Private Tour -Istanbul In A Day & Skip The Line At Hagia Sophia & Topkapı Palace

This full day private tour will take you to some of the gems of Istanbul.

Travel back in time and discover the story of Roman Byzantium, Byzantine Constantinople and Ottoman Istanbul as you explore the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace with social distance and skip the lines to museums and mosques

per adult from

$260

NZD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Fuel surcharge
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Lunch
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia
    • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

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

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    Topkapı Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics

    of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Live guide commentary is not allowed in special sections. (Harem is not included in the program)


    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

    Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.


    Duration: 25 minutes

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

    Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Grand Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

    Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest "souk" in the world
    with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir.
    (Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request)


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: German Fountain, Hippodrome Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    The German Fountain is a gazebo styled fountain in the northern end of old hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square), Istanbul, Turkey and across from the Mausoleum of Sultan Ahmed I.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Obelisk of Theodosius, Sultanahmat Meydani Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul Turkey

    The Obelisk of Theodosius is the Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Thutmose III re-erected in the Hippodrome of Constantinople (known today as At Meydanı or Sultanahmet Meydanı, in the modern city of Istanbul, Turkey) by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in the 4th century AD.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Sultanahmet, Alemdar, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Centrally located Istanbul Hotels If the guests do not need a hotel pick up, our guide can met with the guests at Sultanahmet Center or Taksim SquarePorts
    • Galataport İstanbul, Kılıçali Paşa Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No: 8 İç Kapı No: 102, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
    • Sarayburnu çay bahçesi, Hoca Paşa, Kennedy Cd. No:8, 34112 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Tour price includes A/C transportation, guidance in multiple languages, entrance fees, lunch and taxes
    • Drinks are not included during the lunch
    • Please kindly be ready by the hotel reception 10 minutes before departure time
    • Guests who prefer not to spend time at courtesy transfers should be ready at our departure point 10 minutes before given departure time (09:00am)
    • Non smoking on our tours but all tours make frequent stops
    • Local Experiences Istanbul is not responsible for loss or theft of personal belongings during the tour
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • 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
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Local Experiences Istanbul

Activity ID: V-103596P7

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