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Istanbul Full Day Old City Tour provided by Turkey Tours Company

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Istanbul Full Day Old City Tour

Istanbul Full Day Old City Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6–8 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • 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: 6-8 hours
  • 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
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Admission Fees to Attractions
  • Professional Licensed Tour Guide
  • Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off
  • Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Irene Museum
Exclusions
  • Food & Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Driver & Guide Tips – Gratitue
  • Topkapi Palace Harem Entrance Fee
Duration
6–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will pick you up from all European Istanbul Hotels.
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Admission Fees to Attractions
  • Professional Licensed Tour Guide
  • Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off
  • Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Irene Museum
Exclusions
  • Food & Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Driver & Guide Tips – Gratitue
  • Topkapi Palace Harem Entrance Fee
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will pick you up from all European Istanbul Hotels.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • 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
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Grand Bazaar Jewelers
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Hagia Irene Museum
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
93 reviews
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Vacationer303422
1 contribution
Family
Our tour guide was amazing, very knowledgeable and flexible in what we wanted to do. He was very personable and explained things clearly.
The Old City tour was full of wonderful history and architecture.
I would highly recommend this tour and company, they were on time, professional while at the same time understanding our needs.
Written July 26, 2022
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Turkeytourscompany
Thank you for the 5-star review! It is nice to hear that we can fulfill your needs. Your feedback always motivates us to serve you better. We are looking forward to seeing you again.
Written July 27, 2022
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Michael Grant
1 contribution
Solo
I booked a solo tour with Erdem Yildiz who met me at my hotel on time, I was impressed by his wealth of knowledge in Turkey’s culture. He educated me on interesting facts about the complex and dynamic history of Turkey in depth, I learned about everything we saw from the monuments, to the mosque’s, to the cistern, to weapons, art, cooking, royalty, politics and everything in between. Every question I had, he had an answer. Erdem went above and beyond my expectations, he is the most educated tour guide I ever met and his passion for Turkey’s history comes through effortlessly. He is a world-class professional and a great person to spend the day with as we became fast friends. Thank you Erdem for making my trip to Istanbul an unforgettable journey. To put it simply, Erdem is the greatest tour guide in all of Turkey! 🙏🏼
Highly recommend!
Written January 14, 2022
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Turkeytourscompany
Thank you for sharing your experience. It's a great pleasure for us to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. Your feedback always motivates us to serve you better. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, TURKEY TOURS COMPANY
Written February 8, 2022
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Anastasia
10 contributions
Family
I didn't think we would be able to cover so many places in just one day! Our guide was Sercan who is very knowledgeable about everything from the pick up till the drop off was on point. The tour was very informative and interesting, all our questions were answered. We had a great time and the tour was tailored just for us and our interests! I recommend this tour for everyone especially if you're short on time and enjoy small groups or private tours.
Written July 23, 2022
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Turkeytourscompany
Thank you for the 5-star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour. Thank you again for your feedback, which always inspires us to provide better service. We hope to see you again in the future.
Written July 24, 2022
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden380 contributions
Solo
This was a nice quaint tour spent in the old city side (Eminonu) of Istanbul. Mehmet was the guide and very easy to get along with.

The tour started with a hotel pick up and we went to the Haga Sophia first. The place is so rich I'm history that you could spend hours here. Next stop was the Blue Mosque, followed by the Hippodrome. The Blue Mosque (or Sultanamet mosque, as be locals call it) is still under renovation and I cant wait to see it when finished.

Now this is where I think some of the time was lost. We went to a Turkish rug shop, and a Turkish leather shop. While not forced to buy anything or spend money, I think it took the steam out of the tour. We spent around 90min in total at both places combined. They could have passed their contact info for us to visit on our own later. However I have to stress on their warm welcome and hospitality. Much appreciated since it was quiet warm outside and we could definitely use a cold drink.

Next stop was the Grand Bazaar. This free time was also including lunch time. There wasn't much of a guidance required here and you are left to your own for another 90min.Before we went to the Topkapi Palace, there was a short stop at a traditional sweet shop. The Topkapi Palace stop only rivals the Haga Sophia on this tour. The sprawling gardens, the massive kitchens and the Sacred relics were sights to behold. One could easily spend a good 5-7 hrs here alone. The tour concluded here at around 4pm.

I recommend this tour for any new traveler to Istanbul and take in the highlight sights of the city. The drive from the new city to the old city while going across the Galata bridge was also filled with sights to help get your sense of where things are in the city. Overall, it was a good one.
Written July 17, 2021
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Turkeytourscompany
Thank you for share your experience. It's a great pleasure for us to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. Your feedback always motivates us to serve you better. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, TURKEY TOURS COMPANY
Written August 9, 2021
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Barbara G
Tampa, FL9 contributions
Friends
Mehmet was our guide for two days during Ramadan and while some covid restrictions were still ın effect in the city. He listened carefully to what we were ınterested in and guided us to what we wanted to see and to shop for. İstanbul has many beautıful places and Mehmet was very knowledgeable about them and the history of the cıty. He also made sure we were fed well!
We would definateiy use this service on our next trıp here.
Written April 17, 2021
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Turkeytourscompany
Thank you for share your experience. It's a great pleasure for us to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. Your feedback always motivates us to serve you better. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Best Wishes, TURKEY TOURS COMPANY
Written May 27, 2021
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Maruca M
2 contributions
Family
The tour is excellent. Decided to spend the day with my family learning about the history of Istanbul and this was the PERFECT tour. We were picked up on time at the agreed location. The guide spoke perfect English and very knowledgeable of all stops and history. After 8+ hours of tour we were dropped of at the same location we were picked up. Transportation was very comfortable and all entries were included in tour price. Recommend wearing comfortable shoes tour requires quite a bit of walking.
Written December 30, 2020
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Turkeytourscompany
Dear Maruca; Thank you for share your experience. It's a great pleasure for us to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. Your feedback always motivates us to serve you better. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, TURKEY TOURS COMPANY
Written April 2, 2021
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cicybretz
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates35 contributions
We had an amazing experience with our private guided tour, mostly because of our super guide Erdem. He is so knowledgeable and friendly that we felt as walking around with an old friend.
The weather was not that good (rainy, windy and cold) but he managed to tailor our way around it so we could have the best experience.
Mind that it`s a walking tour so prepare yourself with confy clothes and shoes!
Written January 24, 2022
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Turkeytourscompany
Thank you for sharing your experience. It's a great pleasure for us to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. Your feedback always motivates us to serve you better. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, TURKEY TOURS COMPANY
Written February 8, 2022
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Dwight Smith
26 contributions
Couples
After we did Ephesus tour first we back to Istanbul. Before arrive in Turkey we had arranged everything from last year but we didint know that Covid 19 issue takes such long time. Joseph was our guide and and we did 2 days Istanbul tour with him ,it was so sad such a big and crowded city was so quite and empty. Joseph is a good guide and we have visited also extra places because Grand Bazaar was closed and we couldn't sail also in bosphorus as well . Not busy places and sites , guide was so friendly and helped us about everything.
Written May 9, 2021
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Turkeytourscompany
Thank you for share your experience. It's a great pleasure for us to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. Your feedback always motivates us to serve you better. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Best Wishes, TURKEY TOURS COMPANY
Written May 27, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lara P
4 contributions
On our final trip in Turkey my friends and I from Australia visited İstanbul. I had a wonderful time on this tour, we saw some mesmerising sights including Sultan Ahmet, Hagia Sophia, the Spice Market and Grand Bazaar. Everything was very walkable and easy to access so definitely bring your walking shoes. Our guide Erderm was lovely and very knowledgeable, time wise we had enough time to learn about the history of each site and then take photos. Erdem was very accomodating and also gave us great recommendations on other places to visit while we were in İstanbul. The organisation of the tour was great, well timed and they managed to make it a relaxing experience and tour in what is a very busy tourist location. Great way to end our stay in Turkey!
Written April 14, 2022
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Turkeytourscompany
Thank you for sharing your experience. It's a great pleasure for us to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us. Your feedback always motivates us to serve you better. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, TURKEY TOURS COMPANY
Written April 20, 2022
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Neeraj S
Frisco, TX26 contributions
One of the most amazing tours that you can take while you are in turkey. The tour operator Efe from Turkey Tours was very very accommodating as he added my friend in the last minute and was very weak and responding on WhatsApp , really must give them a big shout out for that!!

On the day of the tour , we had the tour guide show up at the hotel exactly on time and her name was Noor Sedah and she was an awesome guide and was very very clear in her communication as well as giving us intricate details about the places and key areas to check out.

all of the places that we visited were really good, she told us where we need to spend time for example in the Topkapi palace , to see the emerald dagger, the diamond etc , and of course the photo spots .

Noor finally took us to the Serbathane restaurant which had great food , service and vegetarian options .

Pro Tips:
- make sure you take jackets on-a chilly day as it’s a walking tour
- at Serbathane you can ask for Pasta instead of the grilled veggies
Written January 6, 2020
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Turkeytourscompany
Thank you so much ,we are much appreciated to welcome you here in Istanbul Waiting you also another parts of Turkey Have a good day
Written January 9, 2020
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