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Small Group Tour - Full Day Istanbul City Tour provided by Plan Tours

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Small Group Tour - Full Day Istanbul City Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • 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
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Updated 23/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 23/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Discover the iconic accomplishments of the Byzantines and Ottomans on a tour of Istanbul's Old Town. The excursion is perfect for travelers who are short on time, but want to see the highlights. Follow your guide to the UNESCO-listed Hagia Sophia, which was the largest building in the world for nearly 1,000 years. Next, enjoy tours plus free time at the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, and Topkapi Palace.
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Kapali Carsi
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    Hagia Sophia
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 5
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 6
    Turbes Museum
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • You'll end at
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  • See the top sights of Sultanahmet in a single day
  • Have lunch at a typical Turkish restaurant
  • Travel comfortably in round-trip transportation
  • Enjoy free admission to all visited attractions
Important Information
Departure Point
Sarayburnu çay bahçesi, Hoca Paşa, Kennedy Cd. No:8, 34112 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Plan Tourism, İnönü, Cumhuriyet Cd. No:85, 34373 Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Donations: Blue Mosque
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: When reconfirming your booking, your local supplier will advise you on alternative meeting points for hotels which are not accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate 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 26 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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Fatimah I wrote a review Jan 2020
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2 contributions
The tour was really nice. We went to the blue mosque , ayasophia , topkapai , and grand bazar. Lunch was included in the tour fees . the tour guy Bulut speaks english and Spanish. We really enjoyed it. Bulut explained everything that we wanted to know . The group was also nice
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Bibin George J wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
Very informative tour guide and well organized tour . Even the lunch was pretty decent . We had some issues in electronic tickets at some counter , however the tour guide has managed it well eventhough it took 1 hour due to the quee . In short i will defenity recomment this
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Date of experience: October 2019
Giedre B wrote a review Aug 2019
Vilnius County, Lithuania54 contributions11 helpful votes
Amazing city, atmosphere, and if you are first time , just must take the tour from one or other agency.. alone will spend more time and see less especialy if have only 4-3 days.
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Date of experience: November 2018
Deepak Mehta wrote a review Aug 2018
4 contributions4 helpful votes
Considering its a complete on foot tour, it can become daunting for tourists who are not used to walking 12000 steps in a day. Half day tours are recommended for tourist who want to walk about 5 to 6000 steps..otherwise very informative and a must visit.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Robert C wrote a review Apr 2018
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions1 helpful vote
Well the trip was definitely well organised. From arriving at my hotel just before 8:30 am to pick me up, to dropping me home, to our guide Bulut being very knowledgeable and full of facts and made the trip very pleasant, as I was a solo backpacker who had just arrived the night
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hosein a
it was good.
it was good for take picture. because the location is near the sea and . the architecture of the building was good
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samia m
A must visit in istanbul. the palace is beautiful. tour picked me up from hotel. after the palace we also went to
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The Tour guide was out of this word with his way of presenting the historical event in the whole tour
The Tour guide was out of this word with his way of presenting the historical event in the whole tour
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Pleasant afternoon
The bus picked me up from the hotel and I enjoyed a cup of sahlep while we waited for the rest of the group. The pa
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Great guide, bad office
As far as the guide Murat is concerned I have no problem. He was friendly and knowledgeable and his commentary/narr
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Princess Island Tour
Within an hour distance from Istanbul, Buyukada is a serene island offering plenty of shopping, scenic & dining exp
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Quite and calm
Fresh clean air, very silent, no vehicles, no rush. Sometimes scary, we aren't used to such places. Good food.
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Dolmabache palace
A very large place, please come in the morning and a comfortable shoe. Each building is very beautiful with very de
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Phenomenal locale but select the right tour guide
Let me begin by stating that experiencing Ephesus and the other surrounding historical sites, e.g. the Church (Hous
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A Palace of Euro-Ottoman Beauty
I bought this tour from Istanbul Welcome Card (IWC) for a very affordable price, allowing me fast track entry into
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Family day out
Excellent opportunity to take teen Kids for family activities. Cycling horse riding etc. Food is not great and expe
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Just look, don't buy!!
The place is really interesting, fascinating, colorful and lively. Definitely worth a visit. But be careful, whatev
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Worst of the worst tour experience
The driver who supposed to pick me up at my hotel front door was 15 minutes late. When he arrived he has an angry l
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Habeeb K
Great bazaar
Great Bazaar, I liked this bazaar more than the grand bazaar,, but as every where in Turkey you have to bargain. th
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Too crowded
I have not seen so many people crowded at one place. Better go there early in the morning. It is very interesting t
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Spanish
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