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Istanbul Old City with Bosphorus Cruise & Cable Car Ride

by Plan Tours Duration 8h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $79

Snap photos of the towering minarets outside the Hagia Sophia, uncover the meticulous Iznik tile mosaics in the Blue Mosque, and drift through the Bosphorus on a scenic cruise on this full-day adventure. Along the way, look for souvenirs in the Grand Bazaar and enjoy a tasty Turkish lunch.

Start the day with a look inside the Byzantine-era architecture of the Hagia Sophia, a walk beneath the sky-colored tiles inside the Blue Mosque, and an intriguing visit to the ruins of the 4th-century Hippodrome. Consider rugs, jewelry, and antiques at the world's largest souk, the Grand Bazaar, and then grab lunch at a beloved local restaurant.

In the afternoon, head to the waterfront and climb aboard a spacious vessel for a cruise down the Bosphorus. Pass under the Bosphorus Bridge, snap photos of the city skyline, and listen to your guide about the confluence of cultures that exists at this meeting point between Europe and Asia. Pass by the formidable towers of the 14th-century Rumelian Castle, return to the marina, and climb back on your shuttle to enjoy a drive around Istanbul's peninsula, known as the Golden Horn.

Pass through historic Jewish neighborhoods and see the rusty corners of the cast iron Bulgarian St. Stephen Church as you make your way to the city's teleferik, a cable car that whisks you to the spectacular views found at the Pierre Loti coffeehouse. Consider a drink while you gaze at the city below, and then ride back down to catch a lift to your hotel.

Snap photos of the towering minarets outside the Hagia Sophia, uncover the meticulous Iznik tile mosaics in the Blue Mosque, and drift through the Bosphorus on a scenic cruise on this full-day adventure. Along the way, look for souvenirs in the Grand Bazaar and enjoy a tasty Turkish lunch.

Start the day with a look inside the Byzantine-era architecture of the Hagia Sophia, a walk beneath the sky-colored tiles inside the Blue Mosque, and an intriguing visit to the ruins of the 4th-century Hippodrome. Consider rugs, jewelry, and antiques at the world's largest souk, the Grand Bazaar, and then grab lunch at a beloved local restaurant.

In the afternoon, head to the waterfront and climb aboard a spacious vessel for a cruise down the Bosphorus. Pass under the Bosphorus Bridge, snap photos of the city skyline, and listen to your guide about the confluence of cultures that exists at this meeting point between Europe and Asia. Pass by the formidable towers of the 14th-century Rumelian Castle, return to the marina, and climb back on your shuttle to enjoy a drive around Istanbul's peninsula, known as the Golden Horn.

Pass through historic Jewish neighborhoods and see the rusty corners of the cast iron Bulgarian St. Stephen Church as you make your way to the city's teleferik, a cable car that whisks you to the spectacular views found at the Pierre Loti coffeehouse. Consider a drink while you gaze at the city below, and then ride back down to catch a lift to your hotel.

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9:00 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 8h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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$78.45

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9:00 AM, Tour in Spanish, includes Food Only

Duration 8h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in Spanish.

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Istanbul Old City with Bosphorus Cruise & Cable Car Ride

Activity Location

Istanbul

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Istanbul


Highlights

  • Historic Istanbul landmarks, mosques, museums & markets

  • Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar & Hippodrome

  • Cruise with views of Bosphorus Bridge & Dolmabahçe Palace

  • Cable car ride to viewpoints at historic Pierre Loti Café

  • Tasty lunch & engaging commentary from experienced guide


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Istanbul

  • Scenic Bosphorus cruise

  • Cable car ride

  • Museum entrance fees and mosque donations

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Istanbul hotel


Exclusions

  • Beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • The Hagia Sophia is closed on Monday. On Friday mornings, only the outside of the Blue Mosque will be visited due to crowded noontime prayer.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact hotel pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.


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