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Duration

4 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English, German

About this tour

Maximize savings and time with this 3-in-1 combo ticket with skip-the-line entry. Explore Istanbul’s iconic Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and Basilica Cistern with an official guide.

Explore Istanbul’s Premier Attractions: Hagia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern, and Topkapı Palace. Immerse yourself in guided tours featuring skip-the-line entry, a licensed guide, and a multilingual audio app.

Experience seamless access to Istanbul’s top 3 attractions—Hagia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern, and Topkapı Palace—with this guided tour. Bypass the ticket lines (note that security lines are unavoidable) to swiftly enter and maximize your time at each site.

Begin your journey at the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia, a monumental Christian church that has held its stature for a millennium. Continue to the grand Topkapı Palace, a residence cherished by Ottoman Sultans across centuries. Explore the 1500-year-old Basilica Cistern, renowned for its captivating Medusa heads.

Step into the opulent world of the Ottoman Empire with our exclusive tour of the Harem section at Topkapı Palace. Uncover the secrets of the sultans as you explore the lavishly adorned chambers, private quarters, and hidden courtyards that once housed the imperial family and their concubines. Delve into the intriguing tales of intrigue, romance, and power that unfolded within these walls. Our expert guides will provide fascinating insights into the daily life and customs of the Ottoman court, offering a captivating journey through the history and allure of the Harem at Topkapı Palace.

Your licensed tour guide will illuminate the highlights of these landmarks. Subsequently, revel in your free time to further discover at your own pace, enriched by captivating stories and intriguing details from your audio guide (optional).

Meeting point and drop off for this tour is Dsign Cafe and Shop
Binbirdirek, At Meydanı Cd No:10, 34093 Fatih/İstanbu
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Highlights

  • Hagia Sophia, originally a Byzantine cathedral, later converted into an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum, showcases a fascinating blend of architectural styles.
  • The Underground Cistern, also known as the Basilica Cistern, is an ancient underground water reservoir built during the Byzantine period.
  • Topkapi Palace served as the main residence of Ottoman sultans for centuries, offering a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of the Ottoman Empire's rulers.

Included/Excluded

  • English-speaking guide
  • Hagia Sophia tour incl. entrance fee
  • Topkapi Palace tour incl. entrance fee
  • Harem section tour incl. entrance fee
  • Haghia Irene church tour incl. entrance fee
  • Basilica Cistern tour incl. entrance fee
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Food and Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Photos and Videos
  • Gratuities

Durations

4 – 5 hours

Language

English
German

Frequently asked questions

The primary language for group tour guidance is English or multilingual available. Tours in languages other than English are available exclusively as private tours. Please note that there might be a price variation for different languages. Kindly specify your preferred language for the tour if it's not English!

Tour fees include professional English guide service or assistant service. In half-day tours, meals are not included, but in full-day tours, a set menu or open buffet meal is generally included. Kindly refer to the tour description for a detailed breakdown of included and excluded services.

In group tours, hotel pick-up and drop-off are generally included. Rarely, some tours do not include hotel pick-up and drop-off or just drop-off. All private tours include hotel pickup and drop-off. Please read the description carefully to find out.

  • Tour available period: all year round.
  • Tour available days: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday
  • Tour category: Offered as a private tour.
  • Please provide us with an accurate WhatsApp number to can guide you for pick-ups and updates.
  • We will respond to your request within 24 hours at the latest.
  • The meeting is around 9 am.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties
  • Remember to wear modest clothing at the mosques (arms and legs covered). Women must cover their hair with a scarf. If you forget to bring your scarf, you can buy one at the entrance at some mosques but not all.
  • Even if we use fast track at the museum entrances, please do not forget that waiting times at security points can take time
  • On group tours, infants must sit on laps if seats are not available.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Group tours can have several breaks for shopping with local handicraft production centers.
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