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* This tour requires at least one of the following per booking: Adult, Senior
Experience the best of Ottoman Istanbul on this full-day private tour. Accompanied by an expert private guide, visit top Istanbul attractions including the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and captivating Grand Bazaar. Also, visit the spectacular Hagia Sophia during its regular opening hours, or upgrade to enjoy a crowd-free visit either before or after its official opening times. Your tour also includes lunch at a traditional restaurant, as well as personalized attention from your private guide. A very special way to witness the highlights of old, Ottoman Istanbul!
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private minivan
Drinks, unless specified
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up city center located hotels. If your hotel is located outside of our city limits, we might need to apply a supplement. Please contact us to check your hotel location before arrival.
Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey The Blue Mosque, an incredibly beautiful mosque known for its blue Iznik (Nicaean) tiles and unique for the fact that it has six minarets. 45 minutes
Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey Grand Bazaar, the vast and legendary covered market that is the biggest souk in the world with nearly 4000 shops of antiques, jewelry, and carpets. 45 minutes
Hagia Sophia Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey Hagia Sophia, the Church of Divine Wisdom. Ranking as one of the greatest marvels of world architecture, this awe-inspiring building was constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Byzantine Emperor Justinian. 60 minutes
Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey This visit to the imperial palace of the Ottoman Sultans will include tours of the imperial treasury, the Chinese porcelain section, the calligraphy section and many more. We will also visit the optional Jewelry Collection segment of the palace. 120 minutes
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
BLUE MOSQUE (SULTANAHMET MOSQUE) will be closed to the touristic visits between 01/03-15/05/2018 due to restoration work inside the mosque. Mosque visit will be kept but will be allowed to use the garden part only.
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
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.
Clients should to wear suitable clothing and bring their own head scarf before enter to Hagia Sophia.
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 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.
13 Nov 2022
Burak was an awesome guide! He’s knowledgeable and very openly friendly! We really enjoyed spending time with him and learning about this beautiful and so rich in history! We love Türkiye!
02 Aug 2019
Our guide Canan arrived exactly on time and the air conditioned bus was great to have. Canan talked us through every step of the way and provided us with more than just the history of what we were seeing but also gave us a real flavour of the city with backstories which really helped us understand what we were visiting. She was able to answer all our questions and didn’t mind at all when we made some changes to the itinerary. Lunch was really good also. Overall it was well worth it.
28 Jul 2019
We were late to this tour because our flight was delayed and our tour guide was nice enough to wait for us. This was a nice quick tour of Istanbul and is best suited if you want a quick glance of the city on the European side. Also, the lunch was delicious!
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