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4-Hour Private Walking Tour To Explore The Landmarks In The Heart Of Istanbul



  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Architecture, Culture, History

  • Duration

    4 Hours

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Explore Istanbul's rich history and culture with this captivating tour, beginning at the UNESCO-listed Hagia Sophia. Admire the city's landmarks, such as the magnificent Blue Mosque, Süleymaniye Mosque, and the underground wonders of the Roman Cistern. Additionally, experience the hustle and bustle of the local life at the Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar, one of the world's oldest covered markets. 

  • Marvel at the impressive architecture and intricate details of the Hagia Sophia
  • Learn about the history of the Blue Mosque and the Süleymaniye Mosque
  • Observe local life and buy souvenirs at the historical Grand Bazaar
  • Explore Istanbul's Highlights expand_more
    • Start your tour by visiting one of the most famous landmarks in Istanbul - Hagia Sophia. Once a church, then a mosque, and now a museum, this beautiful structure has a lot of history and architecture to offer. Spend some time admiring the mosaics, domes, and intricate details of this masterpiece.
    • Go to the Blue Mosque, located just a few steps away. Admire its stunning exterior and take some memorable photos.
    • Next, head over to the ancient Hippodrome, which was once the center of entertainment and sporting events in Constantinople. Today, it is a public square with some fascinating historical monuments, including the Obelisk of Theodosius, the Serpent Column, and the German Fountain.
    • Take a short walk to the Grand Bazaar, one of the world's oldest and largest covered markets. Here, you can find all sorts of souvenirs, carpets, jewellery, spices, and Turkish delights. Take some time to browse around and haggle with the shopkeepers for the best deals.
    • Make your way further to the Süleymaniye Mosque, one of the most significant Ottoman mosques in Istanbul, designed by the famous architect Sinan. Not only is the mosque itself impressive, but it also offers an incredible panoramic view of the city from its terrace. Take your time to appreciate the stunning scenery and take some photos.
    • Your next stop is the Column of Constantine, a Roman monument located near the Hippodrome. This 35-meter tall column was erected in honour of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great and features intricate carvings depicting his victories.
    • End the tour at the Roman Cistern, also known as the Theodosius Cistern, located underground in Sultanahmet. This impressive structure was built in the 5th century to provide water to the city and has some unique architectural features, including vaulted ceilings and columns.
What's Included
  • English-speaking tour guide
What's Excluded
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Entrance ticket, if any
Meeting Point

Hagia Sophia

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

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


    Istanbul's Rich History

    Fascinating landmarks, friendly guide, and great shopping experience. Perfect way to explore Istanbul!

  • J


    Istanbul Delights

    Amazing attractions, engaging guide, loved it!

  • P


    A Tour to Remember

    Stunning architecture, intriguing history, and amazing views. The Suleymaniye Mosque was the highlight. Excellent guide!

  • A


    Unveiling Istanbul's Wonders

    Fabulous tour, covered all the highlights. Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Grand Bazaar were unforgettable.

  • E


    Istanbul's Timeless Beauty

    Well-organized tour showcasing Istanbul's history and culture. Particularly loved the Roman cistern and Hippodrome.

  • L


    Istanbul Adventure

    Impressive landmarks, fantastic guide, memorable experience.

  • S


    Unforgettable Istanbul Experience

    Thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Explored stunning landmarks, and our guide, Abdullah, was both engaging and knowledgeable.

  • S


    Istanbul's Treasures: A Fascinating Cultural Odyssey

    This tour is the perfect way to explore Istanbul's key highlights. Our day began at the magnificent Hagia Sophia, where we were awestruck by its stunning architecture and rich history. The nearby Blue Mosque proved to be equally captivating, with its impressive exterior and rich cultural significance. We then visited the ancient Hippodrome, full of intriguing monuments, before immersing ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere of the Grand Bazaar. The tour continued to the majestic Süleymaniye Mosque, showcasing exquisite Ottoman architecture and providing breathtaking city views. Our next stop, the Column of Constantine, offered a glimpse into the city's Roman past, while the Roman cistern, with its vaulted ceilings and columns, left us in awe of its engineering marvels. Abdullah made the experience truly unforgettable, providing in-depth historical context and bringing the city's treasures to life.

  • L


    Istanbul's Time Travel

    Amazing journey through Istanbul's history. Loved Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and the ancient Hippodrome!

  • T


    Istanbul's Cultural Extravaganza

    Great tour, covering key attractions. The Grand Bazaar was an immersive shopping experience. Expert guide!

  • D


    Istanbul's Historical Highlights

    Incredible tour! Hagia Sophia, Suleymaniye Mosque, and the Roman cistern were absolute must-sees. Superb guide!

  • C


    Istanbul Uncovered

    The perfect introduction to Istanbul's history and culture. Hagia Sophia and Suleymaniye Mosque were magnificent.

Starting From


USD 130 / group

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

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