Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and Spice Market Tour

4hr, Private Preset tour

OVERVIEW: On a cruise ship to Istanbul? Choose our private 1/2 day 4 hour guided Istanbul Bosphorus cruise andEgyptian Spice Market shore excursion. On the "local water taxi" Bosphorus ferry boat cruise, you, your guide and private group will relax and learn as you pass palaces, mosques, forts and more.

 Then onto the 17th century Egyptian Spice Market. Your personal licensed guide will lead you through the labyrinth aisles of this exciting 'local' aromatic kaleidoscope of shopping for sensual delights. This shore excursion is a popular shore excursion by Archaeologous with both cruise passengers and vacation families that want to see two of Istanbul's best sightseeing experiences.

 INCLUDED: Licensed guide, dependable driver, and A/C vehicle

NOT INCLUDED: Entrance fees and tips (appreciated when deserved)

HIGHLIGHTS:  A cruise ship shore excursion favorite! 

** Two continents seen on your 22 mile Bosphorus cruise 

** Witness the glamourous world of  amazing opulent Beylerbeyi and Dolmabahce Palaces. 

** See mosques, the Bosphorus Bridge considered one of the world's largest suspension bridges, the Rumeli Fortress and more.

 ** Learn the history of Istanbul/Constantinople where everybody from mythical Jason and the Argonauts to the Crusaders, Greeks, Persians, Roman and Ottoman empires has used the Bosphorus and added to the Turkish culture. 

** Tintilate your senses at the 17th century Egyptian Spice Bazaar with the labyrinth aisles giving you access to sights, sounds, and smells of varied spices. Waiting you are: silks, pillows, ceramics, dried foods, Turkish sweets and more.

Our professional Guarantee: Cruise ship port, Hotel, and airport pickups available (request when booking). With our combined 100 + years of dependable customer service, if cruising, you can be assured you will arrive back to your cruise ship in a timely fashion.

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Key information

  • Private tour
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Transportation and driver included
  • Half day, approx. 4 hours
  • The tour duration includes allowance for time between sites/activities.
  • No time allotted for lunch

Itinerary (Click on activities to learn more)

  • Ferry departures after 11:00 every one hour
1hr 30m

Entrance Fees

  • Click on activities to see per person entrance fees.

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