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One Day in Istanbul

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Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Istanbul, Turkey

  • Activities

    Private Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $450 USD per person
  • Duration

    6-8 hours

  • Avg Distance

    1 mile

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Everyday except Sunday

  • Starting Location

    Hotel pick up

  • Price Includes

    l pick up Included in the price: Private guidance by professional licensed tour guide, Mercedes Vito with A/C and professional driver and parking fees

  • Notes

    The price is per trip, for 1-4 people. Museum entrance fees, lunch and tips are not included in the price. VAT will be added at time of booking.


  • Hagia Sophia: The number one attraction in the city, Once the biggest church on earth, it is the most important monument in the city.
  • Underground Cistern: This 6th century water reservoir is the best preserved and biggest known reservoir from the Byzantines.
  • Blue Mosque: This most popular mosque has beautiful 17th century tiles made of powdered quartz. It has been active for almost 400 years.
  • Hippodrome: Only three columns remaining from what used to be the social center of the city. The famous Obelisk is the oldest one.
  • Grand Bazaar: The first shopping mall of the world, it has 66 streets and 4000 stores today. The place to find amazing jewelry, rugs, leather and more.


Trip Info

Here is an itinerary that covers must-see sites in Istanbul for those who have only one day in the city.

Determined as one of the four historic areas of Istanbul by UNESCO World Heritage Convention, Sultanahmet Peninsula hosts the world famous Hagia Sophia, the biggest church of its time, and the 17th century Blue Mosque with its famous Iznik tiles.

This peninsula is where once both the Byzantines and the Ottomans ruled their empires from. After visiting these two important, historical religious buildings, you will see the remains of the Hippodrome which was the social center of the Byzantine capital Constantinople. You will complete the tour with a visit to the Grand Bazaar which is the first shopping mall of the world, built in the 15th century. With 66 streets and 4000 shops, it is a small town on its own, waiting to be explored.

If you have only one day in the city, take this private tour and don’t miss out on the iconic monuments that have embellished the silhouette of the city for centuries.

Your adventure awaits!

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