Istanbul Classics & Bosphorus Cruise Private Tour

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 7 hours

Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This is a great tour option for the ones who only have one day to explore and still want to understand what Istanbul is all about. On this private 7-hours walking tour your guide will take you to an exciting journey through the centuries to the Istanbul's ancient Ottoman and Roman roots. You will learn about the most famous highlights and must see monuments of Istanbul.

Marvel at the iconic Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome,

Spectacular views of Istanbul's skyline,

Discover the top attractions with an expert, local tour guide

A great insight into Turkish culture and daily life

Cruise along the Bosphorus Strait with public ferry

What's Included

Entrance Tickets/Attraction Fees

Hotel pickup (central hotels only)

Private guiding service by an expert tour guide

Private tour for your family

Skip the line priority for museum tickets

What's Not Included

Alcoholic Beverages

Hotel drop-off


Transportation to/from attractions

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 8
  • YOUTH: Age: 9 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 60
  • SENIOR: Age: 61 - 90

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

The tour will start in the ancient Hippodrome which was once the beating hearth of the Constantinople. This arena was used for chariots racing and hundreds and thousands of people would entertain themselves watching the chariot racing, wild animal shows, dancers and acrobats.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Blue Mosque
From there we will make our way to the Blue Mosque to visit one of the most majestic Ottoman mosques famous for its six minarets and 17th century handmade blue tiles.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hagia Sophia Mosque
Next stop will be one of the most iconic buildings in the world; Breathtakingly beautiful and grandiose Hagia Sophia. It is the place where Christianity meets Islam. Originally built as a church in the sixth century AD and then converted into a mosque following the Ottoman conquest, it has been the symbol of civilization and culture. Surely no visit to Istanbul is complete without Hagia Sophia.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Grand Bazaar
From the Hagia Sophia we will continue our journey to the famous  and authentic Grand Bazaar which is unique to Istanbul. It is the oldest shopping  mall in the world and a paradise for the ones who especially appreciate traditional textiles, tiles and much more with its more than 4000 shops. The tour will continue in the backstreets of the Grand bazaar walking downhill up until  the spice market.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
Spice market which is full of inviting aromas will be a feast for your eyes with its colorful, fragrant spices and Turkish delights.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bosphorus Strait
Last but not least we will take a public ferry along the Bosphorus to make the Istanbul experience unforgettable. It is the best way to see Istanbul in all its glory with its beautiful skyline, Ottoman palaces and pavilions, castles and much more.

At the end of the cruise we will be back in Eminonu pier and end of our tour. Hope to see you all next time.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Galata Koprusu
This point offers travelers a great panorama of the old town.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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