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Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour
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Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour

By Real Istanbul Tours
Recommended by 95% of travelers
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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.
from
₱4,113.65
per adult
from
₱4,113.65
per adult

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Ages 12-80, max of 10 per group
Duration:
4h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

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

  • Professional guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
What's not included
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • 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.
Return details
  • Grand Bazaar, Beyazıt, Kalpakçılar Cd. No:22, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 23067P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with Spice Bazaars
  • On Religious Fests Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar are closed; May 13th,14th, 15th, July 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23th in 2021
  • 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 for the small group tours are 10 am and if you book private option, meeting time is up to you.
  • Tours Ends near Eminonu, Where Spice Bazaar is located ( Your guide can help how to go back to hotel
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour?
How much is Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour?
Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour price starts from ₱4,221.96. Discover and book Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour cancellation policy?
Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour?
Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour is hosted by Real Istanbul Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Real Istanbul Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 23067P3

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
  • 1
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Basilica Cistern
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Real Istanbul Tours
  • 5
    Grand Bazaar Jewelers
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Grand Bazaar
    Beyazıt, Kalpakçılar Cd. No:22, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    See address & details
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

raymondmL6348FE
raymondmL6348FE
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Fast track Istanbul
Cumuli was a fantastic tour guide. Very knowledgeable and professional with a wry sense of humor. He paced our fu
Mark D
Mark D
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Fantastic tour.
Burak is an amazing guide with amazing knowledge of the history of Istanbul. His enthusiasm and knowledge are only
611NeilH
611NeilH
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Private tour of main sites in Sultanahmet
We enjoyed our half day tour of the main sites in. Burak was extremely knowledgeable and great company. He took us
d0ngmeiz
d0ngmeiz
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A historian tour guide!
Our 32-year-old guide Burak is not only an attentive guide but also a knowledgable historian. He and my history jun
jimdF9424ZZ
jimdF9424ZZ
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5 Star Tour
Great tour of the Hagia Sofia and Sultan M. mosques. We also walked through the Basilica Cistern and The Grand Baza
carlosrV4162SJ
carlosrV4162SJ
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The real istanbul walking tour
Top guide. Knowledgeable, friendly. Fantastic off the beaten track tour. Would happily recommend this walking tour
catherinepC3975WK
catherinepC3975WK
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Smooth, efficient, eye-opening tour
This was a great tour with an expert guide (Yasin)! We ate good food we never would have found otherwise, and we vi
Adventurer650761
Adventurer650761
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Loved this tour!
This tour was amazing!! Mostly impressed by the Hagia Sophia and the Basílica Cistern, which was closed for a few y
jfernandoa505
jfernandoa505
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Great and remarkable experience
We have a great experience in our stay in Istanbul since we arrived to the airport. The logistic in general was wel
andreahH9156NZ
andreahH9156NZ
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AMAZING EXPERIENCE !
Not only did I learn about Turkey's gastronomy but also about the country itself. Salih talked to us about the cust
GeordiG2
GeordiG2
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Fantastic tour to eat your way through Istanbul in a few hours
Great tour highly recommended this for someone who wants to eat their way through the culture in a few hours. It ha
koxu94
koxu94
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Recommend in 100%!
I totally recommend this good tour journey! I spent amazing time with Burak, he showed me so much street food.
Wander05795148585
Wander05795148585
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Amazing food tour experience
Salih took me to the most amazing food spots, I had some of the best mussels I’ve had in my life. Would definitely
Sherpa42132617263
Sherpa42132617263
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Amazing tour guide and perfect itinerary for Istanbul
Burak was an amazing tour guide, who showed us around the top sites for our first day in Istanbul. Not only did Bur
Closofia
Closofia
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Amazing
The tour was amazing!!! Our guide Salih showed us around many streets that by ourselves we would have never gotten
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kaosgo
Mesa, AZ24 contributions
We signed up for a 4 hour semi private walking tour and had wonderful communication with where to be and how to get there. Emir, our guide, was very close to where we got off of the ship. The scheduled time was 9:00 am on trip advisor but our ship didn’t arrive until 9:30 am and they worked around that. He took us to Hagia Sofia Mosque/Museum, the cisterns, 3 mosques, a wonderful Turkish coffee shop, and the grand bazaar. Emir’s knowledge of the Turks and Istanbul was amazing. Emir guided us to shops specific to what we wanted and gave us a recommendation for a wonderful restaurant at the port. He was more interested in teaching us and being hospitable than the timing. We had a most wonderful day!
Written 15 September 2022
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Russell S
1 contribution
Our tour guide, Salih, was great! He gave us a good mix of history and current information about Istanbul, answered our many questions, and made sure we were comfortable along the way. He knew the best photo spots and patiently waited for us to explore each stop on the tour before moving on. The places we saw on this tour were truly awe-inspiring. Highly recommended!
Written 9 August 2022
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Tyree
Boston, MA1 contribution
Burak, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of our sites. He had maps and pictures prepared to give historical context to the sites we were visiting! We booked a group tour but ended up getting a private tour, which was great for asking questions. Burak offered to take pictures of us in front of each site! This tour was incredible and a must to do when visiting Istanbul for a short period of time! Burak even treated us to a tea in one of the most unique and oldest coffee houses in Istanbul! 10/10
Written 19 September 2022
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Jungle K
5 contributions
Friends
Our guide was very rude and rushed everything. He walked fast and gave us no time to really take things in and take pictures of surrounding things that weren’t necessarily apart of the tour.

