Istanbul: Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Small-Group Tour

Not Rated from 0 reviews
0% of guests recommend


4 hours

Tour Type

Walking Tours

Group Size

20 persons




Join a small group walking tour of the two most famous monuments in Istanbul: the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. Enjoy a scenic stroll around Sultanahmet and the Hippodrome as you witness local life with a professional guide.


About this activity


Duration: 3 - 4 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


  • Experience the splendor and charm of Islamic architecture in the Blue Mosque
  • Enjoy skip-the-ticket-line access to the world-famous Hagia Sophia
  • Discover the history and culture of Ottoman and Byzantine Empires
  • Get tips from your guide at the end of the tour to continue exploring Istanbul independently
  • See the Hippodrome and learn about its importance in the city's social and political life
Full description
Check out Istanbul's greatest Islamic monument on this small walking tour. Meet your guide in the Sultanahmet neighborhood, at a hot spot for traditional Turkish delicacies where you can purchase water or snacks. Then let your guide lead you to the Blue Mosque, the most visited monument in Istanbul. 

Marvel at this imperial Ottoman Mosque, commissioned by Sultan Ahmet. Witness the evocative power and splendor of its past as you enjoy a comprehensive guided tour of the Blue Mosque and its complimentary buildings with a professional guide. Afterward, enjoy the courtyard for breathtaking views of modern Istanbulites and take a gentle stroll around the neighborhood. 

Walk through the Hippodrome, the social and political center of the city, and learn about the significance of the famous obelisks. Visit the Hagia Sophia with skip-the-line tickets and witness the most significant site of the Greek Orthodox religion in Istanbul and learn how it was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople.

On this 3-hour tour, you’ll skip the lines and explore the museum with a licensed guide. In the interiors of each building, you’ll see elements of a mosque and a church standing next to each other. Admire the basilica’s stunning dome and minarets, and countless mosaics, paintings, columns, and mosaic gallery. Learn how the impressive İznik tiles were added over time in the Mosque, how the stunning Virgin Mary mosaic was made, and why the Ottomans chose to bury their sultans in the courtyard.
  • 3 hour guided tour with a licensed local guide
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Meeting point with toilet facilities and Turkish delicacies
Important information
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Children under 8-years of age must show a valid photo ID
• The small-group tour has a maximum of 8 participants
• You must remove your shoes before entering the Blue Mosque
• The Blue Mosque is being renovated until end of 2020 so some parts of the ceiling


Not Rated
Based on 0 review
Very Good
No Review
You must log in to write review

walks in istanbul ico-vefified-1

Member Since Feb 2020

from $99 $57

Extra prices:

$99 $57
0 Review