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Sultanahmet District Tours and Activities

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Home to some of Istanbul’s most recognizable attractions, the Sultanahmet District is an ideal place to explore the city’s complex history. With the rose-colored Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) sitting across from the six minarets of the Blue Mosque and down the street from the energetic Grand Bazaar, this neighborhood packs in a wealth of culture.

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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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$150.00
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$150.00
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9-Day Turkey: Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Capadocia

9-Day Turkey: Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Capadocia

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A great chance to discover most of Turkey with 9 Days Turkey Tour including Istanbul, Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia by plane. You will start your tour arriving in Istanbul and having a rest to get ready for the adventure. The day after you will discover all the important attractions in Istanbul by a full day Sultanahmet Old City tour. You will continue by visiting Gallipoli and Troy, then Pergamon. Next you will see Ephesus ancient city and Pamukkale Hierapolis. On the 7th day there will be North Cappadocia tour which shows major places to visit in Cappadocia with South Cappadocia tour afterwards. In the morning you may experience hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia on Day 8. The tour ends with a flight back and an overnight stay in Istanbul before your flight.
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  • 9 days
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$1,053.00
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$1,053.00
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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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$142.29
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$142.29
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Best of Turkey Tour - 9 Days

Best of Turkey Tour - 9 Days

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Visit> Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Antalya and Cappadocia. >Internal flight tickets, airport transfers, 4* accommodation, Guiding service, Skip-The-Line tickets, lunch at tours provided> Explore magnificent Turkey with 9 Days customized package by plane from/to Istanbul. Visit Istanbul; where Asia Meets Europe and was the capital of 3 different empires, enjoy cruising on the Bosphorus. Explore the Underground cities of Cappadocia and see rock-cut churches, learn history about early Christians from your local guide, take photos of the fairy chimneys from the best photoshoot points. Walk on the ancient roads of best-preserved greko-city with House of Holy Mary nearby. Swim in Pamukkale's healing thermal springs. Enjoy the sunset on the Mediterranean from the best panoramic point of Antalya. Walk in the cobblestone paved with colorful flowers streets of the old town and see the clock tower, Hadrian Gate, and Kesik Minare.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,135.00
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$1,135.00
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Private Istanbul Layover Tour with Pick Up

Private Istanbul Layover Tour with Pick Up

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Waiting for your next flight but you have some time that you don't want to spend at Istanbul International Airport? Good news! We have got you covered. Join us for tour and get to see Istanbul's highlights and gain an insight into its history. Start your layover tour with a pickup from the airport at the time that suits your arrival. Hop inside our Vehicle and be ready to get amazed by this cosmopolitan city and then by the end of the tour you will be dropped back to the airport in order to catch your next flight.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
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$150.00
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Istanbul: Private Tour Topkapi Palace and Harem

Istanbul: Private Tour Topkapi Palace and Harem

Discover the history and myths of Ottoman Istanbul on a private tour led by an expert guide Get priority admission tickets and avoid long lines. See the Holy Relics, Imperial Kitchens, Royal Court, and the terraced gardens with tulips. Witness the Harem with your own eyes, the private quarters, and home of the Sultans. Admire incredible views of the Bosphorus as you look out over the city Get tips from your guide at the end of the tour about what to see next
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$211.12
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$211.12
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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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$30.16
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$30.16

Small Group Tour: Best of Istanbul with Lunch and Tickets (10 people Max)

Small Group Tour: Best of Istanbul with Lunch and Tickets (10 people Max)

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Visit the best sights of Istanbul in the accompany of your family friendly tour guide and small group. Explore Istanbul's most wondrous monuments in one day such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Stroll through the ancient streets of the Grand Bazaar and walk through tiny treasures created by local craftsmen.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Private Shooting in Istanbul

Private Shooting in Istanbul

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Let's have fun and a good fit during our little photo walk! I will be teaching you how to look at the camera naturally while being confident with your self-image. Photography is the art of lighting, including when you take portraits in street style. We meet in Sultanahmet area and from there we start our photography adventure, we walk to Karakoy and take an old funicular to Galata. In Galata we can make a break in the rooftop cafe with amazing view for some drinks and photos. After we can walk to Cihangir and finish the trip. I will take photos of you for 2 hour while we hang around. All your photos from our time together will be delivered to you via email within 2 days after the experience ends. Don't worry about posing l will gide you to get the best results!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Half Day Tour

Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Half Day Tour

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Experience the main attractions of Istanbul, as well as the small but equally wonderful details of the city on this small-group tour.  Your guide takes you on an in-depth tour of both Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. You'll hear interesting stories that other tours fail to mention. .
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.71
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$21.71
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Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Hippodrome - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice Market

Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Hippodrome - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice Market

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Discover the highlights of Sultanahmet, Istanbul's historic 'old town' on this half-day walking tour. Join your guide for a curated Istanbul experience, and avoid common Sultanahmet experiences like getting lost or being targeted by aggressive touts. Learn all about storied sites like the Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern from your English-speaking guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.16
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$30.16
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Istanbul Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Bazaar Shopping Tour

Istanbul Grand Bazaar and Egyptian Bazaar Shopping Tour

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Lose yourself in the vibrant sights, scents and sounds of Istanbul’s legendary bazaars on this 4-hour small-group shopping tour. Marvel over the eye-popping colors of the spices and sweets at the exotic Egyptian Bazaar then browse the staggering 4,000 stalls of the Grand Bazaar, stopping to enjoy demonstrations of traditional crafts, like carpet-making, calligraphy and ceramics. With numbers limited to 15, you’ll enjoy personal attention from your guide, who can help you seek out the perfect souvenir and hone your haggling skills so you can shop like a local.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.26
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$48.26
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Highlights of Istanbul Walking Tour

Highlights of Istanbul Walking Tour

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First-time travelers can discover the best of Istanbul with this small-group highlights tour, perfect for getting your bearings in this picturesque city. Explore the city's top landmarks with your guide, find a few hidden gems, and learn about the city's diverse cultural and architectural achievements. Along the way, you can spot the Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar, and even stop at an Ottoman-era spice market to get a taste of the time-honored marketplace experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.29
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$12.29
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Full Day Private Istanbul Tour

Full Day Private Istanbul Tour

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Step into the golden ages of the Ottoman, Byzantine and Roman empires with a full-day, private tour through Istanbul’s Old City. See the monuments and historic sites of Hippodrome Square, where Roman charioteers raced in ancient times, then explore St. Sophia's stunning architecture and museum. See the iconic tiles, mosaics and slender minarets of the Blue Mosque and browse traditional handicrafts inside the Grand Bazaar. Learn about the lives of sultans and courtiers at Topkapi Palace, which contains a remarkable collection of Turkey's greatest holy relics, imperial treasures and artwork.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$149.59
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$149.59
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Istanbul Classics Half Day Morning Tour

Istanbul Classics Half Day Morning Tour

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Behold the magnificent Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque on this 3.5-hour small-group guided walking tour of Istanbul’s best monuments. You will delve into the complex culture of Istanbul as you discover its famous monuments intertwined history. Not only will you see the beauty of Hagia Sophia Museum and Blue Mosque, but explore the Hippodrome of Constantinople and the German Fountain. People are limited to 15 on this tour, so you can receive more personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.26
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$48.26
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7 Days Turkey Tour Package: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale - by Flight

7 Days Turkey Tour Package: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale - by Flight

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Even if you can only spare a week in Turkey, this seven-day tour offers the chance to discover all of the country’s best-loved highlights. Avoid wasting whole days on the highway and instead fly between Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale. Many travelers who visit Turkey for a week only see one or two cities; with this tour, your experience will be much more comprehensive, leaving you with a well-rounded view of Turkey and many more memories to reflect on and share.
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  • 7 days
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$1,260.00
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$1,260.00
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8 Day Turkey Tour from Istanbul: Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Hierapolis

8 Day Turkey Tour from Istanbul: Pamukkale, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Hierapolis

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Discover impressive history and landscape of Turkey's north Aegean region and Cappadocia on this 6-day tour from Istanbul. Step back in time and learn how Greco-Roman history influenced Turkey in Hierapolis and Ephesus. Admire the stunning travertine rock plateaus creating one of Turkey’s most famous natural wonders at Pamukkale. You will visit Cappadocia and see bizarre yet fascinating geology in Çavuşin, Göreme, Uçhisar and more. Enjoy the simplicity of this trip with three domestic flights included (Istanbul to Izmir, Kusadasi to Kayseri and Kayseri to Istanbul). Plus, five nights of lodging and airport rides are included, so your trip is worry-free. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people allowing you more intimate experience with your guide.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,108.67
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Eat Like a Local: Istanbul Food and Culture Tour with Dinner at Local Family Home

