Istanbul Shore Excursion: Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 8 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

This sightseeing tour of Istanbul provides the perfect introduction to the fabled city that spans Asia and Europe. On this shore excursion you will see how old meets new when you visit Istanbul's four "must-see" historic sites.

Highlights

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

One of the most famous monuments in both the Turkish and Islamic worlds, the Sultan Ahmet Mosque (also known as the Blue Mosque) is a superb creation in the classical Ottoman style. The mosque has six towering minarets and 260 windows illuminating its vast main chamber, which is decorated with more than 20,000 Iznik tiles.

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Now a museum, Hagia Sophia was built in the 6th century by the Emperor Justinian, and was one of the largest basilicas in the Christian world. After the Ottoman conquest, it was converted to a mosque and is today one of the most magnificent museums in the world. Take a moment to linger here to admire the fine Byzantine mosaics. (closed on Mondays from October 20, 2015)

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

The largest and oldest palace in the world, Topkapi is the crown jewel of the Ottoman Empire. With its treasury and exotic buildings overlooking the Golden Horn, your visit to Topkapi promises to be a truly fascinating experience. (closed on Tuesday)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kapali Carsi, Eminounu Eminounu, Istanbul 34126 Turkey

In operation since the 14th century, the Grand Bazaar is one of the world's largest covered markets, with 58 streets and over 4,000 shops. The bazaar is specially known for its jewelry, leather, pottery, spices and carpets. (closed on Sunday additional time will be spent at the other locations)

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Neon Tours, Istanbloom Residence, Esentepe, Kore Şehitleri Cd. 16/1, 34394 Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to the Istanbul port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Duration: 1 minute

Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
  • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited
  • If Hagia Sophia is closed you will visit Chora Museum instead
  • During religious holidays July 28, 29 and 30 and October 4, 5, 6 and 7, 2014 the Spice market and Grand Bazaar will be closed
  • Not recommended for participants with walking difficulties
Departure Point

Istanbul port.


Departure Time

9:00 AM

Voucher info

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

Duration

8 hours

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

User's Reviews

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MandM

A wonderful place to visit

Image - 30 Nov 2017 -

terry d

This was a great tour. The guide met us at the ship and took us to all the highlights of Istanbul. He was very informative and was attentive to our questions and comfort. Lunch was nice and included. The grand bazaar was crowded and somewhat overwhelming but the items we bought were much cheaper there.

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Image - 05 Nov 2017 -

PEPPER

wonderful tour,we saw so much in a day,would highly recommend this tour!

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Bruce K

Knowledgeable guide. Great experience

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eemasden

Wonderful tour. Omar was very professional and knowledgeable. He was aware when we needed a break. The sites were wonderful. I found the sites to be peaceful and inspiring.

User's Picture Gallery

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The Blue Mosque

The experience of the Blue Mosque was very special. Exquisite architecture!

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Blue Mosque

An amazing view everywhere you look.

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Restaurant

Restaurant Appearance of the restaurant

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Lunch Meeting

All 12 visitors are sitting together

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Tour guide with visitors

Mr.Tour Guide( 3rd from right)

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The Bosporus

View of the Bosporus looking northeast from Topkapi Palace.

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Panorama from Topkapi Palace

Panorama from Topkapi Palace

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Old Istanbul from the Galata Tower

There were no lines so we took the 6 passenger elevator to the top of the tower and gaped at the views.

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Spice market

A requested stop at the spice market was a highlight

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Topkapi Palace Grounds

Topkapi Palace Grounds

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Istanbul With Mosque in Background

Istanbul With Mosque in Background

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Blue Mosque

A view of the famous Blue Mosque.

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