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The German Fountain (Alman Çesmesi)—also known as the Kaiser Wilhelm Fountain—is located in the Hippodrome part of Istanbul. The Hippodrome was a central point of Byzantine culture and Kaiser Wilhelm's Fountain is a prominent sight within the Hippodrome.

The German Fountain was commissioned by German Emperor Wilhelm II, hence its name. Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II had the fountain constructed in Germany after his visit to Istanbul in 1898 during which he met with the Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid II. The fountain was then transported in pieces to Istanbul as a thank you gift from emperor for his stay in the city and it was erected in 1901 on Kaiser Wilhelm II's birthday as a symbol of positive relations between Germany and Turkey.

The neo-Byzantine style of the fountain fits in nicely with the aesthetics of the old Hippodrome, thanks to its octagonal and stately gazebo-style dome ceiling and columns. Peer underneath the dome to see its golden, mosaic design. Also take note of the symbols on the fountain which consists of Sultan Abdülhamid II's tughra and the symbol of Kaiser Wilhelm II's reign. There is also an inscription from Wilhelm II on the fountain mentioning how he was thankful for his time visiting Istanbul and Abdülhamid II. In addition, you’ll see taps coming out the sides of the fountain with running water where you can wash your hands and feet.

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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

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Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
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1 or 2 Days Private Guided Highlights of Istanbul Tour

1 or 2 Days Private Guided Highlights of Istanbul Tour

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There’s so much to see and do in Istanbul, it can be overwhelming for first-time visitors. This private 1- or 2-day tour is the perfect way to maximize your time. Tick off top attractions such as Topkapi Palace; admire architectural wonders like the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia; cruise along the Bosphorus between Europe and Asia; and shop for souvenirs at the famous Grand Bazaar.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.88
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Istanbul 1-Day Tour with Flight from Side

Istanbul 1-Day Tour with Flight from Side

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Visit Istanbul on a day-trip from Side that includes round-trip flights, a guided tour of the city’s highlights, and all airport transfers. Step into the world of the Ottoman sultans at Topkapi Palace, see the landmarks of the old city, and practice your bargaining skills at the Egyptian Bazaar. This full-day tour offers a convenient, cost-effective way to see Istanbul while you’re visiting Turkey’s Mediterranean coast.
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$221.26
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$221.26
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Istanbul City Tour

Istanbul City Tour

✔️Comfortable and Quality Service: We pick you up from your hotel in a luxury car before the tour. We don't include anyone but you in the tour program. Throughout the tour and shopping, our guide only serves you. ✔️10 years of Experience: Our experience and reasonable price guarantee with the best way to introduce you to the history of Istanbul. ✔️Foreign language support : With our electronic translation devices, we are promoting Istanbul in your own language in the best way possible. Multi-person simultaneous online translation support. Supported languages: Arabic, Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Korea, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Indonesian, Malay, Hebrew language. ✔️Turkish Steakhouse: At the end of the tour, we take you to a Turkish meat barbecue. We end our 8-hour tour with unforgettable delicacies *Everything is included in the price. Museum ticket fees only belong to customers.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Highlights of Istanbul Walking Tour

Highlights of Istanbul Walking Tour

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First-time travelers can discover the best of Istanbul with this small-group highlights tour, perfect for getting your bearings in this picturesque city. Explore the city's top landmarks with your guide, find a few hidden gems, and learn about the city's diverse cultural and architectural achievements. Along the way, you can spot the Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar, and even stop at an Ottoman-era spice market to get a taste of the time-honored marketplace experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.55
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$12.55
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Istanbul Classics Half Day Morning Tour

Istanbul Classics Half Day Morning Tour

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Behold the magnificent Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque on this 3.5-hour small-group guided walking tour of Istanbul’s best monuments. You will delve into the complex culture of Istanbul as you discover its famous monuments intertwined history. Not only will you see the beauty of Hagia Sophia Museum and Blue Mosque, but explore the Hippodrome of Constantinople and the German Fountain. People are limited to 15 on this tour, so you can receive more personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.24
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Istanbul Classics & Highlights Full Day Tour

Istanbul Classics & Highlights Full Day Tour

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Head back in time and discover the old world of the Sultanahmet area during this full-day small-group guided walking tour in Istanbul. This tour explores the amazing UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hagia Sophia Museum and the Blue Mosque which exemplify why Istanbul is the city where east meets west. Enjoy a walk through the famous Topkapi Palace where Sultan's roamed and harems flourished. Plus, spend time observing the Hagia Irene’s Byzantine architecture and stroll through the Grand Bazaar to witness handicrafts created by local artists.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes to 8 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.80
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$110.80
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Full-Day Guided Tour of Istanbul, from Antalya including Domestic Flights

