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Hagia Irene (Aya Irini) Tours and Activities

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The 6th-century Hagia Irene (Aya Irini) was the first church built in Constantinople—and the only one that was not turned into a mosque upon the arrival of the Ottomans. As a result, the original Byzantine architecture still awes. Under its dome and peaked ceilings, the building currently serves as a museum.

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Istanbul Tourist Pass: 35+ Top Attractions/ Services

Istanbul Tourist Pass: 35+ Top Attractions/ Services

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Save time and money on Istanbul’s top attractions with an Istanbul Tourist Pass, with a choice of 3- or 7-day digital city pass. This comprehensive sightseeing pass grants you: skip-the-line admission to Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace museums; a hop-on hop-off city bus tour and Bosphorus Strait boat tour plus an evening performance of whirling dervishes, and Istanbul SEA LIFE Aquarium.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$144.83
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$144.83
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Guided Museum Pass Istanbul: Skip-the-line Tickets with Guided Tours

Guided Museum Pass Istanbul: Skip-the-line Tickets with Guided Tours

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Enjoy skip-the-line guided tours at five top Istanbul museums— Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Irene and the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum—valid over a five-day period. Choose from multiple tour timings, six days a week, making this a perfect fit for busy vacation schedules. You’ll shave off hours of precious vacation time with no-wait admission.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.18
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$64.18

Hagia Irene (Istanbul): Skip-the-line Ticket with Guided Tour

Hagia Irene (Istanbul): Skip-the-line Ticket with Guided Tour

Discover 1,500 years of history in just 30 minutes on a guided tour of the Hagia Irene Museum. Breeze past the admission line and dive straight into Byzantine times. Feel free to ask questions for a more engaging tour experience. Erected as the city's first church, the building also served as an arsenal for the Ottoman Janissaries. Today, it’s a popular concert venue for musicians from around the world.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$13.10
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$13.10
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Istanbul Highlights Half Day Afternoon Tour

Istanbul Highlights Half Day Afternoon Tour

Topkapı 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… Probably the best commentary on Ottoman History, art and its culture is simply to come direct to the First Courtyard of this amazing Palace. Next place to see is Hagia Irene Church (from outside). Our final places of interest are Caferaga Medrese and Sogukcesme Street. To see these things with a great guide... well, you will never be quite the same again.
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  • 3 hours 20 minutes to 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.26
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$55.26
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Istanbul Full Day Old City Tour

Istanbul Full Day Old City Tour

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Let’s start to explore Istanbul. First visit is Hippodrome. It was the center of sport activities of Constantinople. Haghia Sophia, is the most famous museum in Turkey and one of the greatest marvels of architecture. Haghia Sophia was built as a church in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. (Closed on Monday) Blue Mosque, as known as the Sultanahmet Mosque, this breath-taking building is one of the most majestic Ottoman Mosques in all of Turkey. (Closed on Friday) Topkapi Palace, which has been home to the Ottoman dynasty for many years, was used for educational administrative and as the art center of the state. (Closed on Tuesday) Grand Bazaar, is the biggest market and the most attractive shopping center of Istanbul which has lots of shopping opportunities. (Closed on Sunday) Hagia Irene also called as “St. Eirene” Church. It is one of the oldest Byzantium churches in Istanbul, was the 2nd largest church of the Eastern Roman Empire after Hagia Sophia. (Closed on Tuesday)
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.32
Price varies by group size
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$93.32
Price varies by group size
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Istanbul Old City Tour:Hagia Sophia,TopkapiPalace,BlueMosque GrandBazar

Istanbul Old City Tour:Hagia Sophia,TopkapiPalace,BlueMosque GrandBazar

Cover all the top sights of Istanbul on a single city tour with pickup and drop-off. This tour is great for first-time visitors or those with a short time to spend in the Turkish city. Learn about the city's history, architecture, and modern day culture through guided commentary and visits to sites such as the Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia, and the Blue Mosque.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.98
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$130.98
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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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6 Hours Private Walking Tour of Istanbul Old City with Pickup

6 Hours Private Walking Tour of Istanbul Old City with Pickup

Getting around the city on foot, by public transport, or even by taxi can quickly become overwhelming. Make the 6-hour tour extremely comfortable and stress-free with a guide. Conveniently starting and ending at your hotel, your driver will take you to all the sights of the city that interest you. Discover must-see buildings including Irene Sophia and other products, especially Turkish delight, suitable for Turkish taste.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$195.00
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$195.00
per group
Taking safety measures

Istanbul old City Tour - Full Day

Istanbul old City Tour - Full Day

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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
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$106.67
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$106.67

Istanbul Classics and Highlights Full Day Walking Tour Including Lunch

Istanbul Classics and Highlights Full Day Walking Tour Including Lunch

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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 surroundings will be our next place to visit. Next, you will see the German Fountain- a gift of Kaiser Wilhelmn 2, and listen to the stories of his liason 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 most important museum of Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula. It is a rich treasure chest, brimming with things of historical importance. First, second, third and fourth courtyards: the Audience Hall, Divan the high court. historical kitchens.. Our final places of interest are Caferaga medresesi and Sogukcesme street as well as Hagia Irene Church from outside.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

