Private Tour: Discovering Istanbul

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USD
Per Person
Special Offer 11% Off
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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Departure Time :
    Between 8:00am to 1:00pm , Please advise preferred departure time in the special requirements Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    Istanbul hotels or cruise port
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

This private tour of Istanbul's old town district is a wonderful mix of history and culture, enriched by an expert tour guide.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

After your guide picks you up from your accommodations, the tour will open with the magnificent Hippodrome, once the site of chariot races during the Roman and Byzantine times. See the ancient monuments which stand here to this day, such as the Obelisk of the Theodosius, the Serpentine Column, and the Column of constantine. Then, visit the most photographed site in Istanbul, The blue mosque. Famous for its beautiful courtyard and impressive minarets, the mosque gets its nickname from the splendid blue tiles that cover its interior walls.
Next, visit Topkapi palace, home to the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire. Today, Topkapi palace is a spectacular museum which houses the Muslim worlds holiest relics, including the cloak and sword of the Prophet Mohammed. Break for lunch, then continue to the Hagia Sophia, one of the worlds architectural gems. An ancient basilica dating back to the 4th century, the Hagia sophia stood as the Cathedral of Constantinople for over a thousand years before being converted into a mosque in 1453, it serves as a museum today.

Spend time in Istanbul's famous Grand Bazaar, the largest and the oldest covered marketplace in the world, where you may find all kind of gifts, leather, clothing, rugs (carpets), antiques, and jewellery in an authentic Oriental atmosphere . Experience the sights, sounds and aromas. At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel or cruise port.

Inclusions

  • Private tour
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

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