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Istanbul Combo: Classic City Tour and Bosphorus Cruise

Istanbul Combo: Classic City Tour and Bosphorus Cruise
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About
Discover the highlights of Istanbul's historic center, Old City, and then enjoy a Bosphorus cruise. You'll see the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, and take a cruise along the Bosphorus Strait where Europe meets Asia, either by public ferry or your own private yacht. Our family friendly tour service will make it more charming for families with young kids.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • Meet your personal guide at your hotel or port (if option is selected), then head to the heart of the Old City to explore a series of all-star Istanbul destinations. Visit the Hagia Sophia to see an intriguing blend of Christian and Islamic influences, from Byzantine mosaics to minarets. Enter a world of sultans and courtiers at Topkapi Palace, where the colorful Ottoman Court lived in luxurious pavilions and sheltered harems behind high stone walls. Hear the story of Mehmet the Conqueror, who built the palace following the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453, and learn about the centuries of palace intrigues and drama that followed his reign. Immerse yourself in the scents, sounds, and colors of Istanbul’s two great markets. Shop for carpets, handicrafts, and antiques at the sprawling Grand Bazaar, then browse exotic spices, teas, brightly dyed nuts and lokum—the traditional sweet known as Turkish delight—beneath the high-arched ceilings of the Spice Market. Customize the tour to your interests, with the option for a sightseeing cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. Purchase tickets for a public ferry or private yacht onsite, and spot Istanbul’s elegant waterside villas, palaces, and fortifications from the water, then finish the day with a convenient return transfer to your hotel or port, if chosen. Entrance fees not included, select transportation option when purchasing.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Meet your personal guide at your hotel or port (if option is selected), then head to the heart of the Old City to explore a series of all-star Istanbul destinations. Visit the Hagia Sophia to see an intriguing blend of Christian and Islamic influences, from Byzantine mosaics to minarets. Enter a world of sultans and courtiers at Topkapi Palace, where the colorful Ottoman Court lived in luxurious pavilions and sheltered harems behind high stone walls. Hear the story of Mehmet the Conqueror, who built the palace following the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453, and learn about the centuries of palace intrigues and drama that followed his reign. Immerse yourself in the scents, sounds, and colors of Istanbul’s two great markets. Shop for carpets, handicrafts, and antiques at the sprawling Grand Bazaar, then browse exotic spices, teas, brightly dyed nuts and lokum—the traditional sweet known as Turkish delight—beneath the high-arched ceilings of the Spice Market. Customize the tour to your interests, with the option for a sightseeing cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. Purchase tickets for a public ferry or private yacht onsite, and spot Istanbul’s elegant waterside villas, palaces, and fortifications from the water, then finish the day with a convenient return transfer to your hotel or port, if chosen. Entrance fees not included, select transportation option when purchasing.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11522P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private Tour
  • Professional Local Guide
Exclusions
  • Entrance, ferry tickets
  • Transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Tour guide meets you at central Istanbul hotels or port. If hotel is not centrally located, meeting point with tour guide is the entrance gate of Basilica Cistern Museum.
  • Ports:
  • Istanbul Port
  • Galataport İstanbul, Kılıçali Paşa Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No: 8 İç Kapı No: 102, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Galataport İstanbul Tanıtım Ofisi, Kılıçali Paşa Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No: 8 İç Kapı No: 102, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Blue Mosque is closed until 2pm on Fridays and Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
  • Guests located in Sultanahmet will be near the museums so if you book van, it will not be used much
  • Annual Closing Dates of all museums and bazaars in Istanbul in 2021 as follows; January 1-New Year. May 13/14/15-Ramadan Celebrations. July 20/21/22/23-Eid Celebrations. October 29-Republic Day.
  • Hagia Sophia is closed during praying time.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Informative, kid-friendly and professional guide
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private Tour
  • Professional Local Guide
Exclusions
  • Entrance, ferry tickets
  • Transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Tour guide meets you at central Istanbul hotels or port. If hotel is not centrally located, meeting point with tour guide is the entrance gate of Basilica Cistern Museum.
  • Ports:
  • Istanbul Port
  • Galataport İstanbul, Kılıçali Paşa Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No: 8 İç Kapı No: 102, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Galataport İstanbul Tanıtım Ofisi, Kılıçali Paşa Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No: 8 İç Kapı No: 102, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Blue Mosque is closed until 2pm on Fridays and Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
  • Guests located in Sultanahmet will be near the museums so if you book van, it will not be used much
  • Annual Closing Dates of all museums and bazaars in Istanbul in 2021 as follows; January 1-New Year. May 13/14/15-Ramadan Celebrations. July 20/21/22/23-Eid Celebrations. October 29-Republic Day.
  • Hagia Sophia is closed during praying time.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Informative, kid-friendly and professional guide
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Sultanahmet District
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Sultanahmet Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Grand Bazaar
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Bosphorus Strait
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Anne
Veldhoven, The Netherlands5 contributions
a nice tourist guide!
