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Istanbul Highlights Morning Tour

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide at your centrally-located Istanbul hotel, and enjoy views of the Old City’s winding streets and historic buildings as you travel to Hagia Sophia. Trace the building’s extraordinary path from 6th-century, Orthodox cathedral to mosque and museum, and discover gleaming mosaics, soaring domes, tombs and baptismal fonts.

    Duck into the gracious courtyard of the Blue Mosque, where Istanbul’s devout gather for six daily prayers beneath a tiled dome and elegant minarets. Learn about the Sultan who built the Blue Mosque during his short, tumultuous 14-year reign. Travel even farther into Istanbul’s past at Hippodrome Square: discover a series of landmarks left by successive emperors, rulers and military leaders on the spot where Byzantines gathered for ancient sporting events.

    Finish your day at the Grand Bazaar, and enjoy the flexibility to browse the sprawling shopping complex at your own pace. Get advice on where to find Istanbul’s best selection of handicrafts, souvenirs and antiques, or meet with a local carpet salesman to learn how to choose a high quality product.

    Please note: Hagia Sophia (Closed on Mondays; will be replaced with Underground Cistern), Grand Bazaar (Closed on Sundays; additional time will be spent at the other locations).
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your centrally-located Istanbul hotel
    Departure Time
    1:30 PM
    Return Details
    Grand Covered Bazaar
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
    • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
    • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
    • Entry/Admission - Hippodrome (At Meydani)
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • The Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sundays - on this day of the week it will be replaced with a visit to an authentic shop
    • On Friday mornings before 1:00pm, the Blue Mosque is only visited from the outside because of the noon prayer
    • Please note that there may be long waiting times for entry to the Blue Mosque
    • Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays. On this day of the week, this part of the tour will be replaced by a visit to the Yerebatan Cistern.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 26 April 2019 via mobile

    The guide was very informative and friendly he was tolerantung and clam The tour was fun we learn alot of new stuff The only thing that make it a 4 star rhe information in the email were not accurate They wrote to us it is...More

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