Full Day Old City Tour: Istanbul Classics & Highlights

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Full Day Old City Tour: Istanbul Classics & Highlights

A full-day tour with all highlights of old city of Istanbul. You'll see Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and more.

Duration: 8 Hours
Skip The Line:
Live Guide: English
Pick-up Services: Pick up is available from centrally located hotels


  • Learn the amazing history of Istanbul under the Byzantine and Ottoman Empire
  • See the ruins of the Hippodrome of Constantinople
  • See the great architecture of the Hagia Sophia
  • Skip the line and enjoy a tour with a local guide

Full Description

If you would like to have a great day in Istanbul, you should definitely join this tour. We will start the day from Roman Hippodrome, where the chariot races were organized by the Romans and Byzantines. And then, we will be visiting Blue-Mosque which is the only mosque with six minarets and one of the most majestic Ottoman mosques in all of Turkey.
After that, we will see the German Fountain - a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2 and our guide will tell the stories of his liaison with the orient.
Now, it’s time to see the highlight of this day, Hagia Sophia, which is known as The Church of Divine Wisdom.
As the last activity before a lunch break at traditional Turkish Restaurant, we will go to Grand Bazaar for demonstration of Turkish Handcrafts.
Now, we will start the afternoon part continuing with Topkapi Palace which is the biggest and one of the most popular sites to visit in Istanbul. It is one of the most important treasures from Ottoman History with its historical, architectural and cultural importance.
Our next step will be to see Hagia Irene Church from outside. Then, we will end our tour with Caferaga Medrese and Sogukcesme Street.



  • Entrance Fees
  • Lunch
  • Professional Guidance in English
  • Pick up & Drop off Service from/to centrally located hotels
  • Refreshments

Meeting point

Pick up is availabe from centrally located hotels.


Know Before You Go

  • Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and Topkapı Palace is closed on Tuesdays. They are replaced with Chora Museum.
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.

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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Grant - February 08, 2019

This tour was very organised and worked like a well oiled machine. Very informative. Recommended.

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