Rooting for the ultimate sightseeing experience in Istanbul? Explore the city’s long history, unfold different periods of time, and get impressed by what Istanbul has to offer in terms of sites and monuments. This full day excursion provides a complete overview of Istanbul’s Ottoman and Byzantine history, and promises an unforgettable journey back in time.
Our Istanbul City Tour is perfect if you are passionate about history and sightseeing. Guided by a professional, the excursion ensures lots of interesting information, great views, imposing sites, and wonderful memories from Istanbul. Spend a day full of interesting visits, and enjoy quality time with your friends or family with our Istanbul City Tour.
Free Hotel Pickup & Dropback Service from Fatih, Beyoglu, Sisli, Besiktas, Eyüp, Mecidiyeköy & Kagithane Hotels.
Departure time of this tour –
08:00 / 08:30
When joining this full day tour in Istanbul, you can expect to be part of the ultimate, guided, sightseeing experience. It begins in the morning with a transfer from your hotel to the city centre. To make your day smoother and more informative, a professional guide will be with you to brief you on each of the sites. The first location to visit is Sultanahmet Square, which hosts multiple sites and monuments. During your time at this square, expect to observe the German Fountain, the Column of Constantine, the Serpentine Column, and the Egyptian Obelisk. After sending time there, you will walk towards Blue Mosque that is one of the country’s most important worship places. It is particularly famous for its interior design, as blue tiles decorate the walls. Next to it, stands, majestically, the infamous Hagia Sophia. The impressive structure used to be a church, and was built in an effort to outdo the temple of Solomon in Jerusalem.
The day tour continues with a visit at the infamous Grand Bazaar of Istanbul. The labyrinth-like bazaar is full of shops and stalls, selling all sorts of items, local delicacies, and street foods. Take your time to exercise bargaining, and shop some cool souvenirs. After an energising lunch, the tour continues with a visit at the Sultans’ Tombs. They are located in mosque-like buildings, and inside you can see the sarcophagus of 5 sultans and their family members. A guided tour in Istanbul is never complete without a visit at the imposing Topkapi Palace. Back in the Ottoman times, this building used to be the mansion for some Sultans. Today, it is a museum with an extraordinary collection of artworks, jewelleries, items of everyday life, and costumes from that era. Our Istanbul City Tour finishes in the afternoon with a drop off service back at your hotel. By that time, expect to be full of interesting information and charmed by the beauty of Istanbul.
Excursion Go is offereing you the best local experts to book Istanbul City Tour (Full Day). No down payment is required to make reservations.
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 (£).
Yes, our expert and knowledgeable guides accompany you throughout the tour.
This is an amazing day tour. Pick up and drop off from the hotel was very well organized. Saw all the “hot spots” in an informative and relaxed manner. Very much impressed with the tour guide knowledge and kindness.. We truly enjoyed the amazing culture of Istanbul, the tour was amazing. Visiting the Mosques, Palace and Grand Bazaar was breath taking. Best part is there was enough time to explore each place and it wasn’t rushed at all. This is a walking tour with lots of breaks. So wear comfortable clothes and good walking shoes. I would definitely recommend this tour to any tourist visiting Istanbul.
It was one of the most beautiful tours I have attended. There was so much to discover that we plunged into the depths of history. The restaurant we stopped at for lunch was more than I expected, great view of istanbul city and delicious food. We visited a lot of historical places and it was simply amazing. I learned a lot in one day more than years spent on history books. Entrance for the Palace and the Blue Mosque were also included. The tour took 7-8 hours, well organized, highly skilled and professional guide and very informative tour. Totally worth it. Fair price and you get to see a lot jn one day.
I cant even express how much fun I had on this tour! I had my first Turkish Meal which was so delicious at a restaurant near The Grand Bazaar which completely filled me up. I had my first Turkish Tea during a Turkish Rug presentation. We made visits to everywhere listed on the itinerary including the Hippodrome, Egyptian Obelisk, The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia. I was given free time to visit the market square to indulge in the Turkish culture at the spice market. What an amazing day! I landed in Istanbul the day before this tour and I absolutely recommend this tour to be the first thing you do when you get to Istanbul. Everything you need to experience all in one day!