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Private Istanbul City Tour: A Tapestry of Empires
Istanbul City, Turkey

Private Istanbul City Tour: A Tapestry of Empires

Delve into the heart of Istanbul, where empires rose and fell, and where history is etched into every street and building. This comprehensive day tour invites you on a journey through time, exploring Istanbul's most iconic landmarks: Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Ancient Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar.

Pick-up service is available from hotels in the Taksim and Fatih areas or we can also pick you up from the cruise ship terminal, Galataport.

Morning: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, & Ancient Hippodrome
8:00 AM - Meet Your Guide

Gather at Sultanahmet Square, where your adventure begins. Your guide will provide an introduction to Istanbul’s rich tapestry of history.
8:30 AM - Hagia Sophia

Step into the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia, a beacon of architectural beauty and historical synthesis of cultures and religions.
10:00 AM - Blue Mosque

Visit the Blue Mosque, famed for its exquisite blue Iznik tiles and unique architecture, including its six minarets.
11:00 AM - Ancient Hippodrome

Explore the Ancient Hippodrome, once the social and sporting hub of Constantinople, adorned with obelisks and monuments from around the empire.
Midday: Topkapi Palace
12:00 PM - Lunch Break

Enjoy a delightful lunch at a nearby restaurant, sampling traditional Turkish cuisine.
1:00 PM - Topkapi Palace

Discover the lavish lifestyle of the Ottoman sultans at Topkapi Palace, including the Imperial Council, the Harem, and the treasury's stunning artifacts.
Afternoon: Grand Bazaar
3:00 PM - Grand Bazaar

Dive into the bustling Grand Bazaar, a treasure trove of crafts, spices, and souvenirs. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and haggle for unique finds.
5:00 PM - Tour Conclusion

As the tour wraps up, your guide will offer recommendations for further exploration or assist with directions to your next destination.

Tour Highlights:

  • Comprehensive Exploration: Covering five of Istanbul’s most significant historical sites.
  • Cultural Immersion: Experience the city's diverse heritage through its architecture, cuisine, and daily life.
  • Expert Insight: Learn from a local guide who brings the stories of empires, sultans, and citizens to life.
Private Istanbul City Tour: A Tapestry Of Empires

What's Included:

  • Traditional Turkish lunch
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Audio headsets (when needed)

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable footwear for walking
  • Camera or smartphone for photos
  • Water bottle to stay hydrated
  • Appropriate attire for visiting religious sites (scarf for head covering, modest clothing)

Booking Information:

Duration: Approximately 9 hours

Available Languages: English and Spanish

Meeting Point: Sultanahmet Square or we can pick you up from your hotel in the Fatih and Taksim Areas.

Join us to uncover the layers of history and culture that define Istanbul. Book your tour today and prepare for an unforgettable adventure through the heart of this ancient city.

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ ABOUT ISTANBUL BOSPHORUS SUNSET CRUISE ON A LUXURUY YACHT

Bosphorus Strait: Considered as one of the natural borders separating Europe and Asia continents, the Bosphorus is also an international waterway. The shores of the Bosphorus have been home to many civilizations throughout history.

Bosphorus Cruise is one of the MUST DO for Istanbul visitors. Almost every one takes boat cruises on the Bosphorus right in Between Europe and Asia.

Sunset time is the best time to see the Bosphorus as it gives you the opportunity to see the Bosphorus both in daylight and in dark after the sunset.

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise takes 2 and a half hours.

Yes, there is a live guide in this tour who can speak both English and Spanish.

There are complimentary snacks as well as lemonade and tea/coffee in our Sunset Cruise. Alcoholic spirits are available on the bar with an extra rate.

  • It gives you the opportunity to see the Bosphorus both in daylight and in dark.
  • It gives you the opportunity to take perfect photos during the sunset.
  • It's less crowded than the other tours and you can talk to the guide and ask if you have any questions.
  • It doesn't take your all day, it's a nice way to finish the day after sightseeing.

There is 10 - 30 guests in our Sunset Cruises.

The price of the sunset cruise is 50 Euro.

We are the leading Bosphorus Tour company invented most of the cruises in Istanbul. We first designed Bosphorus dinner cruise with Turkish night shows and our last unique cruise is Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on luxurious yacht, a small group cruise for those wishing to have more intimate atmosphere. Our guests satisfaction is our priority.

Yes, all Bosphorus cruise boats have full cash bars with local and imported spirits.

Advance reservation is recommended for Bosphorus cruise as many cruises sell out during the busy summer seasons, weekends and holidays.

All seating is general admission. There is enough space in boath lower and upper decks, so you are free to move around to see the Bosphorus from different angles during your Bosphorus Cruise Tour.

Yes, all our Bosphorus cruises run rain or shine as our Bosphorus cruise vessels have indoor and outdoor areas that can host all the guests in comfort.

Yes, all the cruise vessels have restroom.

Yes, You can bring your stroller, all the boats and yachts have enough spaces.

Some of our boats are suitable for wheelchairs. Please contact us about this request before making your reservation.

Frequently Asked Questions

ABOUT ISTANBUL BOSPHORUS SUNSET CRUISE ON A LUXURUY YACHT

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  • Specilaized Bilingual Guide
  • Private Transport
  • Entrance Fees
  • Box Lunch,Water,Dinner and Snacks

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  • Specilaized Bilingual Guide
  • Private Transport
  • Entrance Fees
  • Box Lunch,Water,Dinner and Snacks

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  • Specilaized Bilingual Guide
  • Private Transport
  • Entrance Fees
  • Box Lunch,Water,Dinner and Snacks

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  • Specilaized Bilingual Guide
  • Private Transport
  • Entrance Fees
  • Box Lunch,Water,Dinner and Snacks
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