8 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Offered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
Discover some of Istanbul’s most popular attractions, tuck into some traditional Turkish cuisine and venture off-the-beaten-track on this full-day private tour, including lunch. Enjoy the undivided attention of your expert guide as you admire the beautiful dome of the Blue Mosque, explore the notorious harem of Topkapi Palace and tour the UNESCO-listed Hagia Sophia. Stop to sip Turkish coffee and haggle over souvenirs at the legendary Grand Bazaar, before visiting the little-known Nakkas Cistern, an underground Byzantine cistern that now hosts a fascinating exhibition on the city’s ancient Hippodrome.
- Full-day private Istanbul sightseeing tour
- Visit top Istanbul attractions including the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace
- Enjoy access to the Nakkas Cistern, an underground 6th-century cistern
- Explore the cistern’s “Hippodrome” exhibition to learn about Istanbul’s ancient chariot-racing circuit
- Browse the colorful Grand Bazaar and sample Turkish coffee at a famous roasting house
- Savor a delicious lunch at a traditional restaurant
- Enjoy in-depth attention and detailed commentary from a private guide
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
See how the Hippodrome once looked in its prime with special access to high-tech reconstructions of the ancient racetrack.
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private air-conditioned minivan
Food and drinks, unless specified
Drinks with lunch (available to purchase)
Departure & Return
Departure PointTraveler pickup is offered
We pick up central located hotels. If your hotel is located outside of our city limits, we might need to apply a supplement. Please contact us to check your hotel location before arrival.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Minimum number of passanger for this tour will be 2. If there is no enough passanger, we can change your tour or full refund.
- Most travelers can participate
- We as KARAVAN TRAVEL, want to ensure the minds of travelers that, all the necessary safety measures and precautions will be maintained at all times; hand sanitizer will be available, masks will be given out, seats will be blocked out on coaches, reduced groups sizes and social distancing measures will be taking against COVID-19 infections. We will follow up the new regulations/restrictions permanently and update our procedures accordingly.
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- OPERATED BY Karavan Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
- For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
- If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Learn more about cancellations.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Istanbul Highlights and Nakkas Cistern?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Istanbul Highlights and Nakkas Cistern?
A:The policies on sanitization are:
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Istanbul Highlights and Nakkas Cistern?
A:The policy on social distancing is:
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Istanbul Highlights and Nakkas Cistern?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Product code: 6580NAKKAS
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