Discover the city's exciting history by foot and from the waterfront. Cruise around between Europe and Asia. See the interior of Hagia Sophia & Topkapi Palace.
Meet your private guide at your hotel to start the tour with the highlights of the city. First, you’ll see the blend of Christianity and Islam influences at beautiful Hagia Sophia. The former church was converted to a mosque during the Ottoman domination. Today, it is a museum where you have the chance to admire beautiful interior mosaics.
Next stop is the Topkapi Palace. Its great structure of oriental architecture with exhibitions of golds, swords, emeralds, clocks and diamonds is quite impressive. Listen to its history of origins and visit its handsome gardens with exhibitions.
Your guide will lead you to the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market. Both are very colorful bazaars, where a lot of shops are offering spices, Turkish teas and delights, nuts and various souvenirs like purses and jackets. Enjoy walking around there and browsing in all the spices, sweets and souvenirs.
Last but not least you’ll take a relaxing cruise along the Bosporus and see both, Istanbul’s Europe and Asia. Admire the Galata Tower, Karakoy Pier, Dolmabahce Palace, the Rumeli Fortress as well as beautiful Ottoman villas, bridges and mosques from the waterfront. Learn about their history and architecture before going back tour your hotel.
The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays.
Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays.
• Private tour guide
• Tickets to public ferry
The guide will pick you up at your hotel.
This deal can be cancelled for free up to 2 days before the date of the activity.