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Half-Day Walking Tour of the Magnificent Mosques in Istanbul

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4 hrs
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Immerse yourself and learn about Istanbul's religious history and culture through its three landmarks—Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Suleymaniye mosque—on this half-day small group guided walking tour.

highlights

  • Learn the history, art, and architecture that Istanbul has to offer on this half-day guided tour.

  • On your half-day tour, learn the significance of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and the Suleymaniye mosque.

  • Admire the blue tiles and interior of the Blue Mosque, from which it gets its name, and see its six minarets.

  • Marvel at the Byzantine architecture inside Istanbul’s most iconic landmark - Hagia Sophia.

  • Visit the Suleymaniye Mosque, the largest mosque in the city for 450 years.

inclusions

  • Entrance fees

  • English-speaking tour guide

  • Drinking water

exclusions

  • Personal expenses

  • Hotel transfers

cancellation policy

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

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Immerse yourself in Istanbul’s religious art and architecture

It is worth visiting Turkey's mosques if you want to gain an insight into the country's culture, art, history, and faith. With over 3,000 mosques in Istanbul alone, embark on a half-day walking tour to see three mosques—Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Suleymaniye mosque.

Visit the iconic Hagia Sophia

Start your tour at Hagia Sophia, the magnificent Byzantine monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its historical links to the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, Hagia Sofia is one of the best architectural treasures. This iconic landmark has served as a Catholic church, a mosque, and a museum over its nearly 1,500-year history. It was built in the 6th century AD by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I in Constantinople (now Istanbul).

Find out what the name Blue Mosque means

Walk next to the Blue Mosque, originally named the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, after Sultan Ahmed I, who built it between 1609 and 1617. The mosque has a central dome, four elephant legs (Central columns), and classical Ottoman decoration. It is nicknamed the Blue Mosque because of the blue tiles outlaid in geometric patterns and floral designs.

See the impressive Suleymaniye Mosque

The Suleymaniye Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque. It is on Istanbul's Third Hill and is the last stop on this small group tour. Designed by the imperial architect Mimar Sinan, it was the largest mosque in the city for over 450 years. The mosque's four minarets represent the four sultans who ascended the throne following the conquest of Constantinople.

know before you go

Important Information

  • Please note clothes revealing the shoulders, underarms, back, and knees are not allowed in the landmarks.

  • As you would be visiting a religious site, please remove your shoes before entering the mosques.

Timings

  • Mon, Wed, and Sat: 9am or 2pm

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher 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 German Fountain.

  • Address: Binbirdirek, Atmeydanı Cd., 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey.

  • Your guide will be wearing a TripGuru shirt or holding a TripGuru sign.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Akbıyık. It is a quick 10-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 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board tram T1 to get you there.

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