Private 8 Hours Istanbul Tour from Istanbul Cruise port ( NO HIDDEN COSTS )
- Live Guide
- Instant Confirmation
- Day Trip
- Pickup Service
- Private Tour
- 8 hr
Why Private Tours with Us? • Special discounts • You will decide on departure time. • Our tour guide will meet you at the port with your name sign, • Our professional tour guide and A/C vehicle will be with you from arrival till departure, • Our professional guide will be with you in the sites • Our guide will have pre-paid tickets to skip the lines • You will have flexibilty to spend how much time you want in each site and make small changes on the itinerary, • You do not have to wait for other group members • You will have a chance to make stops to have pictues during the tour. • Our Private tour rates are more reasonable than cruise shore tours, • You will have several alternatives to taste famous Turkish Delicious foods, if you want to have lunch during your trip INCLUDED : Private professional tour guide, Private Air Conditioned Transportation and ENTRANCE FEES ( Our tour guide will have pre-paid entrance tickets to skip the lines )
Operated by: Ephesus Shuttle Private & Small Group Tours
Your private guide will meet you at Istanbul port Terminal Building with a sign written “Your Name“ on it at pre-arranged time ( mostly 30 minutes after your cruise doct into port )
Duration: 15 minutes
Pass By: Galata Koprusu
Pass by Galata bridge over Golden Horn.
Stop At: Hippodrome
After Greeting, walk to our A/C van and start to visit Istanbul the only city in the world located on two continents is Istanbul, which has been the capital of three great empires – Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman – for more than 2000 years. Our first stop is Hippodrome Square where used to take place for chariot races and the Byzantine riots during Roman & Byzantine period.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Blue Mosque
Our second stap is Blue Mosque where is a few meters to Ancient Hipodromme. Blue Mosque has its fame from its beautiful blue Iznik tiles
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Topkapi Palace
Continue walking around 300 meters to Topkapi Palace, was not only the residence of the Ottoman sultans, but also the administrative and educational center of the state. It was constructed between 1460 and 1478 by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople. We will visit the Topkapi Palace including weapons section.
Duration: 2 hour
Stop At: Hagia Sophia
nly a short walk away, reaches Hagia Sophia built in 532 AD by ORoman Emperor Justinian I.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Grand Bazaar
After a short lunch break in famous local restaurants like Pudding Shop, we will walk to visit Grand Bazaar where is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with more than 58 covered streets and over 1,200 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. Opened in 1461, it is well known for its jewelry, pottery, spice, and carpet shops.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
After Grand Bazaar we will walk back to our van and drive to Porth through Galata port where you will see local people taking feries , having street foods and fishing . Arrival back to port and the end of our services
Duration: 30 minutes