The Classic Istanbul Old City Tour

Discover the magnificent beauty of this 2500-year-old capital city, the traces of the empires, and the marvelous artistic places with our professional guide on the Old Istanbul City tour. Visit the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Aya Sophia, Grand Bazaar, and more.

Overview

Istanbul is an epic city full of rising mosques, ancient stadiums, and large bazaars. you can get to know them all on this wonderful, guided Istanbul Old City tour. Nobody can be indifferent to Istanbul and its miraculous beauty. It has been a unique city throughout its history with its seven hills, the sea passing through it, and its natural harbor, the Golden Horn. The history of Istanbul is rich in befitting the city’s splendor.

Extra Tour Details

  1. Type: Regular
  2. Season: Every day departure (All year round)
  3. Departure point: Istanbul Hotel Center
  4. Ending point: Istanbul Hotel Center
  5. Duration: 8 hours

Service Basics:

  • Hotel transfer
  • English Guide

Good to know

  • Please wear comfortable clothes, a hat, and shoes
  • Take your camera (without professional equipment)
  • Use sunglasses and suncream

Additional Info:

  • Clients must be ready 15 minutes before the exact pickup time given by the tour guide.
  • Please always take all passports with you during the tour.
  • By some problems or delays don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly!

Available Language(s):
• English

 

Itinerary

Day 1
Old City Tour İstanbul

The walking tour starts in the morning. A comfortable car will pick you up from your hotel and drive you towards a meeting point, where you will meet the tour guide. The professional guide will be the person in charge to provide important descriptions of the places you are about to visit during the day. With this tour, you will be able to explore the Sultan Ahmet Centre by walking through the major monuments and places of interest in the area.
The first visit will be made to the Hippodrome, where sports events were taking place during the Byzantine period. There are four monuments which you can observe there. These are the German Fountain of the Wilhelm II, the Column of Constantine, the Serpentine Column, and the Egyptian Obelisk. The walking tour continues with a visit to the infamous Blue Mosque. This impressive Mosque is one of the most important in Turkey and is known for its interior design that features blue tiles. Since Blue Mosque is an active worship place, visits are not possible on Friday.
Another important monument, next to the Blue Mosque is Hagia Sophia. This impressively big church was constructed by Constantine the Great during the Byzantine period. The museum of Hagia Sophia is one of the most visited monuments in Istanbul due to its history and its outstanding architectural design. It must be noted that Saint Sophia is closed every Monday. Thus, participants will visit the Underground Cistern on that day.
After visiting these great monuments in the city center, the most exciting stop follows. On our Istanbul City Tour (Full Day), you will also visit the famous Grand Bazaar. This bazaar is the most popular and known of its kind due to its size and due to the variety of things, visitors can discover. It includes more than 4000 small shops in which you may exercise your bargaining skills. In these shops, participants can discover handicrafts, spices, clothes, and every type of souvenir.
Once the Grand Bazaar tour is over, a lunch break follows at a local restaurant in the nearby area. Take this chance to relax and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the city’s center. Energized and relaxed, you will then walk towards the Sultans’ Tombs. These five tombs of Ottoman Sultans feature exceptional ceramic panels of the 16th century. Visitors can observe the delicate flower motifs and multiple colors, as well as other interesting covers placed on the sarcophagus.
The last stop of this guided walking tour will take place at Topkapi Palace. The palace used to be the residence of the Ottoman sultans between the 15th and the 19th century. Nowadays, it hosts an interesting museum with precious gems and jewelry, costumes of the sultans, and other important items of that era.
As this is the final stop of the walking tour, participants will then return to their hotel with a comfortable and modern bus

Included and Excluded Services

Included Services

  • • Admission fees to attractions
  • • All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • • Transfer service from Hotels
  • • Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
  • • Beverage during the tour and lunch
  • • Tips to the guide&driver(optional)
  • • Personal expenses
How Can I Book this tour?

Please fill out the booking request form. Our team will get back to you within 4 hours. The tour will be confirmed by the Moonstar Tour sales department at the reception of the online booking or online payment. Please provide always all the correct information for easy processing.

What makes us unique?

One thing that sets us apart from other tour operators is that we’ve built our own packages and tours. Many agencies force you to deal with multiple people during the booking and holiday process, which makes it impersonal. Moonstar Tour Team will deal with you from beginning to end.
At Moonstartour, we strive to earn repeat business from you! From our travelers, we love that they recommend us to their friends and family. All referrals are extremely valuable to us and we know that we have to work diligently to deserve them.

Reservation and Payment Policy

For Direct Customers
There are so many adventures waiting for you, by reservation, 30% of the total cost is due once the trip and cost have been approved by both parties. The full amount may also be paid at this time. The remaining balance is due upon arrival/check-in. This applies to any of the seasons and guarantees the trip.

For Travel Agencies
Moonstar Tour requires full payment of the tour at the time of reservation once the trip and cost have been approved by both Moonstar Tour and the Travel Agency. This applies to any of the seasons and guarantees the blocking of the trip.

Cancellation Policy:

The deadline for canceling a reservation is as follows:
If payment is made and the customer, due to outside circumstances, cannot make the trip, the reservation can be postponed, without penalty charges, and can be rescheduled at a later date. No changes can be made to the original reservation upon rescheduling.
Deadlines for cancellation with a refund: One (1) week prior to the date of your tour
Last Minute Cancelations
Full payments or deposits will not be reimbursed for last-minute cancellations by either direct customers or travel agencies.

No Show
In the event of a No-Show by either a Direct Customer or Travel Agency, no refund shall be given.
In case of fortuitous events or Acts of God, management will assess the situation and decide upon a course of action. If a reimbursement or discount is agreed upon, the amount will return within the time specified by management. The Direct Customer or Travel Agency is responsible for all/any bank charge that may apply to the transaction.

Methodes of Payment

Reservations will be guaranteed within the down payment for Direct Customers or full payment for Travel Agencies. We accept electronic money transfers, bank deposits, and all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club.

Payment can be made by sending a scanned copy or clear photo of the deposit slip to [email protected] / [email protected] or WhatsApp at +905496426422 along with the following information:
Company Name or Individual holder of the reservation
Names of those in party
NIT or identity card
City of issue of the document
Residence address
Telephone number
E-mail

After verifying the information, our sales staff will book the reservation.
For reservations during High Season, fifteen (15) business days are required to allow for payment processing after the final quote is agreed upon.
For reservations during the Low Season, five (5) business days are required to allow for payment processing after the final quote is agreed upon.
All confirmed reservations with our office, for both Travel Agencies and Direct Customers, will be sent an e-mail containing the trip description, the total cost with the down payment reflected, and a copy of our company policy in regards to cancellation, no show, date changes, etc.

Refunds

The process for refunding a deposit is as follows:
In the event of a refund, the Direct Customer or Travel Agency is responsible for covering any bank charges. 10% of the total payment will be withheld to cover this cost.
The Customer or Travel Agency must submit a written request for a refund along with the reason(s) for the reservation cancellation. Please specify the account number to which the money shall be refunded and the name under which the reservation was made.
Please allow 5 to 8 business days to process the refund request.
If the cancellation of the reserve corresponds to an event, it will be done according to the specifications and conditions agreed by both parties in the contract.

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The Classic Istanbul Old City Tour