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Istanbul Classics & Bosphorus Cruise Private Tour

This is a great tour option for the ones who only have one day to explore and still  want to understand what Istanbul is all about. On this private 7 hours walking tour  your guide will take you to an exciting journey through the centuries to the Istanbul's ancient Ottoman and Roman roots. You will learn about the most famous highlights and must see monuments of Istanbul.

Marvel at the iconic Hagia Sophia , Blue Mosque and Hippodrome

Spectacular views of Istanbul's skyline 

Discover the top attractions with an expert , local guide

A great insight into Turkish culture 

Cruise along the Bosphorous Strait

per adult from




5 to 7 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Private tour
    • Hotel pickup (centrally located hotels only)
    • Private guiding service
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Entrance Tickets/Admission Fees
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Cruise
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey

    The tour will start in the ancient Hippodrome which was once  the beating hearth of the Constantinople. This  arena  was used for chariots racings and hundreds and thousands of people would entertain themselves watching the chariot racings, wild animal shows , dancers and acrobats.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    From there we will make our way to the Blue Mosque to visit one of the most majestic Ottoman mosques famous for its six minarets and 17th century handmade blue tiles.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hagia Sophia Museum, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    Next stop  will be one of the most iconic buildings in the world  :Breathtakingly beautiful  and grandiose Hagia Sophia. It is the place where Christianity meets Islam. Originally built as a church in the sixth century AD and then converted into a mosque following the Ottoman conquest it has been the symbol of civilisation and culture . Surely no visit to Istanbul  is complete without Hagia Sophia .

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Grand Bazaar Jewelers, Alemdar Mah. Bab-I Ali Cad. Guran Han No:34 D. 4, Istanbul 34110 Turkey

    From the Hagia Sophia we will continue our journey to the famous  and authentic Grand Bazaar which is unique to Istanbul. It is the oldest shopping  mall in the world and a paradise for the ones who especially appreciate traditional textiles, tiles and much more with its more than 4000 shops. The tour will continue in the backstreets of the Grand bazaar walking downhill up until  the spice market.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market), Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

    Spice market which is full of inviting aromas will be a feast for your eyes with its colorfull , fragrant spices and Turkish delights .

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bosphorus Cruise, Istanbul 34126 Turkey

    Last but not least we will take a public ferry along the Bosphorus to make the Istanbul experience unforgettable. It is the best way to see Istanbul in all its glory with its beautiful skyline , Ottoman palaces and yalıs ,castles and much more.

    At the end of the cruise we will be back in Eminönü pier and end of our tour. Hope to see you all next time.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Galata Koprusu, Kemankes Karamustafa Pasa Mahallesi Beyoglu, Istanbul 34425 Turkey

    This points offers travellers a great panorama of the old town.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    The Blue Mosque, Sultan Ahmet, Atmeydanı Cd. No:7, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your private tour guide will meet you at the hotel (only centrally located hotels such as Sultanahmet / Sirkeci / Beyazit areas )Otherwise we can set meeting point as the B gate of the Blue Mosque .Please look for the guide that holds a sign of Foodtrailistanbultours
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Galata Bridge, Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, Galata Köprüsü, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • The Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays between the November 1st and March 31st so the Museum visit will be replaced withe Basilica cistern.
    • The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Food Trail Istanbul

Activity ID: V-101884P11

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