Istanbul: Old Town Highlights Tour & Bosphorus Cruise

4.6 / 5

8 reviews

Istanbul: Old Town Highlights Tour & Bosphorus Cruise

From $84.98 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup at central Istanbul hotels is provided.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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 meatballs or chicken, and dessert; vegetarian option available
  • Optional gratuities/ tips
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Important information

    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
    • On Sundays, when the Grand Bazaar is closed, you will visit Nuruosmaniye around the Grand Bazaar
    • The Spice Bazaar may be visited prior to taking the Bosphorus Cruise, depending on the number of tour participants
    • 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

    • Guide
      4/5
    • Transportation
      4/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5
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    Excellent

    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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