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  • Istanbul: Guided Landmarks Tour with Entry Tickets & Lunch

    1. Istanbul: Guided Landmarks Tour with Entry Tickets & Lunch

    After being picked up from your hotel, meet your guide and embark on a full day tour of Istanbul's main landmarks and historical sites. Start with a trip to the Hagia Sophia Museum. Discover how for many centuries, the Hagia Sophia was the largest church in the world, and still boasts the 4th largest dome in the world as one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture. Next, head over to the Topkapi Palace Museum, a relic of the glory days of the great Ottoman Empire. Discover how the former palace boasted a population of about 4,000 people at its peak and was home to 25 sultans over a period of 400 years. Located on a promontory overlooking the Golden Horn, it sits in tranquil gardens that provide shade from the blazing heat of the summer. Pop into the museum to see the gorgeous Iznik tiles and the ornate stateroom of the harem, among other attractions. Continue the t...

    Almost 100$ for the private tour which included blue mosque and entrance fees to sites. 1. Blue Mosque is closed until March 2022 2. None of the activities actually cost money (free entrance) 3. Tour stated 8 hours. Tour was actually 4 hours Either way our guide was Berkan and he was nice and informative. He answered all questions and was casual to be around which made us comfortable.

  • Turkey: 7-Nights Tour of 5 Cities Starting from Istanbul

    2. Turkey: 7-Nights Tour of 5 Cities Starting from Istanbul

    Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul Welcome to Turkey! Upon your arrival at Istanbul Airport and/or Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, you will be assisted with your luggage and transferred in a private vehicle to your Hotel. Stay overnight and get an evening of rest before your adventure starts in the morning. Day 2: Full-Day Istanbul Tour  Start your day with a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Your journey begins in Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. For the duration of the day, you will sightsee through some of this fascinating and ancient city's most significant landmarks. Marvel at the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. In the afternoon you will visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping before enjoying an overnight stay in Istanbul at your hotel.  Day 3: Istanbul to Cappadocia by flight ...

    I don't know where to start! Everything was extremely well organised. Everyone was very polite, always on time and very pleasant to be with. The local guides were very knowledgeable (and I am an art historian), friendly, polite, genuine. I am a woman in her 60s, I travel solo and never felt lonely or scared. I met wonderful people who shared the same tours. I could not recommend this tour enough. An amazing cultural and human experience.

  • Turkey: Istanbul & Cappadocia 6-Day Tour

    3. Turkey: Istanbul & Cappadocia 6-Day Tour

    Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul Welcome to Turkey. On arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, a tour representative will meet you at the airport holding a sign with your name on it. You'll have a private transfer to your hotel in Istanbul. Day 2: Full-Day Istanbul Tour After breakfast, you'll be picked up from your hotel to begin your tour of Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – its three names span more than 2600 years of history. You'll visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Then overnight in Istanbul. Please note: The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. When day 2 falls on a Sunday, the Grand Bazaar will be visited on day 3. Day 3: Full-Day...

  • Lonely Planet Experiences: Istanbul Full-Day Tour and Lunch

    4. Lonely Planet Experiences: Istanbul Full-Day Tour and Lunch

    Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this Lonely Planet Experience. Take a journey from Byzantium to Constantinople to Sultan Mehmet Fatih city of Islam on this historical tour that stops at some of the most iconic sites in Turkey while also showing you Istanbul’s exciting present. Start your full-day Istanbul tour with a visit to Justinian the Great’s Hagia Sophia. This masterpiece of Byzantine architecture stands tall and proud in downtown Istanbul, and is the repository of over 1,500 years of Turkish history. The structure has lived its long life as a church, a mosque, and now as a museum. Head just across the street to the Sultan Ahmet I Blue Mosque, the jewel in Istanbul's crown, and one of the most striking sights of the city. Admire its iconic blue-tiled walls, 260 windows, and 6 minarets. Next on your itinerary is a v...

  • Istanbul City Sightseeing Tour & Turkish Dinner & Show

    5. Istanbul City Sightseeing Tour & Turkish Dinner & Show

    Start your day with an 8-hour city sightseeing tour by luxury coach, seeing all of Istanbul’s top attractions with an expert local guide. The focus of the tour is on the Sultanahmet or Old City area, where you’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hagia Sophia Museum and the Blue Mosque. Contrast Hagia Sophia’s fascinating Ottoman-era and Byzantine architecture with the extravagance of the Blue Mosque, which was built to rival it. Admire the Mosque’s 6 minarets and interior Iznik wall tiles, while your guide tells you about the demanding sultan who designed it. After a break for lunch at a Sultanahmet restaurant, you’ll continue on to Topkapi Palace, where you’ll step back in time to a world when sultans and their harems ruled Istanbul. Explore the palace’s ornate Imperial Treasury, and then head back outside to visit Istanbul’s Hippodrome. You’ll hear about the chariot races, pol...

    Excellent day. Covered a lot of ground, though Topkapi Palace warrants another look. Brought to more shops than expected, but good ones, made some decent purchases.