Full-Day Guided Tour of Istanbul, from Antalya including Domestic Flights

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During your stay in Antalya, fly to Istanbul for a full-day tour of the top attractions in the old city of Sultahnamet. Visit Topkapı Palace, the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and the Egyptian (Spice) Bazaar, then have the option to take a sightseeing cruise on the Bosphorus River and have dinner before your return flight. Includes round-trip plane tickets, guide, entrance fees to Topkapi Palace, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 18 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$223.35
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Istanbul 1-Day Guided Tour from Belek including Domestic Flights

Istanbul 1-Day Guided Tour from Belek including Domestic Flights

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Spend a full day exploring the old city of Istanbul on a tour that includes round-trip flights from Antalya. Visit top attractions including Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and the Egyptian (Spice) Bazaar, and have the option to take a sightseeing cruise on the Bosphorus River. Includes flights, guide, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Belek, Serik, Kadriye and Antalya.
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  • 1 day
  • Taking safety measures
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$226.80
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 All in One Day Istanbul - Historical Tour of Istanbul with Bosphorus Cruise

All in One Day Istanbul - Historical Tour of Istanbul with Bosphorus Cruise

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A PERFECT DAY IN ISTANBUL If you have limited time in Istanbul and you want to make the most of it, we have planned a perfect day for you in which you can see the most important sights such as Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar and finish with a relaxing sunset cruise on The Bosporus. Avoid the long lines for the main sights with fast entrance accompanied by your guide, witness the rich history of Istanbul with commetary of our knowledgeable guide and put a classy end to the day with a sunset cruise on a luxury yacht. Your Most Personalised Bosphorus Cruise Experience in Istanbul Witness the enchantment of Istanbul with a 2.5-Hour evening cruise along the beautiful Bosphorus! Aboard the glass-encased luxury yacht, enjoy the city’s main attractions at dusk with informative commetary of your guide, savor a delicious tradational Turkish drink and canapés as you cruise the strait and delight in the magic of Istanbul’s urban shoreline as night falls.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$147.73
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7 Day Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia Tour by Plane

7 Day Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia Tour by Plane

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See Turkey’s historical and cultural highlights on this incredible 7 days Turkey tour from Istanbul. With either of Istanbul's two major airports, departure transfer plus six nights’ accommodation included, this tour enables you to see the best of the country with ease. Discover ancient cities like Ephesus and tour UNESCO-listed archeological sites such as Pamukkale. Travel along Turkey’s old Silk Road and fall in love with bewildering yet beautiful Cappadocia. Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque, The Hippodrome, Obelisk of Theodosius from Egypt, Serpentine Column from the Temple of Delphi, German Fountain, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,212.66
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$1,212.66
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Small-Group Istanbul Old City Sightseeing Tour

Small-Group Istanbul Old City Sightseeing Tour

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See the unforgettable landmarks of Istanbul’s old city on a full-day, small-group sightseeing tour with a professional art historian. Enjoy a comfortable seat on a luxury coach as you make your way to Hagia Sophia, descend into a stunning below-ground cistern system and explore a Roman-era hippodrome. Pause for a 3-course lunch before continuing to the Blue Mosque, the Ottoman Topkapi Palace and the bustling stalls of the Grand Bazaar, and get an insider’s perspective on the back stories and secrets of each place.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.87
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Istanbul Sightseeing Walking Tour

Istanbul Sightseeing Walking Tour

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See Istanbul’s most notable landmarks and secret backstreets on this small-group walking tour. Learn about the city’s Byzantine and Ottoman history from an English-speaking guide. Pass by Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, and the Spice Bazaar. On this tour, learn about the attractions, but not venture inside. Discover where locals eat and drink.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.62
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Private Tour -Istanbul In A Day & Skip The Line At Hagia Sophia & Topkapı Palace

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

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See some of Istanbul's top sights on this day tour to Hagia Sophia Museum, the Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace. With a guide, you'll learn about the city's long history, from its days as Byzantium and Constantinople.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$184.67
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Half Day Istanbul Classics Tour

Half Day Istanbul Classics Tour

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Enjoy a halfday morning tour of the UNESCO site of Sultanahmet Old Istanbul with an extensive guided walking tour. You`ll enjoy the magical Istanbul and its signature sights: the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Hippodrome of Constantinople. Meet with your guide at the lobby of your hotel and drive to heart of the old city;Sultan Ahmet Square. Start by introducion you to Istanbul’s most incredible classics such as Hagia Sophia - Blue Mosque and Hipodrome of Constantinople
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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Istanbul Imperial & Bosphorus Tour - Incl. Lunch

Istanbul Imperial & Bosphorus Tour - Incl. Lunch

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Enjoy Full Day Regular Small Group Tour with max 20 - 25 people. Discover the History of Istanbul with our Official & Profesional Guides in 7 hrs. See Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar. Lunch will be on the Roof Restaurant with Bosphorus View called Olive Restaurant (Restaurant Changable). After the Lunch, we will continue to visit Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Marlet) and Boat Trip on Bosphorus. Then drop off to the Hotels.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.79
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Istanbul Byzantine Relics Half-Day Morning Tour

