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Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace provided by Karavan Turizm

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Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace
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Istanbul is a city steeped in history, but ticking off its many landmarks can be tricky on your own. Discover several historic highlights on this full-day tour led by a professional guide and benefit from the small-group tour size for a more intimate experience of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and more. Avoid hidden costs with entrance fees and lunch included and relax with round-trip transfer ensuring a hassle-free trip.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Arabic, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Tick off multiple Istanbul must-sees in just one day
  • Zip across the sprawling city with ease via air-conditioned vehicle
  • Avoid hidden costs with entry fees, lunch, and hotel transfers included
  • Benefit from the more personalized service of a small-group tour
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Arabic, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Tick off multiple Istanbul must-sees in just one day
  • Zip across the sprawling city with ease via air-conditioned vehicle
  • Avoid hidden costs with entry fees, lunch, and hotel transfers included
  • Benefit from the more personalized service of a small-group tour
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6580P12
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off ( only from the hotels, not other address)
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Hippodrome
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Bazaar Jewelers
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Visit to the Harem in Topkapi Palace is not included (own expense)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from Central located hotels in Istanbul. Please contact with us if your hotel is out of city limits.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays instead you will take a Bosphorus Cruise. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, instead you will visit the open-air bazaar
  • Passport name, number and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.
  • Blue Mosque is closed Friday mornings and our guide will show & introduce from outside
  • Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays instead you will visit to the Underground Cistern.
  • Most travellers 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off ( only from the hotels, not other address)
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Hippodrome
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Bazaar Jewelers
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Visit to the Harem in Topkapi Palace is not included (own expense)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from Central located hotels in Istanbul. Please contact with us if your hotel is out of city limits.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays instead you will take a Bosphorus Cruise. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, instead you will visit the open-air bazaar
  • Passport name, number and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.
  • Blue Mosque is closed Friday mornings and our guide will show & introduce from outside
  • Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays instead you will visit to the Underground Cistern.
  • Most travellers 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Grand Bazaar Jewelers
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

4.5
79 reviews
Excellent
53
Very good
11
Average
9
Poor
5
Terrible
1

Ali D
2 contributions
Not good value for the money
Sep 2021 • Friends
Ok... Not a good value for the money.

First I found it weird and inconsiderate that the tour guide was mostly speaking Spanish and not English for instance; yes there were many Hispanics in the tour but there were also non Spanish speaking people in the group and everyone in the group was fluent in English.

