Classic Istanbul Old City Tour


Delve into the history of Istanbul with a full day guided Tour. You will visit all the major landmarks of the old city.


Tour Duration : 7 hours
Service Level : Small Group Tour
Tour Highlights : Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Underground Cistern, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Million Stone, Grand Bazaar.

You will meet with your private guide at your hotel in Istanbul and you will drive to Sultanahmet area for a full day historical old city tour. The first visit will be to the Hippodrome Square where used to take place for chariot races and the Byzantine riots during Roman & Byzantine period. You will continue walking to Topkapi Palace, was not only the residence of the Ottoman sultans, but also the administrative and educational center of the state. It was constructed between 1460 and 1478 by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople. You will visit the Topkapi Palace including treasury and weapons section. Before the free time for lunch, you will visit the Blue Mosque, has its fame from its beautiful blue Iznik tiles. After lunch , you will visit the reaches Hagia Sophia built in 532 AD by Roman Emperor Justinian I. At the end of the tour, you will visit Grand Bazaar where is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with more than 58 covered streets and over 1,200 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. Opened in 1461, it is well known for its jewelry, pottery, spice, and carpet shops. Afterwards you drive back to your hotel.
The rate mentioned on our page is for small group tour with english speaking professional guide.
Please contact us if you are interested for private tour or Small group tour with different language.

What's included:

Pick up and drop off from / to your hotel ( we just arrange the pick up and drop off from hotels in SultanAhmet  and Beyoğlu area)
All transfers with a modern air conditioned vehicle
English Speaking professional guide
All entrance fees
Taxes, Highway tickets


What's Excluded:

Tips to the guide and driver
Drinks at lunch


Departure & Return:

The Tour departure time is at  9:00 am and the return time will be at 5:00 pm.

Additional info:

Please note:
Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays
The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays.

How Can I book this tour?

Please fill the booking request form. Our team will get back to you within 4 hours.
The tour will be confirmed by Moonstar Tour after the reception of the payment online.

Cancellation Policy:

You may modify or cancel a tour up to three (3) days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty. There is full refund of your payment for any cancellation prior to 3 days before tour departure.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is no refund.