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Built in 532 as the world’s largest place of worship, the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) shifts its identity with the times but never loses its grandeur. Converted from a church to a mosque during the Ottoman era and becoming a museum in 1935, the pink-hued Old City building is one of Istanbul’s don’t-miss attractions.

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Bosphorus Strait Cruise and City Bus Tour with Cable Car

Bosphorus Strait Cruise and City Bus Tour with Cable Car

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See Istanbul by boat, bus and cable car on a 6-hour tour of the city’s atmospheric neighborhoods, monuments and scenery. See the buildings and mosques along the Bosphorus Strait, with time to visit a 19th-century Ottoman palace. Follow streets lined with historic landmarks to the top Pierre Loti Hill, and enjoy free time to eat lunch, walk or simply enjoy the panoramic views of the city. Descend the hill by cable car, then ride alongside the high walls of the Old City and finish your tour at Sultanahmet Square.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.47
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$41.47

Historical Walking Tour of Istanbul Old City from Hagia Sophia

Historical Walking Tour of Istanbul Old City from Hagia Sophia

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We will be meeting with our guests at the gate of the Hagia Sophia and will start our walking tour with visiting Hagia Sophia, officially the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque and formerly the Church of Hagia Sophia is a Late Antique place of worship in Istanbul. Afterward, we will visit Blue Mosque, A functioning mosque, it also attracts large numbers of tourist visitors. It was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains Ahmed's tomb, a madrasah and a hospice. Hand-painted blue tiles adorn the mosque’s interior walls, and at night the mosque is bathed in blue as lights frame the mosque’s five main domes, six minarets, and eight secondary domes. Then we walk to the Hippodrome square and see the city walls and the Leather atelier workshop. You will be seeing each part of the production. After the lunch break, we will visit Topkapi Palace, it served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.36
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1 or 2 Days Private Guided Highlights of Istanbul Tour

1 or 2 Days Private Guided Highlights of Istanbul Tour

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There’s so much to see and do in Istanbul, it can be overwhelming for first-time visitors. This private 1- or 2-day tour is the perfect way to maximize your time. Tick off top attractions such as Topkapi Palace; admire architectural wonders like the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia; cruise along the Bosphorus between Europe and Asia; and shop for souvenirs at the famous Grand Bazaar.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.31
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$117.31
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Small Group Tour: Best of Istanbul with Lunch and Tickets (10 people Max)

Small Group Tour: Best of Istanbul with Lunch and Tickets (10 people Max)

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Visit the best sights of Istanbul in the accompany of your family friendly tour guide and small group. Explore Istanbul's most wondrous monuments in one day such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Stroll through the ancient streets of the Grand Bazaar and walk through tiny treasures created by local craftsmen.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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$90.00
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Private Half-day Tour: Imperial Istanbul - Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar
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Private Half-day Tour: Imperial Istanbul - Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar

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Explore the fascinating history of Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar during this half-day privately guided tour of imperial Istanbul. Discover the ancient church, former mosque and now internationally famous museum, the Hagia Sophia. This tour will wind you through the Grand Bazaar where you can haggle for Turkish treasures and then take you 500 feet below ground into the historic Basilica Cistern where a James Bond once thwarted evil plans.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Full Coverage Istanbul Private City Tour

Full Coverage Istanbul Private City Tour

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Checkmark from your travel bucket list the main spots of the city on an extended tour of Istanbul and get to know the city like the back of your hand. All you have to do is trust your local guide, they got you and will show the best of their city. Your local guide has a jam-packed itinerary full of history, culture, stories, and sights. See must-sees of the city, plus get current recommendations about local hot spots, family owned eateries, and up and coming districts of Istanbul you must pay a visit. Yes, this tour is the city guide that will help you enjoy Istanbul in the best way possible. Withlocals Full Coverage City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.79
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$126.79
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Istanbul Imperial & Bosphorus Tour - Incl. Lunch

Istanbul Imperial & Bosphorus Tour - Incl. Lunch

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Enjoy Full Day Regular Small Group Tour with max 20 - 25 people. Discover the History of Istanbul with our Official & Profesional Guides in 7 hrs. See Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar. Lunch will be on the Roof Restaurant with Bosphorus View called Olive Restaurant (Restaurant Changable). After the Lunch, we will continue to visit Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Marlet) and Boat Trip on Bosphorus. Then drop off to the Hotels.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.84
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Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Afternoon

Segway Istanbul Old City Tour - Afternoon

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Forget about exhausting foot marches, experience Istanbul simply in an elegant way. No Experience Necessary! Learn to ride a Segway less than 2 minutes and join our professional guided city tours. Tour starts daily at 15.00, tour duration is 3 hours. Please check also morning and evening segway tours in viator.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.55
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$35.55

