Go back in time to the days of ancient Constantiopolis (East Rome) and Ottoman Empire on this walking tour of the historic Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia and Grand Bazaar. Explore the streets of Istanbul’s Old City, visit its best attractions and learn about its amazing history.
If you are a foreigner and come to Istanbul for the first time, you should definitely take this tour to understand what kind of city you are in. If you are from Istanbul, I think you should also do this tour at least once a year. Because feeling the uniqueness of Istanbul will make us feel special and increase our commitment to our city.
Duration: 4 Hours
Live Guide: English
Pick-up and Drop – off Services is subject to extra payment.
Professional guided tour in English.
Pick-up service from centrally located hotels.
X Drop-off service.
Pick up is available from centrally located hotels.
From Sirkeci Station, we arrive at Gulhane, next to the Archeology Museum, and Topkapi Palace.
After entering Topkapi Palace, we visit the Palace with the narration of our guide.
Your professional tour guide will help you get your tickets from the museum counter without waiting in line. The harem part of the palace is not included in the regular tour program. Please inform Reviva Tourism beforehand, if you want to visit the harem as well.
After completing our visit in Topkapı Palace, we exit the Bab-ı Hümayun gate of the Palace and walk towards Sultanahmet Square.
In the square, we first make our visit to Hagia Sophia, which is a building of worship for 1660 years.
After completing our visit to Hagia Sophia, we continue our walk in Sultan Ahmet Square.
We visit the Blue Mosque, which was built approximately 1000 years after Hagia Sophia, with our guide.
After visiting the hippodrome/at meydanı right next to the Blue Mosque and the historical monuments in this square, we walk towards the Grand Bazaar on the road known as the Divan road today and known as the Messe in Byzantine times.
In the Grand Bazaar, we can completely surrender ourselves to the spirit of the city and lose ourselves while traveling through history. Our guide will keep an eye on you, don't worry, even if you get lost, we will find you soon.