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Shore Excursion: Small-Group Mosaics of Istanbul Full-Day Tour with Lunch

by Neon Tours
per adult Price is £73
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Highlights

Chance to see many of Istanbul's most renowned locations

Guided visit to the immense, UNESCO-listed Topkapı Palace

Chance to see the ceramic tiles of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Views of the interior dome of the beautiful Hagia Sophia

Small group of 14 people for an intimate tour experience

Highlights

Chance to see many of Istanbul's most renowned locations

Guided visit to the immense, UNESCO-listed Topkapı Palace

Chance to see the ceramic tiles of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Views of the interior dome of the beautiful Hagia Sophia

Small group of 14 people for an intimate tour experience

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9:00 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 8h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is £72.16, taxes included

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Shore Excursion: Small-Group Mosaics of Istanbul Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Activity Location

Istanbul

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Karakoy Port

    10 Tophane İskele Caddesi

    Istanbul 34425


Description

Explore the best of Istanbul in a single day during this fascinating small-group city tour. Visit Topkapı Palace, discover the Blue Mosque, stop at Hagia Sophia, indulge in a traditional Turkish meal and end at the Grand Bazaar.

After docking at Karakoy Port, depart your ship and meet your friendly and knowledgeable guide just outside the cruise terminal. Pay a visit to the UNESCO-listed Topkapı Palac, one of the major residences of Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years. Continue to the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque because of its blue İznik ceramic tiles. Follow your guide to see its 6 famous minarets, the main dome, as well as the Byzantine Christian elements.

Make your way to Hagia Sophia, an impressive basilica from the 5th century, and marvel at its stunning Shrine of Holy Wisdom of God and large Byzantine dome. Stop for lunch at an authentic Turkish restaurant and delight in some flavourful local fare.

Take a drive through the bustling city, passing by the Hippodrome and Obelisk before making your final stop at the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. Here, take the opportunity to bargain for goods or simply stroll through the various shops. Your experience ends with a convenient ride back to the port.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Istanbul

  • Admission fees

  • Traditional lunch

  • Roundtrip transport from and to the port

  • Live commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary.

  • Maximum group size is 14 people.

  • If Topkapi Palace is closed, you will visit Istanbul Archaeology Museum instead.

  • If Hagia Sophia is closed, you will visit Istanbul Chora Museum instead.

  • The sequence of the places you visit may change depending on the opening hours each day.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact tour pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation.