Istanbul Old City Private Walking Tour

Istanbul Old City Private Walking Tour
Cultural & Theme Tours > Cultural Tours > Cultural Tour
$35.29
Duration: 6 hours
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Description

Whether it is your first visit to Istanbul or you’ve explored the city before, there are always so many attractions just waiting to be discovered on my Istanbul day tours! From Istanbul sightseeing tours around iconic landmarks such as Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque, these expertly guided Istanbul tours are specially tailored so that you get the very best out of this historic city. Tour Istanbul with an expert tour guide who know it best!
This tour covers and combines the most outstanding monuments of Eastern Roman Empire(Byzantium) and Ottoman Empire

*Hippodrome of Constantinople
*Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque)
*Topkapi Palace
*Hagia Sophia
*Basilica Cistern
*Spice Market

Highlights

  • Be stunned by stellar views of Istanbul and hear tales of both Byzantine and Ottoman drama and intrigue.
  • Get the most out of Istanbul in the company of an expert local guide.
  • As we tour Istanbul, I will point out places to get the best local snacks and coffee, as well as show you the main points of interest along the way.
  • Enjoy the interior of 1500 years old Hagia Sophia which showcases Byzantine mosaics and marble ornamentation.
  • Visit Topkapı Palace comprehensively to learn about its role in the Ottoman monarchy
  • Skip the long line and head straight inside to explore Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Palace
  • Discover the secret haunts of locals in Sultanahmet, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and explore the backstreets and hidden gems.


Hagia Sophia the Church of Divine Wisdom, a fifteen hundred years old splendid monument, is a must see in Istanbul, built to be the world’s largest place of worship by Emperor Justinian in 532 AD. First a Greek Orthodox Patriarchal Basilica, later an imperial mosque and now a museum. The lofty interior, stunning surviving mosaics and the massive dome, which seems to float unsupported and gives the church its amazing sense of space. An unforgettable experience awaiting you.

Topkapı Palace was the seat of Ottoman Empire more than 380 years where 24 of 36 Sultans lived and ruled their land. The palace was transformed into a museum in 1924 and now one of Turkey’s richest museums with its permanent and temporary exhibition halls. Buildings and courtyards, including a treasury, apartments, bathhouses, harems, and an armoury, holy relics section, not to mention imperial halls, kitchens and royal chambers that make a visit into Topkapi’s inner walls one of the world’s great wonders.

Treasures within include 13th-century Japanese porcelain, weaponry used by the Ottoman army, 86 carat 4th biggest diamond of its kind and world famous Topkapi Dagger any many more.. 

Whether it is your first visit to Istanbul or you’ve explored the city before, there are always so many attractions just waiting to be discovered on my Istanbul day tours! From Istanbul sightseeing tours around iconic landmarks such as Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque, these expertly guided Istanbul tours are specially tailored so that you get the very best out of this historic city. Tour Istanbul with an expert tour guide who know it best!
This tour covers and combines the most outstanding monuments of Eastern Roman Empire(Byzantium) and Ottoman Empire

*Hippodrome of Constantinople
*Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque)
*Topkapi Palace
*Hagia Sophia
*Basilica Cistern
*Spice Market