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Best of Istanbul in 1 Day

Join the best one-day Istanbul tour, and learn the stories of Istanbul’s vibrant past.

Explore renowned landmarks like the Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazar, and Topkapi Palace on this tour.

The tour begins at the Hippodrome of Constantinople, the old city’s bustling hub of sports and social activities. 

Witness stunning artworks, including the Egyptian Obelisk, the Delphi Serpentine Column, and the fountain of Wilhelm II. 

The tour then progresses to the Blue Mosque, an architectural masterpiece with a striking skyline adorned by six minarets. 

The journey continues to the Hagia Sophia Mosque, an iconic monument with equal importance for the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. 

Here you can glimpse the impressive dome and beautiful mosaics while their guide shares their intriguing history. 

Lastly, complete the journey with a visit to the Grand Bazaar, an ancient covered market.

Visit Grand Bazaar, where over 3,000 shops offer goods ranging from carpets and jewelry to ceramics and leather products.

Istanbul’s one-day tour is available in six languages, i.e., English, French, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, and German.

Ticket Includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels located at the center (Taksim, Sultanahmet, Old City, Fatih, Sisli, Beyoglu, and Besiktas areas)
  • Live guide
  • Skip the line tickets through a separate entrance
  • Lunch at a local restaurant

Itinerary

Pickup: Istanbul

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Sultanahmet Square

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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Topkapi Palace

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Hagia Sophia

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Grand Bazaar

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Arrive back in Istanbul

Ticket Price

Ticket TypeVisitors AgePrice
Group Tour (English and Japanese)Adult ticket (8 to 99 years)
Child ticket (Up to 7 years)
$64
$32
Private Tour (Russian, Spanish, German, and French)Adult ticket (up 10 99 years)
(At least 2 participants are required)
$289

Know Before You Go 

  • Topkapi Palace closes every Tuesday and will replace with Nakkas Cistern.
  • The inner parts of the Grand Bazaar remain closed every Sunday.
  • Visitors cannot visit the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia during prayer and special events.
  • Currently, some of the inner parts of the Blue Mosque are under renovation.
  • Topkapi Palace entry fee (500TL per person paid in cash).
  • A private group is also available.

Not suitable for

  • Pregnant women

Reserve and Cancellation Policy

  • Reserving now and paying later allows for flexible travel plans. The system will automatically charge the card 72 hours before the start of the activity, although earlier payment is possible as well.
  • Cancel 24 hours before your visit for a full refund.

Note: Enjoy an amazing discount of $32 for children aged seven and younger when purchasing English and Japanese tickets. 

Russian, French, German, and Spanish tickets offer enticing discounts of $40 for 5 participants.On top of that, take advantage of a seasonal discount of up to 35% for an even more delightful experience.

FAQs

What is the duration of the Istanbul one day city tour?

The duration of a one day city tour in Istanbul will take around 7 hours, allowing you sufficient time to explore the attractions and enjoy the guided experience.

Additionally, hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels are available. Enjoy exploring Istanbul’s vibrant past hassle-free! 

Do we need to buy Istanbul attractions tickets additionally?

The tour includes visits to renowned landmarks like the Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Grand Bazar, with the entrance fees already included in the tour package. 

However, you need not buy additional tickets for Istanbul attractions one day guided tour in Istanbul except for Topkapi Palace.

What are Istanbul attractions’ ticket prices?

Ticket prices for Istanbul attractions vary. 

The admission fee for Hagia Sophia is $16, while the Blue Mosque costs range from $16 to $17. 

However, with the best of Istanbul in 1 day tour package, you can enjoy access to the Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Grand Bazaar for just $64. 

It offers a cost-effective and convenient way to explore Istanbul’s top attractions.

Do the best one day tour in Istanbul offers any discount?

One day tour of Istanbul, Turkey offers exciting discounts for visitors. 

Children under seven get $32 off with English and Japanese tickets. 

Russian, French, German, and Spanish tickets provide discounts of $40 for 5 participants.. 

Furthermore, a seasonal discount of up to 35% is available for an even more rewarding experience.

Featured Image: Andrey Khrobostov (Canva)

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