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Private Istanbul Full-Day: Hippodrome, St. Sophia, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi, Mosque

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    What to Expect
    At 8:30 am your guide will be ready at your hotel reception  / Cruise terminal for cruiseres  (If you want to be picked up earlier or later please confirm 24 hours prior to the tour date).

    After greeting, there will be a 15 to 20 minute drive to

    Topkapi Palace which 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. Your Topkapi visit will take around 120 minutes . Then you'll walk to

    Hagia Sophia to visit, and this will take around 30 minutes. Then onwards to the

    Blue Mosque to visit for around 20 minutes. The  last stop in Sultanahmet will be the

    Ancient Hippodrome. After the Hippodrome, there will be a lunch break (own expense) in Sultanahmet.

    After the lunch break, the group will head over to the

    Grand Bazaar for around 60 to 75 minutes free time in one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. There are more than 58 covered streets and over 1,200 shops; it's well known for its jewellery, pottery, spice, and carpet shops.

    Back to your hotel or cruise terminal for cruisers at around 4.30pm (depending on traffic). This 8 hour trip includes a personal & professional tour guide and air-conditioned transportation by Mercedes van.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Your hotel in European side or cruise terminal
    • Professional Private English speaking tour guide
    • Private tour
    • Transport by private air-conditioned minivan
    • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
    • Local tax
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Landing and facility fees
    • Lunch and Drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance Fees
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • At time of booking, Hotels guests must provide hotel name
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Visit to holy places of worship such as churches, monasteries, mosques, synagogues bare shoulders are not permitted, nor shoes in mosques.
    • In the event of any museum closures, an alternative similar museum will be visited. On Tuesdays : Topkapi Palace replaced by Underground Cistern, On Sundays : Grand Bazaar will be replaced by Spice Market. Grand Bazaar will be closed on Public holidays, it will be replaced by Arasta Bazaar. Because, Spice Market will also be closed.
    • Blue Mosque is open from 14.30 to 16.30 on Fridays
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    • Curio Travel
    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese, Spanish
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