Guided tour

Half Day Classic Istanbul Guided Tour

3.8 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: City Of Sultans
Guided tour

Half Day Classic Istanbul Guided Tour

Activity provider: City Of Sultans

From US$ 49 per person

Immerse yourself in the Istanbul classics: the Blue Mosque, Saint Sophia (Hagia Sophia), and the world's famous Grand Bazaar, led by an expert professional licenced guide.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese
Pickup included
Cruise ship port or your hotel
Private group available


  • Enjoy an informative tour led by a professional guide
  • Marvel at the beautiful Blue Mosque
  • Visit the famous Saint Sophia church
  • Explore the vibrant Grand Bazaar
  • Relax with air-conditioned transportation from your cruise ship port
Full description
Explore the most famous delights of Istanbul on this private half-day tour led by a professional guide. Immerse yourself in both the historic and contemporary culture of Istanbul, and take in some of the most beautiful relics of the Ottoman rule. After being collected from the port of your cruise ship, enjoy private air-conditioned transportation, stopping-off first at the Blue Mosque. This is one of the largest mosques in the city, and one of the principal adornments against the Istanbul skyline. Marvel at its intricate 17th century embellishments, and learn about the famous blue tiles after which the mosque is named. Visit the magnificent Byzantine church of Saint Sophia–one of the largest architectural works of art in the world. Your guide will talk to you about its cultural significance and provide you with the facts behind the grand décor. The final stop is the labyrinthine Grand Bazaar, a haven for shopping lovers and curious tourists alike. Purchase precious handmade jewelry, leather, and souvenirs, and soak up the vibrant and unique market atmosphere.
  • Pick up from Cruise Ship Port, or centerally located Hotels in Taksim, Beyoglu, Sisli, Besiktas, Fatih, Sultanahmet areas.
  • Services of a professional licensed tour guide and driver
  • Entrance fees
  • Petrol and parking fees
  • Local taxes
  • Drop Off (Tour ends in Grand Bazaar)
  • Lunch and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please request prices for groups of 10 or more people.
  • Other than the languages listed above, other language tours may be arranged. Please enquire with the tour operator.
  •  The Blue Mosque is being renovated until end of 2023 so some parts of the ceiling might be temporarily covered.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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May 28, 2022

Guide excellent qui prend le temps d'expliquer. Agréable et souriant. Très bon moment en sa présence. Merci à lui et son accueil.

March 30, 2022


June 4, 2019

Product ID: 12840