Small-Group Tour to Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, & Basilica Cistern from Istanbul

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Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul At Sultanahmet
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Uncover the secrets of Turkey’s imperial legacy and architectural marvels with this Small-Group Tour to Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, & Basilica Cistern from Istanbul. Experience an immersive exploration of the rich historical heritage of Turkey with this unique tour, transporting you through time.

Previous travelers have given this cultural tour an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 1,326 reviews. Your day will be filled with discovery and awe as the entire activity lasts approximately 8 hours.

This small-group tour is perfect for those who love history and want to see some of Istanbul's most famous places. Imagine walking through ancient buildings and streets that tell the stories of the past. You’ll see these renowned sights and learn about their historical and cultural significance in detail.

You’ll venture to the Blue Mosque, famous for its stunning blue tiles and six tall minarets. Your guide will share stories about its history, built during the Ottoman Empire. Then, you're off to Hagia Sophia, which has been both a church and a mosque and is now a museum.

You'll also explore Topkapi Palace, where sultans used to live. It's like stepping into the past with all its beautiful rooms and courtyards. Your guide will tell you about the sultans' lives and the palace's secrets. You’ll then make a quick stop at the Hippodrome, where you'll see an ancient Egyptian obelisk.

The tour also takes you underground to the Basilica Cistern, a huge ancient water storage place that is now a cool spot to visit. It even appeared in a James Bond movie! Finally, you'll wander through the Grand Bazaar, a massive market with many things for sale. From spices to jewelry, it's a feast for the senses.

The activity is offered in English and led by a knowledgeable guide who will share fascinating insights and stories about each sight.

Travelers have the flexibility to choose from several convenient meeting points. Please select the location that is most suitable for you.

The starting point for this historical tour is located in Istanbul. You have two options: You can go directly to your preferred meeting point or request a pickup service. If you choose the pickup service, please make sure to contact us 48 hours before the tour day. The tour starts at 9:00 AM. You'll spend the day exploring, and then the tour will end at the same place where it started.

The activity can accommodate up to 14 travelers. However, the maximum number for group bookings is 9. Check the "Included" and "Good to know" sections below for details about your historical tour. The cancellation policy for this tour is as follows: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Make your visit to Turkey extraordinary by booking this Small-Group Tour to Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, & Basilica Cistern from Istanbul. Choose your travel dates and secure your spot today before it's fully booked!

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Professional English Speaking Guide
Walking Tour
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Grand BazaarGrand Bazaar
Hagia Sophia Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey, full viewHagia Sophia
The Topkapı Palace surrounded by a garden under the sunlight in Istanbul, Turkey.Topkapı Palace
Sultan Ahmet Park
Basilica Cistern ancient Byzantine subterranean cistern in Istanbul.Basilica Cistern

Good to know

Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
Minimum age is 4 years
Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
Guests must call 24 hours in advance for pick up times
Blue Mosque ang Hagia Sophia are open to visit after 14:30 on fridays due to prayer times
Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties

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