Istanbul 3 days, 2 nights - Post Cruise - Minimum of 2 Passengers

Istanbul 3 days, 2 nights - Post Cruise - Minimum of 2 Passengers

Istanbul 3 days, 2 nights - Post Cruise - Minimum of 2 Passengers

Today on day 1, your ship will dock at Istanbul where the continents meet each other! You will be starting at 9.00 am meeting your lecturer/guide welcoming you at the pier and will start your day of exploration of history and architecture. Your first visit will be to the Blue Mosque. Istanbul boasts its monumental shrines of different faiths and Blue Mosque is probably one of the most famed masterpieces of Ottoman religious architecture. Continue your morning by visiting the home of the Ottoman sultans: Topkapi Palace! Today you will be having an intense tour of the palace going through corridors and different sections of the Harem where Sultan lived with his family members. Leaving the Harem through the “Golden Corridor” you will reach the inner courtyard to visit the Treasury that displays exclusive examples of jewelry and accessories which were dressed by the Sultans or were given as gifts to ambassadors. Leaving the Topkapi Palace, you will be visiting the Basilica of Saint Sophia that was built by Justinian the Great during 6th century. Later in the afternoon, you will be exploring Grand Bazaar and Nuru Osmaniye District. Istanbul has been center of commerce and trade between the Orient and the Occident even before the arrival of Ottomans. Nuru Osmaniye District (Glamour of the Ottomans) was where the Genoese and Venetian merchants had their ware houses where they store their inventory of brass, copper, rugs and tiles before they were loaded on the ships to sail to Venice and Genoa. After enjoying the experience of the Grand Bazaar, you will carry on to your hotel for check-in and relaxation. Overnight in Istanbul.

After breakfast on day 2, meeting your lecturer/guide at the lobby of your hotel you start another day at 9.00 am exploration in Istanbul. You will start your morning by discovering the church of St. Saviour in Chora and will be thrilled by the beauty of its gold gilded mosaics of 13th century. You will continue your morning touring with the Rustem Pasha Mosque dating back to 16th century. This small mosque is the best example for mural ceramic ware that Ottoman artisans created during Renaissance. In the neighborhood where Rustem Pasha Mosque is located there are numerous alleys that lead to Spice Market that your guide will lead you through. Continue your day with a visit to Galata district that hosted European communities who migrated to Istanbul during 18th and 19th centuries to profit from out of the trade capitulations granted by the Ottoman Empire. Taking the elevator you will go up to the peak of Galata Tower that was built by the Genoese merchants during 13th century to view and direct their commercial ships arriving with their loads of goods brought for the markets of this timeless city. After exploring the architectural treasures of Istanbul, you will be escorted by your tour guide back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

Our representative on day 3 will meet you at the lobby of your hotel today to escort you on your last day in Istanbul for your private transfer to Istanbul Airport to board your international flight and bid farewell to the city.

Please note breakfast is included in the cost of the tour, all additional meals are not included.

Minimum of 2 passengers required for this tour.

Departures (Local Time)

9:00 AM (, Days: 3, Nights: 2)

Duration:

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Adult

$794.00

Total Cost
$794.00

Activity Level:

5

Inclusions

  • - One-way escorted private transfer from hotel to Istanbul Airport.
  • - 2-night accommodation in Istanbul on BB basis.
  • - Services of an English-speaking professional private tour guide for touring.
  • - Transportation by deluxe A/C non-smoking minivan throughout the program.
  • - All entrance and parking fees for the sightseeing mentioned in the program.
  • - Complimentary refreshments throughout the journeys on the vehicle.
  • - Travel kits with map, guidebook, useful information sheet, stamped postcards and bookmark.
  • Not Included:
  • - Meals except for breakfast at the selected hotel.
  • - Beverages at the hotel and elsewhere.
  • - Honorary gratuities for the guide and driver.
  • - Personal expenses.

Tips

Don’t forget your camera. Please note the rate is based on double occupancy – please contact us if you need a single rate. Please note breakfast is included in the cost of the tour, all additional meals are not included. Minimum of 2 passengers required for this tour.

Departure Location

Istanbul Port. The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

Redemption and Voucher Details

  1. After you complete your booking, your credit card will be charged and our expert Shore Excursion Concierge agents will 'hand'-review your shore excursion selections against your cruise itinerary to confirm compatibility. Your credit card statement will list the merchant for the charges as Port Promo Cruise Tours.
  2. You will receive an email within 72 hours of booking from info@portpromotions.com which confirms your booking and contains the vouchers required for your shore excursions. Please print these vouchers and bring them with you on your cruise. You will be required to turn the voucher(s) in to the corresponding shore excursion supplier(s). The vouchers feature information regarding how to meet up with the tour leader upon arrival to a port and other important details.
  3. Your tour is completely refundable if your ship is unable to get into port or due to weather cancellations. See our terms and conditions for complete details.
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