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Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice Bazaar

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Fatih, Turkey
Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice Bazaar

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Safety measures
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover the highlights of Sultanahmet, Istanbul's historic 'old town' on this half-day walking tour. Join your guide for a curated Istanbul experience, and avoid common Sultanahmet experiences like getting lost or being targeted by aggressive touts. Learn all about storied sites like the Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern from your English-speaking guide.
  • On this small group tour, your guide tailors the commentary to your interests
  • Find the freshest Turkish delicacies with your guide's help
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Small Group
Professional Guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. No:9, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Our meeting point is "House of Medusa Restaurant" which is on the same street with "Basilica Cistern" (Yerebatan Sarnıcı in Turkish). Only 30 meters away from Basilica Cistern. Your guide will be waiting for you in front of this restaurant.

Return Details

Rüstem Paşa, Erzak Ambarı Sok. No:92, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Your tour concludes after visiting Spice Market in bustling Eminonu, an area renowned for its restaurants, cafe culture and shops. Leaving you free to continue your Istanbul Sightseeing.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • When visiting Suleymaniye Mosque and Hagia Sophia: Modest, conservative clothing which exposes a minimum of flesh is good. No shorts or sleeveless shirts on either men or women. Women cover over head with scarf or shawl.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Local Tour Guide Istanbul

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice Bazaar?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice Bazaar.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice Bazaar?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice Bazaar.
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What is the social distancing policy during Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice Bazaar?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice Bazaar.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice Bazaar?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Suleymaniye Mosque - Spice Bazaar.

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Excellent!!
Andrea_A
, Aug 2021
Erol was an amazing tour guide, he had a lot of knowledge and made the history of Istanbul very entertaining. He was so patient with the questions and even took pictures of us. Would 100% recommend, he'll make your tour extremely enjoyable.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review and recommendation. We are so glad you had fun! We do love sharing the haunted stories of Istanbul. Thanks again for joining us.
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Excellent tour
Neha_M
, Jul 2021
Absolutely loved the tour. I was with my parents and Erol was extremely patient and explained everything in detail. His vast knowledge was immediately evident. He set the pace according to his clients. I would highly recommend him.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Fabulous, thank you! We're so pleased you enjoyed your tour with Erol, a gifted guide with lots of fascinating stories to tell, for sure!
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definitely worth is
sadia
, Dec 2020
My tourguide was very helpful and brought a headscarf for the mosques and sanitiser. The sites were gorgeous and we did a tea tasting in the end which was fun.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Hi, Thank you for taking your time to give us a nice review. So delighted that you enjoyed the tour. We're putting safety first and do our best possible for our guests. We're so glad you appreciated it. Hope to see you again and join our other tours in Istanbul :) Till your next tour with us!
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Awesome Old City Tour!
Sean_S
, Sep 2020
We highly recommend this tour. Erol was very informative and was able to answer all of our questions. I would recommend anyone traveling to Istanbul to experience this half-day tour.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Hi, Thank you, Sean, for making some time to write such a positive review. It is extremely gratifying to know that our efforts have been appreciated. We're glad that you enjoyed Errol's company :) Please come again and visit our other Cultural and Food Tours. Warm regards.
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Amazing Experience
Gerald L
, Sep 2019
Erol was fantastic!! Visited the beautiful city of Istanbul together with my wife for honeymoon. Erol knowledge about Istanbul provided us with a very interesting insights on the various history and culture of the city. We highly recommend anyone who is visiting the city to try and do this on the first day. He also provided us with lots of pro tips to find the best food and places. 5 stars for sure!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for your kind review and happy to hear you enjoyed the tour. Very best wishes
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Tour with our guide Erol
beejay635
, Jun 2019
Erol was fantastic. He was interesting and informative and highlighted all the key points. He also provided us with additional helpful information. Many thanks Erol
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Wonderful! We're so pleased you enjoyed your tour with Erol, it's lots of fun, for sure! Thank you for your kind recommendation.
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Une visite à ne pas manquer
Ines
, Jul 2021
Super visite de la ville d'Istanbul. Le guide connaissait bien l'histoire de la ville, des différents monuments et édifices visité, c'est très complet. On a même la chance de s'arrêter quelques instants au bazaar égyptien pour savourer quelques pâtisseries locales. Je recommande :) !
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing and for your kind recommendation. All the best!
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