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Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

  • Learn about the city from an English-speaking guide
  • Enjoy hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your hotel
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan
Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul
From US$59,00
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Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul
From US$59,00

Many of Istanbul’s highlights are in the old city, and this tour allows you to visit all of them hassle-free. Depart directly from your hotel with a pickup in an air-conditioned minivan and learn about the sights from an English-speaking guide. Explore Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar with a small group.

What to Expect

Meet at your hotel in the morning and begin your full-day small-group tour of Istanbul with an English-speaking guide. Travel by air-conditioned minivan to the old city peninsula. Visit Topkapi Palace and explore the museum, including the large collection of Chinese and Japanese porcelain.

Move on to the Hippodrome, where sporting and political events took place during the Byzantine Empire. Here, see the Egyptian Obelisk, the Serpentine Column, and the German Fountain. Continue on to the Hagia Sophia, a Byzantine church turned Ottoman mosque turned secular museum. Cross the square and visit the Blue Mosque.

Go to the Grand Bazaar, which has 4000 shops of antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets and leather goods. At the end of your tour, transfer back to your hotel.

Write a ReviewReviews (28)

1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Walking Tour

Ozzy was a great tour guide. Look forward to exploring more of Turkey with her in the future. I loved that carpet making and pottery making were also included on her tour!

Thank Rabia J
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile
Great tour

Fantastic tour with great information. The tour guide ozlam was very friendly and is experienced in the history of Ottoman Empire.

Thank Muhammad M
Brad F, Manager at Global Travel Services Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Awesome! Thx

Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile
Fantastic small group tour of Istanbul

We attended the 8-hour walking tour of old town Istanbul. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised at how much we got to see in one day. There is no way it would be possible to see so much if we tried to do this...More

2  Thank DHassellhoff
Brad F, Manager at Global Travel Services Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018
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Glad you enjoyed yourselves!

Reviewed 1 April 2018

The tour was ok, a lot of info but actually - dates are not particularly interesting if you cant get the century correct! I would have given 4 stars but really didn't appreciate the passive aggressive carpet shop stop at the end of the tour...More

1  Thank sean1962
Reviewed 12 December 2017
Lale brings the Old City to life!

Fantastic tour! Our guide, Lale Kilic, was timely, knowledgeable and flexible. We spent the day walking, soaking-up the history and experiencing not only the historic sights, but a ceramics demonstration and a non-pressured carpet showing. Topkapi palace comes to life with Lale's descriptions and her...More

2  Thank Liselle E
Brad F, Manager at Global Travel Services Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Hi there and thanks for the review. I believe you have the wrong company however. We are in Australia and this destination is Istanbul:) Please come and check us out here in Cairns sometime too!

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