Flexiable! 9:00am-Recommended pick up time.
!Please advise at time of booking if you prefer an alternative pick up time for this private tour..
Centrally located hotels(only Sultan Ahmet and Taksim Hotels,Istanbul Cruise Port.
Returns to the original departure point
7 hours (Approxmately)
Sit in Private vehicle
•You can advise at time of booking if you prefer an alternative pick up time for your private tour.
•Guiding in your own language is possible!! Please ask for availability or supplement.
•Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with the Underground Cistern.
•Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and will be replaced with Archeological Museum.
•Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with authentic shops.
•If you cannot find the service you need please contact our dedicated Custom Team to advise of your requirements.
Available Guiding Language(s):
• Local tour guide (Monolingual)
• English, Spanish
• Admission fees for Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque
• Private guiding and driving service
• Tradational Turkish Meal
• Tip to the guide & driver (optional)
• Beverage with meal
Take a hassle-free tour of Istanbuls most famous attractions with your own private guide to lead the way. Visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace.
Description & Program:
Enjoy a Full Day tour of the Sultanahmet area which is the UNESCO recognized heart of old Istanbul. Upon pick up from your hotel, you might visit;
Hagia Sophia: One of the greatest marvels of architecture,hagia Sophia was founded as basilica in the 6th century.Built by the order of Byzantine Emperor Justinianus,St Sophia was largest cathedral in the world for nearly thousand years;it is considered the masterpiece of Byzantine architecture.After being considered the Patriarchal Basilica of Constantinople,it was converted into a mosque in 1453 by Sultan Mehmet ll.The conqueror,which led to adding the minarets,tombs and fountains.In 1935 it was turned into a museum by Ataturk,and thats how it reminds nowadays
(Closed on Mondays&replaced with Basilica Cistern)
Blue Mosque:Facing Hagia Sophia,famous for its blue Iznik tiles and its unique six minarets,the Blue Mosque was built in the same of Sultan Ahmet.This is the last great imperial mosque of the classic period.The name for which is commonly now known.Blue Mosque,comes from the 20.000 marvellous blue-toned Iznik tiles decorating the interior walls.
(Closed on friday morning because of friday pray)
Topkapi Palace: This extra ordinarary and full of secrets,palace was the residance of the Imperial Ottoman Sultans and center of the Ottoman Ampire for nearly 400 yeras.The building is a typcial example of Ottoman architecture and the rooms exhibits rich collections of porcelains,robes,weapons,shields,armours,Ottoman miniatures,Islamic calligraphic manuscripts as well as Ottoman treasures and jewellery.
Note: The treasury and harem sections are not included in the program and due to extra entrance fees.
(Closed on Tuesday&replaced with Archeaological Museum)
Grand Bazaar:One of the largest covered markets in the world with more than 60 streets and 5000 shops,where you will find in an authentic oriental atmosphere,all kind of gifts,leather clothing,rugs,antiques,jewellery,hand-woven fabrics etc…
(Closed on Sunday&replaced with Arasta Bazaar)
After tour transfer back to departure point.
•This tour operates with minimum 2 passangers booking on provider`s side and if doesn`t operate an alternative day or service may be advised.
•In the rare event of lack of availability due to special events an alternative day or service may be advised.
•Amendments are upon availability and may require supplement fee.
•Selected tour departure times are subject to availability and maybe changed with the second best option. It is highly suggested that the clients reconfirm their departure / pickup times by calling or emailing to the local tour operator no later than 24 hr prior to the service.
•Hotel pickups from outside of city center is upon availability and may require supplement fee.
•Full cancellation applies in the event of No-Show.
•Provider cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dressing.
Cancellation Policy: This service can be cancelled without any penalties 4 day(s) prior to first service date.
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