Istanbul Classics

Istanbul Classics

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Istanbul Classics

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Tour to the heart of the old city where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires once ruled

Tour to the heart of the old city where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires once ruled. You’ll visit important sights including the Sultan Ahmet Center, Hagia (St.) Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, and Grand Covered Bazaar

Free Cancellation Fully refundable when canceled up to 24 hours prior to departure
4 Hours Duration of experience
Tour Guide / Driver Type of tour leader

Experience

  • Sultan Ahmet Center
  • Hagia (St.) Sophia (Tickets excluded)
  • Blue Mosque (visit is not possible on Friday because of crowded noon prayer)
  • Hippodrome
  • Grand Covered Bazaar
  • Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request

  • Donations to the Mosques
  • Pick Up from Central Hotels
  • English / Spanish / French / German / Arabic speaking Guidance
  • Transportation with A/C Vehicles

  • Optional Gratuities
  • No drop off service, Tour terminates at Grand Bazaar
  • Museum Entrance Fees

  • Tour terminates at Grand Covered Bazaar
  • Blue Mosque - visited from outside on Friday mornings until 13:00 because of noon-pray

Tour the "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the old city from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.

Hagia Sophia, the ... See more

Extras / Upgrades
Hagia Sophia entrance tickjet Euro 25
Highlights
  • Sultan Ahmet Center
  • Hagia (St.) Sophia (Tickets excluded)
  • Blue Mosque (visit is not possible on Friday because of crowded noon prayer)
  • Hippodrome
  • Grand Covered Bazaar
  • Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request
Includes
  • Donations to the Mosques
  • Pick Up from Central Hotels
  • English / Spanish / French / German / Arabic speaking Guidance
  • Transportation with A/C Vehicles
Excludes
  • Optional Gratuities
  • No drop off service, Tour terminates at Grand Bazaar
  • Museum Entrance Fees
Essential Information
  • Tour terminates at Grand Covered Bazaar
  • Blue Mosque - visited from outside on Friday mornings until 13:00 because of noon-pray
Extras / Upgrades
Hagia Sophia entrance tickjet Euro 25
Itinerary
Tour the "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the old city from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.

Hagia Sophia, the Church of the Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.

Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.(visit is not possible on Friday because of crowded noon prayer)
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Customer Reviews

4.0
based on 3 verified reviews
May 8 2022
The tour itself was very good and the guide was excellent. The problem was with online booking. Grayline site allowed me to book for 1/2 day in the morning on a Fri. Also the ticket or email did not indicate where to meet the tour group and the phone numbers did not work. I had to use the WhatsApp number in Grayline brochure.Apparently the tour company doesn’t do Istanbul classic on Fri due to the prayers that held in Sophia and Blue Mosque.So I ended up making it a full day tour and was charged 40 Euro extra. The morning part covered Topkapi palace, waiting for the small group that kept getting lost and lunch at Tamara which is not that good for vegetarians. Topkapi palace is good and the guide did a great jobThe afternoon tour covered Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Grand Bazar. All the tours were excellent. There was a stop where the goods are more excellent than what you get in grand bazar but I did not purchase
a Gray Line customer
Feb 16 2016
The only negative was that the tour ended in a different area from the departure and it was difficult to determine the way back to my hotel.
Caroline

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