Istanbul Topkapi Palace St Sophia Blue Mosque Grand Bazaar

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and is the leading industrial, commercial and cultural center, with a population estimated to be more than 10 million. On this city sightseeing tour you will have the opportunity to visit the following historic sites:


Once the site of a Roman Imperial Palace and later of horse-drawn chariot races. Here is located the famous obelisk from Egypt, a remarkable pink granite monument built 3,500 years ago by an Egyptian pharoah and brought to Byzantium in the 4th century.

Blue Mosque:

One of the most famous monuments in both the Turkish and Islamic worlds is the Sultan Ahmet Mosque (also known as the Blue Mosque). A superb creation in classical Turkish architectural style, it stands with 6 towering minarets and 260 windows that illuminate its vast main chamber which is decorated with more than 20,000 Iznik tiles.

St. Sophia:

One of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world, Saint Sophia Museum was built in the 6th century by the Emperor Justinian, and was one of the largest basilicas in the Christian world. After the Ottoman conquest, it was converted to a mosque and is today one of the most magnificent museums in the world. Take a moment to linger here to absorb the serenity and admire the fine Byzantine mosaics.

Topkapi Palace:

Now, for what many people consider as one of the most unique places in the world, as well as being the world's largest and oldest Palace. It is the crown jewel of the Ottoman Empire, showing its treasures.

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Schedule Details
 Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey
©Turkish Culture and Tourism Office 
Departure Dates:
Daily, except Tuesday

Unavailable Dates: 

January 01 (New Year's Day) 
December 25 (Christmas Day) 
December 31 (New Year's Eve) 

Departure Point:
Tour departs from centrally located Istanbul hotels 
Departure Time:
Return details:
Tour returns to original point of departure at approximately 5:00pm 

Hotel Pickup:

Tour departs from centrally located Istanbul hotels. Please include the details of your hotel at the time of booking. You MUST call the supplier at least 24 hours prior to tour commencement to reconfirm all tour and departure details. If the supplier does not pickup from your hotel, they will advise you of the meeting point when you call. The contact details will be listed on your voucher.

Port Pick-up:

For passengers arriving / departing Istanbul by cruise ship, a pick up is available from Istanbul port. If you wish to be picked up at Istanbul port you must advise the cruise line, ship name, docking and departure time in the Special Requirements box, at time of booking. Please allow 30 minutes from cruise arrival time to disembark and meet the tour. Please note, you may be picked up from the cruise port and dropped off at a city hotel or vice versa.
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Istanbul - Topkapi Palace, St Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar
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Additional Information
 Topkapi Palace, Istanbul
© Turkish Culture and Tourism Office 
All admission fees 
English speaking guide 
Hotel pick-up and drop-off 
Air-conditioned transportation 
Food and drink, unless specified 
All customary tips to drivers, guides and escorts are made at the travelers discretion 

Additional Info:

This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of your travel date Confirmation for this product will be received at the time of booking Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited

Please note:

The Grand Bazaar is not open on Sundays and St Sophia is not open on Mondays.

Booking Details:

This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of your travel date Confirmation for this product will be received at the time of booking Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated Additional Info: Hotel pick up is available from most centrally located Istanbul hotels. Please advise your full hotel name and address at time of booking.

Local Operator Information:

Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

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