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Istanbul: Old City Tour & Luxury Sunset Bosphorus Cruise

1. Istanbul: Old City Tour & Luxury Sunset Bosphorus Cruise

See the main historical sights of Istanbul and take a 2.5-hour luxury cruise along the beautiful shoreline as the sun sets. Visit the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Little Hagia Sophia Mosque and the Grand Bazaar. Learn about their histories on a guided tour. See the site of the Ancient Roman hippodrome. Transfer to the glass-encased luxury yacht in the evening and enjoy a welcome drink of traditional Turkish demirhindi. Enjoy the sights of the city at dusk with informative commentary. Feel the soothing breeze coming over the Sea of Marmara at dusk on this highlights tour and cruise in Istanbul.

Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Bosphorus Cruise

2. Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Bosphorus Cruise

Explore Istanbul on this coach tour of the Old City. See sights like the Eyup Sultan Mosque and the Hippodrome. Learn about Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque on a guided tour. Sit down to a tasty lunch and sail on the Bosporus. Soak up the views from Pierre Loti Hill and ride a cable car.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from centrally-located hotels in Istanbul. Sit back and relax in an airconditioned coach with plenty of space on your way to the departure point. Meet your local guide and head to the Old City to visit the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. Learn about this 6th century building that was constructed by the emperor Justinian as a Greek Orthodox Church. Hear about how the the Hagia Sophia has transformed over time and how it was the largest church in the world for a 1,000 years. Continue to the Blue Mosque to admire its 20,000 blue Iznık ceramic tiles and its 6 towering minarets. Find out how it was built for Sultan Ahmet I and how it was the last great mosque of the Classical period. Make your way to the the sporting and social center of ancient Constantinople at the Hippodrome. View the German Fountain of Wilhelm II, the Bronze Serpentine Column, the Obelisk of Theodosius, and the Column of Constantine. Discover the Tombs of Sultans, the final resting place of 5 Sultans and 142 members of the Ottoman dynasty. Visit the fountain of Sultan Ahmet III which is in front of the Imperial Gate of the Topkapı Palace. See the Perayton, an older Byzantine fountain with a Turkish rococo structure. Take as stroll through the Grand Covered Bazaar, the oldest and biggest covered market in the world. Get lost in 65 streets with more than 4000 shops. Have some free time to haggle before sitting down to a delicious lunch. Take in the city sights from the sea on a Bosphorus cruise. Capture pictures of of the Golden Horn, the Topkapı palace, the Dolma Bahçe palace, the Hagia Sophia Mosque, the Maiden’s tower, Galata tower, the Blue mosque, Ortakoy mosque. Gaze out at the bridges connecting Europe and Asia. Board the coach and pass by historical wooden houses, churches, synagogues, mosques, and the remains of the Roman Wall. Visit the Eyup Sultan Mosque and see the Abu Eyup Alansari Tomb (Abu Ayyub al-Ansari was the standard bearer and companion of Muhammad). Ascend the Pierre Loti Hill by bus and snap some photos of sweeping views of the Golden Horn. Marvel at city views as you descend the hill on a cable car ride. Return to your accommodation by coach at the end of your tour.

Istanbul Combo: Classic City Tour & Bosphorus Cruise

3. Istanbul Combo: Classic City Tour & Bosphorus Cruise

Meet your guide at your hotel or port and start the tour with the highlights of Istanbul. See the beautiful Hagia Sophia, admire the great blend of Christian and Islamic influences with beautiful interior of mosaics and significant history. Marvel at the Blue Mosque, a great monument of oriental architecture which houses 27,000 pieces of handmade blue tiles. The Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market are two colorful indoor bazaars and have lots of shops offering a variety of spices, rugs, purses, flavored teas, jackets, Turkish delight, nuts, as well as ceramics and small souvenirs. At the end of your tour, why not opt to take a cruise along the Bosphorus to see both Istanbul’s European and Asian sides, Galata Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, the Rumelian Fortress, old Ottoman villas, Bosphorus bridges, and mosques. Tickets can be bought on the spot and the cruise will take place in a public ferry (unless you book the Private Yacht option).

