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Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Tour

Everyone's talking about the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia

Tour Highlights:

  • Learn the significance of the two highlights of Istanbul from an expert guide
  • Discover the art of Islam in its calligraphy and tiles
  • Admire beautiful Byzantine architecture inside Hagia Sophia
  • Witness the basilica’s stunning dome and minarets
Adult (Ages 10+)
35
Child (Ages 3-9)
27
Infant (Ages 0-2)
Free
Private Base price for 2 people
282

Experience the splendor and charm of Islamic and Greek Orthodox architecture

Start with the Blue Mosque: Check out Istanbul’s greatest Islamic monument on this small-group walking tour. After you have met your friendly and informative guide and exchanged a pleasant meet and greet, you will get the day’s activities started with the tour of the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque is the most visited monument in Istanbul. Your tour will start in the Sultanahmet neighborhood which takes its name from the mosque.

Marvel at this imperial Ottoman Mosque, commissioned by Sultan Ahmet the first and the last one built in this grand size. Witness the evocative power and splendor of its past as you enjoy a comprehensive guided tour of the Blue Mosque and its complementary buildings with a professional guide. Afterward, enjoy the courtyard for breathtaking views of modern Istanbulites and take a gentle stroll around the neighborhood.

Visit the Hagia Sophia with your expert guide and witness the most significant site of the Greek Orthodox religion in Istanbul and learn how it was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople.

In the interiors, you will see the elements of a mosque and a church standing next to each other. Admire the basilica’s stunning dome and minarets, and countless mosaics, paintings, and columns. Learn how the impressive İznik tiles were added over time in the mosque, how the stunning Virgin Mary mosaic was made, and why the Ottomans chose to bury their sultans in the courtyard.

Walk the length of the Hippodrome and enjoy a scenic stroll around Sultanahmet as you witness local life with your small group. Learn about the obelisks that adorn the square.
Take a break between two major monuments for the best views and learn about the significance of the hippodrome during the Byzantine times of the city.

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