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Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar provided by Karavan Turizm

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Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/06/13 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/06/13 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Gain insight into the long history of Istanbul with the ease of a half-day walking tour that visits major historical landmarks and the Grand Bazaar. Your tour includes an admission ticket to the Hagia Sophia, the magnificent Byzantine monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site. You also visit the stunning Blue Mosque, built in the Ottoman era, stroll around the Hippodrome, and browse the vendors at the Grand Bazaar.
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  • 1
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Kapali Carsi
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 3
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 4
    Hagia Sophia Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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Highlights
  • Hear live commentary from your guide
  • See key monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires
  • Have time for shopping in the Grand Bazaar
  • Includes pickup and drop-off from centrally located hotels
Important Information
Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • St.Sophia is closed on Mondays. Instead you will visit Underground Cistern. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, instead you will visit the open-air bazaar
  • Hotel pick up & drop off service available Central Located Hotels. ( Taksim, Old City, ). If your hotel in another location, please send message.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.
  • Blue Mosque is closed Friday mornings and our guide will show & introduce from outside
  • Most travellers can participate
  • We as KARAVAN TRAVEL, want to ensure the minds of travelers that, all the necessary safety measures and precautions will be maintained at all times; hand sanitizer will be available, masks will be given out, seats will be blocked out on coaches, reduced groups sizes and social distancing measures will be taking against COVID-19 infections. We will follow up the new regulations/restrictions permanently and update our procedures accordingly.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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AmbassadorBas wrote a review Jul 2020
London, United Kingdom740 contributions1 825 helpful vote
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Selecuk Ersan, is not only charming, knowledgeable, polite and considerate But he knows his stuff. He is intuitive to the groups needs and will cater to where and how long you’d like to see and walk and do. He answers all questions with confidence and much pride in a beautiful
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Response from Traveler55064, Operations Manager at Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar
Responded 29 Jul 2020
Dear Sir, Greetings from Karavan Travel Istanbul. Thank you very much for your kind reviews. Selcuk is one of our main guide in daily city tours in Istanbul and we are proud to work with him as being Karavan Travel. Nice to host you in Istanbul and hope to assist you in the future Turkey trips. Best Regards, Emel Kilic.
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TallRay wrote a review Feb 2020
Miami, Florida12 contributions1 helpful vote
The guide, Selecuk Ersan, is very knowledgeable and helpful. We were picked up in a vehicle at the hotel on time. The Blue Mosque was closed to visitors because it was Friday and they close it to tourists since that is the day of worship for the Moslem religion. Instead we
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Priscila Calenzo wrote a review Dec 2019
Lajeado, RS2 contributions1 helpful vote
Really enjoyed our tour. Our guide was a great guide. She was very informative and we learned a lot about the history and culture of Istanbul and Turkey.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Traveler55064, Operations Manager at Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar
Responded 28 May 2020
Dear Sir, Greetings from Karavan Travel Istanbul. Thank you very much for your kind reviews to the tour which was operated by Karavan Travel. Nice to host you in Istanbul and hope to assist you in the future Turkey trips. Best Regards, Emel Kilic.
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Marcus C wrote a review Nov 2019
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Not a good start to have to walk to a new destination despite paying for a door to door pick up for the tour.Then waiting 45 mins for a group to turn up who constantly delayed every part of the tour , when the tour guide should have worked with the rest f the group to tell
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Werner S wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Pick-up from Sheraton City at 7:40 am, sit on coach 160 min. before tour starts at Hippodrome. Needed to leave tour after Sultan Achmed visit to go back to Hotel. Not acceptable to pick-up clients with only one bus!!!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Traveler55064, Operations Manager at Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar
Responded 28 May 2020
Dear Sir, Greetings from Karavan Travel Istanbul. We are sorry for having a negative review from the our guests directly, unfortunately in daily operations such kind of issues might be occur out of our wish/control. We will take care of your comments for our future bookings to improve our service quality. Best Regards, Emel Kilic.
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About the operator

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rachelemuz
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Excellent Guide & Tour
Selcuk was incredibly knowledgeable and tailored the day to suit us (we were the only clients on the tour). All hi
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melissalN2720TB
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Great tour!
Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Shared the tour with another couple that were from Scotland. Really
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Suzy P
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Perfect day in Istanbul
This was our second visit to Istanbul and we just had two days, so a food tour covering all the neighbourhoods was
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Intltourguide
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Fun Day at Top Sites
A lovely day. The timing was good, we skipped line ups. The information provided by the guide was great with a nice
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GeoffC1953
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A fabulous day out in Istanbul
Our guide was Salcuk (I think that's his name), and he was outstanding in giving us a great tour. We were the only
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Camera2020
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Istanbul day tour
Prompt pickup, tour began as soon as I met Mehmet on our way to the old city. The weather was unpleasant however we
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halshibani
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Highly recommended
The tour was well organized. The best part of the tour was the tour guide Sedat, extremely knowledgeable, friendly
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372hawaa
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Great Tour
It was a great tour, really liked connecting with different people and Omër the guide was extremely knowledgeable a
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aayushb294
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A lovely food tour with bonus add ons
We started the tour at our hotel where Canan tunckanat met us. She was so friendly and instantly getting to know ou
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sm18146
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Well worth it but the initial admin is poor
You can easily do each of these sites by yourself however with a guide you just get so much more out of it! Our tou
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shahidmehboob
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Excellent tour but!!
The tour was excellent. Our tour guide Selcuk was extremely helpful & knowledgeable. The only issue was connecting
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306jasminkap
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Day full of buties
Amazing day full of unforgettable memories. Thank you Mr. Selçuk! There were many things we have seen and the food
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NurulLulu
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Classic Istanbul
The lady tour guide was amazing. Her broad knowledge has help me to see things that non-guided traveller definitely
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Robert G
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Highly Recommended
We had an amazing tour of all 3 major sites via Kusadasi. Our guide Ibrihim was very knowledgeable and pleasant.
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dianedM3251CY
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Full day classic tour .
We thoroughly enjoyed a great day discovering the sites , life and food in Istanbull accompanied by a very nice kno
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
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