Fullday Historical Sightseeing Shore Excursion

Fullday Historical Sightseeing Shore Excursion
Fullday Historical Sightseeing Shore Excursion
Fullday Historical Sightseeing Shore Excursion
Fullday Historical Sightseeing Shore Excursion

Season:
Everyday(Allyear round)
Reservation Requirements:
Please enter name of your Cruise Port the Ship Name and Arrival/Departure Hours at the time of the booking.
The guide will be holding a sign with the lead passenger name written on it.
Departure Point:
Centrally located Istanbul Hotels and Cruise port
Ending Point:
Returns to original departure point
Duration:
8 hours (approx.)
Service Basis:
Sit in private vehicle
Additional Info:
•If you cannot find the service you need please contact our dedicated Custom Team to advise of your requirements.
•Shoulders and knees must be covered while visiting the Mosque and shoes must be removed.
•Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with the Underground Cistern,
•Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and will be replaced with Archeological Museum,
•Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with authentic shops.
•We will ensure your timely return to the Istanbul port for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded.


Available language(s)
•Local tour guide (Monolingual)
•English
Included Services:
•Admission fees to the museums and sights mentioned in the itinerary,
•Licensed English speaking private guiding service,
•Lunch at at local restaurant,
•Private pick up and drop off services from/to Istanbul port,
•Land transportation by air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle.
Excluded Services:
•Beverage during lunch,
•Tips to the guide & driver
•Personal expenses.

Whats Unique:

Enjoy a FULL DAY guided PRIVATE tour of the Sultanahmet area. Visit Hagia Sophia, Blue MOsque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar

Description&Program:

Our local guide takes us from the port to “Hagia Sophia”. Built in 537 AD as world’s first large dome building it was the religious focal point of the Orthodox Church before its conversion in a Muslim Mosque. We have a look at its unique decoration from Byzantine and Turkish periods. Then we enjoy a short walk across to “Blue Mosque”. Built in 17th century it owes its fame to the exquisite Iznik Tiles. “Hippodrome” is next to here where we see an Egyptian Obelisk and Serpent Column at this ancient Roman Empire’s horse chariots races arena. We then go to “Grand Bazaar”. We attend an informative demonstration on world famous Turkish Handicrafts here and then following the introduction we have some free time to browse its 1200 spice and gold shops. After lunch at a local restaurant we visit the amazing “Topkapi Palace” which from 15th to the 19th Century was the principle residence of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Our guide gives a tour at the gardens halls where we view staggering collection of imperial and religious treasury golden thrones and emerald crowns. After the tour transfer back to the harbour.

•This tour operates with minimum 2 passangers booking on provider`s side and if doesn`t operate an alternative day or service may be advised.
•In the rare event of lack of availability due to special events an alternative day or service may be advised.
•If the cruise ship departs earlier than tour finish time, we are not responsible about missed / skipped and unvisited places and historical sights.
•Amendments are upon availability and may require supplement fee.
•Pickup time from the port for this product is 9.00 am. It is highly suggested that the clients reconfirm their departure / pickup times by calling or emailing to the local tour operator no later than 24 hr prior to the service.
•Pick up and drop off services are only available from / to the port.
•Full cancellation applies in the event of No-Show.
•Provider cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dressing.
•Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays, will be replaced with Chora Museum
•Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays, will be replaced with Istanbul Archaeology Museum
•Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, additional time will be spent at the other locations and provide free time around Grand Bazaar area
Tax: Included
Cancellation Policy: This service can be cancelled without any penalties 3 day(s) prior to first service date.

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