May 2021
We did the tour and had a very nice tour guide. He took good care of us and told us a lot about Istanbul. His name is Emre Akdeniz. His English is good and I understood him very well. He gave us a lot of extra information and if you asked him something he immediately knew the answer.
Written June 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lex vbeek
1 contribution
Wonderful tour in Istanbul
Jul 2020
Last year I went to Istanbul and had a tour around the city.
Wasn't really expecting much of it since I went with my family and I thought it would be a basic daytime activity.
After a couple of hours I started to realise how beautiful the city of Istanbul actually is, and with our local Turkish tour guide, Emre, who made the day much more enjoyable.
After the tour was over we went on the Bosphorus cruise which was delightful, we also had the perfect weather that day.
All in all we had a great experience.
Written June 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pieter V
1 contribution
Excellent tour/guide
Jun 2021
I flew over from Holland to Istanbul. When we arrived at the tour we immediately got a good impression of our tour guide Emre Akdeniz. He knew very much about Istanbul and could answer every question I had. I had a great time learning so much about Istanbul. I cannot wait to come back and get to know more about the city!
Written June 7, 2021
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Dardan
1 contribution
Perfect Guide
Sep 2019
We were visiting Istathisnbul on date 23.09.2019 for 3 days trip a we had a wonderful time. Our Guider was company Guided Istanbul Tour for 2 days. The company is very serious company and specially the guider was very precious, his name was Semih. I would recommend this company to anyone who visits Istanbul. They have a lot to offer for tourists.
Written September 30, 2019
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Angela G
South Carolina3 contributions
Amazing 2 Days in Istanbul
Feb 2019 • Couples
My husband and I recently traveled from Kuwait to Istanbul for a long weekend. Istanbul has long been on my bucket list and I was not disappointed! We were thrilled with our private tour guide, Alper. His English was excellent and his knowledge of Istanbul was incredible. We spent 2 very full days seeing every major site and learning everything we could. Alper stayed at our pace, making sure we spent as much time as we wanted to at each sight. He took us to some great restaurants and helped us buy some wonderful handmade wares. We had tickets to the Whirling Dervish show the first night and Alper even made sure we had a private ride to and from our hotel because we walked almost 6 miles that day and had a long day planned for the second. We could not have enjoyed our time in Istanbul more and I don't think we could possibly have seen more. I feel like we have a new friend in Turkey and I look forward to seeing Alper again on our next visit. I am a Travel Agent and I would recommend him to anyone visiting wonderful Istanbul!
Written February 20, 2019
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BBQ lover
18 contributions
Fabulous way to be introduced to Istanbul!
Oct 2018 • Couples
I highly recommend this tour, it was fabulous. Our tour guide Asli was fantastic. She was so knowledgeable and nice. She was very personable and it was very obvious that she loved history. We had the two day tour so it was really a whirlwind of the highlights of Istanbul. It was a walking history lesson. She was very flexible so if we spent longer at some places, she easily re-routed the tours to accommodate our wishes. We found Istanbul and it's people to be such a delight and cannot wait to return for more.
Written October 31, 2018
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Jean S
Ottawa, Canada12 contributions
Amazing one day tour of Sultanamehcet- old city of Istanbul
A minor glitch of a booking error time difference was quickly resolved with a phone call to Travel Consultant Guided Istanbul Tours. One hour later we were firmly in the thrall of our very knowledgeable, pleasant, and professional tour guide, Arzu. She showed us the cultural side of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Basilica Cisterns and the Topkapi Palace. She was attentive and fun, and made the day a great experience, ending with a productive trip to the Grand Bazaar. We recommend the tour very highly. Thanks, Arzu!
Written October 10, 2018
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Ruhi-Pune
Pune, India3 contributions
'Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3 day Private Tour'
May 2018 • Family
Had a very enjoyable stay at Istanbul last week. we enrolled ourselves for a two day Istanbul city private tour . We were very lucky to have Sercan assigned to us as our tour guide for the two days that we went round the city. He was extremely friendly, very patient and had superb communication skills, don't think without him we would have enjoyed Istanbul so much. He has extremely good knowledge of the monuments and sites that we visited, was very patient with our questions and had the right connects to fast track us through the endless ticketing queues. Wonderful experience , thanks to Sercan we have phenomenal memories of Istanbul
Written May 18, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Best city tour with Cigdem!
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Caner is an excellent tour guide.
Caner is an excellent tour guide. Enjoyed traveling with him for 2-days and seeing many areas of Istanbul.
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perfect day and perfect way to start your adventures in Istanbul
small group size, and we did exactly as was advertized. The guide was able to tell us about all the sites we visit
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One day guided tour
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Istanbul completed - unbelievably good service
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Great tour guide
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Mesmerizing tour
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