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Skip The Line: Istanbul Classics Small Group Tour 10 people Max. provided by Daily Istanbul Tours

Skip The Line: Istanbul Classics Small Group Tour 10 people Max.

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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 02/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Benefit from a full-day walking tour of Istanbul attractions that avoids transportation hassles in the old city center, Sultanahmet. Your guide takes you to the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Hippodrome, and points out details that are easy to miss on your own. Travel with a small group limited to 10 people for a more personalized experience.
  • You'll start at
    Basilica Cistern
    Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. 1/3, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    The Basilica Cistern Museum is also known as ''Underground Cistern" (yerebatan sarnici in Turkish) located just across the Hagia Sophia Museum. You will be met by your tour guide with the sign of “D.I.T. GROUP” on the left of the Basilica Cistern Museum Entrance.
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  • 1
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 3
    Hagia Sophia
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Grand Bazaar
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Grand Bazaar
    Beyazıt, Kalpakçılar Cd. No:22, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
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  • See several landmarks located in close proximity to one another
  • Walking tour suitable for people with a moderate level of fitness
  • Hear live commentary from the guide about one of Istanbul’s oldest districts
Important Information
Departure Point
Basilica Cistern, Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. 1/3, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Return Details
Grand Bazaar, Beyazıt, Kalpakçılar Cd. No:22, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Expert Local Guide
  • Local Taxes
  • Local Payment: Entrance Fees and Lunch (38 Usd per person for all entrance fees and lunch)
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • There are max 8-10 people.
  • Please note during the summer months and special holidays our tours do fill up quickly. We suggest you try to book as soon as you can, once your plans are firm.
  • This is the walking tour since all the attractions are located within the walking distance. There is no hotel pick-up or drop off, our meeting point is in the old city. Our meeting point is the Basilica Cistern Museum.
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and replaced with Underground Cistern.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays between November 1 and March 31. Hagia Sophia is open to visit on Mondays between April 1 and October 31
  • We dont offer hotel pick-up and drop-off to be able to prevent the traffic jam (there is a lot in Istanbul) and not to keep the other tour participants waiting due to the delay of others, so instead we request everybody to meet at one location so this will save a lot of time for all :) We have taken this decision over decades of our experience to prevent the time waste. Only our private tours offer hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • You will be met by your tour guide with the sign of “D.I.T. GROUP” next to the Basilica Cistern Museum Entrance.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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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Ilyas M wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution
Great tour - the tour guide was really knowledgable and friendly!!! Amazing inisght into the landmarks of Istanbul and a few tips and tricks in the Grand Bazaar
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Date of experience: September 2020
MJ D wrote a review May 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I visited Istanbul in February with a group a friends. While it’s not the busiest period, the number of visitors is still considerably large. One of our smartest decisions was to book a group tour with Ayse. She’s a great communicator, very knowledgeable and can expertly lead a
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Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
fermarva84 wrote a review May 2020
Mexico City, Mexico35 contributions8 helpful votes
I only spent one full day in Istambul (by the way, should have definitely stayed more days, it's an amazing city), so I wanted a tour that would give me a general idea of the city, as well as main history and access to top historic sites, this turned out to be the perfect tour!
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Date of experience: March 2020
1 Helpful vote
bygstad1 wrote a review Apr 2020
Edinburgh6 contributions10 helpful votes
I have been on a walking tours in Italy & they were excellent but this was a rip off. On top of the fee you will be stung for another £30 + each (exchange rate dependent) on top of a hefty near £60 each for attraction entrance fees. What company sells a tour to see the
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Date of experience: March 2020
3 Helpful votes
Response from DailyIstanbulTour, Guest Relations Manager at Skip The Line: Istanbul Classics Small Group Tour 10 people Max.
Responded 5 May 2020
Dear bygstad1, Thank you for sharing your experience with our tour, we are so sad to hear that we couldn't please you. We have been receiving reviews here on tripadvisor since 2009 and one can't see a single review saying we rip people off, we have about 1.600 reviews and almost all of them are excellent rated and we have never been accused of ripping off people, we really can't accept such an unfair accusation, let me explain why!! Firstly, you complain about the entrance fees being paid extra, but this information is clearly stated in the tour description a few times even we clearly publish the total amount that you will be paying for the entrance fees in advance and you booked this tour by knowing all the details, moreover we informed you directly about it in advance and you said you already knew it and now how come you complain about it and accuse us of ripping you off by charging you extra for the entrance fees?? If you wouldn't be happy paying the entrance fees as extra then why you chose this tour?? We find your accusions intentional. This is not fair, it shouldn't be that easy to do harm to the peoples' businesses unjustly especially during the Covid-19 while people are having really hard times in business especially in tourism. Also the entrance fee amounts are clearly seen at the entrance of the museums and your guide showed you how much it was, of course you don't see how much the agencys' margin is on tickets all around the world, agencies in Turkey have a very little discount on prepaid tickets if purchased in bulk in advance but if you asked us we could tell you what the margin was. Secondly you complained about your guide Ozlem too much, Ozlem is one of our top local guide and she has been doing our tours since 2010 and she has received hundreds of excellent reviews by our past clients. You also compalined ''our guide asked for this money in a very busy place attracting every beggar within 100 meters.'' Ozlem explained you about the payment in the morning you could pay then when there were no people also you could pay during the lunch break but you prefered to pay at the end. You say the large family dictated the day, yes because you never tried to interact with the guide while the other family asked many questions about what they wondered about the sightseeings and the Turkish culture. Ozlem says she tried to interact with you but you always seemed disinterested. You say two of the party fell, Ozlem helped them asked if they needed any help but you didn't even ask how they were as being the participant in the same small tour group. Fortunately that was a small accident. Lastly we understand that you were not happy with the tour guide and the tour but we definitely can't accept being accused of ripping people off, this is unacceptable! Future travelers can be sure that we have always been conducting our tours with great enthusiasm and we will always be doing so. Happy Travels Daily Istanbul Tours Team
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Climber16187783230 wrote a review Apr 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We found Istanbul and Turkey for that matter a beautiful country with warm and welcoming people as well as delicious food, and amazing places to visit, with so much history. I would have never picked Turkey to be honest with you, luckily my daughter did and I just fell in love
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Date of experience: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
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  • Duration: 7h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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