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Sultanahmet District Tours and Tickets

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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 Istanbul Tour

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Istanbul 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
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$175.00
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$175.00
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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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Tick off the top sights in Istanbul in a single day during this exclusive full-day shared tour, which includes a sunset yacht cruise on the Bosphorus. Highlights include history-filled Sultanahmet, including the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, the bustling Grand Bazaar, stunning Dolmabahce Palace, and skip-the-line access to Topkapi Palace.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.05
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$141.05

Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Half Day Tour ( 9:30am and 1:00pm )

Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Half Day Tour ( 9:30am and 1:00pm )

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Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace are two of the city’s unmissable cultural and historic sites. Focusing on these two places will allow you to concentrate on their beauty and unique histories at leisure, without rushing on to other sites. Save time by skipping the lines with priority access, definitely a bonus whether it’s your first time in Istanbul or you’re a repeat visitor.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.12
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$27.12
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Must - See Istanbul Stops 1: Half Day Morning Tour

Must - See Istanbul Stops 1: 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
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$48.82
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$48.82

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

Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Grand 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 Suleymaniye Mosque from your English-speaking guide. Along the way, find a few hidden gems, discover where locals eat and drink and even stop at an Ottoman-era spice market to get a taste of the time-honored marketplace experience. • On this small group tour, your guide tailors the commentary to your interests • Get interesting insights on the various history and culture of the city. • Visit Istanbul’s landmarks, including the Hagia Sophia and Suleymaniye Mosque • Find the freshest Turkish delicacies with your guide's help in Grand Bazaar
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.12
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$27.12
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Istanbul Sightseeing Walking Tour
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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
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$21.70
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$21.70
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Skip The Line:1 or 2 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

Skip The Line:1 or 2 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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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
per group
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$160.00
per group

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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.70
Price varies by group size
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$21.70
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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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$32.55
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$32.55

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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$32.55
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$32.55

Full Day Private Istanbul Old city Tour

Full Day Private Istanbul Old city Tour

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Step into the golden ages of the Ottoman, Byzantine and Roman empires with a full-day, private tour through Istanbul’s Old City. See the monuments and historic sites of Hippodrome Square, where Roman charioteers raced in ancient times, then explore St. Sophia's stunning architecture and museum. See the iconic tiles, mosaics and slender minarets of the Blue Mosque and browse traditional handicrafts inside the Grand Bazaar. Learn about the lives of sultans and courtiers at Topkapi Palace, which contains a remarkable collection of Turkey's greatest holy relics, imperial treasures and artwork.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.62
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$101.62
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Eat Like a Local: Istanbul Food and Culture Tour with Dinner at Local Family Home

Eat Like a Local: Istanbul Food and Culture Tour with Dinner at Local Family Home

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For the true essence of Turkish heritage, eat like a local and explore the streets of Sultanahmet during this guided small-group Istanbul food and culture tour. Step inside a local’s home to meet the family and enjoy an evening experience of Turkish hospitality. The 4-hour night begins with a 3-course dinner of traditional dishes and concludes with an expedition into the backstreets of Istanbul. You’ll witness a backgammon or football game along the way and even have a chance to take a puff from the shisha pipe. People are limited to 12 on this tour, so you can receive more personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$51.58
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Small Group Tour of Istanbul Highlights Morning

Small Group Tour of Istanbul Highlights Morning

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Get the perfect introduction to Istanbul’s history, art and culture with a 4-hour tour through the heart of the Old City. Take in slender minarets, tiled mosaics and frescoes at Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, then see the historic landmarks of Hippodrome Square, where ancient charioteers and athletes competed for Byzantine emperors. Learn to navigate the sprawling aisles of the Grand Bazaar, with inside tips on shopping for Turkish carpets and handicrafts.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.40
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$43.40

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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$32.55
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$32.55

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
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$43.40
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Highlights of Istanbul: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Grand Bazaar

Highlights of Istanbul: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Grand Bazaar

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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
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$21.70
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$21.70
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Istanbul Highlights: Half Day Small Group Walking Tour

Istanbul Highlights: Half Day Small Group Walking Tour

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Ideal for first time travelers who wish to familiarize with Istanbul, this 3-hour sightseeing walking tour allows you to discover landmarks and legends that have shaped the modern Istanbul. You’ll stroll through Sultanahmet Square and Ancient Roman Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and amble past Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace, Basilica Cistern, hidden areas and bustling streets of Grand Bazaar and Spice Market. Your guide will point out places to get the best local snacks and coffee, as well as show you the main points of interest along the way. Learn about art, food and architecture while discovering the city’s top rated sites from outside. Choose from morning or afternoon departure. • Spot Istanbul’s landmarks, including the Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern • Learn about the city’s history from your guide • Wander the city’s secret backstreets • Stop by Grand Bazaar and Spice Market
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.12
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$27.12
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Best Seller; Private Istanbul Shore Excursion

Best Seller; Private Istanbul Shore Excursion

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Sample Istanbul’s best bits and benefit from the undivided attention of your guide on this 4-hour private sightseeing tour – ideal for cruise visitors with just one day in port. Step off your ship and dive into the heart of historic Istanbul, as you tour the magnificent Blue Mosque, visit the UNESCO-listed Hagia Sophia and walk around the grand Hippodrome. Finish with a visit to the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you can practice haggling over everything from carpets to Turkish delights.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00

Magical Sights of Istanbul Private Walking Tour

Magical Sights of Istanbul Private Walking Tour

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An excellent full-day private guided tour to get a comprehensive understanding of Istanbul's rich history. Explore the mixed heritage of the city with an expert tour guide. Visit the famous highlights such as the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar. Skip the long queues with guide and make the most of your time in this magical city. Entrance fees are included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00
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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
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$64.01
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$64.01
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Small Group Tour: Best of Istanbul Tour with Lunch and Tickets (10 people Max)

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

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Discover the highlights of Istanbul during this exclusive full-day, small-group tour, which includes lunch. Tours are capped at only 10 participants, guaranteeing you a personalized experience. Tick off Sultanahmet attractions like the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, shop for souvenirs at the Grand Bazaar, and learn about the lives of Ottoman sultans at Topkapi Palace, with admission tickets included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Skip the Line: Hagia Sophia plus Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

Skip the Line: Hagia Sophia plus Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

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Explore the bustling Grand Bazaar and save time with skip-the-line access to top attraction Hagia Sophia on this half-day small-group guided tour in Istanbul. Bypass the long queues at Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO-listed monument, and learn about the history of this former church and mosque. Ogle mosaics and gaze up at the its dome structure, an engineering marvel. Then, take the pulse of the Grand Bazaar, a bustling covered market with over 4,000 shops and stalls. Learn the bargaining ropes from your guide, and then peruse through countless tapestries, antiques and souvenir stalls. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people, creating a more personalized experience with your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.25
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$54.25

4 Days Turkey Tour: Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus by Public Night Buses

4 Days Turkey Tour: Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus by Public Night Buses

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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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$566.00
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$566.00
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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. Discover the history and culture of the 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
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$40.14
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$40.14
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