Hagia Sophia, Suleymaniye and Blue Mosque Tour in Istanbul

Overview

Go to Sultan Ahmed neighborhood and go to the first mosque, Hagia Sophia. Originally an Orthodox church in early Constantinople (now Istanbul), this famous mosque was built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I in the 6th century AD. This famous place has served as a museum, mosque and Catholic church for nearly 1500 years. – History of the year
Then continue to the magnificent Blue Mosque. Sultan Ahmed was the first builder of this mosque, so its original name is Sultan Ahmed Mosque. This mosque was built in the early 1600s by a victorious sultan. Despite having no achievements for himself, Sultan Ahmed built this magnificent building against the advice of his advisors. This will be his most lasting legacy. Now it is known as “Blue Mosque” because of the blue color of the blue tiles that are arranged in the geometrical and floral patterns of the mosque.
Sulaymaniyah Mosque is your final destination for this day. The Suleymaniye Mosque, located on the third hill of Istanbul, held the title of the largest mosque in the city for more than 450 years until it was surpassed in 2019. In addition to its amazing size, this mosque was designed by one of the most prominent architects. Architectural History of Istanbul, Memar Sinan.

Highlights

Get to know the art, history and culture of Turkey on a walking tour of Istanbul mosques. Visit the iconic Hagia Sophia, take pictures of the Blue Mosque, and visit the stunning Sulaymaniyah Mosque.

  • Visit Hagia Sophia, one of the country’s most iconic landmarks.
  • Take a photo of the Blue Mosque and learn how the building got its nickname.
  • Visit Sulaymaniyah Mosque, an architectural masterpiece by Mimar Senan.
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a private/small group tour.

Included/Excluded

  • Entrance fees
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Drinking water
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Tour Plan

What To Expect

Be prepared to stop at a traditional school and drink local liquor.

Meeting point

Meet at the German Fountain in the Sultanahmet area. Look for guides holding TripGuru signs or wearing shirts.

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Additional Info
  • Optional bookings for meeting points can be made on the same day, subject to availability.
  • Dress code: Wearing clothes that reveal the shoulders, back, armpits or knees is prohibited in certain parts of this tour. Strict implementation of this policy may be required. Please dress in accordance with the dress code or bring a scarf or jacket.
  • Due to the change of prayer times throughout the year, the itinerary of this tour, including visiting religious temples, may be modified, extended or shortened.
  • Not allowed : Shorts, Sleeveless shorts.
  • What to bring : Sunglasses, Hat, Umbrella, Camera, Sunscreen, Long-sleeved shirt, Insect repellent, Cash, Scarf.
  • This tour is not suitable for pregnant women, people with mobility impairments, heart problems, respiratory issues.
  • Live tour guide : Spanish, Italian, English, German.
  • Small group available.
Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, cancel up to 24 hours in advance.

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