Blue Mosque Area - Ottoman & Byzantine Heritage

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Blue Mosque Area - Ottoman & Byzantine Heritage

Let’s explore the tourism center of Istanbul, Sultanahmet together. Walk around the area, listen to the most interesting stories that our guide will be telling you.

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


  • Explore Istanbul's history with a knowledgeable guide.
  • Snap some pictures of the incredible mosaics and colors of the churches and mosques.
  • Amazing stories of Tracians, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans.

Full Description

Do you know where the heart of tourism in Istanbul is? Of course Sultanahmet! In this tour, we will be walking around the Blue Mosque Area for a deep tour of the Ottoman & Byzantine Heritage. Our guide will convey to you how many intellectuals were imprisoned in the Sultanahmet Prison which is used as a hotel nowadays. The stories of Beheaded Hüseyin Ağa, Cinci Hoca and more. Also, you will see Wooden Turkish houses, mansions of Ottoman Aristocracy, Baths of Haseki Sultan, Petit Hagia Sophia and many others.



  • Entrance fees.
  • Professional Guidance 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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