Private tour

Istanbul: Private Old City Highlights Tour

Activity provider: Apasas Travel Turkey

Istanbul: Private Old City Highlights Tour

Activity provider: Apasas Travel Turkey

From US$ 104.39 per group up to 20

Spend a full day immersing yourself in Istanbul's rich history on a private guided journey. Explore the opulent Topkapi Palace and admire the tiles that adorn the Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
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  • Visit Topkapı The great palace of the Ottoman sultans
  • Explore the Istanbul old city
  • Visit to Hagia Sophia
Full description
Visit TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Visit to HAGIA SOPHIA GRAND MOSQUE: The Hagia Sophia, previously known as the Church of Divine Wisdom, is simply The best of its kind! Hagia Sophia is the greatest surviving example of Byzantine Architecture. For 1000 years it was once the largest church in the world, decorated with stunning 6th century golden mosaics. Today it is a mosque. Lunch break at 13:00 pm. After the lunch, Murtis Tour will take you to the GRAND SPICE BAZAAR which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping. Here you will find; Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.
  • 1 Day tour
  • English Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday
  • Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque is closed on Friday
  • The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday
  • Please do not forget to carry Scarf with you because of visiting to Blue Mosque & Haghia Sophia Mosque.

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