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Shore Excursion: Istanbul Hidden Highlights Private Tour provided by Fez Travel

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Shore Excursion: Istanbul Hidden Highlights Private Tour

Shore Excursion: Istanbul Hidden Highlights Private Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Chora Museum
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Istanbul Port
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is highly recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Chora Museum
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Istanbul Port
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is highly recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Chora Museum
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission excluded
    Meet your private guide at Istanbul cruise port and board your private, air-conditioned minivan. As you head for the European side of the city, listen to enlightening facts about this Asian-European metropolis that, as Constantinople, was the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman Empires. Your first stop is the Chora Church, also called the Kariye Museum, in the Fatih district. Originally built in the 5th century, before being rebuilt between the 11th and 14th centuries, this Byzantine gem is adorned with magnificent mosaics and frescoes. Head inside to marvel at the gold 14th-century masterpieces, including those on the domes depicting Christ’s genealogy and Mary with the baby Jesus. Continue to the city's Sultanahmet area and Basilica Cistern. Descend into this underground, 6th-century water facility and discover how it once brought water into Istanbul before being shut down and forgotten for centuries. Explore the illuminated, pillar-packed interior and see the Roman-era Medusa heads that the cistern's Byzantine builders regarded merely as rubble and used as bases for two pillars. Continue to the Egyptian Bazaar, also known as the Spice Bazaar, in the Eminönü district. With your guide, delve into this colorful labyrinth of stalls that was first established in 1664. Absorb the heady aromas of the nut, spice, oil and sweets stalls, and perhaps bargain for baskets, jewelry and other souvenirs with help from your guide. Afterward, return to your minivan and drive back to the cruise port, where your tour ends. Please note: The Chora Church is closed on Wednesdays. If your tour falls on a Wednesday, the Hagia Sophia Museum will be visited instead. Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to Istanbul cruise port for this activity.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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698ChrisH
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Excellent guide
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Enjoyable experience
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Absolutely a magic carpet ride … just do it!
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The best vacation of my life
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A wonderful ride on the Magic Carpet (Tour) with a local expert!
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Finest Magic Carpet
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