Please enter name of your Cruise Port the Ship Name and Arrival/Departure Hours at the time of the booking
08:30 am (Recommended starting time)
Please advise at time of booking if you prefer an alternative pick up time for this private tour.
Your Arrival Cruise Port
Returns to the original departure point.
04 hours (approx.)
Sit in private vehicle
•If you cannot find the service you need please contact our dedicated Custom Team to advise of your requirements.
•Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with the Underground Cistern,
•Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with authentic shops.
•Local tour guide (Monolingual)
•Admission fees to atractions
•Professional English Speaking guide
•All sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
•Pickup from and drop off to in-city hotels
•Land transportation by air-conditioned non-smoking vehicle
•Meal&Beverage if needed(optional)
Enjoy a Halfday Istanbul Shore Excursion of Sultanahmet Peninsula which is the UNESCO recognized heart of old Istanbul. Visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippoddrome and Grand Bazaar.
Description & Program
Upon arrival to Istanbul Port, our guide and the driver will meet and transfer us to the old town via Galata Bridge of Golden Horn estuary. Firstly visit Hagia Sophia from 537 AD; the first large domed building of the world and the religious focal point of the Church for 1000 years. We learn its history from our expert local guide and have a look at its unique decoration from Byzantine and Turkish periods. Then, enjoy a short walk to “Blue Mosque” through a small park. This most popular Turkish mosque from 17th century, owes its fame to the exquisite Iznik Tiles adorning its interior walls. “Hippodrome” is next to here, where ancient Roman Empire’s horse chariots races took place. Here we see an “Egyptian Obelisk” and the “Snake Column” from ancient Greece. A short drive from here brings us to the “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 1,200 shops. After the tour transfer back to the harbor.
•In the rare event of lack of availability due to special events an alternative day or service may be advised.
•Amendments are upon availability and may require supplement fee.
•Full cancellation applies in the event of No-Show.
•Provider cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dressing.
Cancellation Policy: This service can be cancelled without any penalties 4 day(s) prior to first service date.
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