Explore the magnificent stadium of ancient Byzantine, Sultan Ahmet Meydanı, on the Byzantine Hippodrome Tour. Wander around the incredible square, hear legends about the Byzantine hippodrome, and experience its culture and history with your Byzantine Hippodrome Tour - Entry Ticket and Guided Tour ticket.

Key Highlights

  • Discover the Byzantine Hippodrome with a local guide
  • Learn more about Byzantine Hippodrome legends and stories
  • Stroll around the Hippodrome area

About Byzantine Hippodrome Tour: Entry with Guided Tour Ticket

Travel through time and ages in the Byzantine Hippodrome Tour Entry Ticket and Guided Tour. The ancient Byzantine stadium, now known as Sultan Ahmet Meydan, welcomed various civilizations during the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods. The Hippodrome, with its rich multicultural history, allows you to relive the past at each step which makes it a must-discover spot on your Istanbul trip. Istanbul Tourist Pass guides will provide you with a well-organized guided tour to complement your visit to this enthralling historical site. When visiting the Byzantine Hippodrome, the Istanbul Tourist Pass guides will transport you back in time with the Hippodrome’s long and prosperous history. The Hippodrome, with its delicate and sensational historical riches, has become one of Istanbul's most well-known attractions and is undoubtedly worth a visit. 


  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Free time at the monument
  • Service charges and local taxes


  • Transportation
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Additional Information

  • Smoking is strictly restricted to designated areas.
  • Pets are not allowed on the Byzantine Hippodrome Tour.
  • The Byzantine Hippodrome Tour starts at 4:00 PM.
  • The duration of the Byzantine Hippodrome Tour will be around 20 minutes.
What to wear:
  • We recommend you dress up in line with the local customs.
  • We suggest you wear comfortable shoes.
  • Infants and toddlers between 0-8 years are allowed free of charge.
  • Guests above the age of 8 years will be charged as per the adult fare.
Things to Note:
  • The meeting point for this tour is at the Bosphorus ISTANBUL(Red Double Decker Busses) Stop, close to the Hagia Sophia. Our guide carries a white flag with the logo of Istanbul Tourist Pass.
  • Arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts.
  • Please note that this tour will take place rain or shine.
  • Byzantine Hippodrome Tour is wheelchair friendly.

Cancellation Policy

  • For a full refund cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour.
  • No-shows and late cancellations are non-refundable.


My Voucher

  • Your  Byzantine Hippodrome Tour tickets are valid for the event date and time stated.
  • Your Byzantine Hippodrome Tour tickets will be mailed to you once you’ve made a booking. All you have to do is show the voucher with a Govt id proof.
Meeting Point:
Present your voucher at the start of the tour.

Byzantine Hippodrome Tour: Entry with Guided Tour Ticket Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it called the Hippodrome?
The hippodrome (Greek: ἱππόδρομος) was an ancient Greek stadium for horse racing and chariot racing. The name is derived from the Greek words hippos (ἵππος; "horse") and dromos (δρόμος; "course"). The term is used in the modern French language and some others, with the meaning of "horse racecourse".
Is there a dress code for the Hippodrome?
There is no set dress code, smart casual is what most people opt for unless it's a special occasion when customers go all out and dress to impress.
Can you take your own drinks into Hippodrome?
Mainly because the smell spoils the atmosphere for others inside the theatre. Obviously, we have products on sale inside at reasonable prices so you don't need to worry about bringing your own food or drink. If people had diary problems or just certain tastes, then we don't mind outside products being brought in.
Why was the Hippodrome significant in Byzantine culture?
The Hippodrome of Constantinople was an arena used for chariot racing throughout the Byzantine period.
Are children allowed to join this Byzantine Hippodrome Tour?
Yes, children are allowed on the Byzantine Hippodrome Tour. However, they should be accompanied by an adult.

Ratings & Reviews

Renata Ploska
Travelled March 2023

Quick and efficient, as usual. Thank you.

Péterffy-Baricska Emese
Travelled March 2023

Correct price, fast confirmation.

Travelled March 2023

Good discount and very easy purchase

Ursula Mansson
Travelled March 2023

Easy booking !

Renata Ploska
Travelled March 2023

Quick and sufficient, as usual. Thank you. Brgds,

Byzantine Hippodrome Tour: Entry with Guided Tour Ticket