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Istanbul Mosques & Palaces Tour

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

On this tour of the mosques and palaces of Istanbul, we'll discover the masterpieces of Ottoman architecture and see emblematic buildings such as the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace!

On this tour of the mosques and palaces of Istanbul, we'll discover the masterpieces of Ottoman architecture and see emblematic buildings such as the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace!

Istanbul Mosques & Palaces Tour

At 8:30 am, we'll meet at the German Fountain to start this tour of the mosques and palaces of Istanbul. We'll discover all the secrets of Ottoman architecture and the city's most representative buildings!

The first stop of the tour will be, of course, the Hagia Sophia Basilica. Since its construction in the 6th century, this temple has passed through both Christian and Muslim hands, being used as a basilica, Orthodox church, and mosque. Today, Hagia Sophia is a veritable museum of the confluence of religions that have coexisted for centuries in Turkey and whose beauty amazes any visitor.

We'll admire the amazing exterior architecture of the basilica, with its imposing central dome, surrounded by semi-domes, and its impressive minarets. After seeing this marvel, we'll head to the Blue Mosque, named after the beautiful blue mosaics that decorate its structure.

The next stop will be at the Topkapi Palace, a luxurious building that the Ottoman sultans used to centralize administrative power between the 15th and 16th centuries. We'll learn about its interesting history and then head to a local restaurant for lunch.

After the lunch break, we'll resume the route passing by the Hippodrome and the Obelisk of Theodosius, which was commissioned by the Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose II. We'll then continue to the Suleiman Mosque, one of the masterpieces of the 16th-century imperial architect Mimar Sinan.

Finally, the tour of Istanbul's mosques and palaces will end at 4 pm at the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered markets in the world. Here, you can continue to learn about Turkish culture and do some shopping.

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Price

Per person Children under 6
US$ 27
not permitted
  • Per person

    US$ 27
  • Children under 6

    not permitted

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

7 hours 30 minutes.

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

Lunch

Water

Not included

Entrance fee to Topkapi Palace: 200 TL (US$ 10.70) per person

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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