Guided tour

Istanbul: Highlights & Grand Bazaar for Cruise Ship Visitors

Activity provider: Walks In Europe

Istanbul: Highlights & Grand Bazaar for Cruise Ship Visitors

Activity provider: Walks In Europe

From US$ 48.99 per person

Discover the highlights of Istanbul on a half-day tour, led by an expert guide. Benefit from a specific itinerary designed for cruise ship passengers with a pickup and drop-off at the cruise ship port.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Private group available


  • See the Hagia Sophia from inside out and enjoy the mosaics gallery
  • Have the privilege of an expert guide for priority admission
  • Enjoy a scenic stroll around Sultanahmet and witness the local life
  • Experience the splendor and charm of Islamic architecture inside the Blue Mosque
  • Navigate your way through the winding backstreets of the Grand Bazaar and discover Turkish artisan shops
Full description
Meet your local expert guide at the port after your ship has docked and join a hassle-free small-group walking tour of Istanbul. Take a short tram ride from the dock to the Old Town of Sultanahmet, and then benefit from a leisurely walking tour instead of sitting on a bus in traffic.   Start your tour in Sultanahmet Square to check out Istanbul's most significant monuments. Enjoy a scenic stroll around Sultanahmet and witness the local life. Visit the inspiring Hagia Sophia and avoid the long lines efficiently led by an expert guide. Witness the most significant symbol of the Greek Orthodox religion in Istanbul. Learn how it was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople. See the elements of a mosque and a church standing next to each other. Admire the basilica's stunning dome, minarets, mosaics, paintings, columns, and mosaic gallery. Continue your journey to the Blue Mosque, the most visited monument in Istanbul. Gaze in awe at the imperial Ottoman monument on a comprehensive guided tour. Afterward, take in breathtaking views from the courtyard and take a gentle stroll through the neighborhood.   Last, follow your guide to the Grand Bazaar in the Old Town. Discover the classic example of Ottoman civil architecture and indulge in some shopping at Turkey's largest and oldest covered market. Immerse yourself in the bazaar's intricate geography and swarming passageways. Learn about the oldest shops, exotic goods, and talented artisans. Get tips from your guide at the end of the tour about what to see next. At the end of your tour, choose to spend free time in the Grand Bazaar or follow your guide back to the ship.
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Guided tour of Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar
  • Expert guides
  • Small-group tour (maximum 12 people) or a private walking tour (depending on option chosen)
  • Food and drinks

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First of all , we had an excellent guide by the name of Guzin. This lady knows her stuff. If you are planning to do a tour with this company please ask for Guzin. She is the best.

June 8, 2022

Product ID: 360240