Eat Like a Local: Istanbul Food and Culture Tour with Dinner at Local Family Home

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For the true essence of Turkish heritage, eat like a local and explore the streets of Sultanahmet during this guided small-group Istanbul food and culture tour. Step inside a local’s home to meet the family and enjoy an evening experience of Turkish hospitality. The 4-hour night begins with a 3-course dinner of traditional dishes and concludes with an expedition into the backstreets of Istanbul. You’ll witness a backgammon or football game along the way and even have a chance to take a puff from the shisha pipe. People are limited to 12 on this tour, so you can receive more personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.35
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$57.35
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Small Group Tour of Istanbul Highlights Morning

Small Group Tour of Istanbul Highlights Morning

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Get the perfect introduction to Istanbul’s history, art and culture with a 4-hour tour through the heart of the Old City. Take in slender minarets, tiled mosaics and frescoes at Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, then see the historic landmarks of Hippodrome Square, where ancient charioteers and athletes competed for Byzantine emperors. Learn to navigate the sprawling aisles of the Grand Bazaar, with inside tips on shopping for Turkish carpets and handicrafts.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.26
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$48.26
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Jewel's of Turkey - 6 Days

Jewel's of Turkey - 6 Days

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Visit > Istanbul, Ancient Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, Pamukkale, Cruising on Bosphorus Internal flight tickets, 4* accommodation, Airport transfers, Skip-The-Line Tickets, Guiding service, Lunch at tours provided. Explore UNESCO Sites of Turkey with a customized 6 Days Package. Visit Istanbul; Where Asia Meets Europe and was the capital of 3 different empires, see historical monuments such as Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Pamukkale, The Pools of Heaven on Earth, Ancient Ephesus; An Archeological treasure, The best-preserved classical city in Eastern Mediterranean, walk on the ancient streets where Mother Mary, St John even St Paul walked. Learn history about early Christians and experience the life of locals. Tasty delicious foods from Turkish Cuisine.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$665.00
Price varies by group size
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$665.00
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Ephesus Pamukkale Tour by Plane

Ephesus Pamukkale Tour by Plane

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Get the most out of your visit to Pamukkale by traveling with a guide and small group of just 15 people or fewer. Making the journey by plane means you'll save tons of travel time, arriving in Pamukkale to explore one of the Mediterranean's best-preserved ancient cities, including the calcified terraces and pools, the marble-paved streets, and the Library of Celsus. Overnight accommodations and meals are included so you don't have to worry about planning a thing.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$454.81
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$454.81
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4 Days Turkey Tour: Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus

4 Days Turkey Tour: Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus

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Discover some of Turkey’s finest cultural and natural treasures outside of Istanbul on this comprehensive bus tour. Operated by bus to avoid the cost of expensive plane tickets, this tour offers travelers the chance to see Ephesus, Cappadocia, and Pamukkale in a fraction of the time it would take to complete the circuit on a self-drive tour.
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  • 6 days
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$378.00
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$378.00
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Istanbul New Year 2022 Dinner and Party Cruise on the Bosphorus

Istanbul New Year 2022 Dinner and Party Cruise on the Bosphorus

Celebrate New Year’s Eve right on a Bosphorus cruise. Dinner is served on board the boat and consists of a wide array of traditional Turkish dishes, including vegetarian options. Wash everything down with unlimited beer, wine, vodka, and raki (anise-flavoured drink). Stay entertained with belly dancing, folk, and DJ performances. Courtesy hotel drop-off spares you the task of catching a taxi on the busiest night of the year.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$159.00
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$159.00

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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$30.16
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sultanahmet District 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 139 Sultanahmet District tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Sultanahmet District 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sultanahmet District costs USD 5.40. Guided Sultanahmet District tours start around USD 5.40 per person. See all 139 Sultanahmet District tickets and tours on Viator.
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