Tour Information

Istanbul city tour in English with  group to visit Topkapi Palace, Harem, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum,  and Grand Bazaar. The tour operated everyday with free pick up from Old City, Sirkeci, Cruise Port, Taksim Hotels. This tour is also suitable for Cruise Travellers, we can pick-up you front of nearest hotel to Cruise port

You will have a very informative but enjoyable and easy tour with your professional and knowledgeable guide throughout the imperial city center. You will see the most interesting monuments and learn their great historical backgrounds. These are the most economic tours to explore to the city on a guided tour. The tours include hotel pick-up and drop-off as well. The entrance fees are included too, so that, you will avoid waiting in the ticketing lines. The full-day tours include lunch as well, with the drinks are self-payment. 

Tour Details

Code : EFN3
Tour Name :  Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Tour.
Duration : Full day
Itinerary: The tour starts with pick up from your hotel (Old City and Taksim areas provided with complimentary pick-up service) at around 08:30 and finishes at around 17:00. We will start with Roman Hippodrome (the site of ancient races, games and riots). It was also used for similar purposes during the Ottoman Era. Today, you can observe some of the historic monuments at site including Serpentine Column, Egyptian Obelisk and German Fountain). After that, we will continue with Blue Mosque. Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque), a unique example of Ottoman architecture. The inside walls of the Mosque are decorated with beautiful Turkish Tiles. Million Stone (an ancient monument partially remained today. It is situated right at the centre of the city to show the directions to East and West. And then continue to St.Sophia Museum (Holy Wisdom Church built on 537 as the Cathedral of East Roman Empire. Today, it is a museum where the remains belonging to Christianity and Islam are visible together. It is currently listed on World Heritage Sites List. The final visit in the morning is to Grand Bazaar. (One of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. You will have the set menu lunch including local food which is included in the tour price. (Drinks are self payment) In the afternoon, you will visit Topkapi Palace (former residence of Ottoman Sultans and today is a museum including the sections of Treasury, Sacred Relics, Sultan Pavilions and Harem). Later, you will visit Hagia Irene. The tour finishes at around 17:00 with a drop off to your hotel. 

**Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and the the tour is not run. 
**Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and Eid Holidays.--Replaced with Handcraft Store
**Blue Mosque is closed for Friday Pray and will be no replacement
** Please note that there might be an extra fee for the hotels beyond central locations. The extra fee will be informed in advance. 
The price is 180 EUR per person for cash payments, including entrance fees to the sites visited (except Harem section), guidance in English, lunch  and the hotel transfers.  
 If you want you can join this tour without lunch and entrances fees, then cost will be 60 Euros per person 
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Important Notice!!!
If you have
- Any kind of serious walking disability, 
- 2 or more small children with you who might disable you to follow the tour schedule and slow down the pace of the group,

This tour may not be suitable for you. Then, we recommend you to ask for a private tour which may cost a little more, but certainly will be more convenient and relaxing for yourselves. Alternatively, you may book 2 half day tours on different days. 

Please contact with us if you have any questions in your mind about booking this tour. Efendi Travel Tour Experts are willing to give you an advise.