Tours & activities by Historvius from Viator

  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
From USD $254.00

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If this is your first time to Istanbul and you want to see all the highlights of this amazing city at a leisurely pace, this is the tour for you. This four-day stay will take you to the palaces of Topkapi and dolmabahce, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and there's even time for shopping in the Grand Bazaar to pickup a souvenir or two.


  • All-inclusive tour
  • Multi-Day Trip
Day 1:
Arrive in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel, day at leisure.

Day 2 (B, L):
Sightseeing Tour of Topkapi Palace, Saint Sophia, Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome, Underground Cistern and the Grand Bazaar.

Day 3 (B):
Enjoy a day at your leisure exploring Istanbul. Your tour guide from the previous day would be happy to make any suggested must see attractions for you.

Day 4 (B):
After breakfast transfer to Istanbul Airport or Port.

Please advise your arrival details at time of booking

Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from Istanbul hotels (on European side of Istanbul only)
Departure Time:
At your leisure, please advise preferred time for pickup at time of booking
4 days / 3 nights
Return Details:
Package concludes after breakfast on Day 4

Pricing information

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3* Hotel
Code: CITY3

3 nights accommodation in a 3* hotel

USD $254.00
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4* Hotel
Code: CITY4

3 nights hotel accommodation in a 4* hotel

USD $332.00
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4* Superior Hotel
Code: CITY4+

3 nights hotel accommodation in a 4* superior hotel

USD $433.00
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4-Day Istanbul City Stay Package

Istanbul, Turkey

  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Ataturk Airport / Istanbul Port pickup and drop-off
  • 3 nights accommodation in a first class hotel
  • Meals as per itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

  • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
  • Not recommended for children aged 4 and under
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise your arrival details at time of booking
  • A supplement will apply to transfers to/from Sabiha Gokcen Airport
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • During religious holidays July 28, 29 and 30 and October 4, 5, 6 and 7, 2014 the Spice market and Grand Bazaar will be closed

Highlights include:

Blue Mosque
One of the most famous monuments in both the Turkish and Islamic worlds is the Sultan Ahmet Mosque (also known as the Blue Mosque). A superb creation in classical Turkish architectural style, it stands with 6 towering minarets and 260 windows that illuminate its vast main chamber which is decorated with more than 20,000 Iznik tiles.

Hagia Sophia
One of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world, Aya Sofya Museum was built in the 6th century by the Emperor Justinian, and was one of the largest basilicas in the Christian world. After the Ottoman conquest, it was converted to a mosque and is today one of the most magnificent museums in the world. Take a moment to linger here to absorb the serenity and admire the fine Byzantine mosaics.

Topkapi Palace
Many people consider it one of the most unique places in the world, as well as being the world's largest and oldest Palace. It is the crown jewel of the Ottoman Empire.

Grand Bazaar
In operation since the 14th century, the Grand Bazaar is one of the world's largest covered markets with 58 streets and over 4000 shops. Shop like traders have over the century in this bazaar that is well known for its jewelry, leather, pottery, spice and carpets.

Please note: Topkapi Palace (Closed on Tuesdays; will be replaced with Istanbul Archaeology Museum), Hagia Sophia (Closed on Mondays; will be replaced with Chora Museum), Grand Bazaar (Closed on Sundays; additional time will be spent at the other locations).

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: medaltro, May 2015

Vera good

Reviewed by: YSL, Malaysia, May 2014

If there was an award for the best tour guide ever, I would have nominated our tour guide Umar for his knowledge and all the information and history he provided to us. During the tour, there were a couple of couples in our group from the US, Switzerland, Austria and Malaysia. To me personally, this was one of the best values of a tour we had ever taken. It was a fantastic tour and well worth the money. Highlights of this tour were the Blue Mosque and Aya Sophia. We had a great day and would recommend this to anyone visiting Istanbul. Since it was a Sunday, we missed the Grand Bazaar tour but managed to go on our own the very next day. The stay at Recital Hotel was also pleasant. Its walking distance from all the historic attraction in istanbul. It was a perfect short break for me and my better-half