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Sultanahmet District

Sultanahmet District

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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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Divan Yolu, Istanbul, 34410
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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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$36.83
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$36.83

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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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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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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$36.83
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9 Days Turkey Treasure Tour From Istanbul

9 Days Turkey Treasure Tour From Istanbul

See the best of Turkey on a 9-day guided tour with domestic flights. Explore the layers of history in Istanbul and see sights including the Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. Travel to Gallipoli in an air-conditioned coach and visit the battlefields. Take a guided tour of Troy and the acropolis at Pergamon. Learn about history at Ephesus and snap photos of the white travertine pools in Pamukkale. Fly to to Cappadocia and stay in a cave hotel. Take time to explore the region, including Pasabag, Uchisar, and the Goreme Open Air Museum. Enjoy local meals throughout the trip.
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  • 9 days
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$1,527.33
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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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$58.37
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Small-Group Istanbul Walking Tour: Hagia Sophia Museum and the Blue Mosque

Small-Group Istanbul Walking Tour: Hagia Sophia Museum and the Blue Mosque

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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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  • 3 hours 20 minutes to 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.11
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Istanbul Sightseeing Walking Tour

Istanbul Sightseeing Walking Tour

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See Istanbul’s most notable landmarks and secret backstreets on this small-group walking tour. Learn about the city’s Byzantine and Ottoman history from an English-speaking guide. Pass by Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, and the Spice Bazaar. On this tour, learn about the attractions, but not venture inside. Discover where locals eat and drink.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.56
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Skip the Line: Hagia Sophia plus Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

Skip the Line: Hagia Sophia plus Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

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Explore the bustling Grand Bazaar and save time with skip-the-line access to top attraction Hagia Sophia on this half-day small-group guided tour in Istanbul. Bypass the long queues at Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO-listed monument, and learn about the history of this former church and mosque. Ogle mosaics and gaze up at the its dome structure, an engineering marvel. Then, take the pulse of the Grand Bazaar, a bustling covered market with over 4,000 shops and stalls. Learn the bargaining ropes from your guide, and then peruse through countless tapestries, antiques and souvenir stalls. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people, creating a more personalized experience with your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.39
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$61.39
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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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$49.11
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8 Days Legendary Turkey Tour From Istanbul

8 Days Legendary Turkey Tour From Istanbul

Explore western Turkey on an 8-day tour from Istanbul. Visit the capital’s key sights like the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia then head towards Gallipoli to see the World War I battlefields. Discover ancient Greek and Roman ruins in Troy, Pergamon, and Ephesus before heading to Pamukkale to relax in the warm calcium pools. End the tour in the Mediterranean city of Antalya before boarding a flight back to Istanbul.
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  • 8 days
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$1,222.84
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Outdoor city escape game with guiding - Istanbul

Outdoor city escape game with guiding - Istanbul

This tour combines walking, playing and learning. There are no extra costs, no entry fees , no objects, no guides. Everything you need is included in the app we offer. You will have an amazing time wandering around the city and learning info about the most important attractions of the city. It is highly recommended for families, friends, couples, students, companies and team building activities. The tour supports English, German, Italian, French and Spanish
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.20
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$44.20
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Private Tour: Istanbul’s Ottoman Experience Including Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque

Private Tour: Istanbul’s Ottoman Experience Including Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque

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Marvel at Istanbul’s best Ottoman sites during this 4-hour private guided tour of the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. This tour captures the essence of why the Sultanahmet district is a  UNESCO World Heritage site. You will learn about the history of Istanbul dating back to its former Ottoman days as Constantinople. Plus, hear old stories about the reign of sultans from your expert guide and admire architecture and ancient relics within each famous attraction.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Half Day Tour ( 9:00am and 2:00pm )

Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Half Day Tour ( 9:00am and 2:00pm )

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Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace are two of the city’s unmissable cultural and historic sites. Focusing on these two places will allow you to concentrate on their beauty and unique histories at leisure, without rushing on to other sites. Save time by skipping the lines with priority access, definitely a bonus whether it’s your first time in Istanbul or you’re a repeat visitor.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.69
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$30.69
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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
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Private Istanbul Tour in 1, 2 or 3 Day

Private Istanbul Tour in 1, 2 or 3 Day

Visit most popular sights of Istanbul with your private tour guide who has skip-the-line priority in 1-2 or 3 days; DAY-1 Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace. DAY-2 Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Istiklal Street, Galata Tower(from outside). DAY-3 Suleymaniye Mosque, Chora Church, Fener-Balat Districts, Pierre Lotti Panorama Hill by Cable Car.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.05
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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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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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$49.11
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Istanbul Princes Islands Tour With Lunch

Istanbul Princes Islands Tour With Lunch

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Just off the Asian shore of Istanbul, Turkey's Princes Islands are a popular day trip for Istanbullus in the know. Relax like a local and escape the fast pace of Sultanahmet or Karakoy on this full-day tour to Büyükada, the largest island in the chain. Imagine yourself in Ottoman Turkey on this historic, car-free island which features traditional Ottoman architecture.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.67
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A Unique Walking Tour with Serif Yenen and Team: Underground Istanbul

A Unique Walking Tour with Serif Yenen and Team: Underground Istanbul

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Go underground and discover what’s underfoot on this walking tour. Learn about the history of Istanbul across empires from your guide. Vist the ruins of the Byzantine Great Palace, located below a cafe. Pause at Panagia Hodegetria Church and Sacred Water, hidden below a carpet shop. Descend into Istanbul’s cisterns and stop at the Greek Orthodox Church of Myrelaion. Enjoy a break for afternoon tea.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$195.00
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$195.00

Private Istanbul Layover Tour

Private Istanbul Layover Tour

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Most travelers spend their layovers waiting in the airport. Make the most of your time in Istanbul during this fast-paced sightseeing tour, which transfers you back to Ataturk Airport in time to catch your next flight. Settle back into a comfortable, air-conditioned van and listen to background on Istanbul’s rich history from your own private guide, while discovering the highlights of the former Ottoman capital.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$300.00
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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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Istanbul Combo: Classic City Tour and Bosphorus Cruise

Istanbul Combo: Classic City Tour and Bosphorus Cruise

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Follow winding streets to domes, minarets, and vibrant markets on a full-day private tour of Istanbul’s most iconic sites. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour, so you can fully experience the sites that interest you most. Enter the Old City gates to discover Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome Square and a pair of remarkable bazaars, then finish the day with an optional sightseeing cruise on the Bosphorus.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.00
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Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Basilica Cistern - Blue Mosque - Spice Market

Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Basilica Cistern - Blue 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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$36.83
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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 151 Sultanahmet District tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Sultanahmet District costs USD 5.40. Guided Sultanahmet District tours start around USD 5.40 per person. See all 151 Sultanahmet District tickets and tours on Viator.