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Embark on a captivating journey through the ages on the Istanbul Classics Old City Tour. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history and culture as you explore iconic landmarks, each whispering tales of empires past and vibrant present.

We will visit the most important attractions such as: 

Hagia Sophia

Visit one of the most important architectural masterpieces that was built in the era of the Roman Empire, and it was made to be one of the most important churches in the era of the Romans.

The Blue Mosque 

This mosque was built during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Ahmed I, and that was in the year 1616 AD.

Hippodrome, Obelisk and Serpentine Column

Your next stop is to visit the Hippodrome on the Istanbul old city tour, this square was a place where horse races were not only conducted, but a place to gather for celebrations, feasts and public matters at the time of the Roman Empire.

German Fountain

In the nineteenth century, the German Emperor Wilhelm II donated this fountain to the Sultan as a token of partnership between the two countries, following a deal to build a railroad linking Istanbul and Baghdad that the Germans were supposed to implement.

Grand Bazaar

When you visit the Grand Bazaar, you will wish you could stay for many hours, as this market, which was established in 1455 AD, is still functional until now.

Topkapi Palace

You will visit the Topkapi Palace, which is considered the first museum in the Turkish Republic, and it is one of the most wonderful things you may see in Turkey.

Private Istanbul Classics Old City Tour Prices (Per Group):

For parties of 2 / 280 USD
For parties of 3 / 300 USD
For parties of 4 / 320 USD
For parties of 5 to 6 / 340 USD
For parties of 7 to 8 /360 USD
For parties of 9 to 10 / 380 USD
For parties of 11 to 14 / 400 USD

External linksMuseums of Istanbul in Turkey.

Istanbul old city tour includes

  • Private tour
  • Professional tour guide
  • Transportation

Tour does not include

  • Entrance tickets
  • lunch
  • Drinks
  • Tips to guide and driver (recommended)

Please Note

  • The sights in this tour are located at walking distance. There will be no vehicle or hotel pick-up or drop off. The meeting point of our tour is in the old city. We will send you the meeting point details upon booking your tour.
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and replaced with Dolmabahce palace.
  •  Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
  • Available for both cruise ship passengers and hotel guests in Istanbul

Here are some questions you might have about the tour:

Q: How to meet my tour guide?
A: Your Istanbul tour guide will wait you at your hotel lobby to meet you at a determined time.

Q: Can I state departure time for my tour?
A: Yes! We operate tours on a private basis, so you can customize departure time.

Q: How to buy museum tickets?
A: No need to buy tickets in advance, during trip your tour guide will help you to purchase them. Official tour guides have priority at museum ticket offices.

Q: Am I traveling with a group on tour?
A: No. We provide Private Guided Istanbul Tours for your best experience. So you will have a private professional tour guide in your preferred language.

Q: How about shopping in Istanbul?
A: We do not include any shopping stops. Unless you wish to visit one of the traditional workshops for handmade rugs, tiles, jewelry. If you have any interest in workshops, please indicate while booking.

Q: What should I know to visiting Mosques in Istanbul?
A: You can check the dress codes that must be followed while visiting mosques. Here

Q: Are there any suggested activities in Istanbul?
A: Yes, Istanbul offers many activities to do after your tour. Dinner Cruise on Bosphorus Strait with traditional Turkish belly dancers, Turkish Bath (Hamam), whirling dervish show. You can choose activities on Booking Form. Our team can arrange it for you.

Q: Does the status of Hagia Sophia affect our tour?
A: Due to recent changes, entering Hagia Sophia now requires a paid entrance ticket (not included in the tour price). While lines cannot be skipped and guides are prohibited from speaking inside, you can rent headphones and access the museum’s audio guide app for informative commentary during your visit. Our guide will assist you with ticket purchase and offer historical insights before entering.

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