Duration: 7 hours
Tour starts: Hotel or Galataport
Tour ends: Hotel or Galataport
Professional Tour Guide
Private Yacht (unless option booked)
Transportation (unless option booked)
Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby or cruise port and start your tour to take you to the best sights of the city.
You will experience the best of the city on this private tour which includes all the major sights. You will wander through the legendary streets and magnificent structures and be amazed with the rich culture of Turkey.
At the end of the tour, your tour guide can accompany you to your hotel (if centrally located) or Galataport.
Blue Mosque; Take a stroll to the Blue Mosque, a majestic structure with six minarets adorning the skyline of Istanbul. One of the most popular attractions in this ancient city is the imperial mosque of Sultan Ahmet I (Sultan Ahmet Camii) in Istanbul. Foreign visitors refer it as the Blue Mosque because of the tiles inside. The mosque, which has six minarets and a massive cascade of domes, is a worthy sibling to Ayasofya
Hagia Sophia; Proceed to the Hagia Sophia Mosque, one of the most significant monuments of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. The dome and stunning mosaics of this architectural jewel are on display as your guide shares its turbulent history with you. In the year 537, Justinian the Great constructed the Church of the Holy Wisdom. It has stood here for over 1,520 years, through 120 generations of men and women, and is known as Aya Sofya in Turkish
Grand Bazaar; Visit the Grand Bazaar, which is home to over 3,000 shops with everything from carpets to jewelries, ceramics and leather goods.
Spice Market; All the delicious foods and mementos that travelers find most alluring are available in one place, beneath the elaborate vaulted ceilings. These include of tea, a variety of Turkish Delight tastes, dried fruit, cheese, jam, nuts, seeds, and spices. Silver, ceramics, jewelry, and other handmade items are also available
Bosphorus Cruise; While sailing the Bosphorus, you will take in the numerous magnificent sites that surround the Bosphorus Strait, including the Dolmabahce Palace, Bebek, Rumeli Fortress, Bosphorus Bridges, Anatolian Fortress, and more
Blue Mosque is closed until 2 pm on Fridays
Hagia Sophia entrance will be restricted during praying time
Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays