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Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar Tour
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Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar Tour

By City of Sultans Day Tours
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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 4h
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  • Skip-the-Line access to buy tickets
  • Professional Licenced Tour Guide
  • Pick up from Centerally located Hotels
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
What's not included
  • Entrance Fees to Hagia Sophia
  • Drop off to Hotel
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We provide Free Pick up from all Centerally Located hotels in Taksim, Beyoglu, Sultanahmet, Fatih, Alemdar, Sisli, Harbiye, Besiktas, Levent, Ortakoy, and Ciragan areas.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Sarayburnu
      • Salipazari
      • Istanbul Port
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6804P33

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • 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.

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Hagia Sophia Mosque
          Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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        • 2
          Blue Mosque
          Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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        • 3
          Hippodrome
          Stop: 30 minutes
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        • 4
          Grand Bazaar
          Stop: 60 minutes
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        • You'll return to the starting point
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        • City of Sultans Day Tours
          276
          Istanbul, Türkiye
          Joined in October 2010
        • Q3331WOvictore
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Turkey
          This was an absolutely amazing trip organized by Ozgur at City of Sultans. Got to see the highlights of Turkey. Awesome! Definitely recommend if you're looking for an itinerary.
          Written April 9, 2024
        • I9505OFolgas
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nice day with the pleasant guide
          We had a great day with Fatih. He was very informative, friendly and cooperative. He explained and showed us the most important things so that we could get an overview of the city. Thank you very much for your help!
          Written April 2, 2024
        • eugeniapQ6795WL
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          İstanbul tour
          Amazing Istanbul tour. Our tour guide Baris was very knowledgeable, friendly and very proud of his roots. Thank you for such a lovely time
          Written March 22, 2024
        • eminbzkrt
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A beautiful experience
          It was a great Experience for me and my wife, we had a beautiful time on the old city part of Istanbul. Cappadocia was just what I expected and more, there is so much history on these lands that I want to visit again for different locations next year! City of Sultans was also punctual and delivered what it promised, very satisfied with the overall organisation.
          Written March 4, 2024
        • 210omaira
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A very memorable 5 day tour of Istanbul and Cappadocia
          I took a 5 day tour to turkey with my family. The tour included a visit to Istanbul and Cappadocia. In Istanbul we visited topkapi palace, st.sophia, blue mosque, and grand Bazar. In capadocia we visited the various valleys, open-air museum, underground city. We also got to see local crafts of pottery and carpet weaving. Accomodation and food were included and we're very good. Tour guides were polite and informative.
          Written November 5, 2023
        • philipfT7674LD
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An unforgettable experience
          I've travelled to different parts of the world, but I have never seen such amazing places and above all friendly and nice people. If you are a religious history lover, then look no further. This tour provides you with such deep insights into the roots of the main historical religion developments and historical ruins in the region. The climax was undoubtedly the hot air balloon experience in Cappadocia. The touristic place of Kusadasi offered a wonderful experience to chill out! And what about Pamukalle, a unique scenery moulded over millions of years from mother nature. Complementing our family experience was the appreciation of the making of fine ceramic artefacts through the visits at various Turkish artisan outlets. Ozgur from the City of Sultans Tour was very helpful before and during the visit. All in all, a highly recommendable tour. Indeed a very good value for money.
          Written September 23, 2023
        • latrise2022
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unforgettable experience
          Amazing tour with a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Lunch was included and it was tasty. The only change was not going to the grand bazaar because it was closed on Sunday. However, our guide pointed us to the Arasti and Spice Bazaar to visit on our own. Pick up and drop off was a huge plus. Just remember if you requested both pick up and drop off to remind them. The driver waited until I was done shopping to take me back to my hotel. Highly recommend this tour.
          Written September 5, 2023
        • NyamekaH
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Manyam’s best of Istanbul tour
          Merhaba! I just want to express our sincere gratitude for arranging such a wonderful tour. We could not have asked for a better guide than Ali. He was the best of the best. The tour very informative, everything explained in great detail. We got to visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, The hippodrome, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar. Ali was exceptionally patient considering that we were a group of people from different nationalities and sometimes got lost… he was there to assist with all our needs. He was not shy to ask if the group had questions and would respond whole heartedly to our questions. Cok tesekkur ederim🙂
          Written August 12, 2023
        • BiggerPassportPlease
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Tour and Guide
          Great walking tour! Our guide, Baris, was excellent! He speaks English very well and was easy to understand. He is knowledgeable about all the places visited on this tour and having the background information made each visit more meaningful. I had a short amount of time in Istanbul, so this tour worked out perfectly. I was able to see popular places without wasting time. We had a small group of 8 people. Hotel pick up was helpful, too.
          Written August 6, 2023
        • ctseadog
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful day in Istanbul
          Wonderful tour with Ahmet. He did a great job of making sure we got to see all the sights we wanted. He was very knowledgeable and shared his insights with our family. Thank you Ahmet!
          Written July 22, 2023
        • Humsafar1558
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          HUMSAFARS Istanbul glorious tour
          A group of 20 folks used the services of city of sultan for our 3 day Istanbul tour - a comfortable and luxurious coach was reserved for us with English speaking guides (Okan) who was professional, punctual and knowledgeable. Ozgur, the General Manager devised the full tailored itinerary based on our requests; including a full day yacht rental for the Princess Islands. One of the best, enjoyable and most carefree trip. IN SUMMARY WE WILL STRONGLY RECOMMEND “CityofSultan” and we plan to use their services when we return again. Lots to see in Istanbul and it’s outlying areas.
