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Small-Group Istanbul in One Day Tour Including Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia

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Overview
Visit six top Istanbul attractions in one day on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city! The action-packed day includes a comprehensive tour of the historical Sultanahmet neighborhood where many of the city’s finest architectural legacies and landmarks are found. Visit the Blue Mosque and museums of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, as well as Istanbul Hippodrome, the sunken palace of Basilica Cistern and the dazzling Grand Bazaar. A delicious 3-course lunch is also included halfway through the day.

Numbers are limited to 14 on this small-group tour ensuring a personalized experience.
Highlights
  • Travel between six Istanbul attractions easily on an air-conditioned coach
  • Learn the history of each location from your guide
  • Hassle-free entrance to attractions with included entry fees
  • Savor a three-course Turkish lunch
What to Expect
Begin your full-day tour with pickup at your European-side hotel or at a meeting point in central Istanbul. Your guide will give you a brief orientation before you board your air-conditioned coach and head to Sultanahmet Square. Stop inside the Blue Mosque, with its six minarets and colorful tile work. Learn about the history of the Ottoman-era mosque from your guide. Stroll across the square to Hagia Sophia, a museum that used to be a church and a mosque. Continue on to Topkapi Palace and discover its history as you wander through many ornate rooms. Then, take a break to enjoy a three-course traditional Turkish lunch. Next, you’ll pass through the Hippodrome and admire the Egyptian Obelisk, and then make your way to the ancient underground Basilica Cistern. Finally, shop for traditional goods and meet shopkeepers at the Grand Bazaar before you’re returned to your departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your European-side hotel or a meeting point (advised on reconfirmation) in central Istanbul
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5pm
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch - 3-course lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Cover ups and head scarves are provided at the Blue Mosque
  • Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews neon tours hagia sophia guided tour was excellent blue mosque famous landmarks guide mr covered everything historical significance skip the line take pictures included lunch main sites walking tour wealth of knowledge explained everything beautiful country own pace
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took this trip today, the 11th of October, 2019. We thank our guide Sevilay profusely for her energy, professionalism, her excellent knowledge. Her friendliness is very endearing. Sevilay planned the sightseeing so well that we got to see all the major places to our...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Neon Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear our valued guest, We really appreciate your kind review and sparing your precious time to write it. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour. WE also thank you on behalf of our guide Sevilay for your kind words. We'll make sure to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had an incredible day. Our guide Hakan Adagume was amazing. He is so knowledgeable and interesting. No queueing was a huge advantage. Hakan timed everything to perfection. The history and the beauty of this old city made the whole day wonderful. The lunch was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank voshea
Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Neon Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Mary, Joan & Anne O’S, We'd like to thank you for this kind review. Reading our happy guests comments is a great pleasure. Please visit again soon, Neon Tours

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience. Well organized tour. The tour guide was friendly, experienced,informative. The Turkish lunch was the highlight and I enjoyed every minute of this tour. Highly recommend to anybody.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Hui B
Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Neon Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Hui, Thank you for this kind review. We're more than happy to hear that you enjoyed our services. We hope to see you again soon, Neon Tours

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...Assuming they are affordable. One can go at one's own pace and skip things that are of little interest. Hagia Sophia is mind-blowing - only the vast Egyptian temples are more impressive. Topkapi was ok, but very crowded with tourists later in the day. Blue...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank what666
Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Neon Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear our valued guest, Thank you for this kind review. We're more than happy to hear that you enjoyed our services. We hope to see you again soon, Neon Tours

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative and gave us a very good history of the sights we visited. We walked to all the main sights and enjoyed the lunch.He looked after the group well, the only disappointment was it rained all...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BKPRC
Experience820434, Guest Relations Manager at Neon Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear our valued guest, Thank you for this kind review. We're more than happy to hear that you enjoyed our services. We hope to see you again soon, Neon Tours

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Response from 71thus | Reviewed this property |
They pick you up in front of your hotel, if you emailed them where you're staying.
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Hi when you get the lunch break at the restaurant as part of the tour ask the waiter for the vegetarian option. There will be one on the menu.
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July 20, 2019|
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Response from TeresaS127 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. One of my group was vegetarian. Just let them know when you book😁
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