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Istanbul Day Tour of Sultanahmet: Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia

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  • Travel between six Istanbul attractions easily on an air-conditioned coach
  • Learn the history of each location from your guide
  • Hassle-free entrance to attractions with included entry fees
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Small-Group Istanbul in One Day Tour Including Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia
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Small-Group Istanbul in One Day Tour Including Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia
US$85.00
Overview

See six of Istanbul’s top attractions efficiently on this full-day guided tour. An air-conditioned coach conveniently takes you between locations, and your guide will explain the history of each sight. Visit the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Hippodrome, and the Grand Bazaar, with a break at midday for a three-course lunch. Hotel pickup and drop-off, plus included entrance fees, make for a seamless experience.

What to Expect
Begin your full-day tour with pickup at your European-side hotel or at a meeting point in central Istanbul. Your guide will give you a brief orientation before you board your air-conditioned coach and head to Sultanahmet Square. Stop inside the Blue Mosque, with its six minarets and colorful tile work. Learn about the history of the Ottoman-era mosque from your guide.

Stroll across the square to Hagia Sophia, a museum that used to be a church and a mosque. Continue on to Topkapi Palace and discover its history as you wander through many ornate rooms. Then, take a break to enjoy a three-course traditional Turkish lunch.

Next, you’ll pass through the Hippodrome and admire the Egyptian Obelisk, and then make your way to the ancient underground Basilica Cistern. Finally, shop for traditional goods and meet shopkeepers at the Grand Bazaar before you’re returned to your departure point.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Small Group Tour was wonderful!

Please make sure you contact the tour group office in advance, so they know to pick you up from the hotel. I tried, but to no avail. It was my hotel staff that found a way to get to them and contact my group tour...More

Thank Dream710178
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful tour of main sites

My business partner and I spent five days in Istanbul last week and booked this tour to have the opportunity to see as many sights as possible in a short time in between our meetings. Our tour guide, Osman, was extremely knowledgeable and with ease...More

Thank Gillian B
NeonToursIstanbul, Genel Müdür at Neon Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Our Valued Guests, Thank you for your kind and valued comments about our services and guide. We are delighted to hear that you had great time and made you happy here with our services and guide. We will absolutely share your valued comments /...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018
A visit we couldn't miss

We were so much looking forward to see Topkapi and then the disappointment that it also was under construction, so we could se only the outside buildings and rooms, a bit of the halls where the people prayed.

2  Thank Celeste252015
Reviewed 7 August 2018
Sevilay Tokmak is AMAZING & so is this tour

I enjoyed listening to Sevilay Tokmak tell about the everything that was seen throughout this tour. Moreover, she was kind and considerate about each group member. She did not leave anyone out and made sure that everyone stayed together. She's creative, helpful and knowledgeable. I...More

2  Thank Kat G
NeonToursIstanbul, Genel Müdür at Neon Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Kathleen, Thank you for your kind and valued comments about our services and guide. Sevilay is one of our in house and knowledgeable guides. We are delighted to hear that you had great time and made you happy here with our services and guide....More

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Good Way to Get Introduced to Instanbul

If you have only one day to see Istanbul, this tour is worth it. It covers the most interesting and well-known places and the guide is friendly and explains the history well. Lunch is included, which is also nice, as is a trip to the...More

6  Thank kbwsanfrancisco
NeonToursIstanbul, Genel Müdür at Neon Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Our Valued Guest, Thank you for your kind and valued comments about our services and guide. We are delighted to hear that you had great time and made you happy here with our services and guide. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour...More

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kimaimai23
6 August 2018|
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Response from Dream710178 | Reviewed this property |
Contact the tour group ahead and ask if you can join them later and to provide you name phone contact info so you can meet up with your guide.
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Arsalan K
1 August 2018|
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Response from asifjah | Reviewed this property |
yes you can,there is no issue in bringing your one year old son.People are seen there roaming around with their children.
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