The imperial and Bosphorus cruise
Price € 50
$ 59 / € 50 / ₺ 519 / £ 43
About this activity
Tour Duration (including the Journey): 8 Hours
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- Printed or mobile voucher: Accepted
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
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- Vegetarian & Vegan meal: Available
- Skip the ticket line: Yes
Tour Guiding: English , Turkish
Tour ID: 400
Departure Location: Istanbul
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- Hagia Sophia
- Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque)
- Hippodrome Square
- Grand Bazaar
- Egyptian Spice Bazaar
- Boat Cruise the Bosphorus Straits of Europe and Asia
- Istanbul Golden Horn
- Rumeli Fortress
Istanbul Imperial Tour
Hotel pick-up and joining the group. We will start our tour with a visit to Hagia Sophia, which is considered one of the Eight Wonders of the World, has a unique place in the history of architecture and is one of the rare works of this size and age that has survived. With its unique architecture, Hagia Sophia is described as "the master of buildings".
Our next visit in our tour will be the Blue Mosque, named after the world-famous exquisite blue Iznik tiles that adorn its interior. The Blue Mosque is the only imperial mosque in the world originally built with six minarets.
We will continue our tour with the unique Hippodrome Square, which was the sports and social center of the old Byzantine period, hosting 100,000 spectators and featuring objects from all corners of the empire such as the Egyptian Obelisk and the Serpent Column.
Then we will visit the Istanbul Grand Bazaar, the largest and oldest covered bazaar in the world. The Grand Bazaar was a very important trade center of Istanbul with its more than 4000 shops. After Istanbul Grand Bazaar, we will have lunch in a nice restaurant.
Lunch: Homemade olive oil marinated seasonal vegetables, Traditional cheese pastry "Scigarette Beurreck", Seasonal garden greens salad, Traditional Meatballs served with rice and boiled seasonal vegetables, Seasonal Fruit plate
* Vegetarian menu also available
After lunch, we will visit the famous Spice Bazaar, which is the second largest covered bazaar in Istanbul after the Grand Bazaar. The famous Egyptian bazaar is famous for its herbalists. With its hundreds of years of history, Spice Bazaar has traditional natural medicines, spices, flower seeds, rare plant roots and shells, as well as nuts and fruits, delicatessen products and various Turkish delights.
After the Spice Bazaar, we will take our tour bus from the famous Golden Horn coast, a gulf of the Bosphorus and the natural harbor of old Istanbul.
Then, we will board our boat for an unforgettable cruise on the Bosphorus passing through the unique Istanbul, located on two different continents between Asia and Europe. During the Bosphorus cruise, we will have the chance to see the unique sights that adorn Asian and European shores, such as the 19th century wooden mansions, the Rumeli Fortress built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet in 3 months, the Anadolu Fortress, the magnificent Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi palaces, and the hunting grounds of the Ottoman Sultans.
Istanbul Imperial and Bosphorus cruise tour itinerary
- Pick-up from hotels
- Hagia Sophia visit
- Blue Mosque (blue mosque)
- Hippodrome square visit
- Istanbul Grand Bazaar
- Istanbul Spice Bazaar
- Bosphorus cruise
- End of tour and return to hotels
- Museum entrance fees as specified in the itinerary
- Bosphorus tour by boat
- Professional Guidance
- Pickup and drop-off service from central Istanbul hotels
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles
- Donations to mosques
- Drinks and personal expenses
Know before you go
Pick Up Place
Pick up Point
We kindly ask you to be ready in the lobby of your hotel 5 minutes before your exact pick-up time.
The Blue Mosque can be visited from outside until 13:00 on Friday mornings due to the noon prayer.
Since the Grand Bazaar is closed, we visit Nuruosmaniye Street around the Grand Bazaar on Sundays.
We do not recommend this tour for those who have walking difficulties.