Journey through Time: Explore Istanbul's Byzantine and Ottoman Heritage on a Full-Day City Tour

Embark on a captivating journey through Istanbul's Old City with our Full-Day Tour, a condensed exploration of the historical gems that define this enchanting metropolis. Immerse yourself in the cultural richness, architectural marvels, and ancient stories that unfold at every turn.

Full Day Istanbul Old City Tour Itinerary

  • Hotel Pick-up (08:00 - 09:15): Your day begins with a personalized pick-up from your hotel or specified location between 08:00 and 09:15. Our friendly team ensures a comfortable start to your adventure.
  • Hagia Sophia: Also Called the Church of Divine Wisdom, it is a masterpieceof grandeur and proportion. Coveted by the Islamic East and Christian West, the Hagia Sophia is one of mankind's greatest treasures.
  • Blue Mosque ( Sultanahmet Mosque): No one has been to Istanbul at least once can ever forget the feeling of awe and wonder at seeing the Blue Mosque for the first time.
  • Hippodrome and Obelisk: The vast Hippodrome, known as At Meydani or " plaze of the horses" stretches between Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
  • Shopping Opportunity
  • Grand Covered Bazaar ( Kapali Carsi): The Oldest and the largest covered market place in the world is situated in the center of the city.
  • Topkapi Palace: Topkapi Palace was the main residence of the Sultan and his court. It was initially the seat of government as well as the imperial residence. Even though access was strictly regulated, inhabitans of the palace rarely had to venture outsince the palace functioned almost as an autonomous entity a city within a city. Audience and consultation chambers and areas served for the political workings of the empire.

17:00 PM is the end of the tour, then participants will be transferred back to their hotel and full day Byzantine,Ottoman Relics Tour will be ended.


  • Topkapı Palace is closed on Tuesdays.
  • The Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced by other authentic shops.
  • Harem section of the Topkapi Palace is not included in the program. You may visit it if you wish during the free time your guide will give you
  • Avoid the extended queues at this prominent attraction too by not waiting in the long ticket lines. With your guide, you'll bypass these lines.
  • You can obtain the museum entrance ticket for Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia  from us.

Includes of Full Day Byzantine, Ottoman Relics Istanbul City Tour

  • Hotel pick-up
  • Hotel drop-off
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Non Smoking air-conditioned touristical vehicle
  • Local taxes
  • Service charge

Excludies of Full Day Byzantine, Ottoman Relics Istanbul City Tour

  • Topkapi Palace entry fee
  • Hagia Sophia entry fee
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to driver and guide

Pick-up and Drop-off Details of Full Day Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Istanbul City Tour

  • 08:00 AM - 08:30 AM pick-up from your hotel
  • 17:00 PM drop you to your hotel.

Full Day Istanbul Old City Tour Highlights

  • Hagia Sophia: Begin your day at the iconic Hagia Sophia, a marvel of Byzantine architecture that has witnessed centuries of transformation. Admire its grand domes and intricate mosaics, capturing the essence of Istanbul's diverse history.
  • Blue Mosque: Next, visit the elegant Blue Mosque, adorned with intricate blue tiles and graceful minarets. Experience the serenity of this Ottoman masterpiece as you explore its courtyards and prayer halls.
  • Topkapi Palace: Step into the opulent world of Topkapi Palace, once the seat of Ottoman power. Wander through its opulent chambers, lush gardens, and the treasury housing treasures from a bygone era.
  • Hippodrome Square: Stroll through Hippodrome Square, an ancient arena that echoes with the chariot races of the past. Discover iconic landmarks like the Egyptian obelisk, the Serpent Column, and the German Fountain.
  • Grand Bazaar: Experience the vibrant energy of the Grand Bazaar, one of the world's oldest covered markets. Navigate its bustling alleys, filled with a kaleidoscope of colors and an array of traditional goods.
  • Lunch at a Local Restaurant: Take a break for a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of Turkish cuisine. (Drinks are extra.) This culinary interlude offers a moment of relaxation amid your exploration.
  • An Insightful Day in the Old City: Our Full-Day Old City Tour is a curated journey through the heart of Istanbul, offering a glimpse into its rich past and vibrant present. Join us for a day filled with cultural wonders, architectural splendors, and the timeless charm that defines Istanbul's Old City.