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Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour provided by Real Istanbul Tours

Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Updated 20-09-12 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-09-12 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Travelers short on time in Istanbul will love this convenient tour, which takes you to many of the city's highlights in just half a day. Learn about the culture and history of this ancient city from your guide. Check out must-see sites like the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, and the Grand Bazaar. Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant
    Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:6, 34400 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    The restaurant is located on the street where the tram lines run through Sultanahmet, approximately 1-minute walk from the Sultanahmet tram stop.
    See address & details
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    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Hagia Sophia Museum
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Basilica Cistern
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Grand Bazaar Jewelers
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Grand Bazaar
    Beyazıt, Kalpakçılar Cd. No:22, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Entrance fees are included
  • An ideal tour for first-timers to Istanbul
  • Tick off many of Istanbul's must-see buildings and attractions
  • Shop at the lively Grand Bazaar with the help of your local guide
Important Information
Departure Point
Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant, Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:6, 34400 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Duration
4h
Return Details
Grand Bazaar, Beyazıt, Kalpakçılar Cd. No:22, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with Spice Bazaars
  • On Religious Fests Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar are closed ( June 4th, 5th, 6th August 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th ) )
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Meeting Point: Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant, Adress: DivanYolu Caddesi no. 6 Sultanahmet. For further explanation perhaps use the Sultanahmet tram stop as a reference.The restaurant is located on the street where the tram lines run through Sultanahmet, approximately 1-minute walk from the Sultanahmet tram stop.
  • Meeting Time: 9 am
  • Tours Ends near Eminonu, Where Spice Bazaar is located ( Your guide can help how to go back to hotel
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sweet786 wrote a review Nov. 2019
London266 contributions97 helpful votes
Amazing tour!! Top sites half day tour with Emir Sagir I just got back from Istanbul with wonderful memories! They started with my first tour on the first day of my arrival. I met Emir, the tour guide, at the pudding shop. He was punctual and friendly on introduction. Then went
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Fripp Family wrote a review Oct. 2019
Chicago, Illinois6 contributions2 helpful votes
It was was a small group (total of 4 people + the tour guide), therefore the tour was very personalized. The tour guide, which was extremely knowledgeable, was able to answer all of our questions. Loved the fact that after giving us a tour and providing us all the information,
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Rachel C wrote a review Oct. 2019
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Excellent, informative, friendly, knowledgeable, good value tour. Thank you. Would definitely recommend
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Heather K wrote a review Jun. 2019
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I can not recommend this tour guide enough. He was personable and extremely knowledgeable. He was flexible about whether we wanted in-depth information or less in-depth information; he also took us to get coffee at an off-the-beaten-path Turkish place. His English was impeccable
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Date of experience: June 2019
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snigdha wrote a review Jun. 2019
Antalya, Turkey1 contribution
Amazing experience, convenient local transportation was used which allowed us to save on time. Our tour was organised by Emre and our tour guide was Resul who was very flexible and informative. Since it was only two of us it was almost like a private tour since they agreed to
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Date of experience: June 2019
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By: Real Istanbul Tours
Albllal
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Best tour guide in Istanbul
I was in Istanbul for a quick three-day visit and was lucky enough to meet someone at the airport who recommended t
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Li_YY2020
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Don't hesitate to book this tour!
Highly recommended! Trustworthy agency for sure! Ask for Emir Sagir to be your guide if possible but I do believe t
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Winstonthedog
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Fantastic Tour
Salih was an incredible guide that showed us non touristy neighborhoods. I loved this tour and the relaxed, flexibl
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philippapi
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The best experience
Literally one of the best tours of my life. Specifically wanna highlight Apo, the extremely educated, kind and inte
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emyralds
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Super Knowledgable Guide + Wonderful Tour of Istanbul
Great Tour! Salih was super knowledgeable and we asked him SO MANY questions that he had the answers to. We felt sa
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Mark P
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A brilliant day in Istanbul
Our guide Salie was excellent. He took us to many interesting places we would not otherwise have visited. He provid
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Kathryn H
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A great introduction to Istanbul
My friend and I took this tour on our first day in Istanbul and it was a great introduction Rasul our guide was ver
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J4734PPanthonyp
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Fun Experience
Fun tour to take. Our guide was very informative taking us to some very beautiful historical landmarks. It is a bit
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nadiro571
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So great !
We visited a lot of the famous places as well as places I didn't know about. Be prepared for some steep hiking. Did
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EstherG_000
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For a Great First Introduction to Contemporary and Historic Istanbul — Look No Further!
We went on the half day tour with our guide, Emre. Not only was he very knowledgeable and engaging in sharing abou
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L_Natalia
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Good tour but not really “off the beaten”
It was a good tour for a first-time visitor. We were a group of 5 + english-speaking guide. We walked 14 km during
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Iskandar S
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Experiencing the locals
I really enjoyed this tour because it gave me the experience to the local community experience. We walked on back s
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Aashu123
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Amazing authentic tour guide
We were so lucky to have Apo as our tour guide! He was friendly, passionate about his city and extremely knowledgea
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Rosanecarvalho77
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I highly recommend this tour!
I highly recommend this day Istanbul tour as a way to see Istanbul and learn about the amazing culture this beautif
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astitbadrawanti
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From New and Old Town: Exploring the Corners of Istanbul
Resul is an superb tour guide. He gave us many insights into Istanbul’s rich history and Turkish culture. From New
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  • Duration: 4h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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