Full Day Old City Tour: Istanbul Classics & Highlights

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Full Day Old City Tour: Istanbul Classics & Highlights

Enjoy a full-day tour at the old city of Istanbul. You'll see Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and more. All highlights of Old city includes.

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

This tour is a must in Istanbul. You will begin the day with Roman Hippodrome, where the chariot races were organised by the Romans and Byzantines. Blue Mosque-the only mosque with six minarets and its surroundings will be our next place to visit.

Next, you will see the German Fountain - a gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2. and listen the stories of his liaison with the orient. Hagia Sophia - The Church of Divine Wisdom is the highlight of this day.

Following the visits your guide will take you the Grand Bazaar for demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts. After a lunch break at traditional Turkish Restaurant with continue our tour with the afternoon part.

Topkapı Museum is the big one... the most important museum of Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula. It is an incomparably rich treasure-chest, brimming with things of historical importance. First, second, third and fourth courtyards; the Audience Hall, Divan-the High Court, Historical Kitchens, Royal Stables, the Treasury, gardens, kiosks…

Probably the best commentary on Ottoman History, art and its culture is simply to come direct to the First Courtyard of this amazing Palace.

Next place to see is Hagia Irene Church (from outside). Our final places of interest are Caferaga Medrese and Sogukcesme Street.

To see these things with a great guide... well, you will never be quite the same again.



  • 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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