1. Turkey
  2. Istanbul
  3. Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Half Day Classic Istanbul Guided Tour

Product ID: 12840
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Immerse yourself in the Istanbul classics: the Blue Mosque, Saint Sophia, and the Grand Bazaar, led by an expert guide. Learn about the history of the city, and get a feel for the culture both past and present. Cruise port pick-up and drop-off provided.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 1:00 PM
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Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian

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Cruise ship port or your hotel

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an informative tour led by a professional guide
  • Marvel at the beautiful Blue Mosque
  • Visit the famous Saint Sophia church
  • Explore the vibrant Grand Bazaar
  • Relax with air-conditioned transportation from your cruise ship port
Full description
Explore the most famous delights of Istanbul on this private half-day tour led by a professional guide. Immerse yourself in both the historic and contemporary culture of Istanbul, and take in some of the most beautiful relics of the Ottoman rule.

After being collected from the port of your cruise ship, enjoy private air-conditioned transportation, stopping-off first at the Blue Mosque. This is one of the largest mosques in the city, and one of the principal adornments against the Istanbul skyline. Marvel at its intricate 17th century embellishments, and learn about the famous blue tiles after which the mosque is named.

Visit the magnificent Byzantine church of Saint Sophia–one of the largest architectural works of art in the world. Your guide will talk to you about its cultural significance and provide you with the facts behind the grand décor.

The final stop is the labyrinthine Grand Bazaar, a haven for shopping lovers and curious tourists alike. Purchase precious handmade jewelry, leather, and souvenirs, and soak up the vibrant and unique market atmosphere.
Includes
  • Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Services of a professional licensed tour guide and driver
  • Entrance fees
  • Petrol and parking fees
  • Local taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please request prices for groups of 6 or more people.
• Other than the languages listed above, other language tours may be arranged. Please enquire with the tour operator.
• The Blue Mosque is being renovated until end of 2020 so some parts of the ceiling might be temporarily covered.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
3.6 / 5
based on 10 reviews
Review summary
Service
3.9/5
Organization
3.6/5
Value for money
2.9/5
Safety
3.9/5

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City Of Sultans

Product ID: 12840