Explore the Highlights of Istanbul

Highlights

Neslihan A.

Istanbul
English, Turkish (Native)
7.5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 15 people

You will see the most important historical places with me. I will tell you the stories of Topkapi Palace Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. We will walk in Grand Bazaar and visit Serefiye Cistern where you will enjoy the light show. It will be a fun day!

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel , German Fountain in Sultanahmet Area,Port,Railway Station

08:00

pick up

08:30

Roman Hippodrome

Hippodrome was used for entertaining people during Roman and Byzantine Period. It was an ancient racetrack where the historical chariot races, major social events and athletic competitions were arranged. But aslo It was the place where the people can find a chance to speak with their leaders. Sometimes they celebrated victories sometimes they created riots in this special place.

09:00

Blue Mosque

It is the most well known mosque with its beautiful blue ceramic tiles in Istanbul. When you enter the mosque you will see the beauty of Ottoman Art. Amazing Caligraphies on the ceiling and soft feeling of the carpet will relax you.

10:00

Hagia Sophia

This is the highlight of the tour. It will amaze you with its huge dome and beautiful mosaics.Still standing after 1500 years in the same place.It was built as chuch,and used as a mosque then it was a museum.It became mosque last year again. It is an architecture miracle of its time but I think the stories of Hagia Sophia make it better. Combination of religious art figures will surprize you.

11:30

Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace was the residence of the Ottoman Sultans. They lived in this big palace around 400 years. We have many palaces in Istanbul but this palace is special with its architectural style and its location is in the best place of the city. You can see three parts of Istanbul from ıts courtyards.

13:00

Lunch

We will taste some turkish food and maybe drink turkish coffe when we rest

14:00

Serefiye Cistern

The best water cistern in the city. You will love the lightining system of the column but also enjoy the light show.

15:00

Grand Bazaar

One of the oldest and biggest bazaar of the world. It will surprize you with many streets, gates and stores. You can find everything in this bazaar. It is also handcraft center of the city. You can find all kind of traditional turkish art pruduckts.Carpets,tiles,caligraphy,antics...

15:30

End of the tour (15:30-16:00 depending on where you book accommodation)

Ending Point

At your hotel

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

Transportation

Lunch

Entrance fee

Personal expenses

Important Information

This tour is one of my favorite tour because we will visit the most important places of Istanbul. We will start with Roman Hipodromme and Blue Mosque. You will love the blue tiles of this beautiful mosque. Then we see the symbol of Istanbul Hagia Sophia. We will walk to Topkapi Palace and you will see the life of Sultans. We will also visit Serefiye Cistern. And walk in the streets of Grand Bazaar.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the dress code for mosque?

You can choose any dress during the tour but when we are going inside the mosque women have to cover their body and their heads.

Men need to cover their knees. Hgaia Sophia provide dress and scarf with 20 liras.Blue Mosque provide it for free.

$160/ per group

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