Blue Mosque Tour

Are you ready to see the Blue Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in the world?

Being one of the world’s oldest and most marvellous mosques, the Blue Mosque is sure to amaze you. Discover the heritage of a once-great Ottoman Empire and Istanbul’s spiritual side with this amazing structure. The Blue Mosque is easily the most recognizable landmark and a sight to behold to any visitor to Istanbul.

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Duration: 20 Minutes Check Time table to see starting times

Instant confirmation: No reservation is required.

Guide: English


Discover the Blue Mosque with its 6 magnificent minarets and unique interior decoration!

Take a closer look at the unique work of Sedefkar Mehmet Aga, a student of Mimar Sinan, the most famous architect of the Ottoman Empire!

See the great architecture of the Blue Mosque 


An amazing guided tour of the Blue Mosque to the Istanbul Go Pass

Professional English speaking tour guide!

Covid-19 precautions

Safety: All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

Social: Distancing is maintained in museums

Mask: Wearing mask is mandatory during museum visit

Limited Visitors: To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited

The Blue Mosque: An Icon of the Islamic Ottoman Empire

Be transported back in time by one of the oldest and most beautiful mosques in the world, the Blue Mosque. Experience the spiritual side of Istanbul and soak up the culture of the Islamic Ottoman Empire. The Blue Mosque is an iconic attraction of the city and is a must-see for every visitor to Istanbul. It is located in the heart of Sultanahmet, very close to many other attractions that are included in your Istanbul Go Pass, so start the morning there and spend the rest of the day exploring the best of Istanbul's Old City!

Mondays: 09:00

Tuesdays: 14:00

Wednesday to Sunday: 09:00

Fridays: CLOSED

The approximate duration is 30

Please meet your guide at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour start time.

How To Get There?

Where to meet?

The tour starts at the main bus stop for the Big Bus(Busforus) Tour Company at Sultanahmet Square. Look out for the red double-decker buses. It's about 20 metres (65 ft) in front of the Hagia Sophia Museum.

To get to Sultanahmet Square, take the T1 Bağılar - Kabataş tram and get off at Sultanahmet station. Walk towards Hagia Sophia and keep an eye out for the Big Bus stop.

Our guides carry a white flag with Istanbul Go Pass logo.

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Blue Mosque Tour is Included in Istanbul Go Pass®️ with English speaking Professional Guide.

  • The guided tours are performed in English.
  • The tour starts at the stop of the Big Bus in Sultanahmet. Click on Get Directions above to find the location.
  • The tour doesn't require a reservation in advance.
  • When visiting mosques in Istanbul, remember to wear modest clothing (arms and legs covered) and women must cover their hair with a scarf. If you forget to bring your own scarf, you can borrow one from a small stand before you enter the Blue Mosque.
  • The mosque is closed to tourists every day during praying times.

If you are a local visitor, it’s nearly impossible not to have heard about the impressive beauty of the Blue Mosque. Also you should experience being a part of the crowd of Turks and tourists gathering in the Blue Mosque’s park at sunset.

Yes, you can get in without a guide except during the praying hours but we recommend to join Guided tour for learn more about the history.

You can find meeting location at 'Hours & Meeting' section, our guides carry a white flag with the logo of Istanbul Go Pass®

You can find tour hours at 'Hours & Meeting' section. Please meet your guide at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour start time.

Tourists can enter the Blue Mosque between 08:30 - 11:30 am, 13:00 - 14:30 pm, and 15:30 - 16:45 pm to visit. On Fridays, the opening time of the mosque for touristic visits is set as 13:30 pm.

The Blue Mosque is distinguished not just by its six minarets, but also by its interior decorations and illumination.

Blue Mosque is situated in Sultanahmet, close to other attractions like Hagia Sophia.

Yes. However, the mosque is closed to visits during prayer times.

Blue mosque belongs to the islamic religion since 90% of Turkey is from muslim population.

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