This was amazing even though we were in Istanbul on a Friday. The line for Hagia Sofia was 90 minutes, but drinking in the sights and sounds of this amazing city was awesome in every sense of the word.
Our tour guide, Yousef, met us at the dock. We were then picked up and taken to the Hippodrome where we began our tour which included the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque), the Basilica Cistern (fantastic), and the Hagia Sophia. Yousef spoke English very well and was informative, but was not the most enthusiastic tour guide I have ever had. We were satisfied with the experience, however, and would recommend this company.
Did the one and a half day tour that included Topkapi, Blue Mosque, Haggia Sofia, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market and the Underground Cistern. Worth doing - Topaki would have been better to have had more time but the rest was well planned.
Fabulous! However, the crowds are once again an issue. This was one site where I was thankful for the electronic guide transmitter, though. Our guide did a great job explaining the rich history of the Hagia Sophia.
Beautiful! What can I say. A lovely experience. The tour guide gave us descriptions of history and the structure itself. She made the decision to adjust the time of our visit by the crowds. Experience helps when being a guide.
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