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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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$125.00
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$125.00
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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 Istanbul in One Day Tour Including Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia

Small-Group Istanbul in One Day Tour Including Topkapi Palace 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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$90.00
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$90.00
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Skip The Line: Istanbul Classics Small Group Tour 10 people Max.

Skip The Line: Istanbul Classics Small Group Tour 10 people Max.

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Tick through Istanbul’s highlights without transport hassles or getting lost, and with a guide to reveal their history on this small-group full-day tour. Admire and hear tales of the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome that you’d probably miss alone, and clearly hear the guide’s commentary with numbers limited to just 10. Plus, enjoy an included authentic Turkish lunch—an extra you might skip if exploring independently.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.00
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$62.00
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Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul

Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul

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Experience somber battlefields and historic World War I memorial sites during this guided day trip to Gallipoli from Istanbul. With an expert guide, visit heartbreaking sites on the Gallipoli peninsula where Australian, New Zealand and Turkish soldiers lost their lives during a merciless WWI campaign. Hear rare stories about the fallen troops at famous sites including Lone Pine, ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu Cemetery and the Nek.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.28
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$107.28
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Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace

Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace

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Cruise the stunning Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn and experience three of the best Istanbul sights on this adventure-filled full-day sightseeing tour. This tour takes you on a boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait to savor spectacular sights of bridges, palaces, mosques and fortresses. Stop at Dolmabahçe Palace for a guided tour and explore the alluring scents and colors of the Spice Bazaar. Visit Rüstem Pasha Mosque on top of Camlica Hill and capture wide views of the skyline. Plus, enjoy a delicious 3-course meal along the beautiful shoreline.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes to 8 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.43
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1-2 or 3 Days Best of Istanbul Private Tour

1-2 or 3 Days Best of Istanbul Private Tour

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Make your Istanbul adventure totally unique with a 1- to 2-day private sightseeing tour. Opt for a single day and see the whole of the Old City, plus the Grand Bazaar. Extend the tour to include a second day and visit the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim, and Istiklal Street, plus a Bosphorus cruise. Please note that your guide is happy to alter the itinerary completely to accommodate your personal interests.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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$120.00
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2-Day Cappadocia Tour with Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride

2-Day Cappadocia Tour with Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride

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Discover the otherworldly wonders of Cappadocia on this immersive overnight tour, including a one-way flight from Istanbul. This tour is designed to make your travels hassle-free and informative. Explore Cappadocia’s stunning terrain on a hike through the Rose Valley, admire fairy chimneys, blue skies and houses that have been carved into the sides of mountains at Çavuşin and the UNESCO-listed Göreme Open-Air Museum. Rest in comfort at a local hotel, included in the tour. If you choose, upgrade your trip by opting in for an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$310.00
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$310.00
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Istanbul Private Tour

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Istanbul Private Tour

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Benefit from a flexible schedule and personalized attention on this half-day private tour in Istanbul. Perfect for those short on time, this private tour lets you move at your own pace and focus on things that interest you. Highlights can include a tram ride, a funicular ride, the neighborhood of Karakoy, and the Blue Mosque. All private transportation included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.12
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$71.12
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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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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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Day Tour - Troy Tour from Istanbul

Day Tour - Troy Tour from Istanbul

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Uncover ancient Greek mythology and the history of the Trojan War during this guided day trip to Troy from Istanbul. During a walking tour, learn about the famous archaeological site of Troy and see a replica statue of the Trojan Horse. Then, delve into the interesting era’s of Troy and discover how this settlement transformed over time. Plus, enjoy a visit to the small coastal town of Eceabat for lunch.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.33
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Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha

Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha

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Uncover the sacred practice of the mystical Sufis at an authentic Mevlevi Sema Ceremony held at Istanbul’s Hodjapasha, and witness the 800-year-old tradition that has been preserved on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Be mesmerized by the bizarre yet beautiful sight of the Whirling Dervishes as they perform their unique spiritual rituals during an hour-long show, including a live orchestra and 360-video projections.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.33
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$33.33
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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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$185.00
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$185.00
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Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul

Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul

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Discover Istanbul on a full-day tour that travels on foot and public transit to historic landmarks and local cultural hubs. Start by touring the Hippodrome, Serefiye Cistern and Grand Bazaar, then take a break for Turkish coffee, pastry and hookah (tobacco pipe). Visit the book and paper market Sahaflar Çarşısı, which started in the Byzantine era, then tour Istanbul University. Continue to Suleymaniye Mosque, the Spice Bazaar and the Church of St George before winding through the districts of Fener and Balat — the old Greek and Jewish neighborhoods.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.37
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Pamukkale Day Trip From Istanbul

Pamukkale Day Trip From Istanbul

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This day trip to Pamukkale is one you definitely don’t want to miss when you’re in Turkey—it makes it simple to explore the city and its ancient sights and ruins from Istanbul.  After a short flight and easy transfer, see the red springs of Karahayit, explore the Roman ruins of Hierapolis, and swim in the thermal waters of the Cleopatra Antique Pool (additional expense), with a guide providing historical context along the way. You also have some time to explore the village of Pamukkale on your own before your return flight and transfer back to Istanbul.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$319.42
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7-Day Turkey Classics Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia and Ankara

7-Day Turkey Classics Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia and Ankara

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Explore the historical attractions in Turkey during this 7-day Turkey tour that begins and ends in Istanbul. You will traverse Istanbul with an expert guide aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach to visit the poignant battlegrounds of Gallipoli, the mesmerizing Roman-Greco remnants of Ephesus, and the other-worldly geology in Cappadocia. Along the way stop at Pamukkale to marvel at the cream colored rock plateaus, take a dip in the hot Hierapolis natural springs and discover the history of Troy. Enjoy the peace of mind of six nights accommodation and daily breakfast and dinner meals, all included and planned for your convenience.
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$963.07
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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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$963.07
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Turkey's Wonders - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Travel from-to Istanbul

Turkey's Wonders - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Travel from-to Istanbul

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Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia !!! Three beauties of Turkey. If you would like discover those amazing destinations, this travel package is one of the best Turkey travel itineraries. The connection between the destinations (Istanbul-Pamukkale & Izmir-Cappadocia & Cappadocia to Istanbul) will be with the domestic flights and those flights are included.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$697.90
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Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul

Cappadocia Dream - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from/to Istanbul

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Although many cross-country tours in Turkey only allocate a day to Cappadocia’s preternatural landscape and innovative architecture, most travelers find that a two-day tour strikes the right balance between seeing the region’s highlights and sacrificing time elsewhere in the country. See all of the highlights of Cappadocia comfortably during this two-day tour departing from Istanbul. Don’t risk running out of time to see all of the region’s unique natural heritage; instead, make sure you get to experience all of Cappadocia’s surreal landscapes, its cave churches, and the underground city.
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  • 2 days
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$396.56
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4 Day Turkey Tour: Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkale

4 Day Turkey Tour: Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkale

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Embark on an exhilarating tour of Turkey’s most iconic locations on a 4-day excursion to Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale from Istanbul. Discover the dramatic valleys and canyons of Cappadocia; delve into the rich Roman history of Ephesus; and sink into the steaming serenity of Pamukkale’s hot springs. Receive three nights’ comfortable accommodation, selected meals, a professional guide, and round-trip hotel transportation on this exhilarating tour.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$964.28
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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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$96.43
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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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$36.16
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$36.16

Istanbul Sightseeing Walking Tour

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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
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$22.90
$24.11
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