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Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) Tours and Activities

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Built in 532 as the world’s largest place of worship, the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) shifts its identity with the times but never loses its grandeur. Converted from a church to a mosque during the Ottoman era and becoming a museum in 1935, the pink-hued Old City building is one of Istanbul’s don’t-miss attractions.

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Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace
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Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

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Experience Istanbul’s timeless sights on a full-day tour of the city’s stunning historic places. Listen for the ancient echoes of pounding hooves and charioteers at Hippodrome Square and spot the distinctive tiles of the Blue Mosque. See the Byzantine mosaics and minarets of Hagia Sophia, then follow in the footsteps of powerful sultans, courtiers, and generals at Topkapi Palace. Finish your tour in the vibrant Grand Bazaar, browsing bright displays of handicrafts, carpets, and souvenirs.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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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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Private Istanbul Layover Tours & Activities

Private Istanbul Layover Tours & Activities

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Istanbul Layover Tours is mainly specialized on layover tours from Istanbul Airports. Meet and Greet: It is easier to find your driver at the airport now. You will be met and accompanied to the vehicle by a welcome host at a spesific spot / time. Timely & Safe Logistic; Enjoy comfortable round-trip transfer from/to airport with private and spacious van. . Fast Track Entry: Be VIP and save precious time at the museums ticket desks thanks to the accredited tour guides from Ministry of Culture and Tourism Professional and Enthusiastic Guides: Our guides are not only a good historian but also your travel companion. Learn about culture, politics & religion through personal stories and anecdotes. Eat like a local: Taste delicious, reasonable non-touristy local food at the eatiers where the only locals eat. Various food restrictions are welcomed
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.10
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Small-Group Tour Including Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern and Hagia Sophia
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Small-Group Tour Including Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern and Hagia Sophia

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Fit all of Istanbul's attractions at the top of your bucket list into one packed day, with the help of an expert local guide. Stroll Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet neighborhood, brimming with iconic buildings and storied streets. Tour the Blue Mosque, one of the most important sites in the Muslim world. Delve into history of the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Istanbul Hippodrome as well as the 'sunken palace' of Basilica Cistern. And you won’t want to miss the and the bustling Grand Bazaar or savory 3-course lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Best of Turkey Tour - 9 Days

Best of Turkey Tour - 9 Days

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Visit> Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya and Cappadocia. >Internal flight tickets, airport transfers, 4* accommodation, Guiding service, Skip-The-Line tickets, lunch at tours provided> Explore magnificent Turkey with 9 Days customized package by plane from/to Istanbul. Visit Istanbul; where Asia Meets Europe and was the capital of 3 different empires, enjoy cruising on the Bosphorus. Explore the Underground cities of Cappadocia and see rock-cut churches, learn history about early Christians from your local guide, take photos of the fairy chimneys from the best photoshoot points. Walk on the ancient roads of best-preserved greko-city with House of Holy Mary nearby. Swim in Pamukkale's healing thermal springs. Enjoy the sunset on the Mediterranean from the best panoramic point of Antalya. Walk in the cobblestone paved with colorful flowers streets of the old town and see the clock tower, Hadrian Gate, and Kesik Minare.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,135.00
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Skip The Line: 1-2 or 3 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

Skip The Line: 1-2 or 3 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

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Make your Istanbul adventure totally unique with a 1- 2- or 3 day private sightseeing tour. Opt for a single day and see the whole of the Old City, plus the Grand Bazaar. Extend the tour to include a second day and visit the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim, and Istiklal Street, plus a Bosphorus cruise. Please note that your guide is happy to alter the itinerary completely to accommodate your personal interests.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

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Explore the top attractions in Sultanahmet (the old city) on a full-day tour with a knowledgeable guide. Take in UNESCO World Heritage sites and famous monuments in Istanbul including the stunning Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome. Then follow your guide through the Grand Bazaar, browsing the shops of hundreds of vendors with an array of textiles, jewelry, perfumes, spices and more. Your guide shares the long history of Istanbul with your small group, which is limited to 10 participants to ensure a more intimate experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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$59.00
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5 Star Bosphorus Dinner Cruise - All inclusive

5 Star Bosphorus Dinner Cruise - All inclusive

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Cruise between 2 continents as you dine on Turkish meze on a 3-hour Bosphorus cruise of Istanbul. Marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and enjoy a full program of entertainment, such as folk and belly dancing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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Highlights of Istanbul:1 or 2 Day Private istanbul Tour

Highlights of Istanbul:1 or 2 Day Private istanbul Tour

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From the minarets of Hagia Sofia to the colorful wares at the Spice Bazaar, Istanbul’s packed with must-see sites, but navigating the city’s bustling streets on your own can be overwhelming. Explore Istanbul with a private guide on a customizable tour. Choose one or two days of sightseeing, consider optional private car service, and check out Istanbul highlights on your own terms.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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Skip The Line: ISTANBUL PRIVATE TOUR

Skip The Line: ISTANBUL PRIVATE TOUR

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Tick through Istanbul’s highlights without hassles or getting lost, and with a guide to reveal their history on this tour. Admire and hear tales of the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome that you’d probably miss alone, and clearly hear the guide’s commentary.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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Istanbul Combo: Classic City Tour and Bosphorus Cruise

Istanbul Combo: Classic City Tour and Bosphorus Cruise

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Follow winding streets to domes, minarets, and vibrant markets on a full-day private tour of Istanbul’s most iconic sites. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour, so you can fully experience the sites that interest you most. Enter the Old City gates to discover Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome Square and a pair of remarkable bazaars, then finish the day with an optional sightseeing cruise on the Bosphorus.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

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Istanbul is one of the world’s greatest cities, and this hop-on hop-off tour offers a truly flexible way to explore it. Board your open-top, double-decker bus at any stop along the two routes, and enjoy the views as you listen to the audio commentary. Then, create your own sightseeing itinerary as you hop on and off at any of the stops to visit highlights such as the spectacular Topkapi Palace, the UNESCO-protected Hagia Sophia, the Egyptian Bazaar, and more. Your ticket is valid for 1, 2, or 3 days and entry to select attractions.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.16
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$60.16
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Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Show

Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Show

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Cruise between 2 continents as you dine on Turkish meze on a 3-hour Bosphorus cruise of Istanbul. Marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and enjoy a full program of entertainment, such as folk and belly dancing. جولة على الباخرة بين قارتين، بينما انت تستمتع بعشائك على باخرة خمسة نجوم لمدة 3 ساعة في مضيق البسفور، تعتبر سهرة البسفور المسائية في مضيق البسفور من اهم وامتع الرحلات السياحية التي يمكنك القيام بها في المدينة، ففي هذه الرحلة ليس فقط يمكنك مشاهدة اهم معالم مدينة اسطنبول من البحر ولكن ايضاً سوف تشاهدها مع العروض التركية والفلكلور التركي الرائع مع الرقص الشرقي والرقص التركي ايضاً.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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Private Istanbul Layover Tour

Private Istanbul Layover Tour

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Most travelers spend their layovers waiting in the airport. Make the most of your time in Istanbul during this fast-paced sightseeing tour, which transfers you back to Ataturk Airport in time to catch your next flight. Settle back into a comfortable, air-conditioned van and listen to background on Istanbul’s rich history from your own private guide, while discovering the highlights of the former Ottoman capital.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$300.00
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Small Group Tour - Full Day Istanbul City Tour

Small Group Tour - Full Day Istanbul City Tour

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Experience Turkey’s Ottoman and Byzantine eras during this full-day guided Istanbul city tour in the Sultanahmet district. Aboard a comfortable coach, head to top attractions like Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and the UNESCO-listed museum Hagia Sophia. Witness the lively atmosphere of one of the world’s largest covered markets - the Grand Bazaar. Prior to lunch, enjoy engaging stories about sultans and their harems and other Istanbul lore from your friendly local guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.25
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$96.25
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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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$141.91
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Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar
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Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar

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See the sights of Istanbul on a half-day tour that takes in the city’s famous historical landmarks and cultural sites. See Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. Entrance fees are included, as is hotel pickup and drop-off for your convenience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.00
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$38.00
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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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$119.11
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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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$48.13
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VIP Istanbul Combo Ticket: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Baslica Cistern

VIP Istanbul Combo Ticket: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Baslica Cistern

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Experience Istanbul like a pro, when you buy a skip-the-line combination ticket for the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Basilica Cistern. Upon arrival at each location, your guide escorts you past the long queue for fast entrance. After a brief overview, you’re ready to explore at your own pace. Enjoy the freedom to see the three world-famous attractions in any order that works for you. (Note: Cistern admission at 11am only.)
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.94
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1-2 or 3 Day Private istanbul Guided Tour

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1-2 or 3 Day Private istanbul Guided Tour

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Make your Istanbul adventure totally unique with a 1- 2- or 3 day private guided istanbul tour. Optional for a single day and see the whole of the Old City, plus the Grand Bazaar. Extend the tour to include a second day and visit the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim, and Istiklal Street, plus a Bosphorus cruise. Extend the tour to include a third day and visit Galata Tower,Fener Rum Patrikhanesi,Kariye Museum,Pierre Loti Tepesi Please note that your guide is happy to alter the itinerary completely to accommodate your personal interests. * FULL DAY PRIVATE ISTANBUL GUIDED TOUR FOR YOUR INTEREST *Create an itinerary that suits your interests and set your own pace for the day *Full-day tour of Istanbul's essential sites *Comprehensive tour of the city over one, two, or three days *Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city *Enjoy magnificent views on a relaxing cruise along the Golden Horn and Bosphorus Strait
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.00
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$150.00
$45.00 savings
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$45.00 savings
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Full-Day City Tour with Private Tour Guide and Red Carpet Treatment with Luxury Minibus

Full-Day City Tour with Private Tour Guide and Red Carpet Treatment with Luxury Minibus

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Enjoy a royal welcome to Istanbul as you’re picked up by a private guide, escorted around the sights in a luxurious Mercedes-Benz minibus and whisked to the front of the queue at the city’s most popular attractions. A great introduction to Istanbul for first-time visitors, this full-day tour includes visits to the historic Hippodrome, the exquisite Blue Mosque and iconic Hagia Sophia. You’ll also experience the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman Sultans with a tour of Topkapi Palace and spend time browsing the colorful stalls of the Grand Bazaar.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$166.56
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Small Group Tour: Best of Istanbul with Lunch and Tickets (10 people Max)

Small Group Tour: Best of Istanbul with Lunch and Tickets (10 people Max)

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Visit the best sights of Istanbul in the accompany of your family friendly tour guide and small group. Explore Istanbul's most wondrous monuments in one day such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Stroll through the ancient streets of the Grand Bazaar and walk through tiny treasures created by local craftsmen.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Istanbul Princes’ Islands Boat Trip with Lunch/ (Optional Horse Carriage Ride)

Istanbul Princes’ Islands Boat Trip with Lunch/ (Optional Horse Carriage Ride)

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Escape bustling Istanbul for a day with a small-group cruise trip to the Princes’ Islands in the Sea of Marmara. Board a ferry and admire landmarks like the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque from the water as you cruise toward these nine, traffic-free islets. Dock at Buyukada and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage tour, restaurant lunch, and free time before your return ferry. Includes pickup and drop-off from selected hotels, ferry, horse-drawn carriage ride, and lunch.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.80
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) costs USD 6.02. Guided Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) tours start around USD 6.02 per person. See all 610 Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) tickets and tours on Viator.
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