Istanbul Classics & Highlights Private Guided Tour

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  • 8 hr

Explore the most essential monuments of the old city in company with your professional tour guide, sharing all their knowledge about this amazing city.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Istanbul Walks

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hagia Sophia

Former Greek Orthodox patriarchal cathedral, an imperial mosque during Ottoman Period, a museum since 1935 until 2020, and recently has been turned back into a mosque.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Blue Mosque

Imperial mosque from 17th century.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hippodrome

The center of Byzantine civic life, from political and theological controversies to chariot races and riots.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: German Fountain

Gift of Kaiser Wilhelm 2. to Abdulhamid

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Grand Bazaar

One of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Topkapi Palace

The most important museum of Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula.

Duration: 2 hour

Pass By: Hagia Irene Museum

Formerly church, now a museum and a center cultural activities and exhibitions

Stop At: Sogukcesme Sokak

The street between Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Palace, full of historical houses

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Basilica Cistern

One of Istanbul's splendid historical buildings is the Basilica Cistern located in the southwest of Hagia Sophia. This large underground cistern built by Byzantine Emperor Justinian I (527-565) was named as Yerebatan Palace ere among the people due to the marble columns rising from the water and countless seemingly like. It is also known as Basilica Cistern since there is a Basilica in the place where the cistern is located.

Duration: 30 minutes
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