          Written July 21, 2023
        • Chancha1971
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The best guided tour of Turkey/ La mejor visita guiada de Turquia
          This trip was an amazing experience, well organized and very detailed to please the customers and see as much as possible. Ahmet is an amazing guide, he has a lot of history knowledge and he makes you have an amazing experience during your tour. We travel all over Turkey with him, and not only he makes sure you have the best experience but at the same time he goes above and beyond to provide the best accommodation for a person who has limited mobility, being sure always a wheelchair was available for me to enjoy the trip. He is an amazing guide and an incredible person. Este viaje fue una experiencia maravillosa, muy bien organizado y enfocandose en que el cliente tenga una muy buena experiencia y que pueda ver muchos lugares. Ahmet es un guia increible, sabe la historia de Turquia y esta seguro de que tengas un viaje maravilloso en su visita guiada. Viajamos por toda Turquia con el, y no solo se preocupa de que tengas la mejor de las experiencias, pero tambien estuvo seguro de que una persona con mobilidad reducida tuviera siempre una silla de ruedas para que pudiera disfrutar del viaje. Es un excelente guia y tambien una excelente persona.
          Written July 19, 2023
        • W5193DXheatherh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour guide!
          If you're traveling to Turkey and need a fabulous tour guide, we'd recommend Ahmet Gulmez! He was our tour guide in Istanbul. He speaks English, was friendly, very knowledgeable about the local sites (Hagie Sophia, Blue Mosque, etc), has his masters as a historian, made us feel safe and stayed with us throughout the day to help navigate the Grand Bazaar and shopping. He also recommended a delicious place for lunch.
          Written July 16, 2023
        • 441kirkj
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing!
          Ephesus has to be seen to be believed. The ruins of the city are amazing. And the tour was exceptional. Everything went very smoothly—being picked up and returned to our hotel, the flights from Istanbul to Izmir, and the transportation from Izmir to the various sites. Our tour guide was also very good. A must-do experience.
          Written July 13, 2023
        • Dr Richard J S
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          "Ressurection Ertugrul Ghazi experience "
          Fans of Netflix "Ressurection" will love this tour. 16 hours taking in Ertugal Ghazi places of interest. We dressed up in Alp (soldier) costume and hatun (ladies) dress. Saw graves of Ertul, and other heroes of the 13 th century nomadic Turkmen Kayii tribes. Great fun with small group and great guide.
          Written June 13, 2023
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        Patrice G
        Edmond, OK5 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2023
        My family of 5 adults booked this tour, and it was disappointing. The tour advertises the Blue Mosque, which has been closed for renovation for quite awhile. Our tour guide did not engage with our family, and provided limited and rote information. We had a very cut and dry description of the Hippodrome, and no info about the Hagia Sophia (which we did not get to go into because lines were long on the first day of Ramadan.) We spent most of the time at Topkapi Palace, and didn't learn much about Istanbul history or culture. What is not clear in the tour description is that this is primarily a walking tour, although it did state we had to pay for local transportation (which was nominal). I would recommend clarification of this tour as a walking tour, eliminate the Blue Mosque as a site, as long as it is closed, and provide assistance to see cultural things in the Grand Bazaar. We had about 25 minutes to walk one corridor of the Bazaar, without our guide. I didn't get to experience the spice area or other areas of interest. I think that an engage tour guide leaves the tourist with excitement about the city, and a desire to return. I'm not interested in returning to Istanbul.
        Written April 12, 2023
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        We do not have any reservation under your name, i think that you had posted this review to our page by mistake.
        Written April 15, 2023
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        ahilan s
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mr. Barish was a wonderful tour guide. He spoke clear English and knew about many historical facts. He was able to answer all our questions and even guided us on how to get to places we wanted to go to. Thanks alot for being an awesome guide, truly appreciate it.
        Written April 26, 2022
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        Thank you very much for choosing our services. We all hope to see you again in Turkey with a longer trip..
        Written April 27, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Siobhan C
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2024 • Family
        The Sophia and the Basilica were beautiful. Our guide Bashim was so knowledgeable and gave us a lot of info on the history of Istanbul and the Haggia Sophia.
        Written April 16, 2024
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        Thank you very much for choosing our services. It was our great pleasure to serve you.. We all hope to see you again in Turkey with a longer trip..
        Written April 17, 2024
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        gokayoner1979
        North Miami Beach, FL1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024
        The tur was excellent. The guide Fatih was veryansın friendly and had so much historical knowledge to share with us. I highly recommend this small group tour!!
        Written February 14, 2024
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        Thank you very much for choosing our services. It was our great pleasure to serve you.. We all hope to see you again in Turkey with a longer trip
        Written February 15, 2024
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        RHWatermann
        North Canton, OH1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024
        It was one of the best day tours that we had in Turkey. Very nice vehicle for pick up, very kind and professional tour guide and great overall service. Thank you!!!
        Written February 8, 2024
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        Thank you very much for choosing our services. It was our great pleasure to serve you.. We all hope to see you again in Turkey with a longer trip
        Written February 9, 2024
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Jet647200
        Lavaltrie, Canada70 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We took the bus on up off tours of the city
        We arrived at the Blu Mosque and took a guided tour for 12 euros, good investment
        Our guide tells us a mini history lesson before visiting the Blu Mosque and the Ste-Sophie Mosque
        It's really superb
        Google
        Written October 12, 2023
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        Thank you very much for choosing our services. It was our great pleasure to serve you.. We all hope to see you again in Turkey with a longer trip..
        Written October 12, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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