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Istanbul Sightseeing Tour Including Grand Bazaar, Suleymaniye Mosque and Sultanahmet provided by Intrepid Urban Adventures Istanbul

Istanbul Sightseeing Tour Including Grand Bazaar, Suleymaniye Mosque and Sultanahmet

Istanbul Sightseeing Tour Including Grand Bazaar, Suleymaniye Mosque and Sultanahmet
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Last updated: 16 Nov. 2020
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All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Get the most out of Istanbul on a 4.5-hour sightseeing tour of the city’s top spots and hidden gems with a local guide. Learn the best places to stop for snacks, savor coffee, and sip tea as you meander between sights. Your walking tour begins with an exploration of the city’s ancient Hippodrome, where chariot races reigned supreme for centuries. From here, you'll pay a visit to Divan Yolu. Emperor Constantine mapped out this main thoroughfare of Istanbul’s Old City (now home to tea gardens and eateries as well as Ottoman mosques and intriguing shops) in the early 3rd century. Next up is Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, internationally known as the first-ever shopping mall and home to an incredible array of approximately 4,000 shops. Wander through its backstreets, making a special stop at the book bazaar where Turkey’s first printed book was sold in 1729. Continue on to the magnificent Süleymaniye Külliyesi, one of the city’s best-known sights. Marvel at the original Turkish baths — part of the larger mosque complex — and learn all about the traditional bathing ritual. Your guide will also provide local insight into Islam before whisking you off to try Turkish tea in a tea house, which offers amazing city views. Then, it’s off to the Rustem Pasha Mosque, an Istanbul highlight. Rustem Pasha is Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan’s first octagonal-plan mosque, and its interior is covered with some of the most exquisite iznik tiles ever produced. Your Istanbul tour wraps up in the colorful and vibrant Spice Bazaar. From here, your guide can direct you to a local lokanta (small restaurant) for lunch or provide additional tips on where to go in the city to make the most of your remaining stay.  Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher. IMPORTANT note: The Blue Mosque in Istanbul will be closed between 1st March - 15th May for renovation.  To compensate we will be visiting Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque, which was built in 1572 (older than Blue Mosque) and location is here
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Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
Local English-speaking guide • Tour of Sultanahmet, the Grand Bazaar and Book Bazaar • Tea at a local tea house • Visit to the Süleymaniye Mosque complex • Visit to Rustem Pasa Mosque
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant, Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:6, 34400 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant, Divanyolu Caddesi No.6 34400, Sultanahmet, Istanbul. The restaurant is located on the street where the tram lines runs through Sultanahmet, approximately a 3-minute walk from Sultanahmet tram stop.
Mısır Çarşısı, Rüstem Paşa, Erzak Ambarı Sok. No:92, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Spice Bazaar or Egyptian Bazaar in Eminönü Square. Your local guide can provide instructions on how to get back to your hotel, or you are free to continue your own personal exploration.
Inclusions
Local English-speaking guide • Tour of Sultanahmet, the Grand Bazaar and Book Bazaar • Tea at a local tea house • Visit to the Süleymaniye Mosque complex • Visit to Rustem Pasa Mosque
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant, Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:6, 34400 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant, Divanyolu Caddesi No.6 34400, Sultanahmet, Istanbul. The restaurant is located on the street where the tram lines runs through Sultanahmet, approximately a 3-minute walk from Sultanahmet tram stop.
Mısır Çarşısı, Rüstem Paşa, Erzak Ambarı Sok. No:92, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Spice Bazaar or Egyptian Bazaar in Eminönü Square. Your local guide can provide instructions on how to get back to your hotel, or you are free to continue your own personal exploration.
Duration
4h
Return details
Mısır Çarşısı, Rüstem Paşa, Erzak Ambarı Sok. No:92, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Spice Bazaar or Egyptian Bazaar in Eminönü Square. Your local guide can provide instructions on how to get back to your hotel, or you are free to continue your own personal exploration.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Mosques have very strict dress codes. Women must wear long and loose clothing and ensure their arms, legs and head are fully covered when visiting. Men must cover above their knees and their shoulders. Otherwise you will be refused entry
IMPORTANT note: The Blue Mosque in Istanbul will be closed between 1st March - 15th May for renovation. To compensate we will be visiting Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque, which was built in 1572 (older than Blue Mosque)
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

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Masarrat S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates28 contributions
Grand Bazaar Sultanahmet Istanbul
Jul. 2019 • Family
This bazaar is a pricey place to rent for the shopkeepers and so these guys want to extract the maximum amount of money for goods. The products are mediocre and one should be selective in choosing your items. Sellers are very argumentative & love to pick an argument. I didn’t enjoy my visit there. The jewelry is overpriced & no guarantee of authenticity.
Written 12 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cynloko
21 contributions
Istanbul Uncovered
This was the name of the tour we did with Sefa. He was a terrific guide. Knowledgeable and interested in all things from ancient history to contemporary happenings. We really enjoyed our time with him and would have liked to take the longer Istanbul Conquored with this guide. Thank you Sefa for a wonderful introduction to the city and its history!
Written 4 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cheah Zhong Xiang
Gatton, Australia3 contributions
Great tour with great guide
Aug. 2018 • Solo
I went for the "Istanbul Sightseeing Tour Including Grand Bazaar, Suleymaniye Mosque and Sultanahmet". I got Tolga Kinas as my guide, and I would say the guide made the tour amazing. Knowledgeable, fluent in English, friendly and respectful.

As for the tour itself, great way to get a quick snapshot of a few attractions, and you can go off to explore them in detail. Also perfect if you have a few awkward hours to kill which are too short for an in-depth tour or too short to just wait around and do nothing.
Written 21 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

david t
Brussels, Belgium31 contributions
Racist Guide was a Disappointment
The guide was very knowledgeable. But towards the end she informed us that Jews are infiltrating some mosques and intentionally misleading the Turkish worshipers to acts that are not Islamic (because they can't read Arabic, the language of the Quran, they are taken advantage of). I found this totally unacceptable in 2018, old fashion antisemitism, in an international business. I wrote to Intrepid head office in Australia but they are ignoring me, complicit in this racism.
Written 28 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Oren F
Islamabad, Pakistan493 contributions
A great way to get your bearings for the city
This was a great way to start a trip to Istanbul. Tolga was a fun and knowledgeable guide.

To note licenced tour guides in Turkey are have a lot of training. They need to be proficient in language and the history to licenced. These guys operate a great business.
Written 1 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alex S
10 contributions
Instabul in it's best
Jan. 2018 • Friends
We had a great time with a guide Suleyman, explored two mosques, two bazars and enjoyed a great weather!
Written 20 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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