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Small-Group Istanbul in One Day Tour Including Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia provided by Neon Tours

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Small-Group Istanbul in One Day Tour Including Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
See Istanbul’s top attractions efficiently on this full-day guided tour. An air-conditioned coach conveniently takes you between locations, and your guide explains the history of each sight. Visit the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Hippodrome, and the Grand Bazaar, with a break at midday for a 3-course lunch. Hotel pickup and drop-off, plus included entrance fees, make for a seamless experience.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • 2
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    Hagia Sophia Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Basilica Cistern
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Istanbul Handicraft Center
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 7
    Kapali Carsi
    Stop: 30 minutes
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Highlights
  • Travel between Istanbul attractions easily on an air-conditioned coach
  • Learn the history of each location from your guide
  • Hassle-free entrance to attractions with included entry fees
  • Savor a 3-course Turkish lunch (included)
What to Expect
Begin your full-day tour with pickup at your European-side hotel or at a meeting point in central Istanbul. Your guide gives you a brief orientation before you board your air-conditioned coach and head to Sultanahmet Square. Stop inside the Blue Mosque, with its six minarets and colorful tile work. Learn about the history of the Ottoman-era mosque from your guide. Stroll across the square to Hagia Sophia, a museum that used to be a church and a mosque. Continue on to Topkapi Palace and discover its history as you wander through many ornate rooms. Then, take a break to enjoy a three-course traditional Turkish lunch. Next, pass through the Hippodrome and admire the Egyptian Obelisk, and then make your way to the ancient underground Basilica Cistern. Finally, shop for traditional goods and meet shopkeepers at the Grand Bazaar before you’re returned to your departure point.
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Important Information
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 3-course lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Cover ups and head scarves are provided at the Blue Mosque
  • Guests must call 24 hours in advance for pick up times
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties
  • Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Benjamin S wrote a review 13 Oct
Atlanta, Georgia55 contributions17 helpful votes
Amazing tour. Highlight of the trip to Istanbul. We booked a small group tour but ended up as the only people on tour that day. The tour picked us up right on time in a very comfortable mini bus. The driver was professional and we were on our way to the old city. Hakan our
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Date of experience: October 2020
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mili0204 wrote a review 8 Oct
Key West, Florida29 contributions10 helpful votes
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I don't have enough words to describe how amazing this tour was. Our guide was Kan( sorry if i didn't spell it right) and he was absolutely 👌!! From beginning to end everything was so on spot! He told us ever little story had patience for 4 ladies and all our questions. His
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Nehal A wrote a review Mar 2020
Istanbul, Turkey1 contribution
The tour was very good. The guide was very Friendly and helpful. Only drawback was that they could not arrange a pick up for us saying that our hotel was not in their pickup area. Otherwise, everything was fantastic.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Istanbul in One Day Tour Including Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Dear our valued guest, We're more than happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour. Hope to see you again soon, Neon tours
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Laura E wrote a review Mar 2020
Hilversum, The Netherlands13 contributions1 helpful vote
The guide was friendly. Spoke a little soft though. Overall a pretty ok walking tour. A lot of the buildings were being renovated so sadly a lot of scaffolding.
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Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Istanbul in One Day Tour Including Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Dear our valued guest, Thank you for your nice review. We're glad to hear that you liked our guide. Sites we visit are very old so frequent renovations are inevitable. Neon Tours
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Chloe G wrote a review Mar 2020
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom2 contributions
The trip is quite organised, with all entry tickets pre-purchased and our guide is very knowledgable. However it didn't end as I expected, which is a shame.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Istanbul in One Day Tour Including Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia
Responded 2 Mar 2020
Dear Chloe, Can you please contact us about details which didn't satisfy you on this tour or edit your review and mentioned them here? You didn't mention anything so this isn't helpful for other guests to know in advance or us to improve our services. Thank you, Neon Tours
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Nice touch
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5+ Star Guide
Hakan was a fantastic guide and clearly has incredible command of the city. Once he got to know us a little bit, we
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Our Guide was Amazing
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A must-do Tour
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Knowledgeable guide, efficient time keeping
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we booked with touradar from Canadaishmail is very knowledgable guide. He know quite abouthistory and archelogy
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Great day
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  • Duration: 8h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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