Private Istanbul Highlight Shore Excursion: City of Treasures Tour

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Duration (5 Hours) Check availability to see starting times
Language English
Free Cancellation Up to 48h in advance.


- Experience the enchantment of Istanbul hassle-free with our convenient port pickup and drop-off service.

- Behold the iconic Hagia Sophia, a breathtaking architectural marvel, and choose to explore its wonders inside.

- Journey through history at the Hippodrome, once bustling with sports events and political assemblies.

- Marvel at the beauty of the Blue Mosque, a true architectural treasure, and venture inside to discover its intricate interiors.

- Conclude your tour with an unforgettable shopping expedition at the Grand Bazaar.


Welcome aboard the "City of Treasures," an exquisite voyage tailored for cruise ship passengers eager to uncover Istanbul's marvels!

Upon disembarking, our friendly guide and driver will warmly greet you, ready to escort you on an unforgettable journey. Prepare to be enchanted by the grandeur of Topkapi Palace, once the opulent residence of Ottoman Sultans, now transformed into a captivating museum boasting Islamic relics, including the famed Spoonmaker’s Diamond.

Next, behold the timeless beauty of Hagia Sophia, a majestic architectural wonder standing since the 6th century. Choose to explore its interior by buying an entry ticket or admire its grandeur from outside.

Then, marvel at the Blue Mosque, adorned with mesmerizing blue Iznik Tiles and six elegant minarets. Named after Sultan Ahmet, this architectural marvel invites you to explore at your leisure, free of charge.

But the adventure continues! Experience the vibrant energy of the Hippodrome, once the bustling heart of ancient Constantinople, adorned with iconic monuments such as the Serpentine Column and the Obelisk of Theodosius.

Lastly, immerse yourself in the sensory delight of the Grand Bazaar, a labyrinthine marketplace dating back to the 15th century. With over 4,000 shops offering a treasure trove of goods, from exquisite antiques to handcrafted souvenirs, you're sure to find the perfect keepsake of your Istanbul excursion.

With approximately 50 minutes of free time to explore the Grand Bazaar, guided by our knowledgeable expert, you'll have ample opportunity to indulge in shopping before we whisk you back to the port, ensuring a seamless and stress-free return to your ship.

What’s Included?

  • Port pickup and dropoff
  • Professional, licensed English-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee to Haga Sophia (optional)
  • Gratitudes

Meeting and Pickup

Your guide and driver will be waiting for you directly at the port holding a sign with your name on it. 


5 Hours

1. Topkapi Palace

Start your adventure with a visit to the Topkapi Palace.

Step into this historic residence, which housed the Ottoman Sultans for over 380 years! Marvel at the stunning architectural marvels and witness the magnificence of one of the world's largest diamonds - The Spoonmaker’s Diamond.

2. Hagia Sophia Mosque

Next, get ready to be captivated by the Hagia Sophia Mosque, hailed as a pinnacle of Byzantine architecture.

Opt for an interior tour by purchasing a ticket or appreciate its grandeur from the exterior.

3. Blue Mosque

Next, we'll journey to the majestic Blue Mosque, embellished with its exquisite blue Iznik Tiles and six distinctive minarets.

Named after Sultan Ahmet, this architectural marvel offers free entry, encouraging you to explore it at your leisure.

4. Hippodrome

Our following destination is the Hippodrome, formerly the vibrant heart of ancient Constantinople, bustling with sporting spectacles and political affairs.

Explore iconic landmarks such as the Serpentine Column and the Obelisk of Theodosius.

5. Grand Bazaar

Finally, dive into the sensory delight of the Grand Bazaar, an ancient labyrinthine marketplace established in the 15th century. With over 4,000 shops brimming with treasures ranging from antiques to souvenirs, discover your ideal Istanbul memento.

Indulge in approximately 50 minutes of free exploration, guided by your knowledgeable guide, before a hassle-free return to the port, guaranteeing a stress-free voyage back to your ship.

Cancellation Policy

- For groups of 1-6 people: free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance.

- For groups of 7+ people: free cancellation up to up to 7 days ahead. From 6 days in advance to 48 hours in advance, a 50% fee will apply.

- Cancellations less than 48 hours ahead or no-shows result in no refund.

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Important Information

Upon request the tour is available in German, Italian and French.

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from €280.00
Free Cancellation Up to 48h in advance.