Istanbul: 3-Night/4-Day City Tour with Airport Transfers

4. Istanbul: 3-Night/4-Day City Tour with Airport Transfers

Day 1: Get picked up from the airport and transfer to your hotel in Istanbul. Check-in and stay overnight here. Day 2: Begin your full-day of sightseeing at 9 AM when you will meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel. Spend the day exploring all of Istanbul's top attractions and sights including the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, and Grand Bazaar). After the tour, transfer back to your hotel at around 6 PM ready for your second overnight stay.  Day 3:  Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel at 8:15 AM and enjoy another full day of sightseeing. Visit the Spice Market then take a boat cruise along the Bosphorus River. Explore Beylerbeyi or Dolmabahce Palace, and Camlica Hill. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel at around 6 PM ready for your third and final overnight stay.  Day 4:  After being picked up from your hotel, transfer to the airport ready and in time for your onward departure.

Skip line Old Town tour with Bosphorus Yacht Ride

5. Skip line Old Town tour with Bosphorus Yacht Ride

Istanbul is a multi-layered culture city. Therefore, even for an experienced tourist it is difficult to explore his city on his own and not miss the most interesting corners. With us you can see all the most important and not only in a short time. Sightseeing tour of the historical peninsula Istanbul skip line museums tickets. We will show you the most important sights of the city. Our tour will start at sultanahmet square, where our guide will meet you and you can easily find him with the flag of our travel agency. What awaits us? From Byzantium to the Ottoman Empire. 1. Hippodrome Square is the center of public life, built during the Byzantine Empire. You will learn about the purpose of this place, take a look at the legendary Serpent's Head, the German Fountain and ancient obelisks that were brought from Egypt. 2. The Blue Mosque will be our portal to the Ottoman era. We will help you discover the secret of its name, understand whether the student of the architect Mimar Sinan surpassed his teacher, and tell you where and how the Ottoman sultans and their subjects prayed. 3. Hagia Sophia Mosque, which since its inception has occupied a special place in the culture of the two empires, Byzantine and Ottoman. Get ready to view the monumental cathedral from the inside, appreciate its interior decoration and hear about the main milestones in the history of this great building. 4. Skip line. The Basilica Cistern is a well-preserved ancient underground reservoir of Constantinople, located at a depth of 10-12 meters. In this huge cool room, you will not only be able to escape from the heat, but also learn a lot of interesting things. The building was built on the site of the Basilica of St. Sophia. The cistern in Greek means "reservoir", which is why today the museum is called the Basilica Cistern. 4. Galata bridge- at this point we will give a break about 1-1,5 hours everybody can go for dining or walk around take a photo and etc. After the break we will meet for a private snow-white yacht tour along the Bosphorus Strait (no guiding). We don't have explanation on the yacht tour. 5. You will make 2 hours yacht tour around the Bosphorus on the sunset.

Guided Istanbul Old City Tour and Bosphorus Sunset Cruise

6. Guided Istanbul Old City Tour and Bosphorus Sunset Cruise

Having limited time in Istanbul and you want to make the most of it, we have planned a perfect day on which you can explore the most important sights such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Ancient Hippodrome, Suleymaniye Mosque in the old town and finish your day with a relaxing Bosphorus sunset cruise on a luxurious yacht. Experience Istanbul's timeless sights on a full-day tour of the city's stunning historic places. Listen for the ancient echoes of pounding hooves and charioteers at Hippodrome Square and spot the distinctive tiles of the Blue Mosque. See the Byzantine mosaics and minarets of Hagia Sophia, then follow in the footsteps of powerful sultans, courtiers, and generals at Topkapi Palace. Continue your tour in the vibrant Grand Bazaar, browsing bright displays of handicrafts, carpets and souvenirs. Sail down the Bosphorus passing Dolmabahce Palace, impressive Bosphorus Bridges, and beautifully designed seaside villas along both sides of the Bosphorus, before rounding the spectacular tip of the old city and ultimately cruising only a few feet away from the magnificent Maiden's Tower. Put a classy end to the day with a sunset cruise on a luxury yacht.

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What people are saying about Sultanahmet Square

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Excellent tour of istanbul old city, very informative, ran on time, our guide was pleasant and gave us sufficient history and time to appreciate the sights of istanbul.

Enjoyed the highlights of Istanbul.Tour guide was informative and friendly.

It was great and the tourguide was energetic and friendly

Organized, informative and smooth tour. Will recommend