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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

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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 13/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 13/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Hagia Sophia Museum
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Grand Bazaar Jewelers
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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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
Important Information
Duration
8h
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 Museum
  • 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
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Rachel M wrote a review Mar 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom1 contribution
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.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Traveler55064, Operations Manager at Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace
Responded 28 May 2020
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.
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Melissa L wrote a review Mar 2020
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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.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Traveler55064, Operations Manager at Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace
Responded 28 May 2020
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.
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Kirst T wrote a review Jan 2020
Pickering, Canada36 contributions4 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Traveler55064, Manager at Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace
Responded 26 Jan 2020
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
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GeoffCowap wrote a review Jan 2020
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom3 contributions
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
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Camera2020 wrote a review Jan 2020
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Prompt pickup, tour began as soon as I met Mehmet on our way to the old city. The weather was unpleasant however we modified the order of sites and made the best of it! This was a terrific tour of important historical sites that was professional and informative!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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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lfetkenhauer94
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First Class private tour
Kusadasi private of Mary's House and Ephesus was the highlight of our Greek Odyssey. Our tour guide was waiting w
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  • Duration: 8h
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