Istanbul Old City Sightseeing Tour

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Istanbul Old City Tour

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An amazing day exploring the stunning highlights of this amazing city. Once name ‘Constantinople’ it used to be the capital of the Byzantium and Ottoman Empires, this city is now filled with history. As you travel around with the tour you will visit icons that have changed with roles, such as Hagia Sophia which began as a church followed by a mosque and now is a museum. You will also come across ruins that show ancient icons even in parks where other monuments reside.


Blue Mosque
A magnificent series of domes and semi-domes, six slender minarets sprouting from the corners of the mosque, a spacious courtyard, and finally its grand yet elegant proportions make the Blue Mosque one of the architectural marvels of the world.

Hippodrome and Obelisks

The ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races and the centre of Byzantine civil life, stands in the open space in front of the Blue Mosque.

Hagia Sophia and Museum

Hagia Sophia was built at the command of Emperor Justinian in the years 532 to 537. The courtyard of Haghia Sophia contains a number of minor but fascinating Ottoman structures.

Topkapi Palace
As the administrative center, for nearly 400 years, for the Ottoman Empire, which was one of the greatest empires of the world, Topkapi Palace is certainly the most important historical site to be visited in Istanbul. It is also one of the most frequently visited museums of Europe with more than 2.5 million visitors per year. In 1461, less than ten years after the Conquest, Fatih Mehmet ordered the construction of Topkapi Sarayi a palace that would be known as Dar-us Saadet, the “House of Felicity”. Topkapi Sarayi remained the seat of the Ottoman Sultans until 1868, when Abdülmecit I moved to the European-style Dolmabahçe Palace farther up the Bosphorus. (Closed on Tuesdays)

Grand Bazaar
The Grand Bazaar was built at the command of Fatih Mehmet shortly after the Conquest. It contains 4399 shops, 2195 workshops, 497 stalls and 18 fountains.(Closed on Sundays)

After the tour, we recommend going on your own over to the
Spice Bazaar, which is quite close to the Grand Bazaar, the last stop. Take in the sights and smells of spices from all over the Middle East and even sample some Turkish delight and teas while there! If you choose this option, you will need to find your way back to your hotel on your own.

-Grand Bazaar closed on Sunday
-Topkapı Palace is closed on Tuesday

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Departure Info
  • Tour Duration
    1 Days
  • Departing Cities
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  • Departure days
    Every day
  • Starting Time
    8:30 AM
  • End Time
    5:00 PM
  • Duration
    08:30 Hours
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  • Pick-up Time
    To be confirmed
  • Tour Type(s)
    Group Tour
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