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Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Suleymaniye Mosque. On this tour of the mosques of Istanbul, we'll visit some of the most important religious landmarks of the Old City - a reflection of the cultural influence of the many empires that ruled over this region.​

Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Suleymaniye Mosque. On this tour of the mosques of Istanbul, we'll visit some of the most important religious landmarks of the Old City - a reflection of the cultural influence of the many empires that ruled over this region.​

Istanbul Mosque Tour

We'll meet at the German Fountain in Sultanahmet at the scheduled time to begin our tour of the mosques of Istanbul. Are you ready to discover the most important religious buildings of the Old City? Off we go!

First, we'll walk to the first mosque on our tour- Hagia Sophia. Built in the 6th century AD by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, this temple was an Orthodox Christian cathedral in the early days of ancient Constantinople. In its nearly 1,500 years of life, this landmark building has been used as a Catholic church, a mosque, and even a museum!

Our next stop will be the Blue Mosque, originally called the Sultan Ahmed Mosque - did you know that many consider it to be the finest work of Ottoman architecture? It's no wonder! Today, it's called the Blue Mosque because of the shade of the tiles that decorate its interior with geometric patterns. 

The last visit will be to the Suleymaniye Mosque, the largest mosque in Istanbul for more than 450 years. Beyond its impressive dimensions, this temple is also known for its builder, the renowned Mimar Sinan, chief Ottoman architect and civil engineer during the times of Suleiman the Magnificent, Selim II, and Murad III

After a 4-hour tour of Istanbul's mosques, we'll bid farewell at the meeting point.

Temporary Closures

Due to renovation works, the Blue Mosque will remain closed until further notice. During this time, as a substitute, we'll visit Yeni Cami, also known as the New Mosque.

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Price

Adults Children under 3
US$ 28
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 28
  • Children under 3

    Free

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Duration

4 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English–speaking guide

A bottle of water

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

German Fountain

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