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2.5-Hour Private Istanbul Walking Tour: Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque & Bazaar



  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Architecture, Culture, History

  • Duration

    2.5 Hours

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Discover the best of Istanbul by exploring the historical landmarks in the ancient Hippodrome in the heart of Istanbul. Admire the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hagia Sophia and snap photos of the iconic Blue Mosque from the outside. End the tour with a tour of the Grand Bazaar, dating back to the 15th century, which is one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world. 

  • Discover the heart of ancient Constantinople at the Hippodrome
  • Marvel at the stunning architecture of the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque
  • Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and scents of the Grand Bazaar
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    • Start at the Hippodrome. This ancient square was the heart of Constantinople, the former capital of the Byzantine Empire. Take some time to explore the monuments and structures around the square, including the Egyptian Obelisk, the Serpentine Column, and the German Fountain.
    • Capture Hagia Sophia. This iconic building is a former church, mosque, and now a museum, famous for its massive dome and beautiful mosaics. Spend some time admiring the architecture and learning about the history of this impressive structure.
    • See the Blue Mosque from the outside. Located just across the square from Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque (officially known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque) is one of Istanbul's most famous landmarks. Although it's closed to visitors during prayer times, you can still admire the stunning exterior and take some photos.
    • End the tour at the Grand Bazaar. This sprawling market is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with over 4,000 shops selling everything from jewellery and textiles to spices and souvenirs. Take some time to wander through the maze-like alleys and haggle with the vendors for some unique souvenirs.
What's Included
  • English-speaking tour guide
What's Excluded
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Entrance ticket, if any
Meeting Point

The Obelisk of Theodosius

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • S


    Fascinating Tour

    The private Istanbul tour was amazing! Abdullah was knowledgeable and friendly, and we saw some of the city's most famous landmarks. The Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque were breathtaking, and the Grand Bazaar was a shopper's paradise.

  • J


    Incredible Experience

    The tour was incredible! The Hippodrome and Hagia Sophia were fascinating, and the Blue Mosque was stunning. The Grand Bazaar was a shopper's paradise, and we found some great souvenirs. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended!

  • C


    Discovering Istanbul's Wonders

    Incredible journey through history! Loved the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and the hidden gem recommendation.

  • F


    Ancient Glory and Modern Charm

    Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, and Bazaar: perfect combination. Guide was engaging and knowledgeable. A must-do!

  • J


    Great Experience

  • S


    Timeless Istanbul Adventure

    Amazing tour! Expertly curated and guided, showcasing the best of Istanbul's history and culture.

  • J


    Memorable Trip

  • A


    Excellent Tour

Starting From


USD 130 / group

Total number of people (Min: 1 , Max: 10)

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