Insider Istanbul Old City Tour

Insider Istanbul Old City Tour

Starts in: Istanbul Available: Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Guided Tour
Air Conditioned Transport
Entrance Fees Included
8 hour tour
$89per person
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Insider Istanbul Old City Tour Highlights


Wander through the historic Sultanahmet neighborhood – teeming with old-world delights


See vital influences of the past, from the Roman Hippodrome to relics of the Byzantine empire


Enjoy your lunch break by sampling local cuisine and enthralling in the rich surroundings


Discover sites like the Church of Holy Wisdom, Sultan's Tombs, Blue Mosque, and more

Why we chose this tour

Join our mesmerizing Insider Istanbul Old City Tour to explore the ancient treasures of this brilliant site. See the dazzling attractions that make up Istanbul's rich tapestry and enthrall each of its distinctive beauties. Be led by an experienced guide as you wander the Sultanahmet neighborhood and traipse along the charming streets. Witness incredible architecture and traverse the largest marketplace in the world – the Grand Bazaar. Layered and weathered from its 400-year-long history, let the Blue Mosque captivate you. Visit other impressive attractions including Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, a museum showcasing Ottoman sultans from the 15th century. Taste local flavors for lunch and continue to discover more captivating sites: the Church of Holy Wisdom, Sultan's Tombs, and several relics from past empires.

History buffs will enthrall in this Insider Istanbul Old City Tour, showcasing the city’s brilliant past. Visit six of the most well-known attractions in Istanbul – in just 8 hours – and be captivated by their every quality. Bear witness to notable architecture; centuries-old influences dotting the city. This immersive tour includes expert guidance, site entries, transportation, and a scrumptious lunch of local cuisine. Book your historical tour today!


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Insider Istanbul Old City Tour Itinerary

9:15 - Pickup from Istanbul
  • You will be picked up from your hotel in the center of Istanbul on the European side of the city
Guided tour of Istanbul
  • Begin your adventurous day in the historical Sultanahmet neighborhood, with architecture, history, and legacies abound
  • Soak in the culture at the Istanbul Hippodrome and take some memorable photos at the dazzling Grand Bazaar
  • Indulge in a delicious 3-course lunch followed by more wandering
  • See remnants of the Roman, Byzantine, and Egyptian empires with sites like the Obelisk, Serpentine Column, and Fountain of Wilhelm II
  • Witness St. Sophia – The Church of Holy Wisdom – once used as a mosque and now serves as a museum
  • Visit the Blue Mosque’s magnificence, an icon that dots the Istanbul skyline, and revel in the historic museums like Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace (Treasury and the Harem aren’t included)
  • Gain valuable insight into Sultan's Tombs, admiring its vibrant past
17:15 - Drop off in Istanbul
  • You will be dropped off at the same location you were picked up from
NB - all timings on Insider Istanbul Old City Tour are approximate
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Important Details

Fully guided tour 
Entrance fees
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Hat & sunscreen
Walking shoes
Modest clothing
Essential Information
Free transfers are offered from city centre hotels on the European side of the city
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