Istanbul Combo: Classic City Tour and Bosphorus Cruise

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 7 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Discover the highlights of Istanbul's historic center, Old City, and then enjoy a Bosphorus cruise. You'll see the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, and take a cruise along the Bosphorus Strait where Europe meets Asia, either by public ferry or your own private yacht.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sultanahmet District, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Sultanahmet District

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey

Hippodrome

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Built in the early 1600s for Sultan Ahmet I, Blue Mosque is truly a magnificent masterpiece of architecture with amazingly delicate proportions for a building of such massive scale. The blue shade of the 27.000 pieces of Iznik quart tiles give the mosque it’s popular name and 6 towering minarets give its uniquely recognizable structure.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul Turkey

Sultanahmet Square

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Hagia Sophia Musuem

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Grand Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

Grand Bazaar

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market), Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

Spice Market

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Bosphorus Cruise by Public Ferry or Private Yacht ( If option is chosen)

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions
  • Private Tour
  • Professional Local Guide

Exclusions
  • Entrance, ferry tickets
  • Transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Hagia Sophia is closed on Monday between November 1 and March 31. Hagia Sophia is open to visit on Mondays between April 1 and October 31.
  • Blue Mosque is closed until 2pm on Fridays and Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
  • Guests located in Sultanahmet will be near the museums so if you book van, it will not be used much
  • Annual closing dates of all museums and bazaars in Istanbul as follows: January 1 - New Year, June 4/6 - Ramadan Festival, August 11/14 - Eid Festival, October 29 - Republic Day
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Grand Bazaar and Spice Market are closed during June 4/6 - Ramadan Festival, August 11/14 - Eid Festival
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Tour guide meets you at central Istanbul hotels or port. If hotel is not centrally located, meeting point with tour guide is the entrance gate of Basilica Cistern Museum.

Ports
Istanbul Port


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

7 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 01 Jun 2016 -

tonyv65

This was a private tour of Istanbul combined with a cruise of the Bosphorus. They greeted me at my hotel, and let me set the tone and the pace. I had completed some basic research and knew what I wanted to see. My guide Ahmet took this one step further and enabled me to assist him in determining what I sites I should experience to make the best use of my time. He did this by initiating a pleasant dialog that allowed me to communicate just what I wanted to gain from this personal and private tour.
The tour company: Good communication, my tour was confirmed immediately by e-mail. Once I was in Turkey, I also spoke to a company representative just to re-confirm my tour arrangements. The were very friendly and helpful and let me know when and where my guide would meet me, they even let me know the name of my guide.
My tour guide: He was early, in fact I was late - this tells you a lot about the tour guide and the tour company, Professional very easy going personality, immediately made me feel comfortable and welcome.Do you want someone who has rehearsed the facts and figures, or do you want a guide that sincerely knows what he or she is talking about. I felt that Ahmet was a student of his own craft, he learned the history behind places and historical figures he was showing me.I was made to feel welcome, as a tourist in an unfamiliar city and country, this is very important as well as comforting.
The best thing about a private tour with this local company: They were professional, they were understanding of my needs and what I wanted to get out of this tour, they let me set the tone and the pace of my tour. Plain and simple, they gave me the Istanbul experience I was looking for.
I highly recommend taking a private and personal tour with this company. You will not get the same kind of personal attention when you're shuffling around from site to site in a large group. I would book with them again, absolutely!

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