You can take in some of the most iconic sights of Istanbul in this morning tour that commences with a visit to the Blue Mosque. This magnificent mosque which was designed by Sinan and completed in 1616 is known for its majesty and superb iznik ceramic tiling.
Continue outside to stroll along the Hippodrome. This vast public space was built by the Romans in the 3rd and 4th centuries AD to accommodate events such as chariot races and gladiator fights. It is also home to the Column of Constantine, an Egyptian obelisk and the Serpentine Column.
Next to the Hippodrome we will visit the Hagia Sophia. Originally built in 537AD as a Greek Orthodox church, this breath-taking building was converted to a mosque by the Ottomans and is now a museum. Inside there are two floors built around a central nave. It is adorned with superb decorations and has an enormous dome that soars overhead.
Finish the morning with a walk through the Grand Bazaar for some shopping or just to absorb the sights, sounds and historic architectural beauty of this bustling market.
Blue Mosque, Hippodrome Square, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar
General Information & Conditions
All our morning tours can be combined with our afternoon tours and lunch included if done so
VAT is included in the rates
Phone call needed for last minute reservations
We kindly request our guest to be ready 15 minutes prior to departure time. Guests need to arrive promptly at the meeting points given by Tourkeystay, or the tour will proceed without them
30 % discount applies for children aged 2-7. Children under 2 tour free of charge
Tours will only be refunded if cancelled more than 24 hours prior to commencement
Effective Sales Rates of the Turkish Central Bank are valid for payments
Tourkeystay is not responsible for any loss or theft of belongings during the tour
Due to traffic conditions beyond our control, pickup may be delayed
Museums entry fees, parking and road tolls
Pick up and drop off at your accommodation
Transportation in A/C non-smoking car or bus with Professional English speaking guide and driver and their daily expenses
Small group tour
Topkapi Palace is replaced with Basilica Cistern on Tuesdays
Pick up by 08:30, drop off by 12:30