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Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya)
Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya)

Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya)

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Built in 532 as the world’s largest place of worship, the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) shifts its identity with the times but never loses its grandeur. Converted from a church to a mosque during the Ottoman era and becoming a museum in 1935, the pink-hued Old City building is one of Istanbul’s don’t-miss attractions.

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Aya Sofya Meydani, Istanbul, 34357
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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

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Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

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Experience Istanbul’s timeless sights on a full-day tour of the city’s stunning historic places. Listen for the ancient echoes of pounding hooves and charioteers at Hippodrome Square and spot the distinctive tiles of the Blue Mosque. See the Byzantine mosaics and minarets of Hagia Sophia, then follow in the footsteps of powerful sultans, courtiers, and generals at Topkapi Palace. Finish your tour in the vibrant Grand Bazaar, browsing bright displays of handicrafts, carpets, and souvenirs.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Small-Group Tour Including Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern and Hagia Sophia

Small-Group Tour Including Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern and Hagia Sophia

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Fit all of Istanbul's attractions at the top of your bucket list into one packed day, with the help of an expert local guide. Stroll Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet neighborhood, brimming with iconic buildings and storied streets. Tour the Blue Mosque, one of the most important sites in the Muslim world. Delve into history of the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Istanbul Hippodrome as well as the 'sunken palace' of Basilica Cistern. And you won’t want to miss the and the bustling Grand Bazaar or savory 3-course lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Morning

Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Morning

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Forget about exhausting foot marches, experience Istanbul simply in an elegant way. No Experience Necessary! Learn to ride a Segway less than 2 minutes and join our professional guided city tours. Tour starts daily at 10.00am, tour duration is 3 hours. Please check also afternoon and evening segway tours in viator.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.14
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Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Afternoon

Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Afternoon

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Forget about exhausting foot marches, experience Istanbul simply in an elegant way. No Experience Necessary! Learn to ride a Segway less than 2 minutes and join our professional guided city tours. Tour starts daily at 15.00, tour duration is 3 hours. Please check also morning and evening segway tours in viator.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour including Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

Private Tour: Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour including Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

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Experience the finest attractions in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet district during this private, guided day tour of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. Marvel at these famous monuments alongside your expert guide who will give you individual attention on this private voyage.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.00
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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

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Istanbul is one of the world’s greatest cities, and this hop-on hop-off tour offers a truly flexible way to explore it. Board your open-top, double-decker bus at any stop along the two routes, and enjoy the views as you listen to the audio commentary. Then, create your own sightseeing itinerary as you hop on and off at any of the stops to visit highlights such as the spectacular Topkapi Palace, the UNESCO-protected Hagia Sophia, the Egyptian Bazaar, and more. Your ticket is valid for 1, 2, or 3 days and entry to select attractions.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.91
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Best Of Turkey Tour 10 Days Small Group

Best Of Turkey Tour 10 Days Small Group

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Get a comprehensive overview os Turkey on this "best of" tour with a small group. With a guide in the lead, you'll follow a carefully-curated itinerary designed to include all the highlights and make sure you don't miss a thing. Stops include Pergamon, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, and others. Traveling with a small group means you'll enjoy personalized attention from your guide and an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,490.00
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$1,490.00
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Istanbul:Your Guide&Your Way

Istanbul:Your Guide&Your Way

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Enjoy the total freedom of customizing your own tour of Istanbul, with the help of a guide. As a local expert, your guide will be able to make suggestions to suit your interests and needs, and you can decide on the final locations. Get to know the city up-close on a walking tour, and use public transportation to reach places further afield, just as Istanbul's residents do.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.00
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4-Night Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul Including Flights and Istanbul Sightseeing Tour

4-Night Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul Including Flights and Istanbul Sightseeing Tour

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Discover two of Turkey’s top destinations on this two-day on this convenient 4-night tour. Hotel lodging and internal flights are included to ensure a smooth and happy trip. In Istanbul, see the famed Byzantine and Ottoman landmarks. And in Cappadocia, enjoy two days of exploring this region’s otherworldly nature, man-made caves and Derinkuyu Underground City as well as UNESCO-listed Göreme Open-Air Museum. This tour includes accommodation in Ottoman-style hotels for four nights in addition to airport transfers and select meals. An optional hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia is also offered. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people to ensure a quality experience.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$799.00
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$799.00
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Photoshooting in Istanbul

Photoshooting in Istanbul

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I don't only offer you commemorative photography. I have fashion photography experience, and you will learn to pose like a star throughout your shot.I also guarantee that your photos will be of a billboard quality. I'm impatient to meet you on the streets where my childhood passed. Best Regards, Uğur CANKURT
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.00
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Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Evening

Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Evening

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See more of Istanbul's Old City in less time with this convenient Segway tour where you whisk through the streets on an easy-to-ride personal transporter. After a quick review of how to handle your Segway, you glide through Istanbul at night, and follow your guide through Sultanahmet to see the area's top sights. Highlights include stops at Constantine’s column, the Blue Mosque, and the Hippodrome.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.14
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$37.14

Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

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Explore the top attractions in Sultanahmet (the old city) on a full-day tour with a knowledgeable guide. Take in UNESCO World Heritage sites and famous monuments in Istanbul including the stunning Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome. Then follow your guide through the Grand Bazaar, browsing the shops of hundreds of vendors with an array of textiles, jewelry, perfumes, spices and more. Your guide shares the long history of Istanbul with your small group, which is limited to 10 participants to ensure a more intimate experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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$59.00
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Istanbul Tourist Pass: 35+ Top Attractions/ Services