All in One Day Istanbul - Historical Tour of Istanbul with Bosphorus Cruise

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All in One Day Istanbul - Historical Tour of Istanbul with Bosphorus Cruise

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HISTORICAL TOUR OF ISTANBUL WITH BOSPHORUS SUNSET CRUISE Combine a trip to both Istanbul's greatest sites including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, and a luxury yacht cruise on the Bosphorus in one day. Take advantage of a special no-wait entry at the Topkapi Palace and skip-the-line access to the great Ottoman Palace during this full-day tour. Witness the classic sites of heritage and history that abound in Istanbul on your full-day tour. Visit architectural masterpieces, marvel at awe-inspiring, Byzantine-era tileworks, and see the imperial treasures of Ottoman sultans. Along the way, experience the customs of a bustling bazaar. When you finish exploring the old city of Istanbul, the next thing is to take a magical journey on the Bosphorus. Sail down the Bosphorus passing Dolmabahce Palace, impressive Bosphorus Bridges, and beautifully designed seaside villas along both sides of the Bosphorus.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.76
$142.20
$28.44 savings
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$113.76
$142.20
$28.44 savings

Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Küçüksu Palace

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Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Küçüksu Palace

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Step into the fascinating world of Ottoman sultans, courtiers and harems with a 5-hour tour of Istanbul that includes two imperial palaces and a 1-hour sightseeing cruise. Explore the exquisite grounds of Dolmabahçe Palace, a 19th-century court surrounded by manicured grounds and water views. Leave Eminonu Pier for the Bosphorus Strait, and spot iconic towers, palaces, mosques and fortifications along the shoreline. Learn about the elaborate Ottoman hunting parties at Küçüksu Palace then enjoy views of the Asian side of the city while returning to your hotel.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.40
$59.25
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Private Istanbul Layover Tour

Private Istanbul Layover Tour

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Most travelers spend their layovers waiting in the airport. Make the most of your time in Istanbul during this fast-paced sightseeing tour, which transfers you back to Ataturk Airport in time to catch your next flight. Settle back into a comfortable, air-conditioned van and listen to background on Istanbul’s rich history from your own private guide, while discovering the highlights of the former Ottoman capital.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$325.00
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$325.00
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Best Seller Classic Tour of Istanbul

Best Seller Classic Tour of Istanbul

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This is not just a tour. Imagine arriving in Istanbul and having your holiday arranged before your arrival. Your 1, 2 or 3-Day Classic Istanbul Tour itinerary will be tailored and you will be able to cover all of the highlights of Istanbul and Turkey. We are the organic food of tourism in Turkey. Our guides are fully licensed and bring a world of knowledge about our culture and heritage. The moment we meet you, we become one family and make you comfortable as you are in your own backyard. Please let us know when making a booking, so that we can understand your needs and expectations. We can arrange your tour per your needs so that it's the best itinerary for you. We can add all expenses to your planned itinerary such as food, drinks, private transportation, yacht ride, tickets etc. Just let us know and we can customize the whole package exclusively to your needs. Get ready for wonderful memories!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Istanbul Combo: Classic City Tour and Bosphorus Cruise

Istanbul Combo: Classic City Tour and Bosphorus Cruise

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Follow winding streets to domes, minarets, and vibrant markets on a full-day private tour of Istanbul’s most iconic sites. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour, so you can fully experience the sites that interest you most. Enter the Old City gates to discover Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome Square and a pair of remarkable bazaars, then finish the day with an optional sightseeing cruise on the Bosphorus.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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$150.00
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Highlights of Istanbul Walking Tour

Highlights of Istanbul Walking Tour

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First-time travelers can discover the best of Istanbul with this small-group highlights tour, perfect for getting your bearings in this picturesque city. Explore the city's top landmarks with your guide, find a few hidden gems, and learn about the city's diverse cultural and architectural achievements. Along the way, you can spot the Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar, and even stop at an Ottoman-era spice market to get a taste of the time-honored marketplace experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.00
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$18.00
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Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Private Tour

Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Private Tour

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Tick off two of Istanbul's most renowned landmarks on this private, double-duty tour, which makes stops at the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Enjoy a half-day of in-depth sightseeing with your own personal guide, covering the highlights without the crowds. Tours include stops for a sampling of tasty treats along the way.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.95
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$82.95
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Istanbul's Mosques and Museums Private Tour

