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1 Day Best of Istanbul Private Shore Excursions

Price per person : $13.33

Tours Detail

  • Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hipporome, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar  

Meet your tour guide in your hotel or cruise port and start the tour with the highlights of Istanbul; Hagia Sophia; Built in the 6th century by the Emperor Justinian, played a very important role in the Christian and Islamic World. After the Ottoman conquest the bells, altar, iconostasis, and sacrificial vessels were removed, and many of the mosaics were eventually plastered over to convert the church into a mosque.Hippodrome; where the chariot races were held in the Roman Empire times.Basilica Cistern is a subterranean wonder and one of the greatest of Istanbul’s surviving Byzantine sites, in fact a former water storage chamber.Blue Mosque; Built in the early 1600s for Sultan Ahmet I, Blue Mosque is truly a magnificent masterpiece of architecture with amazingly delicate proportions for a building of such massive scale.Grand Bazaar; One of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world with over 4,000 shops.Topkapi Palace; More than just an Imperial Residence of Ottoman Sultans, it was the seat of the Supreme Executive and Judiciary Council for almost 400 years long. Topkapi Palace is a great monument of Oriental architecture.

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Inclusions

  • Licensed professional tour guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation (non-smoking), air-conditioned van or coach
  • Parking fees
  • Private tour

Exclusions

  • Gratuities for guide and driver
  • Drinks (unless specifically mentioned)
  • Personal expenses
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch

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