Half Day Old City Tour: Istanbul Classics

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Half Day Old City Tour: Istanbul Classics

Take a half-day tour in the ancient district of Sultanahmet to see some of Istanbul's most famous landmarks. Explore the stunning interior of Blue Mosque, take in the history of the Hagia Sophia, and see the impressive Hippodrome and German Fountain.

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


  • Take a walk through Istanbul's beautiful Sultanahmet district and see some of the city's best sights
  • Admire the beautiful architecture and interior of the Blue Mosque
  • Walk along the historic Hippodrome and it's impressive monuments, including the German Fountain
  • Experience centuries of religion and fascinating history at the magnificent Hagia Sophia

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.



  • Entrance Fees
  • Professional Guidance in English
  • Pick up Service from centrally located hotels
  • Drop off service
  • Refreshment

Meeting point

Pick up is availabe from centrally located hotels.


Know Before You Go

  • Caferaga Medrese and Blue Mosque will switch places on Fridays.
  • The 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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Leon - January 24, 2019

Had a great day learning about Istanbul. The guide was knowledgeable and provided us with a heap of information throughout the day. Well worth doing

Finlay - January 31, 2019

Very nice guide with a lot of knowledge. It was very interessting to hear about the different religions and the buildings. He did a really good job! Thank you

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