General

Duration of the tour: Approximately 6 hours.
Departing from: Port of Istanbul
Service level: Private tour

After your cruise docked to Istanbul port, on your meeting time, your guide will be waiting you in the arrival guest terminal with a sign that your booking name indicated. After he/she welcomes you and after getting on your luxury private van, your unforgettable day in Turkey stop starts.

In this tour, the sites where you are going to be guided are kindly indicated below ;
Chora Church ; The Chora Church is a former Byzantine church, later Ottoman mosque, and current museum in the Edirnekapi neighborhood of Istanbul. It gives you an impressive effect once you go to the interior part of the building to see the original Byzantine-era mosaics and frescoes unearthed.

The Chora church was dedicated to Jesus Christ and since it stood outside of the city walls which built by Constantine, the building was called as “Chora”, which means “in the country” or “outside of the city” in Greek but also the name must have carried symbolic meaning because the mosaics in the narthex describe Christ as the Land of the Living and Mary, the Mother of Jesus, as the Container of the Uncontainable.

Suleymaniye Mosque ; The Mosque of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent is Istanbul’s largest and grandest which is one of the most popular sites to visit in Istanbul. It was constructed by the great Ottoman architect Sinan. The construction work began in 1550 and the mosque was finished in 1558. This impressive complex blended Islamic and Byzantine architectural elements. It combines tall, slender minarets with large domed buildings supported by half domes in the style of the Byzantine church Hagia Sophia. Also It references the Dome of the Rock, which was built on the site of the Temple of Solomon, as well as Justinian’s boast upon the completion of the Hagia Sophia. Feel the glory of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent in this mosque…

Grand Bazaar ; Time for shopping for a while in one of the best shopping malls ever ! The world famous covered bazaar “The Grand Bazaar” (Kapalıçarsı) is, owing to its architecture, history, location, and sheer variety of merchandise, one of İstanbul’s most significant tourist sites. The Bazaar has eight different entrances, each of them facing one of the city’s most important historic monuments and there are more than 5000 shops located whether it be jewelers,antiques,carpets,copper or leather goods..

After you finish your visits in your program, the same way you drive back to port of Istanbul. Ending our services as saying goodbye to our guests with unforgettable memories and with the wishes to welcome them back again…

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Places to Visit

  • Chora Church
  • Suleymaniye Mosque
  • Grand Bazaar

Inclusions

    The tour includes:
  • Pick up and drop off at port of Istanbul
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, luxury, non-smoking, private vehicle
  • Private proffesional tour guide with official licence
  • Enterence fees to the sites which are indicated in the tour programs

    The tour excludes:
  • Lunch is not included if it is not indicated in the tour program that you selected. But according to your demand, you may ask your guide to add lunch according to your timing
  • If the lunch is included in the tour program that you selected, the drinks during the lunch will be extra.
  • In Turkey after having a service leaving some tips is a custom like the other countries. Any tips to your guide and your driver is not included.

FAQ

    Remarks
  • During your visits in the sites highly recommanded to wear comfortable shoes because there going to be cobblestone and slippery surfaces, inclines and sometimes steps.
  • If you prefer another Language speaking guide please let us know awhile you make your reservation.
  • Sultanahmet area is historical area. It is closed to traffic becasue of that mostly all attractions are in walking distance so at the tour a moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Some historical places, museums are closed on spesific days could be replaced with some others such as ;
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays so can be replaced with the Archeological Museum.
    Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays can be replaced with the Spice Market.
    Blue Mosque closed on Friday Mornings because of Friday Pray so the visit to the mosque can be in the afternoon.
  • During the tours having a hat and putting your sunscreens on highly recommended to avoid the problems in the hot temperatures.
  • Unless it is not indicated in your itinerary, The Treasury and Harem sections are not included in the programs and are due to extra entrance fees.
  • According to your request, we can skip some of the sights from the program.
  • According to the crowds on the busy days, your experienced tour guide could change the rotation of the places to visit in your program to organise a much easier day for your comfort.
  • Local currency is Turkish Liras(TL) but around the places where you visit, generally they do accept euros and dollars.
  • 0-6 ages of children are free of charge as long as you bring the copies of their passports to show the officials at the enterances of each site.
  • If there is a mosque visit in your program, you should bring a scarf to wear before you enter.

Remarks

    Remarks
  • During your visits in the sites highly recommanded to wear comfortable shoes because there going to be cobblestone and slippery surfaces, inclines and sometimes steps.
  • If you prefer another Language speaking guide please let us know awhile you make your reservation.
  • Sultanahmet area is historical area. It is closed to traffic becasue of that mostly all attractions are in walking distance so at the tour a moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Some historical places, museums are closed on spesific days could be replaced with some others such as ;
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays so can be replaced with the Archeological Museum.
    Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays can be replaced with the Spice Market.
    Blue Mosque closed on Friday Mornings because of Friday Pray so the visit to the mosque can be in the afternoon.
  • During the tours having a hat and putting your sunscreens on highly recommended to avoid the problems in the hot temperatures.
  • Unless it is not indicated in your itinerary, The Treasury and Harem sections are not included in the programs and are due to extra entrance fees.
  • According to your request, we can skip some of the sights from the program.
  • According to the crowds on the busy days, your experienced tour guide could change the rotation of the places to visit in your program to organise a much easier day for your comfort.
  • Local currency is Turkish Liras(TL) but around the places where you visit, generally they do accept euros and dollars.
  • 0-6 ages of children are free of charge as long as you bring the copies of their passports to show the officials at the enterances of each site.
  • If there is a mosque visit in your program, you should bring a scarf to wear before you enter.