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Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Meydani) Tours and Tickets

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Built in the third century, the Hippodrome was the home of now-named Istanbul’s sporting entertainment during the Byzantine era, with a wide track for chariot racing. Today, the route of the old track is covered by Sultanahmet Square (Sultanahmet Meydani), a wide open space in the center of the old city, punctuated by ancient obelisks.

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Small-Group Tour Including Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern and Hagia Sophia

Small-Group Tour Including Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern and Hagia Sophia

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Fit all of Istanbul's attractions at the top of your bucket list into one packed day, with the help of an expert local guide. Stroll Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet neighborhood, brimming with iconic buildings and storied streets. Tour the Blue Mosque, one of the most important sites in the Muslim world. Delve into history of the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Istanbul Hippodrome as well as the 'sunken palace' of Basilica Cistern. And you won’t want to miss the and the bustling Grand Bazaar or savory 3-course lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

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Explore the top attractions in Sultanahmet (the old city) on a full-day tour with a knowledgeable guide. Take in UNESCO World Heritage sites and famous monuments in Istanbul including the stunning Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome. Then follow your guide through the Grand Bazaar, browsing the shops of hundreds of vendors with an array of textiles, jewelry, perfumes, spices and more. Your guide shares the long history of Istanbul with your small group, which is limited to 10 participants to ensure a more intimate experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00

Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar
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Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar

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See the sights of Istanbul on a half-day tour that takes in the city’s famous historical landmarks and cultural sites. See Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. Entrance fees are included, as is hotel pickup and drop-off for your convenience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00
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$38.00

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Istanbul Tour

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Istanbul Tour

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Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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$150.00
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Skip The Line:1 or 2 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

Skip The Line:1 or 2 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

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Make your Istanbul adventure totally unique with a 1- 2- or 3 day private sightseeing tour. Opt for a single day and see the whole of the Old City, plus the Grand Bazaar. Extend the tour to include a second day and visit the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim, and Istiklal Street, plus a Bosphorus cruise. Please note that your guide is happy to alter the itinerary completely to accommodate your personal interests.
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  • 2 days
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$120.00
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$120.00
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Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul

Gallipoli Day Trip from Istanbul

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Experience somber battlefields and historic World War I memorial sites during this guided day trip to Gallipoli from Istanbul. With an expert guide, visit heartbreaking sites on the Gallipoli peninsula where Australian, New Zealand and Turkish soldiers lost their lives during a merciless WWI campaign. Hear rare stories about the fallen troops at famous sites including Lone Pine, ANZAC Cove, Ari Burnu Cemetery and the Nek.
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  • 14 hours
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$102.26
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Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha

Whirling Dervishes at Hodjapasha

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Uncover the sacred practice of the mystical Sufis at an authentic Mevlevi Sema Ceremony held at Istanbul’s Hodjapasha, and witness the 800-year-old tradition that has been preserved on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Be mesmerized by the bizarre yet beautiful sight of the Whirling Dervishes as they perform their unique spiritual rituals during an hour-long show, including a live orchestra and 360-video projections.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

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Instead of driving around Istanbul all day in a stuffy tour bus, discover the city’s beauty in style on this relaxing sunset cruise down the Bosphorus, the waterway that marks the border between Asian Turkey and European Turkey. From the open-air deck of your luxury yacht, see riverside landmarks like the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque and the Rumeli Fortress, all lit by the beautiful dusk light.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$57.45
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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

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Istanbul is one of the world’s greatest cities, and this hop-on hop-off tour offers a truly flexible way to explore it. Board your open-top, double-decker bus at any stop along the two routes, and enjoy the views as you listen to the audio commentary. Then, create your own sightseeing itinerary as you hop on and off at any of the stops to visit highlights such as the spectacular Topkapi Palace, the UNESCO-protected Hagia Sophia, the Egyptian Bazaar, and more. Your ticket is valid for 1, 2, or 3 days and entry to select attractions.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.70
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Turkish Bath Package in Istanbul at Aga Hamami

Turkish Bath Package in Istanbul at Aga Hamami

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Experience a traditional Turkish bath at a hamam in Istanbul — a must-do activity when visiting Turkey. Choose from three options: the standard, massage, or full package. The full package includes the exfoliating full-body scrub and foam bath, a 20-minute oil massage, and a face mask, and lasts about two hours. Towels, slippers, and tea are provided.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$32.17
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Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul

Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul

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Discover Istanbul on a full-day tour that travels on foot and public transit to historic landmarks and local cultural hubs. Start by touring the Hippodrome, Serefiye Cistern and Grand Bazaar, then take a break for Turkish coffee, pastry and hookah (tobacco pipe). Visit the book and paper market Sahaflar Çarşısı, which started in the Byzantine era, then tour Istanbul University. Continue to Suleymaniye Mosque, the Spice Bazaar and the Church of St George before winding through the districts of Fener and Balat — the old Greek and Jewish neighborhoods.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.43
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$80.43
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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Night Show from Istanbul

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Night Show from Istanbul

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Enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner as straddle two continents on a 4-hour dinner cruise in Istanbul.The leisurely nighttime route along the Bosphorus takes you past the most iconic landmarks of both the Asian and European sides of the city. While you dine, enjoy live belly dancing, folk dancing, and whirling dervish performances. Afterwards, you’re free to join in the dancing.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.00
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$27.00

Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace

Bosphorus Full Day Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Uskudar and Dolmabahce Palace

