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 the highlights of the 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.


  • Walk along the historic Hippodrome and its impressive monuments, including the German Fountain.
  • Admire the beautiful architecture and interior of the Blue Mosque.
  • Experience centuries of religion and fascinating history at the magnificent Hagia Sophia, and eat like a local in old city at lunch!
  • Walk through the corridors that Ottoman Sultan's paced, and experience the history.
  • Chance to visit the Grand Bazaar while you can skip the line in attractions and enjoy a tour with a local guide.

Full Description

     If you would like to have a great day in Istanbul, you should definitely browse and join this tour. We will start the day from Roman Hippodrome, where the chariot races were organized by the Romans and Byzantines. After that, 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. Then, 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.
     After that, we will be seeing, Hagia Sophia, which is known as The Church of Divine Wisdom. And we will go to Grand Bazaar for a demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts. After the lunch break, 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. Our next step will be to visit 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 available 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.

Alice - August 02, 2019

I joined this tour with my friend. It was her first visit of Istanbul. Mine third. Knowledge guide. She learnt much things. We got some nice restaurant informations from our guide as well.

Janice - April 12, 2019

If i realised before, instead of paying 70EU for this tour i got Tourist Pass for 95EU. Even for 2 days. Check its page.

Tiffany - January 10, 2019

As i checked on the old pictures of the area the ground was so high approximately 2meters. You see the difference when you see the German fountain. Continue to other statues than see.

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