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Sultanahmet District Tours and Activities

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Home to some of Istanbul’s most recognizable attractions, the Sultanahmet District is an ideal place to explore the city’s complex history. With the rose-colored Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) sitting across from the six minarets of the Blue Mosque and down the street from the energetic Grand Bazaar, this neighborhood packs in a wealth of culture.

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Divan Yolu, Istanbul, 34410
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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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$175.00
per group
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$175.00
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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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$47.71
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$47.71
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Istanbul Princes Islands Tour With Lunch

Istanbul Princes Islands Tour With Lunch

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Just off the Asian shore of Istanbul, Turkey's Princes Islands are a popular day trip for Istanbullus in the know. Relax like a local and escape the fast pace of Sultanahmet or Karakoy on this full-day tour to Büyükada, the largest island in the chain. Imagine yourself in Ottoman Turkey on this historic, car-free island which features traditional Ottoman architecture.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.78
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$35.78

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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$23.86
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$23.86
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Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Morning

Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Morning

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Roll through Sultanahmet, the heart of historic Istanbul, atop a Segway on this fun morning tour that gets you through the sights at a pace walking can’t match. After spending a minute or two mastering your machine, don your headset and helmet to see the signatures: the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, and more. You’ll travel in a small group for a safer and more intimate experience.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.78
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$35.78

Best Seller Classic Tour of Istanbul

Best Seller Classic Tour of Istanbul

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This is not just a tour. Imagine arriving in Istanbul and having your holiday arranged before your arrival. Your 1, 2 or 3-Day Classic Istanbul Tour itinerary will be tailored and you will be able to cover all of the highlights of Istanbul and Turkey. We are the organic food of tourism in Turkey. Our guides are fully licensed and bring a world of knowledge about our culture and heritage. The moment we meet you, we become one family and make you comfortable as you are in your own backyard. Please let us know when making a booking, so that we can understand your needs and expectations. We can arrange your tour per your needs so that it's the best itinerary for you. We can add all expenses to your planned itinerary such as food, drinks, private transportation, yacht ride, tickets etc. Just let us know and we can customize the whole package exclusively to your needs. Get ready for wonderful memories!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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$85.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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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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$175.00
per group
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$175.00
per group
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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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$18.12
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$18.12
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Istanbul Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Bazaar Shopping Tour
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Istanbul Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Bazaar Shopping Tour

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Lose yourself in the vibrant sights, scents and sounds of Istanbul’s legendary bazaars on this 4-hour small-group shopping tour. Marvel over the eye-popping colors of the spices and sweets at the exotic Egyptian Bazaar then browse the staggering 4,000 stalls of the Grand Bazaar, stopping to enjoy demonstrations of traditional crafts, like carpet-making, calligraphy and ceramics. With numbers limited to 15, you’ll enjoy personal attention from your guide, who can help you seek out the perfect souvenir and hone your haggling skills so you can shop like a local.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.71
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$47.71
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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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$350.00
per group
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$350.00
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Private Tour: Istanbul’s Ottoman Experience Including Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque

Private Tour: Istanbul’s Ottoman Experience Including Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque

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Marvel at Istanbul’s best Ottoman sites during this 4-hour private guided tour of the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. This tour captures the essence of why the Sultanahmet district is a  UNESCO World Heritage site. You will learn about the history of Istanbul dating back to its former Ottoman days as Constantinople. Plus, hear old stories about the reign of sultans from your expert guide and admire architecture and ancient relics within each famous attraction.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
Price varies by group size
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$85.00
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Private Tour Guide in Istanbul 8 Hours English Speaking

Private Tour Guide in Istanbul 8 Hours English Speaking

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Make the most of your time in Istanbul with a private tour guide and a personalized itinerary. Whether you want to visit top attractions such as the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, discover Istanbul’s Jewish history, marvel at Roman ruins, or shop for souvenirs at the Grand Bazaar—your tour is tailor-made for you. Your English-speaking guide means there’s no need to worry about the language barrier, navigating a new city, or finding off-the-beaten-track sites.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$152.68
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Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Afternoon

Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Afternoon

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Forget about exhausting foot marches, experience Istanbul simply in an elegant way. No Experience Necessary! Learn to ride a Segway less than 2 minutes and join our professional guided city tours. Tour starts daily at 15.00, tour duration is 3 hours. Please check also morning and evening segway tours in viator.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.78
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$35.78

Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice Bazaar

Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice Bazaar

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Discover the highlights of Sultanahmet, Istanbul's historic 'old town' on this half-day walking tour. Join your guide for a curated Istanbul experience, and avoid common Sultanahmet experiences like getting lost or being targeted by aggressive touts. Learn all about storied sites like the Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern from your English-speaking guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.82
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$29.82
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Istanbul customized tour w. private guide