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Cruise the stunning Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn and experience three of the best Istanbul sights on this adventure-filled full-day sightseeing tour. This tour takes you on a boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait to savor spectacular sights of bridges, palaces, mosques and fortresses. Stop at Dolmabahçe Palace for a guided tour and explore the alluring scents and colors of the Spice Bazaar. Visit Rüstem Pasha Mosque on top of Camlica Hill and capture wide views of the skyline. Plus, enjoy a delicious 3-course meal along the beautiful shoreline.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full Day Cruise Tour in Bosphorus and Two Continents

Full Day Cruise Tour in Bosphorus and Two Continents

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Don’t just cross Istanbul on this full-day sightseeing tour – cross-continental lines as you explore the city’s past wonders and present attractions. The centerpiece of this tour is an easygoing cruise down the Bosphorus, the river that separates Europe and Asia. Complement your cruise with highlights on both sides of the divide. Sample Turkish Delights at the Spice Bazaar and step back into Turkey’s past at Dolmabache Palace.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.43
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Private Tour: Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour including Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace
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Private Tour: Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour including Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

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Experience the finest attractions in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet district during this private, guided day tour of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. Marvel at these famous monuments alongside your expert guide who will give you individual attention on this private voyage.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00
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Ephesus Trip from Istanbul

Ephesus Trip from Istanbul

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Recall the days of ancient Rome on this full-day trip to Ephesus from Istanbul by air. With a professional guide, explore spectacular Greco-Roman Ephesus, Turkey’s archaeological showpiece. Stroll the ancient streets to marvel at the 2nd-century Celsus Library, the Great Theater and crumbled shops, bathhouses and temples. Bookend your trip with visits to the House of the Virgin Mary, Isabey Mosque and the ruined Artemis Temple. Opt to return to Istanbul or enjoy a drop-off in Kusadasi after your tour. Numbers are limited to 15 for a small-group experience.
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  • 14 to 18 hours
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$201.07
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Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, Free Refreshment and Audio Guide App

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, Free Refreshment and Audio Guide App

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Istanbul is a city set on the water and to fully experience its beauty and diversity you need to get out onto the Bosphorus Strait. On this ninety-minute cruise you’ll see both the European and Asian halves of Istanbul, enjoy views of many picturesque mosques and palaces, and learn more about Istanbul’s centuries-long history through an audio guide app available in ten languages.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.49
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$11.49

Evening Sunset Cruise in Istanbul

Evening Sunset Cruise in Istanbul

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Witness the beauty of Istanbul at dusk on this evening sightseeing cruise and watch the sunset over both the European and Asian sides. Marvel at all the sights as you sail past; keep a look out for Topkapi Palace, Maiden's Tower, Ortaköy & Mecidiye Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, the Bosphorus Bridge and Cıragan Palace.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.21
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The 10 Tastings of Istanbul With Locals: Private Street Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Istanbul With Locals: Private Street Food Tour

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Taste 10 of Istanbul's top culinary treats on this half-day private food tour. Your guide will walk you through a carefully curated itinerary of the best must-taste foods, including raki, durum, and baklava, among others. This private tour means undivided attention from your guide and plenty of chance to ask questions. You'll find some new favorites and places you'll want to return during the rest of your stay in Istanbul.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.02
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Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Day Cruise from Istanbul

Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Day Cruise from Istanbul

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Sail between two continents and into the Black Sea on this full-day cruise along the Bosphorus Strait from Istanbul, with an onboard guide, plus a delicious included lunch on deck. Gaze over the shores of Europe and Asia as you cruise along the Istanbul Bosphorus; stop to visit the city’s pretty Ortaköy neighborhood; and enjoy guided tours of the ornate Küçüksu Palace and Rumeli Fortress. Lastly, moor at the picturesque Black Sea village of Poyrazköy with time to swim in the sea; or explore the medieval castle of Anadolu Kavağı.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.77
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Istanbul Luxury Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Traditional Shows

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Istanbul Luxury Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Traditional Shows

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Step aboard a cruise between Europe and Asia on the Bosphorus to enjoy dinner and shoreline views. Eat a 3-course menu of traditional Turkish meze accompanied by soft drinks and alcohol. In addition to enjoying views of the sites on shore—such as the Fatih Sultan Mehmed Bridge and the Bosphorus Bridge—enjoy a show of traditional Turkish entertainment.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace
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Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

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Experience Istanbul’s timeless sights on a full-day tour of the city’s stunning historic places. Listen for the ancient echoes of pounding hooves and charioteers at Hippodrome Square and spot the distinctive tiles of the Blue Mosque. See the Byzantine mosaics and minarets of Hagia Sophia, then follow in the footsteps of powerful sultans, courtiers, and generals at Topkapi Palace. Finish your tour in the vibrant Grand Bazaar, browsing bright displays of handicrafts, carpets, and souvenirs.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Highlights & Hidden Gems of Istanbul: Private City Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems of Istanbul: Private City Tour

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Benefit from a flexible schedule and personalized attention on this half-day private tour in Istanbul. Perfect for those short on time, this private tour lets you move at your own pace and focus on things that interest you. Highlights can include a tram ride, a funicular ride, the neighborhood of Karakoy, and the Blue Mosque. All private transportation included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.79
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$67.79
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Istanbul Heritage Tour - Incl. Lunch

Istanbul Heritage Tour - Incl. Lunch

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Cover 3,500 years of history in just eight hours on your Istanbul group tour. You and your guide will explore the city’s most famous buildings, including the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace. No need to worry about lunch reservations, as your lunch has been arranged at a rooftop restaurant with a Bosphorus view. Skip the perils of public transit with comfortable transportation to and from your hotel.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.47
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Should I book Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Meydani) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Meydani) 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 Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Meydani) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Meydani) costs USD 9.19. Guided Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Meydani) tours start around USD 9.19 per person.
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