ISTANBUL PRIVATE TOUR FROM CRUISE SHIP/Hotel

ISTANBUL PRIVATE TOUR FROM CRUISE SHIP/Hotel

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Tick all the top sites of Istanbul off your bucket list with our private guided tour covering the Hagia Sophia, Underground Cistern, Blue Mosque, Roman Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar.

***Please note that we will arrange tickets for the Cistern without waiting at the public ticket line, so you will skip long public ticket lines there.

***We will purchase the Hagia Sophia Tickets for you not to wait at the long tickets lines on the tour day.

***There are no skip the line for Blue Mosque visits (since mosques are not museums), so everybody has to wait at the line to enter.***

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkiye

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque also known as Blue Mosque, one of the most revered masterpieces of the Islamic world, is famous with its blue ceramic tiles and six minarets.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hagia Sophia Mosque, Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya MeydanI No:1, Istanbul 34122 Turkiye

The Hagia Sophia, also known as Ayasofya in Turkish, is a famous historic building located in the old city. It was originally built as the biggest cathedral in the world by Byzantine Empire in the 6th century and later converted into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire after the conquest of Istanbul in 1453. The building is renowned for its massive dome and beautiful mosaics that reflect its rich history and architectural significance. In 1935, it was converted into a museum and in 2020, it was converted into a mosque again.

We will prepurchase the tickets for Hagia Sophia for you not to wait at the long ticket lines.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Basilica Cistern, Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3, Istanbul 34410 Turkiye

The cistern was known in Byzantium as thebasilica Cistern, Justinian was the founder of the largest underground cistern, built after the Nika Revolt in 532.The number of the inhabitants of Constantinople increased and bring a problem of water supply. Basilica Cistern was used to store water for the Great Palace.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkiye

The center for entertainment, amusement and sports in the city during the Roman and Byzantine Empires. The Egyptian Obelisk, the serpentine column and the German fountain of Willhelm II are sites to be visited.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Grand Bazaar, Beyazıt, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye

The oldest and the largest covered market place in the world with more almost 4000 shops owing rich collection of handmade carpets, jewelery, leather and souvenirs. Here's the last stop of

Duration: 1 hour



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Please note that we are boutique small family run tour company and have limited guides, during the summer months and special holidays our tours do fill up quickly. We suggest you try to book as soon as you can, once your plans are firm."
"The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, We will visit the Spice Market instead."
"While visiting a mosque in Istanbul, women need to cover their heads, shoulders, knees. You can carry your own scarf to cover your head but please note scarves are provided at the entrance of every mosque (available at a charge). If you are wearing leggings, tights or skirts, wraps will be provided at the entrance (available at a charge)."
"Men also need to cover the knees if the shorts or bermudas are over the knees."
"*** WE ALSO DO PRIVATE EPHESUS SHORE EXCURSION. IF YOU BOOK YOUR PRIVATE EPHESUS SHORE EXCURSION WITH US AS WELL YOU WILL GET A SPECIAL PRICE FOR PRIVATE EPHESUS TOUR. SO PLEASE MENTION IN THE NOTES IF YOU ARE ALSO INTERESTED IN PRIVATE EPHESUS SHORE EXCURSION."
"***Please note that we will arrange tickets for the Cistern without waiting at the public tickeet line, so you will skip long public ticket lines there."
"***There are no skip the line for mosque visits (since mosques are not museums), so everybody has to wait at the line to enter.***"
"***This is not a tour for those with mobility issues"
"***** WE ACCOMMODATE MORE THAN 14 PEOPLE. If there are more than 14 people in your group, you can book it as 14 people then we can update the number of travelers by messages on viator."
"Mosques are closed until 2.30pm on Fridays due to the Friday Services."
"This is not a tour for those with mobility issues"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Duración: 6 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
If you like to join this private tour from the Galata Port (Istanbul's only Cruise Port) Please follow these instructions: After you aboard the cruise ship please follow the City Center sign and you will see your private guide holding a sign with your name on it at the city center sign exit. If you use lift please press the ''G'' level, that will take you to the City Center Exit.

Please type ''Galataport Istanbul'' when you choose the pick up location while booking the tour if you are traveling by cruise ship. Also please dont forget to write the name of your ship in the notes box.

Ports

  • ISTANBUL PORT enterance, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye
  • Galataport Istanbul, Kılıçali Paşa Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No: 8 İç Kapı No: 102, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye


Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • Private Expert Local Guide
  • Private Pick up and Drop off at your Hotel or Cruise Port by Airconditioned New Model Vans
  • Private Driver
  • Private New Model Mercedes Van with AC

No Incluye

  • Local Payment: Entrance Fees and Lunch
  • Gratuities to the guide and driver
  • Basilica Cistern entrance fee is about 18 usd per person
  • Hagia Sophia entrance fee is 25 Euros per person (about 27 usd)

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