From the English bits and whatever was translated to me from my Hispanic friend, it didn't feel much was covered. I signed with my friend to get some historical context (as otherwise I can go to the places by myself) but the context given was basic and superficial. 1
Written 28 September 2021
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IBDC-Premium-Trans
Napa, CA11 contributions
Very good full day tour in Istanbul!
Excellent full day tour in Istanbul. Very professional and experienced guide Canan! Good recommendations regarding shopping! Highly recommend! 😊👍🏻
Written 16 September 2021
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Traveler55064
Dear Sir, Greetings from Karavan Travel Istanbul. Thank you very much for your kind reviews to the tour which was operated by Karavan Travel. Nice to host you in Istanbul and hope to assist you in the future Turkey trips. Best Regards, Emel Kilic.
Written 17 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joseph G
1 contribution
Ask for Selcuk
Aug 2021
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful tour. Our guide's name was Selcuk Ersan, and we were happy to have met him. He was knowledgeable about the sites, and he gave thorough descriptions of each. He also shared his thoughts and opinions. He was charismatic and enjoyable to speak with. His English was strong and easily understood. He also spoke Spanish to another couple in our tour. He seemed to switch with ease. It was impressive to watch. Also, really liked that he planned small breaks for you to walk around and look at things on your own. We thought that was a nice touch. Taking those small breaks made it easy to focus when he was provided information. Highly recommend.
Written 25 August 2021
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Traveler55064
Dear Sir, Greetings from Karavan Travel Istanbul. Thank you very much for your kind reviews to the tour which was operated by Karavan Travel. Nice to host you in Istanbul and hope to assist you in the future Turkey trips. Best Regards, Emel Kilic.
Written 30 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LoganSusnick
Ljubljana125 contributions
We highy recommend this tour
Aug 2021
It seems that all guides on this tour get high scores :) Well, ours was Canan and we feel very lucky that she was with us. She is knowledgeable, experienced, and a true local. We had a well-organized day, not too tiring, not too slow – it was just right! The pickup was perfect, we got into places quickly... The places visited are essential and I'm glad we covered them like this. Although the lunch was in a touristy restaurant, it was super tasty and we were both happy with it. We even got lucky by having only one young couple with us so everything went really really smoothly. And to wrap it up... Our guide Canan is our favorite kind of people that we like to meet on our travels – a person you'd wanna be friends with outside of all this!
Written 25 August 2021
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Traveler55064
Dear Sir, Greetings from Karavan Travel Istanbul. Thank you very much for your kind reviews to the tour which was operated by Karavan Travel. Nice to host you in Istanbul and hope to assist you in the future Turkey trips. Best Regards, Emel Kilic.
Written 30 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lalene
Woonsocket, RI1 contribution
Great tour with a very knowledgeable guide
Our tour guide Nehit was amazing! We were in a group with 6 people and Nehit translated the tour in both English and Spanish (for one of the couples with us). He went above and beyond throughout the tour, telling us facts and answering all questions we had about each place. He held conversations with each person and it helped create a friendly atmosphere. Overall really great tour with a nice guide.
Written 29 July 2021
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Traveler55064
Dear Sir, Greetings from Karavan Travel Istanbul. Thank you very much for your kind reviews to the tour which was operated by Karavan Travel. Nice to host you in Istanbul and hope to assist you in the future Turkey trips. Best Regards, Emel Kilic.
Written 30 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AnaLorenza
Philadelphia, PA38 contributions
Best Tour Guide Ever
May 2021
Our experience was fantastic! Our guide was amazing. He was one of the best guides we have ever had. There were only two other travelers in the group with us so it was a very personalized experience. Due to the the fact that the president was in the neighborhood we were unable to visit to Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque with out guide. But he talked to the security and told us to go in the early evening since they would open after and thanks to his advice we were able to go! Since we didn't visit those sites during the tour he also took us to the Süleymaniye Mosque. The lunch which is included in the tour was one of the best meals we had on our trip. Our guide went above and beyond. We learned so many things we wouldn't have learned otherwise. If I could give more than 5 stars I would!
Written 29 May 2021
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Traveler55064
Dear Sir, Greetings from Karavan Travel Istanbul. Thank you very much for your kind reviews to the tour which was operated by Karavan Travel. Nice to host you in Istanbul and hope to assist you in the future Turkey trips. Best Regards, Emel Kilic.
Written 31 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rachel M
Norwich, UK1 contribution
Excellent Guide & Tour
Mar 2020
Selcuk was incredibly knowledgeable and tailored the day to suit us (we were the only clients on the tour). All historical sites were fully explained, the lunch was delicious and Selcuk himself was a really interesting person. We'd highly recommend this tour.
Written 21 March 2020
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Traveler55064
Dear Sir, Greetings from Karavan Travel Istanbul. Thank you very much for your kind reviews to the tour which was operated by Karavan Travel. Nice to host you in Istanbul and hope to assist you in the future Turkey trips. Best Regards, Emel Kilic.
Written 28 May 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Melissa L
1 contribution
Great tour!
Mar 2020 • Couples
Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Shared the tour with another couple that were from Scotland. Really enjoyed our day. Felt like we saw most of the big spots in Istanbul in that one day.
Written 8 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Traveler55064
Dear Sir, Greetings from Karavan Travel Istanbul. Thank you very much for your kind reviews to the tour which was operated by Karavan Travel. Nice to host you in Istanbul and hope to assist you in the future Turkey trips. Best Regards, Emel Kilic.
Written 28 May 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kirst T
Pickering, Canada35 contributions
Fun Day at Top Sites
Jan 2020 • Couples
A lovely day. The timing was good, we skipped line ups. The information provided by the guide was great with a nice balance of freedom for photos. The lunch was very nice with a great selection of local dishes that were quite tasty. I would do this again any time.
Written 25 January 2020
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Traveler55064
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to write your comments and appreciation on Tripadvisor. We always welcome feedback from our valued guests to help us maintain and improve our product and services. It gives us great pleasure in knowing that you had an enjoyable time during the tour. We have also noted your comments about our guide. Thank you for joining our company and we hope you will choose us again for the future trips. Best Regards, Emel Kılıç
Written 27 January 2020
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GeoffCowap
Milton Keynes, UK3 contributions
A fabulous day out in Istanbul
Our guide was Salcuk (I think that's his name), and he was outstanding in giving us a great tour. We were the only clients for the tour in this quiet time of the year. He was very knowledgeable and very professional and we developed a strong bond to him during the tour.
Would recommend very strongly.
Written 16 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Karavan Turizm
garybS9058QX
garybS9058QX
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Superb!
My guide, Begu, was superb. Fluent English, knowledgeable, insightful. Had multiple, in depth conversations in ge
kate11marie
kate11marie
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An absolute must do for first timers in Istanbul!!
This is an absolute MUST DO for anyone traveling to Istanbul, especially for the first time, and we recommend doing
AmbassadorBas
AmbassadorBas
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Without Doubt one of the very nicest tour Guides I’ve ever had the pleasure to tour with.
Selecuk Ersan, is not only charming, knowledgeable, polite and considerate But he knows his stuff. He is intuitive
TallRay
TallRay
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Great guide, great tour.
The guide, Selecuk Ersan, is very knowledgeable and helpful. We were picked up in a vehicle at the hotel on time.
Suzy P
Suzy P
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Perfect day in Istanbul
This was our second visit to Istanbul and we just had two days, so a food tour covering all the neighbourhoods was
aayushb294
aayushb294
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A lovely food tour with bonus add ons
We started the tour at our hotel where Canan tunckanat met us. She was so friendly and instantly getting to know ou
Priscilazo
Priscilazo
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Great tour
Really enjoyed our tour. Our guide was a great guide. She was very informative and we learned a lot about the histo
Robert G
Robert G
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Highly Recommended
We had an amazing tour of all 3 major sites via Kusadasi. Our guide Ibrihim was very knowledgeable and pleasant.
Marcus C
Marcus C
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Just not quite good enough
Not a good start to have to walk to a new destination despite paying for a door to door pick up for the tour.Then w
Mike D
Mike D
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do not take horse carriages. they abuse animals
Do a quick google search and you will see how much this industry is hated by Turkish locals - hundreds of horses di
Werner S
Werner S
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Pick-up organized badly - too much time wasted
Pick-up from Sheraton City at 7:40 am, sit on coach 160 min. before tour starts at Hippodrome. Needed to leave tour
Winston C
Winston C
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Very unfriendly
Everything the tour guide said is 100% scripted, which is fine I guess, but If you have any other questions beyond
Chili R
Chili R
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Never use them!
I am writing this while waiting to be picked up. We are at the meeting point and have been waiting for 45 minutes!
Menhel K
Menhel K
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Bahia Sophia, blue mosque, and grand bazaar.
The tourist guide “Sahar” was very nice, informative, and professional. She provided a detailed description of hist
Piper58
Piper58
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Great Tour!
What a wonderful day we spent seeing and learning about Istanbul’s famous mosques and museums. Our guide, Seljuk,
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