Tour overview

Sights to visit in today’s Istanbul Tour; Hagia Sophia, Hagia Irene Church, Topkapi Palace, Harem Section

Welcome to Istanbul city which was once Constantinople signed with imperial seals of Byzantine such as Hagia Sophia Church and Hagia Irene Church,

Today we will visit most important highlights of Istanbul, one from ancient Byzantine era and the other is from Ottoman age,

You will see relics of both world empires to comprehend history in depth with explanations of your professional local tour guide in 4 hours,

Accompany of a local and knowledgeable person during your tour here will make you more comfortable and give you a chance to learn more both about history, culture, art, and architecture of the city.

Your tour guide will meet you at *Starbucks Coffee Sultanahmet and make your way to Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace.

Important Information;

Entrance ticket of Hagia Irene Church is combined with Topkapi Palace and Imperial Harem, so price of museum ticket is 600 Turkish Lira per person.

Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, so the tour can’t be operated, we will be happy to offer you our other tour alternatives.


  • Private Tour
  • Private Professional Tour Guide
  • Skip-the-line-priority to buy museum tickets

Not Included

  • Entrance Fees
  • Transportation
  • Guide Tips

Meeting With Your Guide

Meeting point is entrance gate of *Starbucks Coffee Sultanahmet to start your tour in historical peninsula. Your guide will have tour guide badge/license on his/her neck for notice.

Hagia Sophia

A new architectural era begins with the order of Byzantine Empire who has a different administrative system than Western Roman Empire. In order to concretize difference between two empires, Byzantine Empire built a brand new temple for God which has different architectural features than any other temples built by Romans before. A large unique dome and two semi domes to support it. Countless windows to emphasize difference between gloomy temples and St Sophia the cornerstone of Constantinople city.

Hagia Irene Church

With impressing architectural style of the building it stands between Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace in Gulhane Garden. Here we will see a 2-storey church which was built as a masterpiece in terms of conveying voice till the darkest corner of building.

Topkapi Palace

A new empire who is willing to rule the word for centuries has created it's own palace between Hagia Sophia and Bosphorus Strait with incessant annexes around main structure in different time periods. Right after Istanbul was declared as capital city of Ottomans a reconditioning started in the city to make it more Islamic city under tower of justice and during all these years Sultans of Ottoman lived in Topkapi Palace with their families and administrative staff to rule their country. Now it's home to a rich collection and Holy Relics of Prophet Mohammed and companions.

Imperial Harem

Described as heaven on earth by some however this part is basically the private section of the Sultan family. Adorned with marble and gold which puts beauty of Bosphorus into relief and charms you with it's beauty, you will get lost between pavillions and listen history with sound of fountains and pools of palace.

End of Your Tour

After completing your 4 hours tour, you will have free time to see other highlights of the city on your own or you can join our other tour options,
Please do not hesitate contacting us regarding our alternative tours.