Istanbul Shore Excursion: Istanbul In One Day Sightseeing Tour

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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Yenikapi Port
    Ports
    Yenikapi Port
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This sightseeing tour of Istanbul-turkey">Istanbul provides the perfect introduction to the fabled city that spans Asia and Europe. On this shore excursion you will see how old meets new when you visit Istanbul's four "must-see" historic sites.

Highlights

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

All entrance fees included

Lunch included

Know More about this tour

Formally called Constantinople, Istanbul was the capital of the Roman Empire and Europe's wealthiest metropolis, and is now the largest city in Turkey.

Blue mosque:
One of the most famous monuments in both the Turkish and Islamic worlds, the Sultan Ahmet Mosque (also known as The blue mosque) is a superb creation in the classical Ottoman style. The mosque has six towering minarets and 260 windows illuminating its vast main chamber, which is decorated with more than 20,000 Iznik tiles.

Hagia sophia:
Now a museum, Hagia sophia was built in the 6th century by the Emperor Justinian, and was one of the largest basilicas in the Christian world. After the Ottoman conquest, it was converted to a mosque and is today one of the most magnificent museums in the world. Take a moment to linger here to admire the fine Byzantine mosaics. (closed on Mondays from October 20, 2015)

Topkapi palace:
The largest and oldest palace in the world, Topkapi is the crown jewel of the Ottoman Empire. With its treasury and exotic buildings overlooking the Golden horn, your visit to Topkapi promises to be a truly fascinating experience. (closed on Tuesday)

Grand bazaar:
In operation since the 14th century, the Grand bazaar is one of the world's largest covered markets, with 58 streets and over 4,000 shops. The bazaar is specially known for its jewelry, leather, pottery, spices and carpets. (closed on Sunday additional time will be spent at the other locations)

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Istanbul port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Inclusions

Lunch

Air-conditioned vehicle

Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Not recommended for child aged 4 and under

Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult

In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited

If Hagia Sophia is closed you will visit Chora Museum instead

During religious holidays July 28, 29 and 30 and October 4, 5, 6 and 7, 2014 the Spice market and Grand Bazaar will be closed

Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties

Traveler Reviews

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  • 15-Feb-2018

    A wonderful place to visit

  • 30-Nov-2017

    This was a great tour. The guide met us at the ship and took us to all the highlights of Istanbul. He was very informative and was attentive to our questions and comfort. Lunch was nice and included. The grand bazaar was crowded and somewhat overwhelming but the items we bought were much cheaper there.

    Photos Optional

  • 05-Nov-2017

    wonderful tour,we saw so much in a day,would highly recommend this tour!

  • 18-Sep-2017

    A neat way to cover the highlights of the city in a short time. The guide expertly took us through the city through various attractions avoiding the famous traffic jam. The only downside was that she allotted too much time in a obligatory carpet shop. We negotiated a shorter time there and visited a market instead.

  • 09-Nov-2016

    Knowledgeable guide. Great experience

  • 07-Jul-2016

    Wonderful tour. Omar was very professional and knowledgeable. He was aware when we needed a break. The sites were wonderful. I found the sites to be peaceful and inspiring.

  • 02-Jun-2016

    The pick up from the port was simple. Ugur, our tour guide was a lovely young man who bent over backwards to make our tour exceptional. He included a visit to the Cisterns because we would not get to the Grand Bazaar as we needed to make it back to the ship on time. He also made sure we were picked up by one of their staff in plenty of time. Love Istanbul and the people were so lovely too.

  • 11-Jan-2016

    Our tour guide was good and very knowledgeable with cleared explanation. The only comment I like to put was taken too long at the carpet demonstration ended up not enough time at the Great
    Bazaar, we only stopped at the Turkish delight candy store, everywhere else was just fast pasted passing through.

  • 28-Dec-2015

    This tour could have been more enjoyable, if the tour guide was more attentive.

  • 20-Dec-2015

    So disappointed. Entire group agreed and advised guide our prime interest was the Blue Mosque. We didn and #39;t see it! Also didn and #39;t see the last ruin, he advised it just wasn and #39;t worth it. Lines very long at palace, and our advance tickets did nothing. He stopped every time anyone wanted a potty break,

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