Private Tour Of Istanbul With Hotel Pickup And Drop-off

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up/drop-off service is provided from/to centrally located hotels on the European side of Istanbul
    Ports
    Galataport Istanbul, Kılıçali Paşa Mah. Meclis-i M.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Concludes at central Istanbul hotels / Ataturk Airport
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Your friendly guide will meet you at the Cruise port, from where your shore excursion will start.
We will visit Hippodrome Square. This was where chariot races took place and also the Byzantine riots in Roman and Byzantine times. A further short walk takes us to Hagia Sophia, built by the Roman Emperor Justinian 1 in 532 AD, and the incredible Blue Mosque adorned with stunning blue Iznik tiles. Topkapi Palace is next, the official residence of the Ottoman sultans and the state center for administration and education, constructed between 1460 and 1478 by the conqueror of Constantinople, Sultan Mehmed II. During this visit, we will view the treasury, priceless Chinese porcelain, and the weapons section. The Grand Bazaar follows, spread over an area of 58 covered streets with more than 1,200 shops. It is one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world.

Highlights

  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

Discover the highlights of Istanbul on a private full-day tour that takes in the major attractions.

Your guide will meet you at the your hotel reception ( if you are coming with a cruiseship then your meeting will be at arrival gate of Istanbul port )
Begin with a walk through the lively streets of Turkeys largest city to visit the dramatic former basilica of the Hagia sophia; a great architectural beauty and an important monument during the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.
Move on to The blue mosque, officially known as the Sultanahmet Mosque. It is the mosques striking blue tiles that give it its more common name and make it one of Istanbuls most iconic attractions.

Continue to Topkapi palace, a relic of the glory days of the great Ottoman Empire. You will also visit the Hippodrome, the former circus built in 203 A.D. by the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus. See the Egyptian Obelisk, the Serpentine Column, and the Constantine Column. Youll also get to check out the gazebo-like German fountain of Wilhelm II, made from 8 marble columns.

Finally, stop at the Grand bazaar; one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with hundreds of small handcraft shops selling everything from handmade carpets to Turkish coffee.After your tour Our guide will drop you to the Hotel or port.

Inclusions

Professional guide and driver

Pickup / drop off service is provided from/to centrally located hotels at European side of Istanbul

Private tour

Transportation by taxi or public transportation if needed

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Entrance fees

Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque

Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace

Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Due to COVID-19 the itinerary may change as some of the attractions may be closed.

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

  • 03-Sep-2022

    When we booked a reservation, the site told us that they would pick us up from our hotel. After the reservation was made, the tour operator contacted us and told us that they could not pick us up from the hotel because it was outside of their area and then said that we could not cancel for a full refund because it was within 24 hours of the tour. So we had to spend money out of pocket to get to the meeting point to start the tour and then to get back to the hotel afterwards.