Istanbul Classics

Explore Istanbul's almost all must-see places in a half-day tour. Experience the city's atmosphere, culture and history.

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Highlights

  • Half-day tour that offers major attractions of Istanbul
  • See Historic Hagia Sophia and learn about its almost 1500 year old history
  • See attractions like Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque and German Fountain
  • Shop in Grand Bazaar

Overview

Istanbul is a large city, not easy to explore all in a short time. This tour will provide you an expert guide that will bring you to the major attraction points of Istanbul so you would use your time in the most efficient way. Your tour will start with the Hippodrome and the Blue Mosque. Blue Mosque is one of the most famous mosques of both Turkey and Islamic world. Later you will see the Hagia Sophia, once a church, then a mosque, now a museum. You will both be able to see Byzantine mosaics and the touch of Ottoman Empire in their effort of converting it into a mosque. A little shopping wouldn't hurt anyone. You will go to the Grand Bazaar for a unique shopping experience you have never tasted before. Explore  one of the biggest and oldest covered bazaars with 62 streets, 4000 shops.

 

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Full
Day
Tour

Hours
Start: 09.00am End: 12.30



Meeting
Pick-up from hotel.

Price Includes
Guiding, Transportation and Entrance Fees


Remarks
Some museums are closed on specific days *


* Hagia Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays. It will be replaced with the Chora Museum.Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and it will be replaced with Spice Bazaar. Blue Mosque is closed on Fridays until 2 pm; Petite Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque will switch places on Fridays.

Istanbul Classics and Highlights

Istanbul Classics and Highlights

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 Highlights

  • Full-day eight-hour tour that offers all the main attractions in Istanbul.
  • See Historic Hagia Sophia and learn about its almost 1500 year old history
  • See major attractions like Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and German Fountain
  • Shop in Grand Bazaar
  • See one of the Eastern Orthodox churches: Hagia Irene Church
  • This tour is a combination of Istanbul Classics and Istanbul Highlights tours.

Overview

Istanbul is a large and old city with history, culture and dynamism. There is alot to do and a lot to see. This tour will provide you an expert guide that will bring you to the major attraction points of Istanbul and you will be able to use your time in a very efficient way. Your tour will start with the Hippodrome and the Blue Mosque. Blue Mosque is one of the most famous mosque of both Turkey and Islamic world. Later you will see the Hagia Sophia, once a church, then a mosque, now a museum. You will both be able to see Byzantine mosaics and the touch of Ottoman Empire in their effort of converting it into a mosque. Of course you would not miss the most important musuem of Turkey and Balkan Peninsula : Topkapi Palace, the home of Ottoman's Sultans, the oldest palace in the world. A little shopping wouldn't hurt anyone. Go directly to Grand Bazaar for a unique shopping experience you have never tasted before. Explore 62 streets, 4000 shops, one of the biggest and oldest covered bazaars. Your next destination will be the Hagia Irene Church (from outside). The final destination will be Church of Sergius and Bacchus, today known as "Petit Hagia Sophia Mosque". Your expert guide will be there all along to explain the culture and the history and to answer all of your questions. 

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Full
Day
Tour

Hours
Start: 09.00am End: 17.00



Meeting
Pick-up from hotel.

Price Includes
Guiding, Transportation, Entrance Fees and Lunch


Remarks
Some museums are closed on specific days *


* Hagia Sophia on Mondays Topkapı Palace on Tuesdays willl be replaced by Chora Museum. Grand Bazaar will be replaced by Spice Bazaar on Sundays

Istanbul Classics

  • Schedule: This tour is available everyday of the week.
  • Meeting: This tour includes a hotel pick-up.
  • Duration: Approximately 4 hours
  • Confirmation: This tour is confirmed instantly

In a nutshell

  • Explore one of the world heritage masterpieces: Hagia Sophia
  • Feel the spirit of two empire at Hippodrome: Byzantium and Ottomans
  • Visit the first indoor shopping center of the world: Grand Bazaar
  • See the fascinating architecture of Ottoman Empire at Blue Mosque
  • See the historical memory of diplomatic relations between German Empire and Ottoman Empire: German Fountain

What to Expect

Your trip will start from your hotel and it will finish there.

Your pass will include tickets to the following attractions:

  • Hagia Sophia Museum
  • Blue Mosque
  • Hippodrome
  • Grand Bazaar
  • German Fountain

What’s Included

  • Entrance to the places mentioned above
  • Guiding along your trip
  • Transportaions between attraction points mentioned abpve and your hotel.

What’s Not Included

  • Public transportation
  • Personal shoppings
  • Lunch
  • BigBus ticket

Remarks

Tickets are for 1 use only,

Please note that Hagia Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays. On Mondays, Chora Museum replaced with it.

On Sundays, Grand Bazaar is closed and Spice Bazaar will replaced with it.

On Fridays, Blue Mosque is closed on until 2 pm and Petite Hagia Sophia Mosque will replace it.

2 In 1: Istanbul Classics And Highlights

  • Schedule: This tour is available everyday of the week.
  • Meeting: This tour includes a hotel pick-up.
  • Duration: Approximately 8 hours
  • Confirmation: This tour is confirmed instantly

In a nutshell

  • Visit the most attractive places in Historical Peninsula in 1 day
  • See the oldest square of Istanbul, Hippodrome (today known as Sultanahmet Square)
  • Visit Blue Mosque and see the architectural mentality of Ottoman Empire.
  • Enter to Hagia Sophia and live it’s unique atbience
  • Discover the shopping culture of east in Grand Bazaar
  • Witness to the “life in palace”in Topkapı Museum, the center of Ottoman administrative.
  • Hagia Irene Church and Petit Hagia Sophia will astonish you.

What to Expect

You’ll start to your travel from your hotel and it will finish at your hotel. This tour is a full day tour and it will last approximately 8 hours from morning to evening.

You’ll meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel. Then your journey to history will begin. First you will visit Hippodrome and see a colorful environment. Many people from many nations meet the Ottoman and Turkish culture there. After that, take a few step, congrats! You’re at Blue Mosque! Lift your head and see the wonderful dome like the sky with its original tiles. Leave Blue Mosque, go across, you will be at Hagia Sophia. This unique building combines two diferent religion successfully, Christanity and Islam.

After Hagia sophia, you’ll visit the most authentic place of city, Grand Bazaar. You should buy some gifts for yourself and your loved ones here to remember your Istanbul trip.

Next stop in your trip is Hagia Irene Church. You’ll see this building fom outside and then your destination is Topkapı Museum Palace. Here, you’ll see everything that you wonder about Ottoman Empire. This will be a genuine experience for you.

Finally your trip will end with Petit Hagia Sophia and you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

Your trip composes of these places:

  • Hippodrome
  • Blue Mosque
  • German Fountain
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Hagia Irene Church (from outside)
  • Topkapı Palace
  • Petit Hagia Sophia

What’s Included

  • Guiding along your trip
  • Entrances to the mentioned museums
  • Transportaion between your hotel and these locations
  • Lunch

What’s Not Included

  • Personal purchases
  • Public transportation and BigBus ticket
  • Access to the harem at the Topkapı Palace Museum

Remarks

Tickets are for 1 use only.

Please note that Hagia Sophia Museum is closed on Monday. On Tuesdays, Topkapı Palace Museum is closed. Chora Museum will replace these places on these days.

You must know that Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. Spice Bazaar will replace it on Sundays


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