Istanbul City Tour (Byzantine Relics)

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  • Duration4 Hours
  • Adult 35€
  • Child (8-12)17€
  • Infant (0-7)Free

Curious to unfold Istanbul’s byzantine history? Our Istanbul City Tour (Byzantine Relics) provides the best opportunity to visit some infamous sites, and unfold their importance. Be part of a guided experience, and learn some interesting information about some of the country’s most notable monuments.

Istanbul City Tour (Byzantine Relics) is a half day, guided excursion. It is ideal for all those who wish to dive into Istanbul’s history, and understand the importance that this city used to have in the previous centuries. Spend quality time with your loved ones, learn many interesting fats about the sites, and explore one of the city’s most interesting aspects.


Hotel Transfer

Free Hotel Pickup & Dropback Service from Fatih, Beyoglu, Sisli, Besiktas, Eyüp, Mecidiyeköy & Kagithane Hotels. 

Tour Time

Departure time of this tour –
08:00 /08:30

Price Includes

  • Hotel Transfer (One Way)
  • Bus with Full A/C
  • Guiding Service

Price Excludes

  • Transfer Back To Hotel
  • Personal Spendings
  • Drinks & Foods
What to Expect

With this tour, expect to spend a morning full of interesting visits, during which you will explore the city’s Byzantine history. Our Istanbul City Tour (Byzantine Relics) takes place on a daily basis, and begins with a morning pick-up. You will arrive at the city centre, with a comfortable vehicle, and start a walking tour towards some iconic and famous monuments. The tour is guided by a professional, who is in charge of briefing you about each of the sites. The first spot to visit is Sultanahmet Square. Located in the city centre, this square hosts multiple important sites from the Roman and Byzantine eras. Accompanied by the guide, you will see the German Fountain, the Egyptian Obelisk, the Column of Constantine, the Hippodrome, and the Serpentine Column.

During this 4-hour tour, expect to visit the Blue Mosque, as well as Hagia Sophia. The first, is still an active worshiping place and is famous for its exceptional interior design. Inside, you will observe the beautiful blue tiles decorating the walls. Please note that on Fridays, Blue Mosque is closed, and the schedule is adjusted accordingly. The latter is able to impress you with its majestic size and architectural design. Both of these sites are among the most famous in the country. In fact, it was constructed in an effort to outdo the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem. The tour finishes with a visit at the bustling Grand Bazaar of Istanbul. This labyrinth of shops and stalls is a heaven on earth for those who are passionate about shopping. Exercise your bargaining skills, purchase cool souvenirs, and get the real vibes of Istanbul’s most famous bazaar. This half day tour finishes in the midday, with a transfer service back at your hotel. Once you arrive back, expect to be full of positive emotions and new information!

Don't Forget
  • Witness the architectural marvel of Hagia Sophia and learn about the history of Sultan Ahmet Square was once a Hippodrome, used for chariot racing since Roman times
  • Browse the shops in the marvelous Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest covered markets in the world and improve your bargaining skills
  • Admire the Iznik tile work that gave the ''Blue Mosque'' its famous nickname of Sultan Ahmet Mosque
  • Admire the glory days of the Byzantine Empire on this 4-hour tour of historic Istanbul

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Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

You can pay by card online or by cash on the tour day with any currency such as Turkish Lira, Euro (EUR), American Dollars (USD), United Kingdom Sterling (£).

Does the guide accompany us on the tour?

Yes, our expert and knowledgeable guides accompany you throughout the tour.

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Klenk Arons

Couple Traveller

Amazing!!! Went on this with the family last week and even though I’m not really into sightseeing my parents convinced me to join. Istanbul has so many things to see, time is never enough! A cool guide was with us, and we listed to the history of every site. Among the things that got my attention was, of course, Hagia Sophia. You cant even imagine how big it is!!! A must-see!!! Grand bazaar was a true experience. So much culture and history blended. We bought some nice stuff from there and we even tried some local specialties.

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