We walked like tourists and he walked like we knew where we were going.

We lost him a few times and towards the end of the tour he told us he’d leave us next time. Like wow, we’re tourists-we want to take photos and talk with people.

He blamed it on the other 2 people with us but they were so nice, fun, and told us to enjoy the trip how we wanted to.

Seeing the landmarks were nice but make sure you wear conservative clothing or prepare to rent clothes before going inside. They should mention that here in the tour info but they don’t.

We could’ve had a better experience if the guide wouldn’t have rushed everything.
Written 21 July 2022
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Thanh
7 contributions
Family
I was wondering that how one can see many locations in just half a day but the company team proved that it could be. We went to Blue mosque that I like too much. also, we visited HAGIA SOPHIA.
Written 2 August 2022
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Camille Claeys
1 contribution
Couples
We really liked every visit with Ozkan, from the Blue Mosque to the Hippodrome to Haga Sofia to Grand Bazaar. Ozkan's english is excellent and he knows his subject so well. He taught us so much in such a short time. You can see he is passionate. Our tip for future travellers: book Ozkan! :-)
Written 30 May 2022
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ilseschultz
Palo Alto, CA17 contributions
Couples
Our family took a half day tour of Istanbul with Salih. We had a great time learning about the Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, a mosque, a cistirne and the grand Bazaar. Salih had great enthusiasm about Turkish culture and was able to explain the history of everything thing we saw. Would highly recommend the tour and Salih!
Written 22 May 2022
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Sweet786
London265 contributions
Solo
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 on to Hagia Sophia, I was impressed with the level of knowledge he had and the ability to share his sense of humour alongside an awesome tour!
Honestly this was my favourite tour of the city and top sites.

I would highly recommend this tour early on in your visit because you get fast track entry to the sites so you're not waiting around in the long queues.
Whether you're travelling alone or in a group, definitely book the tour with Emir! You really got a sense of him being proud of his city and how he loved sharing his knowledge with others!
He was very receptive to questions and gave additional time at places that you wanted.
I didn't feel like I was being rushed around from one place to another.

Wishing him all the best to his future!
Until the next visit!
Written 30 November 2019
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konstantinyelis
Brooklyn, NY1 contribution
Couples
My girlfriend and I signed up for the small group half day tour of the old city in Istanbul. We arrives at 9 am at our meeting spot and were greeted by our tour guide, who was also one of the owners of this company. It turned out that we were the only ones that signed up for this tour and ended up getting a private tour for the same price as the group tour. Despite no one else signing up, our tour guide was as enthusiastic and attentive as if there was a full group. He was friendly and fun. He was also a history student so his knowledge of the city was second to none. We started at the column which Constantine deemed to be the center of the world. We then went to the Aya Sofia, where we skipped the line (that's part of the package) and got a thorough tour (between 1-2 hours) of this incredible structure filled with plenty of interesting historical facts. We then took a small break and had some coffee at the café right outside. Our next stop was the Blue Mosque, where we again skipped the line. The guide's detailed knowledge of history was really impressive and we learned a great deal about all of the sites we visited, including the Blue Mosque. We then went to the ancient Hippodrome of Constantinople, followed by the underground Basilica Cistern, where we once again skipped a long line. The Cistern is another incredible and historic structure. Its main attractions where two Medusa column bases, which have an interesting story. Throughout the tour, the guide was friendly, carried a fun conversation, and was always asking us if we needed a break, something to eat, etc. After the Cistern, we went to the Grand Bazaar. There, the guide bought us (with his own money) some delicious Turkish pastries from one of the food vendors within the bazaar. He then took us to an outdoor shisha (hookah) and tea garden, where we ate our pastries, drank our tea, and smoked shisha, all of which was also included in the price of the tour. The tea garden may have only been part of our tour because it was just the three of us, but it still demonstrates the level of attention and care you get with this company. The guide then taught us how to navigate the metro, helped us buy metro passes, and gave us a detailed explanation of how to get on the ferry, how to take it to the Asian side of the city, and where to go for great food and views. All in all, this tour was above and beyond what we expected and gave us a real insider's view of the city, with plenty of perks along the way. I highly recommend this tour.
Written 11 December 2017
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Fripp Family
Chicago, IL6 contributions
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, they gave us time to explore on our own. Highly recommended!
Written 26 October 2019
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