  • Istanbul: Small Group, Old City, Full Day Walking Tour

    6. Istanbul: Small Group, Old City, Full Day Walking Tour

    Your guide will collect you from your hotel around 8 AM in a climate-controlled vehicle to embark on a walking tour of Istanbul's Sultanahmet, the heart of the Old City and both Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Your first stop is the 1500-year-old Hagia Sophia, with its grand, gilded dome: your guide will explain its rich heritage and history.  Next, stroll to the Blue Mosque, with its six slender minarets. Built for Sultan Ahmet I in the seventeenth century, it's one of the best-preserved examples of Ottoman architecture. Continue to Istanbul's Hippodrome, once the site of epic chariot races, and also the center of Byzantine life for a thousand years. Your guide will explain the countless dramas that have unfolded on this site. Stop at the historic Caferaga Medresesi to learn about traditional handicrafts and music, before breaking for lunch at a local restaurant. Your next stop is Topk...

    Excellent guide with excellent knowledge well organised and friendly . Would highly recommend anyone to use this company

  • Turkey: Istanbul & Ephesus 5-Day Tour

    7. Turkey: Istanbul & Ephesus 5-Day Tour

    Day 1: Arrive in Istanbul Welcome to Turkey. On arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, a tour representative will meet you at the airport holding a sign with your name on it. You'll have a private transfer to your hotel in Istanbul. Day 2: Full-Day Istanbul Tour After breakfast, you'll be picked up from your hotel to begin your tour of Istanbul, the only city in the world situated on two continents. Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – its three names span more than 2600 years of history. You'll visit the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Hippodrome, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Visit the Grand Bazaar for shopping. Then overnight in Istanbul. Day 3: Full-Day Istanbul Tour After breakfast and pick up from your hotel, you'll visit the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar). The air ...

  • From Kusadasi: Istanbul Day Trip with Flights

    8. From Kusadasi: Istanbul Day Trip with Flights

    Explore Istanbul's rich history and magnificent architecture as you visit the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Bosphorus and the Grand Bazaar on a full-day guided tour. Early in the Morning the driver will pick you up from your hotel in Kusadasi or Izmir and transfer to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. Check in to your flight yourself and fly on your own. Upon arrival in Istanbul, the guide will meet you at the exit gate of the arrival terminal then drive to the historical peninsula of Istanbul. Begin your full-day tour at the Hippodrome which was once the site of chariot races during the Roman and Byzantine era. See the ancient monuments which stand here to this day, such as the Obelisk of the Theodosius, the Serpentine Column, and the Column of Constantine. Continue to the Blue Mosque. Famous for its beautiful courtyard and impressive minarets, the mosque gets i...

  • Full-Day Istanbul Ancient Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour

    9. Full-Day Istanbul Ancient Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour

    After departing from your hotel, we will take a trip to the historic peninsula of old Istanbul, the place from which the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires once ruled their vast realms. This all-day tour of the ancient city’s relics will show you how deep the history goes. Our first stop will be the Hippodrome, Istanbul’s ancient sports stadium. In Byzantine times, the Hippodrome, which sits next to the Blue Mosque, was a huge open-air arena with banks of seats forming an elongated oval shape. Then it’s on to the 16th-century Blue Mosque. Take a moment to gaze at its majestic domes, peaceful courtyards, and its six slender minarets. Your next stop will be Hagia Sophia, one of the world’s architectural marvels. Afterward there will be a chance to shop at the nearby stores and stands before having lunch at a local restaurant. From there you will visit Topkapi Palace, home of the Ottoman sult...

  • Istanbul: 3-Day City Highlights Tour with Airport Transfers

    10. Istanbul: 3-Day City Highlights Tour with Airport Transfers

    Day 1: Get picked up from the airport and transfer to your hotel in Istanbul in a private vehicle. Listen to a short briefing from your guide, then check-in to your hotel and stay overnight here. Day 2: Begin your full-day of sightseeing at 9 AM when you will meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel. Spend the day exploring all of Istanbul's top attractions and sights including the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, and Grand Bazaar). Maximize your time by bypassing the ticket lines at the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel at around 6 PM ready for your second overnight stay.  Day 3:  After being picked up from your hotel, transfer to the airport or cruise port ready for your onward departure.

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What people are saying about Topkapi Palace

Best decision I made! The tour was fantastic; I believe that there is no better time during the day to do a Bosphorus tour than this period, 6.30-8.30 pm. The guide Haluk was an incredible man who knows the history very well but presents it objectively. His level of English is super comprehensive. Always pick this type of tour instead of the crowded boat because you get one of a kind experience for not much of a price difference.

Actualy it was the best decision. All the crew was amazing, we learnt a lot from the guide because he was born in a bosphoros near site, good food and treats, great iate and they prove us that Istanbul is better seen at the night from bosphoros. For the price, i would always choose this instead of a public or big bosphoros trip. Amazing memory and experience. Highly recommend!

Wonderfully organized walk with amazing views !!! I recommend this particular variant of a trip to the Bosphorus to everyone!

We had a great tour on the Bosporus with a small group, nice food and a very knowledgeable guide. Can only recommend :-)

The greatest trip that you can buy! Our guide Haluk was a very nice and funny guy! I recommend this to everyone!