Istanbul Tourist Pass: 35+ Top Attractions/ Services

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Save time and money on Istanbul’s top attractions with an Istanbul Tourist Pass, with a choice of 3- or 7-day digital city pass. This comprehensive sightseeing pass grants you: skip-the-line admission to Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace museums; a hop-on hop-off city bus tour and Bosphorus Strait boat tour plus an evening performance of whirling dervishes, and Istanbul SEA LIFE Aquarium.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$146.04
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$146.04
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Small Group Tour - Full Day Istanbul City Tour

Small Group Tour - Full Day Istanbul City Tour

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Experience Turkey’s Ottoman and Byzantine eras during this full-day guided Istanbul city tour in the Sultanahmet district. Aboard a comfortable coach, head to top attractions like Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and the UNESCO-listed museum Hagia Sophia. Witness the lively atmosphere of one of the world’s largest covered markets - the Grand Bazaar. Prior to lunch, enjoy engaging stories about sultans and their harems and other Istanbul lore from your friendly local guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.05
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$99.05
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8-Days Wonders of Turkey: Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia

8-Days Wonders of Turkey: Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia

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Getting around Turkey to see all of its historic landmarks and natural attractions can be expensive, stressful and difficult to organise. This eight day tour of the country deals with the organisation for you, so you don’t have to worry about setting up flights, accommodation, meals or tickets. Starting in Istanbul, travel across the country to historic sites on the West Coast of Turkey before finishing your tour in the unique landscapes of Cappadocia.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,549.00
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$1,549.00
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8 Days Istanbul Pamukkale Ephesus Cappadocia By Plane - TUR1

8 Days Istanbul Pamukkale Ephesus Cappadocia By Plane - TUR1

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Planning an 8-day excursion through Turkey may be a logistical challenge; booking this tour means everything is taken care of for you. Domestic air travel is included, so you can move quickly through the country and not spend a ton of time on the road. As you check off highlight after highlight, your guide will fill you in on the history, art, culture, and architecture of the areas you're exploring from your guide.
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  • 8 days
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$989.28
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$989.28

Virtual Tour of Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia

Virtual Tour of Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia

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The best place to see the cultural transformation of Istanbul is Hagia Sophia. Discover how this beautiful landmark has changed throughout the years. From being the biggest Catholic church in the world to later being turned into a mosque by the Ottomans. Hagia Sophia now welcomes its visitors virtually as a museum full of cultural gems. Istanbul has been a cultural melting pot for centuries and most of the cultures that once reign the city left their marks: from beautiful monuments and stunning religious establishments. And here's where the Blue Mosque come to play. If there’s a mosque that portrays the beliefs and the beauty of the Muslim culture of Istanbul, it’s the Blue Mosque. Are you ready to explore it?
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar

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

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See the sights of Istanbul on a half-day tour that takes in the city’s famous historical landmarks and cultural sites. See Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. Entrance fees are included, as is hotel pickup and drop-off for your convenience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.00
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$38.00
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Istanbul Shore Excursion: Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Istanbul Shore Excursion: Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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See the best of Istanbul on this 1-day sightseeing Istanbul shore excursion. With the help of your expert local guide, spend your time at port in Istanbul exploring this world class city’s many highlights. This tour serves as an ideal introduction to this fascinating city that spans two continents and many worlds. After, you will return to your ship for an on-time departure.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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$85.00
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VIP Istanbul Combo Ticket: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Baslica Cistern

VIP Istanbul Combo Ticket: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Baslica Cistern

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Experience Istanbul like a pro, when you buy a skip-the-line combination ticket for the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Basilica Cistern. Upon arrival at each location, your guide escorts you past the long queue for fast entrance. After a brief overview, you’re ready to explore at your own pace. Enjoy the freedom to see the three world-famous attractions in any order that works for you. (Note: Cistern admission at 11am only.)
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.53
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$49.53
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Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day or Full Day Private Walking Tour

Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day or Full Day Private Walking Tour

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Get an in-depth exploration of Istanbul on this full-day or half-day private tour. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide and stroll through the Sultanahmet neighborhood. Visit the Hippodrome, the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern, and the Grand Bazaar. Choose to add Topkapi Palace to a full-day itinerary.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.81
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7-Night Turkey Highlights from Istanbul with Ephesus and Cappadocia

7-Night Turkey Highlights from Istanbul with Ephesus and Cappadocia

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See the very best of Turkey on a 7-night tour that explores ancient history, culture, and natural wonders from Istanbul to Ephesus and Cappadocia. Travel by air from Istanbul to Izmir to make the most of your time, then enjoy guided tours in each destination, whether you're strolling through the Roman ruins or soaking in travertine pools. This 7-night tour of Turkey includes accommodations, meals, entrance fees, and all activities, with pickup and drop-off from the airport in Istanbul.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,170.05
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Imperial Istanbul Half-Day Tour: Hagia Sophia, Basillica Cistern and Grand Bazaar

Imperial Istanbul Half-Day Tour: Hagia Sophia, Basillica Cistern and Grand Bazaar

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Venture to imperial monuments rich with history and discover the Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and the Grand Bazaar during this half-day guided tour in Istanbul. Gaze at the Hagia Sophia’s massive columns and dome during a visit to one of the world’s largest basilicas and most popular museums in Turkey. This tour will take you underground to Basilica Cistern which was once the backbone of the Great Palace of Constantinople. Enjoy a trip to the Grand Bazaar where you can barter for souvenirs and feel the pulse of one of the oldest and largest covered markets on the planet.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 557 Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) costs USD 4.95. Guided Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) tours start around USD 4.95 per person. See all 557 Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) tickets and tours on Viator.