TOPKAPI PALACE, HAGHIA SOPHIA AND BASILICA CISTERN PRIVATE TOUR

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Duration

6

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English, Espanol, Francais, German, Russian, Turkish

About this tour

Enjoy a guided tour through the heart of Istanbul’s old town, Sultanahmet, to see the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Basilica Cistern. Gain priority admission at the museum and skip the long lines.

Join a guided tour to discover Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul. Benefit from priority admission at the museum ticket offices to skip the long lines and head in faster.

Meet your guide in the Sultanahmet neighborhood at an easy spot and check out Istanbul’s greatest monuments on a walking tour. Start with the Basilica Cistern, wander around the “Subterranean Palace” and learn about its history. See the underground pillars and learn about Byzantine architecture. Walk on the wooden walkways over the water until the famous upside-down Medusa heads.

Next, visit the Hagia Sophia and witness the most significant site of the Greek Orthodox religion in Istanbul and learn how it was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople. Explore the stunning monument with elements of a mosque and a church standing next to each other. Admire the basilica’s stunning dome and minarets, and countless mosaics, paintings, and Roman columns.
Learn how the impressive İznik tiles were added over time in the Mosque, how the stunning Virgin Mary mosaic was made, and why the Ottomans chose to bury their sultans in the courtyard.

Continue to Topkapi Palace to explore the splendor of the Ottoman Empire. Discover the complex of buildings, pavilions, and courtyards was a self-contained city, which most inhabitants rarely left. Explore the outer-terraced gardens and admire the view over the Golden Horn.

Visit the Harem, ruled by the Queen Mother who wielded domestic and political power. The harem housed hundreds of women and family members as well as hundreds of eunuchs, who performed a wide range of duties.

Admire cupboard doors inlaid with mother of pearl and tortoiseshell and stunning Iznik tiles with verses from the Quran. The tour ends with a visit to the holy relics and the imperial kitchens.

Private Tour Rates per Person based
Person(s) Private Tour Price per Adult Price per Child 3-5.99 Price Child 0-2.99 Private tour days
2 157 EUR per P. 50 EUR Free Everyday except Tuesday
3 136 EUR per P. 50 EUR Free Everyday except Tuesday
4 115 EUR per P. 50 EUR Free Everyday except Tuesday
5 104 EUR per P. 50 EUR Free Everyday except Tuesday
6 100 EUR per P. 50 EUR Free Everyday except Tuesday
7 97 EUR per P. 50 EUR Free Everyday except Tuesday
8+ 89 EUR per P. 50 EUR Free Everyday except Tuesday

Highlights

  • Explore the world-famous Hagia Sophia and the Basilica Cistern
  • Learn about the Ottomans as you walk through the Topkapi Palace
  • Have the privilege of a local guide for priority admission and skip-the-lines
  • Enjoy a tour of the Topkapi Palace with a guide

Included/Excluded

  • Entrance fee to Basilica Cistern
  • Entrance fee to Topkapi Palace
  • Entrance fee to Hagia Irene Church
  • Professional Guidance
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Personel Expences
  • Food and Drinks
  • Tips (optional)

Itinerary

> Confirmation will be received at time of booking or within latest in 24 hours
> Available every day except Tuesday
> Meeting with guide at 09:00 in front of Basilica Cistern
> Drop off not available
> Offered as Private Tour
> Not wheelchair accessible
> Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties

We Suggest
> Sunglasses
> Hat
> Comfortable shoes

Durations

3-5 hours (half day)

Languages

English
Espanol
Francais
German
Russian
Turkish

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