Hagia Sophia, Suleymaniye and Blue Mosque Tour

Discover Turkey’s art, history, and culture on this guided walking tour of Istanbul’s mosques.

Head towards the Sultanahmet area, where you will stroll to the first Mosque, Hagia Sophia

Built by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I, the Mosque was initially an Orthodox Christian cathedral in the early days of Constantinople (now Istanbul). 

Next, proceed to the magnificent Blue Mosque, initially named The Sultan Ahmed Mosque after its builder, Sultan Ahmed I. 

Only successful war-faring sultans had the authority to construct mosques during the early 1600s. 

Sultan Ahmed built this grand Mosque against his counsel’s advice, lacking achievements, leaving behind a lasting legacy. 

The Mosque got its nickname, the Blue Mosque, from the blue tiles adorning its interior, featuring geometric patterns and floral designs.

Last, take Suleymaniye Mosque tour on the third hill of Istanbul.

This historic Mosque held the title of the largest Mosque in the city for more than 450 years until 2019.

Apart from its impressive size, this Mosque bears the architectural design of Mimar Sinan, a renowned figure in Istanbul’s architectural history.

Stop by the historical madrasah to experience and savor local drinks!

Ticket Includes 

  • Entry ticket
  • Certified tour guide (English, Italian and Spanish)
  • Local drink at a historical Madrasah

Meeting Point  

Meet at the German Fountain in the Sultanahmet area. The guide would be wearing a TripGuru shirt or holding a TripGuru sign.

Meeting Point: Binbirdirek, At Meydanı Cd, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkiye

Hagia Sophia, Suleymaniye and Blue Mosque tour Prices

Ticket typeVisitors AgePrice
Small Group Tour in English(99 and younger)$32
Private Tour in English(99 and younger)$184
Private Tour in Spanish and Italian(99 and younger)$281

This ticket offers big discounts of up to $221 on multiple bookings. Book More, Save More!

Know Before You Go 

  • Ensure your clothes adhere to the dress code at the sites included in this tour. 
  • Avoid clothes that reveal the shoulders, underarms, back, and knees, as strict implementation may be in place. 
  • Bringing a scarf or sweater to cover up or wearing appropriate clothing that complies with the dress code is recommended.
  • Please note that the Blue Mosque will be closed for renovation from January 1st, 2023, until April 2023. 
  • Alternatively, the tour will include visiting another iconic Istanbul Mosque, Yeni Cami (the New Mosque).
  • Small group limited to 10 people.

Not suitable for

  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Umbrella
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash
  • Scarf

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.

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