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Istanbul: Old Town Highlights Tour & Bosphorus Cruise

Product ID: 98595
See the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, and more. Enjoy a cruise on the Bosphorus and a four-course lunch on this full-day group tour.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones

Pickup included

Pickup at central Istanbul hotels is provided.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the Grand Bazaar, the commercial heart of the old city
  • Enjoy lunch at a rooftop restaurant with Bosphorus views
  • Cruise the Bosphorus and take in the iconic waterway's sights and sounds
  • See the major landmarks and monuments of Istanbul
Full description
Begin your 8-hour tour at Hagia Sophia, in the heart of old Istanbul. Known for its mosaics, Its massive dome dominates the Sultanahmet skyline.

Visit the Blue Mosque, named after the exquisite tiles in its interior. It is the only imperial mosque with six minarets.

The Grand Bazaar was the commercial heart of the city and its 4,000 shops are full of treasures including carpets, silk, jewelry, icons, and leather goods. Indulge in some shopping before enjoying your lunch at a rooftop restaurant with Bosphorus views.

After visiting the Spice Bazaar, explore the Golden Horn and take a Bosporus tour on a private boat. Enjoy the sights and sounds of this legendary waterway.
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off (city center hotels on the European side only)
  • Entrance fees as per description
  • Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • VAT
  • 4-course lunch (sample menu: soup and seasonal appetizers and salad, main course of fish, meatballs, or chicken, and dessert; vegetarian option available)
What’s Not Included
  • Optional gratuities/ tips
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Drinks
Know before you go
• Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
• During religious holidays, the Spice Market and Grand Bazaar are closed
• The Spice Bazaar may be visited prior to taking the Bosphorus Cruise, depending on the number of tour participants
• On Sundays, when the Grand Bazaar is closed, you will visit Nuruosmaniye, around the Grand Bazaar
• On Mondays, when Saint Sophia is closed, you will visit the Chora Church, known for its mosaics
• On Friday mornings, the Blue Mosque is closed
• There is a maximum of 20-25 persons per tour group
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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The guide at morning tour was excellent, very profesional, but a little a little annoying when other people spoke at some moments of the explanation, very mechanical or somewhat robotic, not very kind to answer some questions that were asked. The guide in the afternoon, when we went to Asia, was EXTREMELY EXCELLENT, very professional and exited and happy to answer questions that we did not even ask ourselves ... MAGNIFICO. At first we had to witness an incident of another guide who shouted Zoes to a woman on a tour that left just like us. SOMETHING UNACCEPTABLE

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July 7, 2018

Lots waiting around for the coach and for other passengers to be picked up. Guide enthusiastic but had a very staccato style and some strange pronunciations. Also lots of repetitions of information.

November 5, 2019

Great tour, excellent guides

Ahmed was a very engaging guide. He even took the extra mile of ensuring that I won’t get stuck in heavy traffic on my way back to the hotel.

April 13, 2019

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Adore Tourism Istanbul

Product ID: 98595