Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour


50 EUR

Get the perfect introduction to Istanbul’s most iconic places with a 5-hour, small-group tour of the old city with an experienced guide. Visit the top sites of Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar.

Duration: 5 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • 5-hour tour of Istanbul's old city
  • Get a great overview and orientation of the city Visit historic and religious sites
  • Shop the Grand Bazaar with an insider
  • All entrance fees included


The best choice for any first-timer, Top sites of Old Istanbul, is a Half-day, small group tour. Discover what has made Istanbul such a majestic and historically significant city by hitting all of the hotspots and then some!

Top Sites of Old Istanbul covers:

Hippodrome: The former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II.

Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th-century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul.

Basilica Cistern: The Basilica Cistern is one of Istanbul's most surprising tourist attractions. This huge, palace-like underground hall, supported by 336 columns in 12 rows, once stored the Imperial water supply for the Byzantine emperors.

St. Sophia: The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world.

Grand Bazaar: In addition to its historical importance, it's a bazaar that will tempt even the non-shoppers with its rich collection. (on Sundays, the Grand Bazaar is replaced with the Spice Bazaar)

NB! When booking a private tour your latest starting time can be 1 pm.

What’s included & not included

  • Entrance Fees
  • Professional Guiding
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

The restaurant is located on the street where the tram lines run through Sultanahmet, approximately 1-minute walk from the Sultanahmet tram stop.

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