The booking fee includes the costs of booking your tickets such as charges for payment processing. It also covers the provision of our customer care center for processing your order, and all charges imposed by our suppliers.
* This tour requires at least one of the following per booking: Adult, Senior
This 8 hours tour starts at Hippodrome Square continues to the Blue Mosque as one of the landmarks of the city. Then visit to the St. Sophia Museum, one of the most magnificent Byzantine churches. Continue to Topkapi Palace, the imperial residence of the Great Ottoman Empire, today a museum holding large collection of porcelains and displaying holy relics. Proceed to Little Hagia Sofia and the Grand Bazaar, tempting souvenir-hunters with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery and leather, where the tour ends. Lunch in a local restaurant will be served during the tour.
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Hotel pickup and drop-off ( only from the hotels, not other address)
Visit to the Harem in Topkapi Palace is not included (own expense)
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from Central located hotels in Istanbul. Please contact with us if your hotel is out of city limits.
Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey Blue Mosque 45 minutes
Grand Bazaar Jewelers, Istanbul, Turkey Grand Bazaar 60 minutes
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Public transportation options are available nearby
Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Dress code is smart casual
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays instead you will take a Bosphorus Cruise. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, instead you will visit the open-air bazaar
Passport name, number and country is required at time of booking for all participants
At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.
Blue Mosque is closed Friday mornings and our guide will show & introduce from outside
Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays instead you will visit to the Underground Cistern.
We as KARAVAN TRAVEL, want to ensure the minds of travelers that, all the necessary safety measures and precautions will be maintained at all times; hand sanitizer will be available, masks will be given out, seats will be blocked out on coaches, reduced groups sizes and social distancing measures will be taking against COVID-19 infections. We will follow up the new regulations/restrictions permanently and update our procedures accordingly.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
24 Apr 2023
Our guide Umutcan was amazing. He had a deep understanding of the history of Istanbul and the timelines and could fill in the trip with a lot of additional information. We thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Only recommendation: Plan 1 hour for the free time at the palace. 30mins was a bit of a rush. Also think of having the palace as the last item, so that one can decide to still visit the Harem afterwards without having to buy another ticket for the palace.
23 Apr 2023
Sehr gute Tourführung, viele neue Einblicke in der Kultur, Geschichte und im täglichen Leben! Es hat uns super gefallen!
22 Apr 2023
Très belles visites bien organisées. Nous avons eu la chance d’être seulement deux à profiter des commentaires de notre guide Hale qui nous a passionnées par ses connaissances et nous a transmis son amour pour sa ville.
Une vraie journée plaisir en sa compagnie.
A noter également la qualité du repas et le respect du timing.
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We always double-check the availability with our local partners for each booking. Even though this is usually a swift process, it can take up to 24 hours. Once this process is completed you will receive your voucher or ticket by email. If our local partner is not able to confirm your booking we will offer you the best possible alternative. If the new date and/or time doesn’t fit your itinerary, we will reimburse the full amount paid.
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