Greece and Turkey private tours and shore excursions.
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OVERVIEW: This guided 'private' tour for your personal group lets you customized your own wants and preferences for a day to remember. Your Istanbul shore excursion is a popular choice for Mediterranean cruisers and vacationers due to Istanbul's title of 2010 European Capital of Culture. Istanbul is an econmic and historical 'treasure trove' waiting to be discovered and you will see and learn from your highly educated licensed guide why Istanbul is called the 'Crossroads of culture, art, religion, trade and thought'.
INCLUDED: Licensed guide, A/C vehicle, dependable driver
NOT INCLUDED: Entrance fees: lunch, and tips (appreciated when deserved)
HIGHLIGHTS: *Ability to customize your own private tour. *For history: try the Archaeological Museum and combine it with the Hagia Sophia (considered the largest and most beautiful building for over one thousand years). *Adventure lures you? Go underground to the massive Serefiye or Basilica Cistern, or sign up for a 600 yr. old traditional Hamam massage/scrub. *Foodie? Experience authentic Mediterranean cuisine from a combination of multiple cultures. *Other options include the opulent Topkapi Palace with it's amazing tile work and the active Blue Mosque. *You can choose to book a cruise down the Bosphorus or shop til you drop at the 4,000 shops of the Grand Bazaar or the smaller aromatic Spice Bazaar. If you need help/advice, just ask. It's fun for us to give you a great day in our city.
FYI: Visiting the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia ladies are required to wear a scarf to cover head and shoulders. Since legs should be covered, it's best for evryone to wear long pants/skirts. Shoes will be left at front door, so wear comfortable shoes to take on and off. Plus, since they are active mosques, please know there are no photos during the prayer times.
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