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Istanbul: Private Full-Day City Tour Shore Excursion

Product ID: 332016
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Explore some of Istanbul’s most visited places such as the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar on a guided tour designed especially for cruise ship passengers.
About this activity
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Duration 7 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Japanese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Visit Hagia Sophia, one of the largest buildings on Earth
  • Savor Turkey's rich culture at the Grand Bazaar
  • Admire the breathtaking blue tiles of the Blue Mosque
  • Go to the former residence of the Ottoman Sultans, Topkapi Palace
Full description
Discover the multicultural and cosmopolitan city of Istanbul at your own pace with a guided tour designed to be adapted to your desires and requirements. After getting picked up from the port, head to Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest architectural monuments in the country, a former mosque and church which has been converted into a museum. Next, visit Topkapi Palace, where you can admire this former mosque's collection of holy relics and treasures. 

Continue your shore excursion with a visit to the Hippodrome. Discover the fascinating history of a building that once hosted chariot races and large political events. Inside, admire the Obelisk of Theodosius, the Serpent Column, and the German Fountain. Next, head to the Blue Mosque and admire the 20,000 blue tiles that adorn this stunning mosque. 

Finish your tour at one of the world's largest bazaars, the Grand Bazaar. Shop 'til you drop at the bazaar's 4000 shops before getting dropped off back at the port in time for your cruise ship departure.
  • Tour guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • All transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Admission fees
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Your tour guide will be waiting for you with a sign your name written on it outside Istanbul Port

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Flash photography
  • Video recording
Know before you go
• The local partner will ensure your timely return to the cruise ship terminal
• If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded
• This tour involves around 3 miles of walking
• Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and will be replaced with a visit to the Underground Cistern
• The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with a visit to Arasta Bazaar
• Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays and will be replaced with a visit to the Underground Cistern
• The Blue Mosque is closed on Fridays due to Friday prayer and will be replaced with a visit to the garden
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From £139.97 £111.97 Per group up to 4

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Product ID: 332016