Blue Mosque Area - Ottoman & Byzantine Heritage

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Blue Mosque Area - Ottoman & Byzantine Heritage

Explore the must-see area for all visitors to Istanbul, Sultanahmet. See important Byzantine and Ottoman landmarks and learn their history from your expert guide.

Duration: 4 Hours
Live Guide: English.
Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.


  • Explore the historic Sultanahmet area with an expert guide.
  • See the famous attractions of Istanbul's Old City up close and get great pictures.
  • Hear amazing stories about the Tracians, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans.

Full Description

The heart of Istanbul's Old City is Sultanahmet. This area is a must-see for all visitors to Istanbul as it is home to so many important Byzantine and Ottoman landmarks. Join us on this guided tour around Sultanahmet, past the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. You'll hear stories of the famous intellectuals who were imprisoned at Sultanahmet Jail, now the luxury Four Seasons Hotel, including beheaded Huseyin Aga, Cinci Hoca and more. Plus, there's a lot more to see including beautiful wooden Turkish houses, Ottoman mansions and ancient baths. It will be an interesting trip!



  • Entrance fees.
  • Professional guided tour conducted in English.
  • Pick up service from centrally located hotels.
  • Drop off service.

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby.


Know Before You Go

  • This tour is only available on Tuesdays.
  • Please ask if pick-up is available for your hotel.

About your Host

Istanbul Walks

Istanbul Walks is Tour Operator that organises Daily City Tours and Walking Tours in Istanbul and Turkey with its company owned vehicles. We are licensed as “A Group No 6174” from the ministry of Culture and Tourism...
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Customer Reviews

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Randall - January 28, 2019

Our guide was very friendly and informative . 

Jamir - January 26, 2019

Had a great day learning about Istanbul.

Carol - July 26, 2019

Sultanahmet is a great place. I think it is the most popular touristic place. It is the center of old city. There are a lot of museums. It was magnificent.

Fredrick - July 22, 2019

This was my second trip to Istanbul. I offer you to visit these areas with a guide. I noticed that I missed a lot of details when I travel on my own at my first trip. The tour was extremely informative! Brilliant guide.

Ian - January 10, 2019

We walked a little bit much but it is really worth it. At the end of the day, we were very tired but all of us had a smiley face! :) Thank you guys!

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