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

Istanbul Classics & Highlights Private Guided Tour

Istanbul Classics & Highlights Private Guided Tour

Explore the most essential monuments of the old city in company with your professional tour guide, sharing all their knowledge about this amazing city.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$153.49
per group
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$153.49
per group
Taking safety measures

Private Imperial and Byzantine Heritage Walking Tour of Istanbul

Private Imperial and Byzantine Heritage Walking Tour of Istanbul

Venture into imperial monuments rich in history and discover Hagia Sophia, Hagia Irene Museum, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome of Constantinople and the Grand Bazaar on this half-day tour of Istanbul. Prepare to discover Turkey from a different perspective. A local guide will reveal secrets and interesting facts about Turkish history and culture.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$589.39
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$589.39

Istanbul Tour - Half Day Afternoon

Istanbul Tour - Half Day Afternoon

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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... Probably the best commentary on Ottoman History, art, and its culture is simply to come directly to the First Courtyard of this amazing Palace. Next place to see is Hagia Irene Church (from outside). Our final Places of interest are Caferaga Mederse and Sogukcesme Street. To see these things with a great guide.... well, you will never be quite the same ever again.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.34
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$53.34

Private Istanbul Tour with Hagia Eirene and Chora Churches

Private Istanbul Tour with Hagia Eirene and Chora Churches

Private Full day tour includes Hagia Irene Museum, Underground Cistern, Spice Market, Grand Bazaar, Chora Church and Museum Surround yourself in Istanbul, the world’s most gorgeous and mysterious city located in 2 continents Europe and Asia. Check out the History, Religion, the Beauty, the culture and the lifestyle. Private Tour gives you a thorough overview of the country's most popular destination ISTANBUL • Private Tour for your family and friends • You will decide on departure time • Our tour guide will meet you at the Port/Hotel with your name sign, • Our professional tour guide will be with you from arrival till departure, • You will have flexibilty to spend how much time you want in each site and customize the itinerary, • You do not have to wait for other group members • You may stop to have pictures during your tour. • You may stop for lunch in a local restaurant to taste famous Turkish Kebaps
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$131.00
Price varies by group size
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$131.00
Price varies by group size
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Full Day Tour of Istanbul's Byzantine & Ottoman Relics

Full Day Tour of Istanbul's Byzantine & Ottoman Relics

A great opportunity to see Istanbul's main highlights Benefiting from the knowledge of a local guide Lunch is included Hotel pick-up and drop-off Ending the tour with a shopping experience
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.95
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$85.95

Byzantine Heritage of Istanbul Walking Tour

Byzantine Heritage of Istanbul Walking Tour

Planning a trip to Turkey? Looking for Off-the-Beaten-Path Tour in Istanbul? Which are the top sightseeing places in Istanbul? The vibrant Istanbul offers an interesting selection of museums, parks, buildings, and attractions that you must see once in a life. Which are Istanbul'smost important byzantine sights? Hagia Sophia is just the beginning of these. Istanbul offers you the chance to discover Byzantium and Constantinople heritage. Get stunned with one of the biggest cities in the world and its sights. Get ready to experience Turkey from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about Turkish history and culture.
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  • 6 hours
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$589.39
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$589.39
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Istanbul Classics Half Day Tour

Istanbul Classics Half Day Tour

A memorable morning catching the highlights of the old city Marvel at the grandeur of Topkapi Palace Compact tour in half a day Knowledgeable guide Hotel pick-up and drop-off included
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.20
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$44.20

Istanbul Highlights Afternoon Tour

Istanbul Highlights Afternoon Tour

Discover the wonderful history and fascinating culture of Istanbul, Turkey, with this afternoon tour that takes you to some of the city's most popular landmarks amongst both tourists and locals. Get picked up at your hotel in Istanbul, then depart for the first stop of the tour, Topkapi Palace. Also known as the Seraglio, this museum, which was formerly used as an official residence of sultans during the Ottaman era, is filled with a jewel-filled treasury and opulent design that gives you a peek into its past. Check out the stunning architecture of the Hagia Irene Church, with a dome 35 meters high and peaked roofs on all four corners. Learn about Istanbul as you explore the Caferağa Medresseh, an educational institution built in 1559, with your English-speaking tour guide. Your last stop for the tour is Sogukcesme Street, a small street in Istanbul's Sultanahmet neighborhood filled with beautiful historic houses, before you get dropped off back at your hotel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.26
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$55.26
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Hagia Irene (Aya Irini) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 19 Hagia Irene (Aya Irini) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Hagia Irene (Aya Irini) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Hagia Irene (Aya Irini) costs USD 13.10. Guided Hagia Irene (Aya Irini) tours start around USD 13.10 per person. See all 19 Hagia Irene (Aya Irini) tickets and tours on Viator.
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