The Best of Istanbul Walking Tour – Full Day

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  • Visit the best attractions Istanbul has to offer in this full-day walking tour
  • Take in the beauty of the opulent Topkapi Palace
  • See the historic Obelisk of Theodosius at the Hippodrome
  • Explore the vast network of ancient Roman reservoirs at the Basilica Cistern
  • Marvel at the impressive structures of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a private/small group tour
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About this activity

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  • Trip type

    Full Day

  • Duration

    8.5 Hours

  • Confirmation

    Instant Confirmation

  • Cancellation policy

    Free cancellation (before 24 hours)

The TripGuru Promise

The TripGuru Promise

  • Small Groups (max 5-9 people)
  • Awesome Local Guides
  • Curated Itineraries
  • Comfortable Private Cars
  • Solo Traveler Friendly
Small Groups

Small Groups

Small enough allowing you to explore each place independently, but big enough to create a fun social atmosphere. Average group size does not typically exceed 9 people – no busload trips or tourist traps!
Local Experts

Local Experts

Follow in the footsteps “cultural translators” who call your destination home. Get insights into local legends, history, and personality – discovering treasures other visitors miss when left to their own devices.
Curated Itineraries

Curated Itineraries

TripGuru Signature experiences are original tours created and operated by our own team with the help of partner travel bloggers. Unlike other itineraries, “Signature” branded trips reflect global travel trends and the feedback we get from our customers.
Private Car

Private Car

TripGuru Signature tours come with a driver and comfortable, air-conditioned cars. Enjoy the ride without wasting time lining up, waiting for the bus to come or finding your way around crowds.
Solo Traveler Friendly

Solo Traveler Friendly

Book without having to pay for empty seats and meet fellow adventurous souls along the way! TripGuru Signature experiences are designed to connect like-minded explorers.

What is included

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Hotel Pick up / Drop off 
  • Entrance fee to Topkapi Palace (650 Turkish Lira, Museum Pass accepted)
  • Entrance fee to Basilica Cistern (460 Turkish Lira)
  • Hagia Sophia Entrance fee (EUR 25 per person. New fee added by Turkish Government from 15th of January, 2024)
  • Personal expenses


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    Meet at the meeting point in Sultanahmet

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    Hagia Sophia

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    Pick up Area (and/or Meeting Point)

    Sultanahmet area. Look for a guide wearing a TripGuru shirt or holding a TripGuru sign. If you are not staying within the free pick-up zones, you may select our meeting point option.

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    The restaurant is situated close to the Mosque, and as is customary in the Muslim faith, it is not possible to serve alcoholic beverages in the establishment.

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    Important Information

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    Kindly be at your meeting point at least 10 minutes before the stated meeting time. The tour guides will only wait a maximum of 10 minutes for you before proceeding to the next stop.

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    If you are headed to the meeting point, we would like to stress that heavy traffic in the mornings is expected, and can vary greatly when compared to the travel time stated in navigation apps (e.g. Google Maps, Waze, etc.). Please make sure to consider leaving with enough time to reach your destination.

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    Dress Code

    Clothes revealing the shoulders, underarms, back, and knees are not allowed in some sites on this tour; implementation may be strict. Kindly bring a scarf/sweater to cover up or wear clothes that fit the dress code.

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    Hagia Sophia Mosque

    Expect long entrance lines at some of the more popular attractions (e.g. Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque). Hagia Sophia entrance fee needs to be purchased in advance, we will help you to get the tickets so you can skip the line and enjoy a better experience.

Note: The timings may differ based on the selected timeslot

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