Istanbul Byzantine Relics Half-Day Morning Tour

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The history of Istanbul spans thousands of years, and most tours cover attractions from all time periods. Well-suited to savvy travelers, this enriching guided visit focuses on the city’s Byzantine heritage, covering relics from after the Roman Empire and before Ottoman times. Listening to informative stories from your private group guide, you’ll get a peek at world-famous landmarks like Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar from an insider’s historical perspective.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Istanbul Heritage Tour - Incl. Lunch

Istanbul Heritage Tour - Incl. Lunch

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Cover 3,500 years of history in just eight hours on your Istanbul group tour. You and your guide will explore the city’s most famous buildings, including the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace. No need to worry about lunch reservations, as your lunch has been arranged at a rooftop restaurant with a Bosphorus view. Skip the perils of public transit with comfortable transportation to and from your hotel.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Classic Istanbul Tour Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

Classic Istanbul Tour Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

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This tour is a must in Istanbul. You will begin the day with the Roman Hippodrome, where the chariot races were organized by the Romans and Byzantines. Blue Mosque the only mosque with six minarets and its surrounding will our next place to visit. next, you will see the Germain Fountain a gift of Kaiser Wilhem 2. and listen to the stories of his liaison with the orient. Hagia Sophia the Church of Divine Wisdom is the highlight of this day. Following the visits your guide will take you to the Grand Bazaar for demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts. Topkapi Museum is the big one.. the most important museum of Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula. It is an incomparably rich treasure-chest, brimming with things of historical importance. First, second, third and fourth courtyards, the Audience Hall, Divan -the high court-, Historical Kitchens, Royal Stables, the Treasury, Gardens, Kiosks...
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.00
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$128.00
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İstanbul Classics Tour

İstanbul Classics Tour

It is a İstanbul Classics daily tour in Historical Peninsula with licensed English speaking tourist guide. You can see almost all touristic places in Historical Peninsula in İstanbul with this tour. This tour starts everyday. This is a group tour, so some other participants may be in the group. Note: Topkapı Palace Museum is closed on Tuesdays. It will be replaced with Chora Museum. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.42
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Istanbul 1 Day Tour | Best of Istanbul | Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi

Istanbul 1 Day Tour | Best of Istanbul | Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi

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This tour is a must in Istanbul. You will begin the day with the Roman Hippodrome, where the chariot races were organized by the Romans and Byzantines. Blue Mosque the only mosque with six minarets and its surrounding will our next place to visit. next, you will see the Germain Fountain a gift of Kaiser Wilhem 2. and listen to the stories of his liaison with the orient. Hagia Sophia the Church of Divine Wisdom is the highlight of this day. Following the visits your guide will take you to the Grand Bazaar for demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts. Topkapi Museum is the big one.. the most important museum of Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula. It is an incomparably rich treasure-chest, brimming with things of historical importance. First, second, third and fourth courtyards, the Audience Hall, Divan -the high court-, Historical Kitchens, Royal Stables, the Treasury, Gardens, Kiosks...
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  • 7 to 8 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.00
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$128.00

Constantinople to Istanbul Day Tour

Constantinople to Istanbul Day Tour

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While the close proximity of Istanbul’s top historical attractions to one another is convenient, it's also overwhelming. Experience and understand the city’s most popular landmarks on a full-day tour of the historic peninsula. Round-trip transportation from your hotel spares you the headache of navigating Istanbul on your own. The tour presents a nice balance of Byzantine and Ottoman attractions, including visits to the Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Istanbul Classics Tour

Istanbul Classics Tour

Immerse yourself in Istanbul's wonderful history and lively culture with this one day tour that takes you to some of the old city's most popular and iconic landmarks. The tour begins with a pick up at your hotel. Hop in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, and then head off for the first stop of the tour: the Roman Hippodrome, where chariot races occurred during the Roman and Byzantine eras. Check out the Blue Mosque, the only mosque with six minarets, known for the lovely blue colors of the iznik tiles used inside. Near the Blue Mosque is the German Fountain, built to commemorate Emperor Wilhelm II, and the majestic Hagia Sophia, a basilica made in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. Your last stop for the tour is the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets worldwide! Comprised of over 61 streets and 4,000 different shops, this is the perfect stop to purchase memorable souvenirs to bring home to your family and friends.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.40
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Istanbul 1-Day Guided Tour from Bodrum including Domestic Flights

Istanbul 1-Day Guided Tour from Bodrum including Domestic Flights

See the historic city of Istanbul on a full-day tour from Bodrum that includes a guided tour of the city, round-trip flights, and all ground transport. Explore the former home of Ottoman sultans at Topkapi Palace, visit the Old City and Blue Mosque, then browse the colorful stalls at the Egyptian Bazaar. This full-day Istanbul tour is a cost-effective way to tour Istanbul while visiting Turkey's Aegean coast.
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  • 12 hours
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