- Pick-up from the Istanbul Port or from your hotel
- Visit to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome
- Continue for the Spice Market and to your private boat
for the Bosphorus cruise
- By the end of the tour drive back to Istanbul Port or
to your hotel.
Duration: approx. 5 & 1/2 hours
WHAT YOU VISIT
Hagia Sophia - Built by the Emperor Justinian when Istanbul was Constantinople, this magnificent example of Byzantine architecture boasts a massive dome, a lengthy nave, and an interior decorated with marble, precious stones, and pillars from Ephesus.
Blue Mosque - Six graceful minarets adorn the elegant mosque, one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. More than 20,000 blue Iznik tiles highlight the superb interior.
Hippodrome - The large, open square was once the site of a Roman circus that rivaled the Colosseum and could seat a quarter of a million spectators. Monuments on the site include the Snake Column from Delphi and an Egyptian obelisk taken from the Temple of Karnak at Luxor.
(Spice Market) - The Egyptian Bazaar is famous for selling the best spices in Istanbul. you will find an immense selection of spices like saffron, oregano, mint, cinnamon, henna for the hair, special Turkish spices for meat, different kind of pepper. There are typical Turkish sweets such as "baklava", "lokum" and different types of tea like chamomile, island tea, apple tea, black tea...
Bosphorus Cruise - Board your motorboat for your cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. You will see grand Ottoman palaces and castles, including the Dolmabahce Palace, the Beylerbeyi Palace, and Rumeli Hisar and Anadolu Castles - your guide will narrate the history of the city and its landmarks.
- Guests must be able to walk
approximately 1-1.5 miles
over uneven and cobblestone
surfaces, inclines and 40
to 65 steps thus the guests must
be cautious to watch
their step at all times in order to
Comfortable clothing, flat walking shoes, sun hat, sun
glasses and sun
screen are strongly recommended.
Please expect dense traffic conditions in
order of the sites visited may change to avoid the crowds.
Temperatures can reach extreme
highs during summer months; we recommend that you drink a
lot of water and use suitable sun protection.
The tour includes the professional licensed tour guide, all entrance fees, private air-conditioned transportation and VAT.
Rates are based on per person.
As the number of participant increases the certain amount of discount will be applied.
Please kindly contact us for your group requests.
Children 0-6 ages are free.
The program can also be completed in 2 days according to your preference.
If you book any tour in Istanbul together with any Ephesus tour, then you will have
5% discount on your Ephesus tour.
In the event of cancellation, written notice must be received by Meander Travel
at least three days before the arrival in order to receive the full
In the event of no show, 100% cancellation fee will apply.
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