Close your eyes and listen to Istanbul. You will be impressed by Byzantium and Ottoman Empire History. Our knowledgeable and educated Istanbul tour guide will take you to these periods.
Classical Historical Istanbul Tour shows you the remains of Byzantium and Ottoman. You will understand the history by impressive Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and you can dream as a Sultan in Topkapi Palace.
Between 08:00 and 08:30 our driver will come to your hotel to pick you up. Pick up time may change according to hotel location. Then you will be transferred to the meeting point. This tour is group tour and there will be other people in the Istanbul Tour group. You will have a chance to meet other people and make a friend as well. After meeting with other tour participants and tour guide, you will start the tour. Today our first visit will be Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmad Masjid) where you will be able to see great Blue Iznik Tiles inside then we will walk in the Hippodrome was used for civic activities, horse ricing during Byzantium period. This area is decorated with Serpentem column, Egyptian Obelisk, and German Fountain during the Ottoman Empire. After that, we will visit the Hagia Sophia Museum which is the must-see place in Istanbul. Before having lunch in a local restaurant we will visit the Grand Covered Bazaar where you may get lost. There are more than 4,000 shops and you are able to any kind of stuff such us carpet, leather, souvenirs, gold and more. After having lunch we will visit the Magnificent Topkapi Palace where the Ottoman Sultans lived and the Ottoman Empire was ruled. Also, you will be able to see original Chinese porcelain, in kitchen section and see the most expensive diamond “Spoon Diamond” in Turkish “Kasikci Elmasi”. Holy Relics of Prophet Muhammed A.S.V are presented in Topkapi palace as well. Today our last visit will be Sultan Tombs just beside the Hagia Sophia Museum. You will see the 5 Tombs of Ottoman Sultans. At the end of the Istanbul Tour, you will be transferred back to the hotel and you will be dropped off your hotel around 17:00. We hope you enjoyed our Daily Istanbul Tour to explore historical sights in Istanbul and glad to see you again in our another day tour in Istanbul.
Any extra fees for transportation if your hotel is not central
Closed Days – Hagia Sophia is closed in winter period on Monday. Replaced with Underground Cistern – Blue Mosque is closed on Friday due to Friday Prayer. No Replacement. – Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sunday. Replaced with Handicraft Store – Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday. Replaced with Beylerbeyi Palace – Sultan Tombs is closed on Monday. Replaced with Little Hagia Sophia Mosque and on Tuesday replaced with Camlica Hill.
If you accept the tour that you would like to join and ready to book you can use our online booking form on the mentioned page. You can click on (Book Now Pay Online) You can pay either deposit or full amount with your Visa or Master Card.
Do we pay the full amount?
Generally, we charge a minimum %30 deposit or some small amount according to tour content. The deposit may change according to the tour package you that you chose and it is shown on the website how much deposit we charge. If you pay only deposit the rest has to paid in CASH once.
Is there any discount for children?
Of course, we have a discount for children. You will see the discounts for children when you start the booking online.
What are the departure dates of the tour?
Our tours depart every day (unless otherwise stated)! You need to pick your date from the booking form and complete it then we will arrange your tour according to the chosen starting date.
What kind of vehicles do you use for your day tours?
We use fully air-conditioned non-smoking new-model touristic vehicles for our tours, like Mercedes, Wolksvagen, Isuzu, Otokar) – so that you can enjoying touring in comfort.
Some of our tour Packages include local buses for conneting from one city to others. We use a good bus companies for your locla bus travel from one city to others.
Do your tours stop in shopping stores?
Our regular group tours stopping in some shopping places. But there is no obligation to buy. Mostly we stop unique goods shops belong to Turkey such as carpet store, leather store or jewelry stores. Once we stop here also you will get a lecture about the goods. Our private tours do not stop any shops unless you required.
Who will pick up from our hotel?
If you booked your own hotel and start the one of our tour from your hotel, one of our staff/driver will come to your hotel at given time that will be written on your confirmation voucher and take you the meeting point to meet with other tour participants and tour guide.
Do we have to carry our passport with us during the tour?
While you are on a city tour, you do not need to carry but just in case, once you arrive in your hotel, take the copy of your passport and carry passport's copy with you.
If you travel from one city to other city and if you are going to use the flight or bus connection between cities, you have to take your passport with you.
How many people there will be in the group tours?
Group size changes day by day. We are not able to give you an exact number of the group but generally, group size is between 8 and 25 people.
Are tour guides licensed and speak English?
All of our tour guides are licensed by the Turkish Tourism & Cultural Ministry and all are educated and well experienced.
If I am Vegetarian, am I able to find any Vegetarian food during Turkey Trip?
Yes, It is very easy to find vegetarian food in Turkey. But please let us know your food preference at the time of booking.
What happen if I forget any valuables/any staff in the tours?
We are not responsable for any forgeten valuables/staff on our tour. But if you let us know immediately we will try to do our best to find it and deliver it to you according to the possibility.
When I pay by credit card, is it safe to use your online booking?
It is secured by SSL 128-256 bit and we do not see any credit card details. When you insert your credit card details the payment charged directly by our bank.
Do you pick up and drop off from/to hotels for the day tours?
Yes, we do pick up and drop off from Central Hotels like Sultanahmet, Laleli, Aksaray, Taksim, Fındıkzade, Karakoy, Beyoglu, Sirkeci. If the hotel that you booked is out of these areas, where you need to come by yourself to our meeting point or there will be an additional cost for pick up and drop off according to the possibility.
Do you drop off the airport after the tour?
Yes, we are able to transfer you the airport at the end of the tour with an additional cost. The price change according to the airport. Please let us know which airport at the time of booking.
If I have stopped over in Istanbul for a limited time, can I join the day tours?
According to your flight arrival and departure time, you are able to join. But there will be an additional cost for pick up and drop off the airport.