Explore the best of old Istanbul as you learn about its history and culture. Visit the spectacular Hagia Sophia, a Byzantine and Ottoman marvel dating to the 6th century Soak up the beauty of the Blue Mosque, with its 20.000 blue Iznik tiles. Walk around the Hippodrome, once the sporting and social hub of Constantinople Experience the halls and treasures of the Topkapi Palace and browse the Grand Bazaar Small-group tour for the best cultural experience.
Full day Istanbul tour, including lunch, professional guide and drop-off by air-conditioned coach.
Dive into Istanbul’s Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman history and visit the city’s historical highlights. Traveling mostly by foot, hear revealing facts and historical anecdotes about the city, and visit must-sees such the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Learn about Istanbul’s remarkable past from your professional guide, and stop for lunch. We will visit Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 4.000 shops.
Hagia Sophia is closed on Monday. On those days, the tour concludes with a visit to Chora Museum, the Church of the Holy Savior, which was completed 1321.
Topkapı Palace is closed on Tuesday. On those days, the tour concludes with a visit to Basilica Cistern, the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul, which was built between the 3rd and 4th centuries during the Early Roman Age.