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Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque & Grand Bazaar Half-Day Tour

by Travelium Duration 4h 45m Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $35

History and culture are around every corner on your journey through Istanbul. Discover the Hippodrome, the mighty Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sophia Basilica. See how traditions live on and are still part of daily life as you hunt for a deal in the labyrinthine streets of the Grand Bazaar.

Your morning starts with a visit to the remaining columns and obelisks of the Hippodrome—once the center for sports, theatre, and politics in the former Roman capital of Constantinople. See where slaves once rode chariots in ferocious races and the place where orators shared brave words for the assembled crowd.

Your tour continues to the beautiful Blue Mosque, also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque for its founder. Witness the tomb of the great ruler, and admire the delicate designs and floral patterns of the Ottoman tiles that decorate the walls of the shrine.

Feast your eyes on the majestic 6th-century Byzantine basilica, Hagia Sophia. It was once a church, then a mosque, and now a museum. View the architectural innovation of this domed structure as well as the paneled interior with colored marbles and ornamental stone inlays.

Complete your tour with an exhilarating shopping experience at the bustling Grand Bazaar. From the trading of diamonds and carpets, to food and perfumes—you are sure to find an excellent bargain.

History and culture are around every corner on your journey through Istanbul. Discover the Hippodrome, the mighty Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sophia Basilica. See how traditions live on and are still part of daily life as you hunt for a deal in the labyrinthine streets of the Grand Bazaar.

Your morning starts with a visit to the remaining columns and obelisks of the Hippodrome—once the center for sports, theatre, and politics in the former Roman capital of Constantinople. See where slaves once rode chariots in ferocious races and the place where orators shared brave words for the assembled crowd.

Your tour continues to the beautiful Blue Mosque, also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque for its founder. Witness the tomb of the great ruler, and admire the delicate designs and floral patterns of the Ottoman tiles that decorate the walls of the shrine.

Feast your eyes on the majestic 6th-century Byzantine basilica, Hagia Sophia. It was once a church, then a mosque, and now a museum. View the architectural innovation of this domed structure as well as the paneled interior with colored marbles and ornamental stone inlays.

Complete your tour with an exhilarating shopping experience at the bustling Grand Bazaar. From the trading of diamonds and carpets, to food and perfumes—you are sure to find an excellent bargain.

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7:45 AM, Tour in English

Duration 4h 45m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$34.54

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Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque & Grand Bazaar Half-Day Tour

Activity Location

Sultanahmet

Istanbul

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Istanbul City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Istanbul


Highlights

  • Symbolic landmarks & historic architecture on a shoe-string

  • Delicate designs & floral patterns of the Blue Mosque

  • Architectural beauty of the renowned Hagia Sophia

  • Souvenir shopping at the largest covered bazaar in the world

  • A visit to the ancient site of chariot races & speeches


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque & Grand Bazaar

  • Admission fees

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Istanbul hotel


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays; you will visit the 6th-century Basilica Cistern instead.

  • The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.


Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque & Grand Bazaar Half-Day Tour ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

2.9 out of 5

5/5 Apr 1, 2019

Todo estuvo muy bien. El guia llego muy puntual y fue muy amable con nosotros. Tomamos este tour el primer dia y nos ayudo mucho para ubicarnos en Estambul con el apoyo del guia y nos dio varios tips.

5/5 Apr 1, 2019

Ottimo tour e spiegazione esaustiva. Siamo rimasti molto contenti. Peccato le file per entrare anche con biglietto già fatto