Istanbul Custom Sight seeing Tour

4hr, Private Custom tour

OVERVIEW: This popular  private guided shore excursion, 'Istanbul Custom Sightseeing Tour', is a much requested choice for cruise ship passsengers with only a short time in Istanbul. The city of Istanbul is a young vibrant metropolis yet steeped in the ancient history of being the capital of successive Grecian, Byzantine, Persian and Ottoman empires.Maybe that's why is has the title of "Cultural Capital of the World".  Perhaps you and your private group would like to see what opulent palace life was about so plan your itinerary to include the Topkapi Palace. Maybe a sail down the Bosphorus and see what is the "highway of the world", or shop til you absolutely drop in the 4,000 shops of the Grand Bazaar, or go to the underground other-worldly Basilica Cistern, or visit the exquisite Blue Mosque or the largest building in the world for 1,000 years, the Hagia Sophia.

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

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

HIGHLIGHTS: The shore excursion is customized by you. So mix and match below and create the perfect half day in Istanbul, the “Cultural Capitol of Europe 2010”. Istanbul lets you experience the 'crossroads of art, religion, trade and thought'. Plus, it's the only city in the world that spans two continents, Europe and Asia.

FYI: Remember if you want our help/opinions we're standing by to help you put together the perfect half day adventure of Istanbul for you to remember always. If you are a photographer you should bring lots of memory chips as Istanbul is a Kodak moment every step of the way. PS. Topkapi closed Tuesdays and Blue Mosque sometimes has renovations happening.  

Our professional Guarantee: 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

Custom Itinerary (Click on activities to learn more)

Istanbul Whirling Dervish Show
  • Groups of maximum 46 people
  • Minimum age: 7
1hr 0m
Topkapi Harem
  • Groups of maximum 48 people
2hr 0m
Istanbul Hamam-Sultan #2
  • Minimum age: 10
1hr 30m
Istanbul Hamam-Sultan
  • Minimum age: 10
1hr 30m
Serefiye Cisterns
  • Groups of maximum 35 people
1hr 0m
  • Ferry departures after 11:00 every one hour
1hr 30m
45 min
Istanbul Pir -u-Pak Hamam
  • Groups of maximum 25 people
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • No wheelchair access
  • Minimum age: 13
45 min

Entrance Fees

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