Istanbul customized tour w. private guide

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Spend the day exploring Istanbul with a personal guide on a six-hour, private tour. Come prepared with a list of your top sights, or let your guide show you the famous monuments and hidden gems of the city. Visit historic shopping bazars and ornate mosques, or see views of the Bosphorus Strait and visit traditional tea shops and restaurants. Whatever your ideal looks like, your guide can help you achieve it.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$266.67
per group
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$266.67
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4 Days Turkey Tour: Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus

4 Days Turkey Tour: Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus

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Discover some of Turkey’s finest cultural and natural treasures outside of Istanbul on this comprehensive bus tour. Operated by bus to avoid the cost of expensive plane tickets, this tour offers travelers the chance to see Ephesus, Cappadocia, and Pamukkale in a fraction of the time it would take to complete the circuit on a self-drive tour.
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  • 6 days
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$378.00
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$378.00
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Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Small-Group Tour

Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Small-Group Tour

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Join a small-group walking tour of the two most famous monuments in Istanbul: the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. Enjoy a scenic stroll around Sultanahmet and witness the local life with a professional guide. Experience the splendor and charm of Islamic architecture in the Blue Mosque. Enjoy skip-the-ticket-line access to the world-famous Hagia Sophia. Discover the history and culture of Ottoman and Byzantine Empires. Get tips from your guide at the end of the tour to continue exploring Istanbul independently.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.06
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$56.06
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7 Days Turkey Tour Package: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale - by Flight

7 Days Turkey Tour Package: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale - by Flight

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Even if you can only spare a week in Turkey, this seven-day tour offers the chance to discover all of the country’s best-loved highlights. Avoid wasting whole days on the highway and instead fly between Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale. Many travelers who visit Turkey for a week only see one or two cities; with this tour, your experience will be much more comprehensive, leaving you with a well-rounded view of Turkey and many more memories to reflect on and share.
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  • 7 days
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$1,260.00
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Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Evening

Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Evening

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See more of Istanbul's Old City in less time with this convenient Segway tour where you whisk through the streets on an easy-to-ride personal transporter. After a quick review of how to handle your Segway, you glide through Istanbul at night, and follow your guide through Sultanahmet to see the area's top sights. Highlights include stops at Constantine’s column, the Blue Mosque, and the Hippodrome.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.78
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$35.78

Topkapi Palace and Harem guided tour with skip-the-line tickets

Topkapi Palace and Harem guided tour with skip-the-line tickets

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Discover the history and myths of Ottoman Istanbul with a small-group guided tour from an expert guide Get priority admission tickets and avoid long lines. See the Holy Relics, Imperial Kitchens, Royal Court and the terraced gardens with tulips. Witness the Harem with your own eyes, the private quarters and home of the Sultans. Admire incredible views of the Bosphorus as you look out over the city Get tips from your guide at the end of the tour about what to see next
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.27
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$88.27
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Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Half Day Tour

Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Half Day Tour

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Experience the main attractions of Istanbul, as well as the small but equally wonderful details of the city on this small-group tour.  Your guide takes you on an in-depth tour of both Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. You'll hear interesting stories that other tours fail to mention. .
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.47
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$21.47
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Personalized Istanbul Tour with Private Local Tour Guide

Personalized Istanbul Tour with Private Local Tour Guide

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Discover Istanbul with a local licensed Tour Guide. We'll organize a fully customized experience based on your requests and preferences. Travelers come from all over to visit the Constantinapol, some get here for the 1st time after years waiting for this trip, others will be here for the 100th time. We all have different expectations and ideas of what we would like to do once we land in Istanbul. With this Private Walking Tour, you can choose the number of things you will like to visit in 7 hours.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.01
Price varies by group size
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$65.01
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A Unique Walking Tour with Serif Yenen and Team: Underground Istanbul

A Unique Walking Tour with Serif Yenen and Team: Underground Istanbul

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Go underground and discover what’s underfoot on this walking tour. Learn about the history of Istanbul across empires from your guide. Vist the ruins of the Byzantine Great Palace, located below a cafe. Pause at Panagia Hodegetria Church and Sacred Water, hidden below a carpet shop. Descend into Istanbul’s cisterns and stop at the Greek Orthodox Church of Myrelaion. Enjoy a break for afternoon tea.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$195.00
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$195.00

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Sultanahmet District tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sultanahmet District 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.
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How much does it cost to visit Sultanahmet District 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sultanahmet District costs USD 5.40. Guided Sultanahmet District tours start around USD 5.40 per person.
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What's the best way to experience Sultanahmet District?