Istanbul, Turkey
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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: German and 7 more

Overview

When you’re in port in Istanbul, make sure you see the city’s most important attractions on this shore excursion that takes you to Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar and the Blue Mosque. Admire Byzantine architecture, check out the Hippodrome, shop for gifts made of leather, copper and brass, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. It’s the ultimate day tour of Istanbul’s European side.
  • Full-day tour of Istanbul’s main Ottoman and Byzantine sights
  • Visit the Blue Mosque, whose blue tiles adorning the walls give it its name
  • Discover the former residence of Ottoman sultans at Topkapi Palace
  • Marvel at the architecture of Hagia Sophia
  • Haggle with vendors for wares at the Grand Bazaar
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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, Jun 2016

Well worth the money and time. The places included in the tour were stunning. We wish we had more time to check out Istanbul. Great city. Our guide was very knowledgeable and showed pride in sharing the highlights of his city.

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, Jun 2016

Much to our surprise we were the only people to show up for this tour. A lot of the passengers on our cruise ship decided not to go ashore.
Tanner ,our Guide was one of the best we have ever had. Very knowledgeable , excellent English , very polite. We had enough time to enjoy the sights and absorb the culture. Tanner pointed out things that we would have overlooked. Time was allowed for us to have some independent exploring at each site. Tanner was readily available if we had any questions. Plus it seemed that the more questions you asked the better liked it. He is very proud of his country , without imposing it on others. We stopped a very nice restaurant and had a great traditional meal.
At the end of the day we were tired from all of the walking , but it was a happy well spent day tired. One final note. All day we spent out in town and never felt threatened. The turkish people were very friendly and polite.


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