Istanbul's Mosques and Museums Private Tour

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Encounter the Islamic culture of Istanbul with this cultural tour where you can explore three of the city's must-see attractions: the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, and Topkapi Palace. Meet-up in the historic Sultanahmet district, and let your personal guide lead you to these important sights. Enjoy the flexibility to customize your itinerary, make additional stops and sip an included drink, and get your guide's complete attention as you explore.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$156.42
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$156.42
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Highlights of Istanbul

Highlights of Istanbul

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Dive into Istanbul’s Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman history on a small-group 7-hour tour, and visit the city’s historical highlights. Traveling mostly by foot, hear revealing facts and historical anecdotes about the city, and visit must-sees such the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Learn about Istanbul’s remarkable past from your informative guide, and stop for lunch and a shopping session at the Grand Bazaar, home to a myriad of tempting stalls. Numbers are limited to 15 people on this small-group tour to ensure personalized attention from a guide.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.50
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$118.50

Best Seller: 8- Day Private Tour : Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale
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Best Seller: 8- Day Private Tour : Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale

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Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Turkey during a private 8-day tour from Istanbul. Alongside an expert guide, marvel at the historical and natural highlights of Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkale. Take a tour of the magical Bosphorus Strait; see ancient ruins like the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus; and admire the spectacular landscapes and ancient castles of Cappadocia. Receive 7 nights luxury accommodation, selected meals, round-trip transportation and the undivided attention of your private guide.
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  • 8 days
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$2,200.00
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$2,200.00

Istanbul Old City Private Guided Walking Tour

Istanbul Old City Private Guided Walking Tour

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Once serving as the capital of the Ottoman and Byzantine Empires, Istanbul today is the largest city in Turkey and one of the biggest in the world. The city stretches across a narrow strait that connects Asia and Europe, making it the only city in the world spanning two continents. Impressive architecture, historic sites, dining, shopping, nightlife, and exotic atmosphere all make Istanbul one of the best places to visit in Turkey. If you have any further questions please DM me on instagram ( turkeyprotraveller )
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.17
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$65.17

Treasures Of Ancient Turkey Tour 14 Days Small Group

Treasures Of Ancient Turkey Tour 14 Days Small Group

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Turkey hosts so many archeological and historical sites that are considered as hidden treasures of the ancient world. The country is located on two continents (Europe & Asia) and within the border of Fertile Crescent. Many settlements of great civilizations, empires and kingdoms of human history are existing side by side. When you travel within Turkey you may amaze to see diverse historical, archeological and cultural heritage of the country.The oldest temple complex of human civilization was recently discovered in the Southeast of Turkey, the Gobeklitepe, which has more than 12000 years old religious structures. In this tour you will visit unique monuments and places of the Turkey. • 14 Days Tour Includes 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  • Small group up to 12 people.  • Domestic flight and all airport transfers are included. • English speaking professional experience tour guide.
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  • 14 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,490.00
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$2,490.00

8-Days Wonders of Turkey: Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia

8-Days Wonders of Turkey: Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia

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Getting around Turkey to see all of its historic landmarks and natural attractions can be expensive, stressful and difficult to organise. This eight day tour of the country deals with the organisation for you, so you don’t have to worry about setting up flights, accommodation, meals or tickets. Starting in Istanbul, travel across the country to historic sites on the West Coast of Turkey before finishing your tour in the unique landscapes of Cappadocia.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,549.00
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$1,549.00

Highlights of Istanbul- Half day walking tour with small group of max 8 people

Highlights of Istanbul- Half day walking tour with small group of max 8 people

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Appreciating Istanbul’s many historical and cultural landmarks can be tricky on a self-led excursion. Explore on a walking tour with a local guide for intimate insight into top attractions, including the Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. Avoid hidden costs with a traditional lunch, refreshments, and entrance fees included, and benefit from the small-group tour size for a more personalized experience.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.35
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$130.35

Private 10 Day Turkey: Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia & Antalya

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Private 10 Day Turkey: Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia & Antalya

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Enjoy a private tour and discover Turkey in 10 days with one of our local tour guides. Enjoy some of the main sights including Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia.
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  • 10 days
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$2,244.00
$2,640.00
$396.00 savings
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$2,244.00
$2,640.00
$396.00 savings

Private Tour of the Best of Istanbul with your Family

Private Tour of the Best of Istanbul with your Family

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This family-friendly tour of Istanbul caters to kids with games and a treasure hunt along the route. Highlights include the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, Gulhane Park, and Galata Tower. The tour ends at a local coffee shop that doubles as a jewelry designer’s workshop.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.91
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$101.91
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Should I book Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) costs USD 50.00. Guided Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) tours start around USD 50.00 per person.
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