Tour Code : EN-055

Istanbul old city Tour -7 Hr


Istanbul Old City Tour

Transfer from the cruise ship in Galataport port for Istanbul's old city tour covers iconic landmarks of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires' wonderful monuments.  Admire the grand domes of the Hagia Sophia, and the stunning architecture with blue Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque. Enjoy visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites and famous monuments and natural beauties in Istanbul by joining the Istanbul Daily Tour programs organized by our agency with a knowledgeable guide.



Transfer from Cruise ship

Our guide and driver will pick you up from the Istanbul Galataport or your hotel at the given time and will drop you off at the end of the tour. In this tour, you will discover the unique works of art and buildings from the Byzantine and Ottoman periods with an experienced and licensed tour guide.

Hippodrome Square

This is where horse races took place and entertainment, sports, and political activities were organized during the Roman and Byzantine periods. Here, we will see the Serpent Column brought from Delphi in Greece, the Egyptian Obelisk, the German Fountain of Wilhelm ll, and the tombs of Ottoman sultans and princes.

Saint Sophia

Hagia Sophia, meaning the church of “holy wisdom”, was built by the emperor Justinian in 532 - 537. Designed and built as a church, Hagia Sophia was later converted into a mosque in the Ottoman period and become a museum afterward. It is accepted as one of the world’s greatest architectural works and a common heritage of mankind.

Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque also known as Sultanahmet Mosque, this great structure is the greatest Ottoman mosque in Istanbul, built between the years 1609-1617 by Sedefkar Mehmet Effendi the Architect and commissioned by the Ottoman Sultan Ahmed I. Best known for its 6 minarets and blue Iznik tiles that lend the mosque its name, today it is one of the main icons of Istanbul skyline.

Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar is the oldest and largest covered bazaar in the world, Grand Bazaar (Kapalı Çarşı) is made up of 61 covered streets and is home to more than 4000 shops selling anything you can think of from carpets, jewelry, leather, and souvenirs to garments, bags, decorations, spices, and home textiles in an exotic and unique atmosphere, always bustling with locals and tourists.

Topkapı Palace

Topkapi Palace has served as the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire for over 400 years, from the 15th to the 19th centuries, and as the home of the Sultans and their families, Topkapı Palace is a great complex surrounded by huge walls. It hosts an outstanding collection of famous jewels of the Ottoman Imperial Treasury, daggers decorated with precious diamonds and stones, swords, war armors, the Spoonmaker's Diamond, crystals, silver items, Chinese porcelain, elegant dresses once used by sultans and their families members and the sacred relics such as Prophet Muhammad's cloak known as Hırka-i Sherif.
* The Treasury and Harem sections are not included in the program and have an extra entrance fee.

Royal Tombs

The tombs belonging to Ottoman sultans in the cemetery section of Hagia Sophia are covered with ceramic panels embroidered with green, blue, and red flower motifs. Dresses belonging to the sultans and pieces of Kaaba covers are also exhibited in this section.

Closing Days
Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. In this case, will visit Islamic Art Museum
The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Mosque close 11.00 -  14:00 for visit on Friday due to Friday prayers.
Blue Mosque will be visited from outside on Fridays.



* Mix Guided Group prices  minimum  per person:  85 EURO
   English and Spanish language

*Prices: Rates are based on per person

        2 Pax            Per person

      3 - 4 Pax       Per person

       5 - 6 Pax         Per person

    7 – 9  Pax         Per Person

10  Pax and up    Per   person

180 Euro       

150 Euro   

  130 Euro   

 105 €         

   85 €       

- Children 3-6 years old  free (no meal)  / 6 - 11 Years old 60 Euro

Prices Include
- Transfer pick-up and drop back to your hotel or Istanbul port
- Private air-conditioned and non-smoking vehicle with an experienced driver
- Entrance fees as per the itinerary
- Professional licensed tour guide
- Lunch
- Service charges and VAT

Prices Exclude
- Personal expenses
- Additional tours
- Beverages during lunch


Price includes

Transfer pick-up and drop back to your hotel or Istanbul port

Private air-conditioned and non-smoking vehicle with experienced driver

Entrance fees as per the itinerary

Professional licensed tour guide

Service charges and VAT

Price Excludes

<strong> </strong>Personal expenses

Additional tours

Beverages during lunch

Gratuities and tips for the guide and driver


Our guide and driver will pick you up from the port or your hotel at the indicated time and will drop you off at the end of the tour. On this tour, you will discover the unique artworks and buildings from the Byzantine and Ottoman periods with an experienced and licensed tour guide.

Cruise transfer from Istanbul Galataport to Sultanahmet Square (Hippodrome) square will be a private vehicle. 
You will also be transferred from your hotel to Hippodrome square in two directions.

- Due to traffic, pickups may be delayed beyond our control
- FREE Pick-up & Drop-off service is valid only for guests staying at hotels in the city center including, Beyoğlu, Besiktaş, and Aksaray districts, the Taksim area, and the historical peninsula.
- Extra Pick up-Drop off the charge from Asian Side 80 USD
- Extra Pick up-Drop off a charge from the European Side of 60 - 90  USD for districts such as Ataköy, Bakırköy, Levent, Maslak, Yeşilköy, Merter, Beylikdüzü, Bahçeşehir, etc…

Cancellation Policy
- For cancellations made 7 days before the tour, 100% refund. (Except for the Bank Commission)
- For cancellations made 6 - 3 days before the tour, 50% refund. (Except for Bank Commission)
- For cancellations made 2 days before the tour date, a 100% penalty is applied. 
- No refunds will be made on reservations made 2 days before the tour.

Closing Days of Sites in Istanbul
Sunday         - Grand Bazaar
Monday       - Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi Palaces, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
Tuesday        - Topkapı Palace, Military Museum
Wednesday  - Chora (Kariye) Museum, Yedikule, Rumeli Fortress
Thursday       - Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi palaces
Friday            -  Most museums are open
Saturday        - Zulfaris Synagogue (Jewish Museum of Istanbul)

St. Sophia Church
Topkapi Palace
Grand Bazaar
Basilica Cistern
Hippodrome Square
Serpentine Column
German Fountain
The Egyptian Obelisk
The German Fountain of Wilhelm ll

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Regular Group Tours are English-guided package tours with mixed nationalities of a minimum of 20 people and a maximum of 40 people on the specified dates. Regular Group tour prices are fixed.
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  • Tour Code : EN-055
  • Duration : 6 - 7 Hr
  • Start : İstanbul
  • End : İstanbul
  • Tour Season : All year round
  • Transfer : Vehicle
  • Distance : 20 Km
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