Classical Istanbul Tour

Everyday Guarantee Departures
1 Day
1 City
74 Reviews

Places to Visit

  • Istanbul
  • Blue Mosque
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Old City of Istanbul

Tour Program

8:30 AM: Meet your guide at your hotel lobby or Cruise Port of Istanbul

9:00 AM: Visit the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) - One of the most iconic landmarks of Istanbul, the Blue Mosque is famous for its stunning architecture, including its six minarets and the thousands of blue tiles that adorn its interior.

10:30 AM: Explore Hagia Sophia (optional) - A former church and mosque, this incredible structure is now a museum that showcases Byzantine and Ottoman architecture. You'll have the opportunity to see the stunning mosaics and the impressive dome that dominates the interior.

12:00 PM: Visit Topkapi Palace (optional)  - The palace was once the residence of Ottoman sultans and is a true testament to their grandeur and power. Explore its impressive courtyards, rooms, and halls, including the Harem, where the sultan's family and concubines once lived.

1:30 PM: Lunch at a local restaurant - Sample some of the delicious Turkish cuisine, including kebabs, meze, and baklava. (Not included)

3:00 PM: Grand Bazaar - One of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world, the Grand Bazaar is a must-visit for anyone visiting Istanbul. You can find everything from jewelry and textiles to spices and ceramics.

5:00 PM: Return to your hotel or explore the city further on your own.

 

This itinerary covers some of the most famous landmarks and attractions in Istanbul and is a great way to experience the city's rich history and culture in just one day.

Tour Details Tour ID 23

Istanbul Classic Tour: Uncover the Timeless Charm of this Captivating City

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Istanbul's history and culture with our Istanbul Classical Tour. Marvel at the architectural magnificence of the Blue Mosque. 

With our expert guides, you'll gain insights into Istanbul's past and present, while savoring its culinary delights and experiencing warm Turkish hospitality. 


✅ Everyday guarantee departures 
✅ Small groups max 8 person 
✅ Local Guides 
✅ Stress free tour 
✅ Skip-the-line express entry tickets to attractions 

✅ Travel by luxury minivan ensures a personalized experience

✂ Fully customizable itinerary


Departures : Everyday


Starting Point : Istanbul Hotels


Duration :  6 Hours (Flexible)


Language : English


Highlights

  • Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque)
  • Topkapi Palace (Optional)
  • The Basilica Cistern (Optional)
  • The Grand Bazaar
  • Hippodrome

When you open the booking form ( after you click make reservation button) you will see optional activities, so you can add them in your tour and you can customize it as you wish.

✅ Inclusion :

  • Private professional licensed tour guide
  • All entrance fees (SKIP-THE-LINE)
  • Pick up from Hotel
  • Transfers with luxury minivan

❌ Exclusion:

  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional additional tours or activities 
  • Tips for guide & driver

Q: What is the Classical Istanbul Tour?

A: The Classical Istanbul Tour is a guided tour that takes visitors on a journey through the historical and cultural sites of Istanbul, Turkey. It is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the city's rich heritage and landmarks.

Q: What are the highlights of the Classical Istanbul Tour?

A: The highlights of the Classical Istanbul Tour include visits to some of the city's most famous landmarks, such as the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, and more.

Q: How long is the Classical Istanbul Tour?

A: The Classical Istanbul Tour typically lasts for a full day, starting in the morning and ending in the late afternoon or early evening. However, there may be variations depending on the tour operator.

Q: What is included in the tour package?

A: The tour package typically includes a professional guide, transportation to and from the sites. 

Q: What is the best time of year to take the Classical Istanbul Tour?

A: The tour can be taken throughout the year, but the best time to visit is during the spring or autumn, when the weather is mild and the crowds are smaller.

Q: What should I wear for the Classical Istanbul Tour?

A: It is recommended to dress modestly and wear comfortable walking shoes. For women, it is recommended to bring a headscarf to cover the hair when entering mosques.

Q: Can the tour be customized?

A: Yes, tour operators may offer customization options, such as the addition of specific sites or the extension of the tour duration. However, additional costs may apply.

Q: Is the tour suitable for families with children?

A: Yes, the tour is suitable for families with children, but it is recommended that children be at least 6 years old to fully enjoy the experience.

Q: What language is the tour conducted in?

A: The tour is typically conducted in English, but  tour operators may offer the tour in other languages upon request.

# For cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the scheduled activity or service, there will be %20 of the total amount as penalty.

# If you like to re-schedule the tour date instead of refund. You can re-schedule your tour without any penalty 1 time. And you can tell your new travel date until 15 days of your arrival date. And this re-schedule right is valid 2 years after postponing the actual tour date.

# For cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the scheduled activity or service, there will be no refund.

# If you like to re-schedule the tour date instead of refund. You can re-schedule your tour with only %10 penalty 1 time. And you can tell your new travel date until 15 days of your arrival date. And this re-schedule right is valid 2 years after postponing the actual tour date.

After you submit your reservation please send copies of passports of all participants, and your arrival/departure airport transfer informations via email [email protected] For further assistance please feel free to call +905434428069

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