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Blue Mosque Guided Tour – 1.5 Hours

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1 hr 30 mins
Guided tour

On this short guided walking tour, you will see the city's largest Islamic monument, which serves as an outstanding example of Ottoman architecture.

highlights

  • Visit the city’s largest Islamic monument and explore its glory on this guided walking tour.

  • Explore Istanbul's spiritual side as well as the history of the once-powerful Ottoman Empire.

  • Get a chance to visit the Sultanahmet Camii, situated on Istanbul's Old City peninsula, to witness the magnificence of Ottoman architecture.

  • Walk across the spacious courtyard and enjoy the grandeur of the mosque's expansive, curved interior beneath cascading domes.

  • Learn about the elephant foot pillars, Mehmet Aga the architect, the different flowers on the tiles, and its gold minarets.

  • Sultan Ahmet Camii or Sultan Ahmed Mosque was nicknamed the Blue Mosque as its interior is made out of more than 20,000 handmade blue ceramic tiles.

inclusions

  • English-speaking tour guide

  • Walking tour

exclusions

  • Hotel transfers

  • Personal expenses

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

your experience

Have you ever wished to reserve a tour impulsively but never had the time to do so? In just two hours, this short guided tour of the Blue Mosque will leave you in admiration of Turkey's most spectacular structures. Looking at the pictures of Istanbul, Turkey, you'll undoubtedly come across beautiful images of a grand building with a bluish-gray tint. Owing to its interiors, which are covered in more than 20,000 individually created blue ceramic tiles, it was given the moniker 'Blue Mosque.'

Experience the magnificence of its past as you take a guided tour of the Blue Mosque and its auxiliary structures with a knowledgeable guide. After that, take a stroll through the neighborhood and take in the stunning views of contemporary Istanbul.

Your trip will begin in the Sultanahmet area, which gets its name from the mosque after you have had a nice meet-and-greet with your friendly tour guide, who will enlighten you about the mosque's religious significance and the architecture behind this spectacular construction. Learn about the gold minarets, the architect Mehmet Aga, the elephant foot pillars, and the plethora of flowers on the tiles.

know before you go

Important Information

  • Being a functioning place of worship, the Blue Mosque is open from the morning prayer session to the evening prayer one.

  • The Blue Mosque has a strict clothing policy. Clothing that exposes the shoulders, back, knees, legs, or head are prohibited.

Timings

  • Tue, Thu, and Sat: 9:30am, 11:30am, or 4pm

my tickets

  • Your ticket will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the ticket on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at the Entrance of Blue Mosque.

  • Address: Sultan Ahmet, Atmeydanı Cd. No.7, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

  • Look for a guide wearing a TripGuru shirt or holding a TripGuru sign.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is İett Çatladı Kapı Durağı. It is a quick 6-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board bus BN1 to get you there.

By Tram

  • The closest tram stop is Sultanahmet. It is a quick 4-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board tram T1 to get you there.

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