Quick Tour: Istanbul Essentials in 1.5 Hours

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Duration: 1h 30min
Provided by Hippest Tours
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Overview of the tour in Istanbul

How do you get the most out of your precious time in Istanbul?

You leave that to us. We have guided tens of thousands of people in our years of experience entirely focused on Istanbul and we are both born-and-raised locals of this city. We will deliver the most compact and crucial information you need in only 1.5 hours.

-What are the must-see sites
-Visiting hours, ticket prices
-How to avoid queues
-Where to get good cheap food & drinks
-Where do locals shop
-What activities you shouldn't miss
-Lesser-known sites of Istanbul
-How to avoid tourist traps
-How to get around
-BONUS information


By the end of the tour, you'll learn and have access to so much information about Istanbul that it might take a few hours to digest. Might want to do that over a nice cup of Turkish coffee after lunch.

We'll meet:
In the most central place in Istanbul, the Old Town center. Then we'll walk you through the sites of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires to modern day Istanbul.

And btw, we have a group limitation, and it's the season! So if you're thinking this is it, Book Now!

See you soon!

We do not enter any of the sites on the tour.

This activity includes:

  • Arasta Bazaar
  • Sultanahmet Square
  • The Blue Mosque
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Topkapi Palace Museum
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Egyptian Obelisk
  • PDF guides
  • Food recommendations
  • Insider information
  • Additional offers

Our Guides

Kedi — Guide of Quick Tour: Istanbul Essentials in 1.5 Hours, Turkey

Meeting point

Egyptian Obelisk (Obelisk of Theodosius)

On arrival

Your guide will be waiting in front of the Egyptian Obelisk (Obelisk of Theodosius) with a GREEN flag. The obelisk is a giant stone column with ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs on it, located in the center of the Hippodrome, which is located between the Blue Mosque and the Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum. You can get there with tram line T1. Get off at "Sultanahmet" station and walk 5 mins.

Things to note

This is an outdoor activity, so make sure you dress accordingly, wear comfortable shoes, and take necessary accessories such as sunglasses, an umbrella, or a hat!

Free Cancellation

You are free to cancel a booking anytime. We kindly remind you to cancel bookings you cannot arrive for. Being reported as absent decreases your customer level points and the benefits you can enjoy.

English  |  10:00 AM
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
from €0 Tip based
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