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Istanbul Combo: Classic City Tour & Bosphorus Cruise

Product ID: 34009
Explore the fascinating history of Istanbul as you stroll by world-famous monuments with your private guide. Visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, and Spice Market then opt for a relaxing cruise along the Bosphorus to wrap up your tour.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Starting times 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

Pickup included

Pick-up at your hotel in Istanbul's Old City
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Tour the old city of Istanbul with your private guide
  • Admire the great blend of Christian and Islamic influences at Hagia Sophia
  • Visit Blue Mosque to admire the beautiful handmade tiles of the Ottoman Era
  • Enjoy shopping at the Grand Bazaar, the Spice Market, and the covered bazaars for the spices, sweets and souvenirs
  • Take an optional cruise on the Bosphorus and pass the Bosphorus suspension bridge (tickets not included)
Full description
Meet your guide at your hotel or port and start the tour with the highlights of Istanbul. See the beautiful Hagia Sophia, admire the great blend of Christian and Islamic influences with beautiful interior of mosaics and significant history.

Marvel at the Blue Mosque, a great monument of oriental architecture which houses 27,000 pieces of handmade blue tiles.

The Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market are two colorful indoor bazaars and have lots of shops offering a variety of spices, rugs, purses, flavored teas, jackets, Turkish delight, nuts, as well as ceramics and small souvenirs.

At the end of your tour, why not opt to take a cruise along the Bosphorus to see both Istanbul’s European and Asian sides, Galata Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, the Rumelian Fortress, old Ottoman villas, Bosphorus bridges, and mosques. Tickets can be bought on the spot and the cruise will take place in a public ferry (unless you book the Private Yacht option).
  • Private tour
  • Private local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance and ferry tickets
  • Transportation (unless option booked)
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
• Annual closing dates of all museums and bazaars in Istanbul as follows: January 1 New Year; June 24/27 Ramadan; August 31/Sept 4 Sacrifice; October 29 Republic Day
• Please note that the Blue Mosque will be closed to visitors between 1 March and 15 May 2018 due to renovations. During this time there will be no interior visit and the Mosque and will be seen from outside only
• Hagia Sophia will be closed on Mondays between 30 October 2018 and 1 April 2019
• The Blue Mosque is being renovated until end of 2020 so some parts of the ceiling might be temporarily covered

From £122.88 Per group up to 8

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Memorable day in Istanbul

I did the day walking tour around Istanbul. I was picked up on time & sorted into tour groups based on languages, no hassles at all. Lunch was great. We saw many sights and didn't have to wait too long to get into the sights. What made the tour fantastic was definitely our tour guide, Ahmet. He was friendly, knowledgable and patient. I wanted to spend more time at the Grand Bazaar so he organised me to be dropped there once the tour ended and the hotel drop offs started.

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12 June 2014

Great experience, confirmation received within 48 hours.

I heard back from a Getyourguide representative within 48 hours who connected me with the local tour guide agency who confirmed my tour. I was picked up from my hotel right on time and went on a tour with a guide, Ahmet, who spoke perfect English and was very knowledgeable. Overall great experience.

16 May 2014

Ayla hätte sofort 5 Sterne verdient. Sie hat alles mit einer meeega Begeisterung erzählt und ist total individuell auf uns eingegangen! Die Mutti von Istanbul ist wirklich klasse! Was mich einen Stern abziehen lässt ist das Blenden "Bosporusfahrt" im Titel. Denn das ist strikt nicht wahr. Die ist nicht inklusive und davon war während der Tour auch nicht die Sprache.

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3 October 2019

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Product ID: 34009