TASTE OF ISTANBUL
Private Shore Excursion
Tour Code: CS-IST 01
Highlights: St Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar
Duration: Approx 5 Hours
Departures: Daily, year-round
Tour Price: From $45 per person, private
Istanbul used to called Constantinople, it was capital for three biggest empire of the world heritage Shore Excursions of Istanbul are designed by Crossroads Tours International local experts for the needs of cruise passengers, luxury transportation, local food on full day tours, experienced tour guides create huge difference than all others. Istanbul Shore Excursion itineraries include must see sites and monuments such as; Blue Mosque, St Sophia and the Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace. While in the Grand Bazaar, you will have the opportunity to hone your bargaining skills at the world’s largest covered market.
Itinerary -Taste of Istanbul
St. Sophia; Built by the Emperor Justinian when Istanbul was Constantinople, this magnificent example of Byzantine architecture boasts a massive dome and an interior decorated with marble, precious stones and pillars from Ephesus.
Blue Mosque; Six graceful minarets adorn the elegant mosque, one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. More than 20,000 blue Iznik tiles highlight the superb interior.
Grand Bazaar; Your guide escorts you to a store just outside the Grand Bazaar, your rendezvous point after experiencing the marketplace. Take in a carpet-weaving demonstration or explore the Bazaar where the shops are organized by the wares they sell. The narrow alleys are filled with shops offering jewelry, carpets, leather ware, copper goods and more. Bargaining is expected – and half the fun.
Attire for visiting the mosque should cover shoulders and knees; shoes must be removed before entering; bring or wear socks. Professional photography and flash are not allowed.
Tour prices are given per person private tours run with minimum 2 person
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What the Price Includes
- Pick up from/to hotel or port.
- Professional English speaking tour guide,
- entrance fees air-conditioned non-smoking vehicles.
- Lunch (only on full day tours).
- Personal expenses,
- Beverages and tip to driver and guide