the curious public.
Written March 2, 2021
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Mitch
Amsterdam, OH2 contributions
Dec 2020
This tour was a great way to see the two most important sites for us in Istanbul. Of course, it was only our small family in the group, very personal.
The guide knew what he was talking about, he showed us the sites and gave us a great insight into the history of Istanbul.
The company at the office was also attentive on ‘what’s App’ to ensure we were happy customers.
All in all, a good investment in a city where it would be difficult to try doing things on your own.
Written January 15, 2021
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Going Nomad 123
3 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We had a fantastic time wandering around these iconic landmarks. Our small group were shown all kinds of details that we would have otherwise been oblivious to. Our guide Guzin had incredible knowledge of each building and the complex history both ancient and modern that helped us understand the true significance of these amazing places. Thoroughly recommended 🙂
Written October 21, 2021
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Lizbeth S
11 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
I had this activity scheduled, me and my husband were at the start point, however, they never arrived. After waiting for several minutes, we called to the agency (GetYour Guide) where we bought the tour, and they told us they had cancelled the tour. They never tried to informed us. Worst service ever.
Written January 3, 2021
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We are sorry to hear about your experience in Istanbul. We have done a very careful and diligent search on what has happened because a review from our customers is very valuable. They help us keep our very respected reputation in the business. Your experience would have been unacceptable from our side. However, we were able to find neither a reservation under your name nor a cancelation. Our team believes that the reservation had never been passed to us and so the ground team is unaware of such a reservation. They also confirm that they did not receive a call from you at any point. ( All of our vouchers have a contact phone number in case our customers need to call us. ) You have probably called the number where you bought the tickets - which is not our company. We want to ask you to go to the correct agency that you bought your ticket and ask for a full refund in case the service you paid for has never been delivered to you. Rest assured, please note we do not have your booking or the funds you spent to purchase it. We aim for 100% excellence in our tours and believe that it is unfair to review a service that has never been bought, canceled, or not-delivered from our side. But, we understand your frustration about not being able to tour Istanbul in the way you wanted. Holidays are valuable and they are complicated to get in an unprecedented year like 2020. Please do contact the correct agency where you bought the tickets and ask for a full refund. Alternatively, of course, we are more than happy to deliver a quality tour should you choose to book it from us correctly. We sincerely hope the rest of your time in Istanbul has been excellent. Kind Regards,
Written January 5, 2021
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Barbara G
Zurich, Switzerland4 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Sabih is a very experienced, pleasant and competent guide. It is a good idea to give ‚free time‘ to the group to look around by themselves. Unfortunately, blue mosque is under restauration for +ca. 3years, not much to see there.
Written October 10, 2020
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Petra T
10 contributions
Although it was only me the company didn't cancel the tour and for that I'm super grateful. The tour guide was so knowledgeable, thoughtful and overall nice that hours passed so quickly. The tour gives you all the insights and enough free time to explore the buildings also by yourself. Really recommend.
Written January 21, 2020
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Thank You so much for Your time in writing this review! Yes, we try to keep up all tours, no matter how big or small, because our client's comfort for us matters the most. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour guide and city. And we would love to see you on our other tours! :) All the best Sandra Purvina
Written February 19, 2020
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Marta E
Lisbon, Portugal17 contributions
Sep 2022
It was nice but a little bit of a run to do everything. Information given very very fast, sometimes hard to understand. The guide was nice. We couldn't see the blue mosque because it's being restored, but nobody told us, so it's a bit disappointing to pay for something we end up not seing.
Written September 6, 2022
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Walks In Europe I
Hi Marta, Thanks for your review. The Blue Mosque is under restoration until the end of 2022. This information is well printed and described in your tour. The fact that you arrived at the meeting spot 15 minutes late and needed another 15 minutes at the entrance of the Hagia Sophia because members of your group were in shorts, took 30 valuable minutes off of this tour. Luckily, other parties in this shared tour were patient not to complain. Nevertheless, our guide added 30 minutes to the tour so everyone was able to get the full experience. We are glad that you enjoyed our guide's expertise and personality given the circumstances.
Written September 7, 2022
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lovetolaughalot
Everett, Washington15 contributions
Sep 2022
Incredible day! Our guide was able to get us into Hagia Sophia in the morning before the crowds and introduced us to all the incredible history. We also saw a little of the Blue Mosque (under construction). Then he took us to the hippodrome and gave us more incredible history. Incredible guide - cannot recommend it enough.
Written September 9, 2022
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