With this Istanbul old city tour, enjoy streets of the Istanbul Old City, home to some of the most historic sites, on a full-day trip with lunch included. Explore the alleys of the Grand Bazaar, marvel at the former church and mosque of the Hagia Sophia, catch sight of the site of Byzantine sports at the Roman Hippodrome, and a lot more.

Key Highlights

  • Witness one of the world’s greatest architectural masterpieces at the Hagia Sophia
  • Admire the magnificent blue Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque
  • Locate the 5 tombs of the Ottoman Sultans: Sultan Tombs
  • Hang around at the Imperial Residence of the former Sultans
  • Take a stroll around the stores of Grand Bazaar
  • Go to see the site of ancient chariot races at the Roman Hippodrome

About Full-Day Istanbul Old City Tour

Indulge yourself on a journey through the Istanbul Old City on a full-day tour and visit the principal monuments from the Byzantine to the Ottoman Empires. After being picked up from your hotel, move to the Hippodrome, a site of major political life and sports activities in the course of the Roman and Byzantine Empires. Admire the last remaining monuments at the building, including the serpentine column from Delphi and the Obelisk from Egypt. Following, go to Hagia Sophia, one of the world’s major architectural masterpieces. Continue to the Blue Mosque to see Istanbul's old city’s image up close. After that, explore the narrow paths of the Grand Bazaar. Find adorning jewelry, souvenirs, leather works, and carpets in almost 4000 shops. Next up will be the Topkapi Palace, the former residence of the Ottoman Empire. After soaking in the beauty of the Topkapi Palace head over to the famous Sultan Tombs consisting of 5 tombs of the Ottoman Sultans.


  • Pick-up and drop off at centrally located hotels by air-conditioned nonsmoking tour coach 
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch 
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Service charges and local taxes


  • Pick-up and drop-off from hotels outside of the city center
  • Drinks at lunch
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Additional Information

  • Pets are not allowed on the Istanbul Old City Tour.
  • The Istanbul Old City Tour Full day starts at 8.30 AM and 5.30 PM.
  • The duration of the Istanbul Old City tour will be around 8 hours.
What to wear:
  • We recommend you dress up in line with the local customs.
  • We recommend you to wear comfortable shoes as there will be a fair amount of walking on uneven surfaces.
  • Infants and toddlers between 0-3 years are allowed free of charge.
  • Guests above the age of 3 years will be charged as per the adult fare.
Things to Note:
  • Please note that pick-up and drop-off are only available from the European side of Istanbul and city center hotels (Sultanahmet, Laleli, Topkapı, Aksaray, Taksim, Sirkeci, and Şişli areas).
  • Kindly note. Sultans Tombs are closed on all Mondays and will be replaced with a visit to the Little Hagia Sophia Mosque.
  • Please note that the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, and you will have additional time to spend at the other locations instead.
  • Please note that the Treasury and Harem at Topkapi Palace are not included in the program due to extra entrance fees.
  • Please note that it is not suitable for wheelchair users.

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 Istanbul Old City Tour for Full Day tickets are valid for the event date and time stated.
  • Your Istanbul Old City Tour for Full Day 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.

Full-Day Istanbul Old City Tour Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Istanbul Old City tour cost?
The Istanbul Old City Tour cost around 75.96 euros.
Which is the old city of Istanbul?
The Old City of Istanbul is the oldest part of the city and the location of most of its historical sights.
Is Istanbul a historic city?
Yes, founded on the Sarayburnu promontory around 660 BC as Byzantium, the city now known as Istanbul developed to become one of the most significant cities in history.
How old is Istanbul?
The city of Istanbul is more than 2600 years old.

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,

Full-Day Istanbul Old City Tour