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Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Small-Group Tour

Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Small-Group Tour
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Last updated: Jun 20, 2020
A note from Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Small-Group Tour
- All required protective equipment is provided - To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
Join a small-group walking tour of the two most famous monuments in Istanbul: the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. Enjoy a scenic stroll around Sultanahmet and witness the local life with a professional guide. Experience the splendor and charm of Islamic architecture in the Blue Mosque. Enjoy skip-the-ticket-line access to the world-famous Hagia Sophia. Discover the history and culture of Ottoman and Byzantine Empires. Get tips from your guide at the end of the tour to continue exploring Istanbul independently.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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
German, Russian, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 51192P70
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Skip-the-line tickets for Hagia Sophia • 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 • Entry/Admission - Sultanahmet Square • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Transport to the meeting spot
Duration
3h
Departure details
House of Medusa Restaurant, Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. No:9, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey We meet at the House of Medusa Restaurant in Sultanahmet. This is a good place for Turkish snacks and bathroom facilities.
Inclusions
Skip-the-line tickets for Hagia Sophia • 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 • Entry/Admission - Sultanahmet Square • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Transport to the meeting spot
Departure details
House of Medusa Restaurant, Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. No:9, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey We meet at the House of Medusa Restaurant in Sultanahmet. This is a good place for Turkish snacks and bathroom facilities.
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    House of Medusa Restaurant
    Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. No:9, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    We meet at the House of Medusa Restaurant in Sultanahmet. This is a good place for Turkish snacks and bathroom facilities.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Sultanahmet Square
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    House of Medusa Restaurant
    Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. No:9, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    We meet at the House of Medusa Restaurant in Sultanahmet. This is a good place for Turkish snacks and bathroom facilities.
    See address & details
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4.5
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Liam
6 contributions
In-Depth Look at These Amazing Buildings
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mitch
Amsterdam, OH1 contribution
Great tour of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lizbeth S
9 contributions
Worst service ever
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Barbara G
Zurich, Switzerland4 contributions
Impressive living history - hagia sophia
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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Aila0720
1 contribution
Interesting
Sep 2019
I loved the tour we had for the Blue Mosque. The lady that showed us the mosque explained everything in details which was enjoyable, we did not have to queue and saved more time to see the actual mosque.
Written July 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elizabeth W
1 contribution
Excellent
Nov 2019
A walking tour. The start point was a little difficult to start. Down a back street. Apart from that excellent. The guide was great. Very informative, pleasant helpful and mindful of our needs eg loo breaks.cant praise him enough.
Written June 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

biosahr
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
Wonderful visit ..
Sep 2019 • Family
organized toures ..lovely weather and historical rich place ...the view of the blue mousqe blue tiles on the wall is a treasure from the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires which was amazing
Written June 26, 2020
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Jenny B
4 contributions
Great guide, good explanations, even if you´ve been there before
Sep 2019
Our tour guide was very friendly, with good explanations, looking after us and our questions. Even if you´ve been there before, there are always little secrets and wonders you can discover
Written June 25, 2020
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Petra T
10 contributions
Such an amazing tour guide
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Fener & Balat Walking Tour - Do it!
I booked the morning 3 hour Fener and Balat walking tour. My guide was Sabih and it was just me and him for the tou
Liam_617_A
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Great Experience
My tour guide Çiğdem was a wealth of knowledge! I booked this tour as well as the Hagia Sophia/Blue Mosque tour. I
ravery531
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Authentic and historical experience
Çiğdem was such a wonderful, kind, and intelligent tour guide. Not only did she give me detailed background on Gree
beaubo
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As For Her By Name- Guzin
We booked three tours with Walks InIstanbul and our online contact was the owner Arzu, who communicated in a timely
oaral2016
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Fun and informative
With guide like Guzin everything can be possible! We walked several hours throught Byzantine Istanbul, and never ha
TomasB240
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Great Insights and Explanations
Excellent knowledge and enthusiasm by my guide. She was thorough and asked questions to see what my interests were.
TomasB240
TomasB240
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Great Guide
Exceptionally detailed knowledge and friendly guide in Guzim. Asked questions to custom tailor comments and insight
B7563QAgrahamb
B7563QAgrahamb
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Byzantine Istanbul and much more
Sep 2020: Walking tour lasted about 6 hours including brief stop for lunch. Very companionable and knowledgeable
OliviaIac1995
OliviaIac1995
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Fun and educational
A fantastic way to learn about these two landmarks. Guzin was excellent and her passion for history made for a real
Glen G
Glen G
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Great way to see Byzantine Istanbul
We did this tour last September. It was an all day walking tour which covered many important Byzantine buildings
Destination706913
Destination706913
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A n historic experience
A wonderful tour, it was just the two of us! Our guide had so much knowledge and made the whole experience so enjoy
885salmak
885salmak
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Nice day
It was a nice day , the guide sabih cangil was so interesting at explaining the history I enjoyed his company.
Kirill S
Kirill S
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Amazingly varied and highly engaging culinary experience!
We've had a total blast with Cetin our expert tour guide on this night!!! He took us through so many iconic Istanbu
Daydream470479
Daydream470479
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Beautiful day spent in a genuine dream
Couple of hours spent together with a fantastic guide that drove us through the past & present of a unique and glor
mkj417
mkj417
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Beautiful place. Fascinating history.
Firstly, very well worth 'skipping the line' as this is a very popular attraction and the queue for tickets is long
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