Istanbul Blue Mosque Area & Orient Express Trail Tour

Journey to a place where the past meets the present and the city meets the sea as you explore the final destination point of the Orient Express.

Journey to a place where the past meets the present and the city meets the sea as you explore the final destination point of the Orient Express. On this full-day tour, experience the history of this famous port of call, its long-standing religious roots, and the dynamic urban life of present-day Istanbul.

Delve into the city's history as your tour begins in the area of the city in and around the Blue Mosque. Learn about the convergence of many groups of people and their respective influences on this great city. Visit the Sultanahmet Prison, and listen to the outstanding true story of beheaded Huseyin Ada and Cinci Hoca. Gaze upon unique wooden Turkish houses and mansions of Ottoman Aristocracy. Enjoy the Baths of Haseki Sultan and the splendour of Hagia Sophia.

Imagine a world of long ago, as you make your way to the Sirkeci Train Station. Take in the understated grandeur of this wondrous arrival point. Admire the subdued facade as you ponder about the days of yesteryears. Take in the muted colours of the city, as you stroll past old shops and outdoor markets, mosques, and churches. Listen to the elaborate tales of life on the Orient Express, as the passage of people from Paris to Istanbul became synonymous with luxury and intrigue.

Hop aboard a boat and cruise the water to explore the Golden Horn. Be awed by the panoramic views of the cityscape that span the vast shoreline. Back on solid ground, continue walking the streets of the old neighbourhoods of Galata & Beyoglu. Appreciate the stone facades and the pulse of the city as you take a trip through history. The final destination of the former Orient Express, this unique city has a rich and vivid past and present. Experience both on this tour of Istanbul.


  •  Explore the final destination point of the Orient Express
  •  Experience the history and long-standing religious roots
  •  Visit Cafer Agha Medrese
  •  Visit Little Hagia Sophia
  •  Visit Orient Express Station (Marmaray Sirkeci Istasyonu)
  •  Visit Karakoy
  •  Visit Beyoglu


48 Hours
Full Day
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Voucher Type
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Operating Hours

Tour Start Time: 08:00hrs

What You Get


  •  Meal
  •  Tickets
  •  Transport
  •  Guide


  • Drinks

Additional Information

  • What to bring: The voucher and valid photo ID.
  • Infants 0-2 years carried free of charge.
  • Child Price: 3-7 years
  • Pick-up Service is available only in a hotel located in Sultanahmet, Aksaray, Sirkeci, Beyazt and Taksim areas. Outside these areas pick-up service is unavailable.Please be ready 15 minutes before pick up time.
  • Dropped back to the hotel's main entrance, lobby or reception after the tour

How To Use 

  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher for this activity
  • This voucher is only valid on the date and time specified
How To Buy 
  • After purchase, kindly email the following details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg:
    • Name of Hotel

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

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Age: 8 & above
Age: 3-7 years

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