Half Day Old City Tour: Istanbul Classics

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Half Day Old City Tour: Istanbul Classics

It’s time to discover the impressive history of Istanbul. Would you like to discover some of Istanbul's most famous landmarks with our half-day tour?

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


  • Take a walk through Istanbul's beautiful Old City - Sultanahmet district and see some of the city's best sights.
  • Experience centuries of religion and fascinating history at the magnificent Hagia Sophia.
  • Admire the beautiful architecture and interior of the Blue Mosque.
  • Walk along the historic Hippodrome and its impressive monuments, including the German Fountain.
  • Chance to visit the Grand Bazaar.

Full Description

If you would like to have a great half-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 of our tour, we will go to 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 available 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

Nora - July 17, 2019

To taste the Culture of Constantinople and Istanbul. They are like 2 wings of a bird. Different cultures, different people, different religions, different names but same city. City of dreams. Even if the tour just for half day we are really effected by the stories of our guide. Don t tell him, he was good.

Jake - March 12, 2019

It was our first visit of Istanbul. I lived some hardness prior 2 days which is pertaining to our hotel and the environment. I may say with this tour i forgat almost everthing and began to feel Istanbul. Our guide also gave us some local tips that we can use on other days. One day before this tour, we joined another local guided tour. The Guide was like reading a book while informing us. We could do same with a book as well.

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