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Liliana F. | Peru
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Very good guide It was a nice experience
Javier R. | Mexico
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Greca is an agency that has a high sense of service and a friendly and professional treatment, with highly trained guides. Istanbul is a magical city that I will surely visit again
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The guide is excellent! He was very kind and answered all our questions. We wait a long time for transportation to start the excursion but it is recommended, anyway, because the guide accompanied us wonderfully.
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With my wife we have been pleasantly impressed with the full content of the tour.
Rolando G. | Chile
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The guides were very nice and explained interesting things. However, the organization did not seem to be very good, because when they picked us up near the hotel they took us to a meeting point where they were going to divide us by languages, and there we were about an hour waiting for the buses to come.
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The two activities we took with Greca were unbeatable. The excellent guides and were always attentive to our requirements. I recommend them without hesitation.
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Excellent treatment, excellent guide and coffer service. Very knowledgeable and very friendly guides. Excellent emergency service before and during the trip. Excellent telephone service. We loved Greca Tours. Thank you very much for showing us Istanbul !!!! A beauty! Monica and Norberto
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A good option to get to know Istanbul, serious and professional.
Juan V. | Spain
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Excellent tour !!
The tour is excellent and my guide Murat is a crack !! He speaks perfect English and Spanish and knows a lot about the history of this city. He was always willing to tell me everything and explain me in detail every place we visited!
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ESSENTIAL ISTANBUL

Half Day - 4 hours
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Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque & Grand Bazaar

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What is included in this tour

  • Pick-up from the hotel.
  • Visit of Hagia Sophia.
  • Visit of the Blue Mosque.
  • Visit of the Grand Bazaar.
  • Official English-speaking tour guide.
  • Entrance fees to all the sites visited.
  • Transport by luxury A/C bus

Not included & Optionals

  • Gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Transfer back to your hotel.
  • 10% discount for groups of more than 10 travelers

Hotel pickup

The tour includes pick up and drop off from/to the majority of the hotels in city center. In step 1/3 of the booking process, we will inform you about the pick up time from your hotel or the closest pick up point.

Approximate duration

This tour lasts 4 hrs. Please note that the tour ends in the Sultanahmet area.

When to book?

We recommend booking as early as possible in order to ensure availability.

Payment Method

Reservations can be paid by credit and debit card via our website.

Cancellations

Full refund for cancellations at least 48 hours in advance. In case you want to modify the date, check that the tour is operative on the desired date.

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Once the reservation is made you will receive an email with your booking number or receipt. Printed vouchers are not essential for this tour.

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Excursion Itinerary: Essential Istanbul

ESSENTIAL ISTANBUL
ESSENTIAL ISTANBUL

Istanbul, also known as Byzantium and later Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey. It is also the historical, cultural and economic center of the country, although not its current capital.

In this tour you will visit some of the most important city attractions and you will witness the mark that numerous empires have left over time, such as the Roman, the Eastern Roman, the Latin and  the Ottoman. In the morning,  you will begin your tour, accompanied by an official English-speaking guide, who will bring to life the historical and cultural heritage of the city as well as offer a comentary about the current affairs. During the tour you are free to ask your questions so that you gain a better understanding of the different sights. Together with your guide you will visit "Hagia Sophía", an Orthodox Patriarchal Basilica later converted into a mosque and now open to the public. Agia Sofia is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and for almost a thousand years it was the largest cathedral in the world.

You will continue to the Roman Hippodrome, the sports and social center of the Byzantine empire and which, in the 5th century, was the largest in the world. At the hippodrome, your guide will explain about all the attractions that make up the complex, such as the Obelisk of Theodosius, the Obelisk of Constantine and more current ones such as the German fountain

You will head to the Sultan Ahmet Camii Mosque, or "Blue Mosque" because of the blue or light blue color of the decorative tiles that predominate in its interior. It has a capacity of up to 10,000 faithful. Before entering your guide will explain the protocol that is to be followed by both men and women as well as the significance of the numerous minarets, or towers you can see.

Your next stop will be the Grand Bazaar: since the 5th century it has been the largest in the city and one of the largest in the world. You will have free time to explore this amazing site, with its 58 lanes and more than 4000 shops. It will be a great opportunity to look for a good bargain and at the same time try your bargaining skills.

Greca Tip: Alternatively, you can opt for a full day city tour including lunch and a visit to Topkapi Palace.

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