Istanbul City Tour with Underground Cisterns Private for 2 Passengers

Istanbul City Tour with Underground Cisterns Private for 2 Passengers

Istanbul City Tour with Underground Cisterns Private for 2 Passengers

You will meet your professional guide at the port for your private half-day sightseeing.

First, you will visit the Byzantine Hippodrome, along with its famous Egyptian Obelisk, Obelisk of Constantine, Serpentine column and the German Fountain.

Then, you will proceed to the Blue Mosque, completed in 1616. It is a triumph of harmony, proportion and elegance. The mosque was a part of a complex which consisted of a mosque, tombs, fountains, kitchens, and a bath. Its colorful 260 windows enables the sunlight to reach inside. The blue Iznik Tiles covering the walls have given the mosque its popular name, 'Blue Mosque'.

Next, you will visit one of the greatest buildings of the world: St. Sophia, the Church of the Divine Wisdom. It was built during Emperor Justinian reign (AD 537) and it remained the greatest church in Christendom until the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 by Sultan Mehmet II who ordered to convert Hagia Sophia into a Mosque. The great dome, the semidomes, the north and south tympana and the vaults of the narthex, aisles and gallery were all covered with gold mosaics, a great deal of which still survives.

Last, you will continue to explore ninety-two streets of the famous Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar is the largest and oldest covered Bazaar in Turkey with more than 4,000 shops. A variety of Turkish Handicrafts, Oriental carpets, rare jewels and inexpensive souvenirs all sold in small shops next to each other. The streets are named according to the trades, such as gold and silver sellers, carpet sellers, booksellers, etc. The most oriental atmosphere in Istanbul is found in the bazaar.

You will then return to the ship.

This tour is for 2 passengers.

Duration:

Hours: 4

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Number of Passengers
(Prices Vary by Group Size)

Adult

2 Passengers only (Private tour)

$0.00

Total Cost
$0.00

Activity Level:

3

Inclusions

  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to all museums, parks, and historic sites as marked on the itinerary
  • Bottled water
  • welcome package
  • 18% VAT taxes

Tips

Don't forget your camera. This tour is for 2 passengers.

Departure Location

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.
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  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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