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Istanbul is an important city in terms of its historical features. Many historical monuments belong to different cultures and civilizations are located in this city.

The existing cosmopolitan structure of the city also creates an environment for these different structures to continue to live actively. We have prepared an excellent Istanbul city tour for those who want to get to know Istanbul as part of its historical features.

In the Historical Istanbul tour, you will have the opportunity to know all the important historical areas in the city accompanied by our licensed tour guides.

The Classical-Historical Istanbul Tour is a full-day city tour. The main destinations included in the full day tour are Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia Museum, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace Museum and Sultan Tombs.

Visiting Sights
  • Blue Mosque
  • Hippodrome
  • Hagia Sophia Museum
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Topkapi Palace Museum
  • Sultan Tombs
Hagia Sophia Museum
  • Full Day
  • Regular
  • Everyday
  • 08:30
  • 17:00
  • Bus

Classical Historical Istanbul Tour

08:00 / 08:30 am ─ You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul.
Then, you will be transferred to the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul. You can read this Istanbul city tour’s itinerary below.

  • Blue Mosque was determined as the first destination within the scope of the tour. Blue Mosque is a building where you can see Blue Iznik Tiles. This building, also known as Sultan Ahmet Mosque in Turkish, was built in the 17th century.
  • The second destination within the scope of the tour was determined as the Hippodrome. This structure is extremely magnificent and gives interesting information about the Byzantine period. The building, which was spread over a very large area, was built in the 2nd century BC. It has been used for centuries. For example, in the Byzantine period, the area where large competitions are held in the Hippodrome.
  • Hagia Sophia Museum was designated as the third destination within the scope of the Istanbul tour. It will be a unique experience to see this structure on your short holiday in Istanbul. This structure, which has important remains of both Christianity and Muslim faith, is extremely robust. Moreover, this structure is still being used for some official and religious meetings.
  • Grand Covered Bazaar is the fourth destination to visit. Here you can buy ethnic products and experience a unique cultural experience. Desert and coffee varieties, some textile products and decoration products are sold in this bazaar. In addition, the authentic structure of the bazaar is fascinating.
  • After this destination, you will have lunch at a local restaurant as part of the tour. This lunch will be covered by the tour. But drinks will be your special expenses during the meal.
  • The Magnificent Topkapi Palace will be the first destination after lunch. It is quite enjoyable to participate in this type of tour, especially in the summer. Because trips between destinations can be extremely fun. Topkapi Palace is an important building that has been used by the Ottoman Empire for years. By examining the structure, you will have the opportunity to learn about the past centuries. In addition, our tour guide will provide you with information about the buildings throughout the tour. This will give you a more sophisticated trip experience. “Spoon Diamond” in Turkish “Kasikci Elmasi” is one of the special things that you will have the chance to see here.
  • Sultan Tombs will be the last destination to visit. There are a total of 5 Ottoman sultans’ tombs in this area. Examining these structures can give you some information about the religious culture.
  • All transportation services between destinations will be free of charge. You will also not need to pay any extra ticket when entering the museum (Harem Part is excluded). All these expenses will be covered by the tour.

17:00 ─ When the Istanbul city tour ends, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Istanbul.

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  • Pick up and drop off from Central Hotels. (Sultanahmet, Aksaray, Beyazit, Laleli, Taksim, Beyoglu, Karakoy)
  • English Speaking Licenced Tour guide
  • Entrance Fees to the mentioned sights
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • All necessary land transportation by A/C Touristical Buses
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at the lunch
  • Any extra fees for transportation if your hotel is not central

Closed Days

  • Hagia Sophia is closed in the 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.


How do I pay for the tour?

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.

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