Highlights of Istanbul

Leand about Istanbul by wandering the city

90 EUR / pers.

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the experience

90 EUR / pers.

Highlights of Istanbul

Leand about Istanbul by wandering the city

BOOK

the experience

Verified

2 - 8 people

8 hours

Istanbul

Verified

2 - 8 people

8 hours

Istanbul

Full description

This tour starts at 09:30 am and finishes around 16:30 You will be met by your guide at 09:30 am at your hotel. First you will head to Topkapi Palace which was the residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Here with the stories from your guide you will live the history and feel the atmosphere of the past centuries. Then you will continue to Hagia Sophia by walking through a lovely alley way full of Ottoman Houses. Hagia Sophia will amaze you with its history and the tales hiding inside. When you are inside, you will appreciate the ability of Justinian and his architects because of the architecture of the church. From here you will walk to Sultanahmet Mosque. Once you walk in to the mosque you will be surrounded by 17th Century handmade blue Iznik tiles. Then you will understand why they call this gray building Blue Mosque. And final site will be Hippodrome which was the main entertainment of Constantinople during Roman and Byzantine era. However today you will need a little bit imagination to picture the chariot races and the fans that got crazy with the speed of them. After visiting the sites you will walk to Grand Bazaar just to experience this different atmosphere. After spending some time here you will head back to the hotel. The lunch time will be set according to you by your guide.

Highlights

  • Learn history through architechture
  • Special landmarks of the city
  • Local culture

About your insider guide

Experience type

What's included

  • Tickets

Opinions

Kasia O. • 7 months ago

Wonderful Istanbul with Erkan

I recommend to all visitors to Istanbul to explore the city together with Erkan. He knows very well the history of his city, the streets. Thanks to Erkan I tried Turkish cuisine flavors. I was visiting Istanbul with a smile and in a good mood - Kasia from Warsaw

Barbara O. • 9 months ago

Excellent Guide, Fantastic Tour!!!

My wife and I spent two days in Istanbul with our friends. We were warmly welcomed by Erkan from the beginning and there was always a friendly atmosphere where ever we visit. We had a great time and could not have enjoyed it more. Erkan deserves a special thanks, as he was extremely knowledgeable about history, very flexible and highly motivated guide with excellent English. He is very witty and has a great sense of humour. Also, he was making sure that everyone in our group enjoyed the experience. He gave us great recommendations on almost everything to embrace the Turkish culture, especially on food. Many thanks again. I would highly recommend Erkan for anyone visiting Turkey and for sure we would like to meet him again.