Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Small-Group Tour

Join a small-group walking tour of the two most famous monuments in Istanbul: the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia.
Enjoy a scenic stroll around Sultanahmet and witness the local life with a professional guide.
Experience the splendor and charm of Islamic architecture in the Blue Mosque.
Enjoy skip-the-ticket-line access to the world-famous Hagia Sophia.
Discover the history and culture of Ottoman and Byzantine Empires.
Get tips from your guide at the end of the tour to continue exploring Istanbul independently.

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  • What's included :
    • Skip-the-line tickets for Hagia Sophia
    • Small group tour for a more interactive experience
    • Expert guide for insider's knowledge of the city
    • 3 hours walking tour at a relaxed pace
    • Entry/Admission - Sultanahmet Square
    • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
    • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Transport to the meeting spot
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul Turkey

    Check out Istanbul's greatest monuments on this small walking tour. Meet your dedicated guide at a hot spot for traditional Turkish delicacies, where there are restroom facilities and you can purchase water or snacks.
    Enjoy a scenic stroll around Sultanahmet and witness the local life with a professional guide.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    The Blue Mosque is the most visited monument in Istanbul. Your tour will start in the Sultanahmet neighborhood which takes its name from the mosque.

    Marvel at this imperial Ottoman Mosque, commissioned by Sultan Ahmet the first and the last one built in this grand size. Witness the evocative power and splendor of its past as you enjoy a comprehensive guided tour of the Blue Mosque and its complementary buildings with a professional guide.

    Afterwards, enjoy the courtyard for breathtaking views of modern Istanbulites and take a gentle stroll around the neighborhood. 

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    Visit the Hagia Sophia with skip-the-line tickets and witness the most significant site of the Greek Orthodox religion in Istanbul. Learn how it was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople.
    On this 3-hour tour, you’ll skip the lines and explore the museum with a licensed guide.
    In the Hagia Sophia, you’ll see elements of a mosque and a church standing next to each other. Admire the basilica’s stunning dome and minarets, and countless mosaics, paintings, columns, and mosaic gallery. Learn how the impressive İznik tiles were added over time in the Mosque, how the stunning Virgin Mary mosaic was made, and why the Ottomans chose to bury their sultans in the courtyard.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey

    Walk the famous hippodrome of Constantinople. Learn about the obelisks that adorn the square.
    Take a break between two major monuments for the best views and learn about the significance of the hippodrome during the Byzantine tmes of the city.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    House of Medusa Restaurant, Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. No:9, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • - All required protective equipment is provided - To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Walks In Europe,OU

Activity ID: V-51192P70

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