Go inside Hagia Sophia with a friendly local
Visit the Blue Mosque & appreciate its beauty
Private tour: only you & your local host!
Discover a small & totally functional mosque
Sip some Turkish tea like the locals do
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Private and local guide
1 non alcoholic drink
Food and Beverages not mentioned in inclusions
Hotel pick-up and drop off
What you can expect
Embrace the beauty of the multicultural influences spread all around Istanbul by visiting two of its most celebrated cultural hotspots: the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Experience Istanbul like you would never have thought of: with a local! During this private experience, your new local friend will show you the unique contrasts and mixes of Christianity & Islam through visits to important cultural gathering places.
If there’s a mosque that portrays the beliefs and the beauty of the muslim culture of Istanbul, it’s the Blue Mosque. This worshipping place welcomes you with its grand courtyard as you hear the call of prayer. Be respectful of those that go there to pray and just absorb the beauty of its beautiful decorating tiles.
The perfect example of a cultural gem is, Hagia Sophia! This marvelous gem is one of the oldest churches later turned into a mosque by the Ottoman and that now works as a museum. No need to wait in line! Thanks to your favorite local, you will be able to go straight in to admire its beautiful detailed interior. Did anyone say Turkish tea! Take a break and enjoy a delicious Chai together with a cup of tea. Feel like a local as you take a sip and discover more about their tea traditions and coffee preparation rituals. Open yourself up to all the beautiful possibilities that Istanbul offers you.