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Istanbul Old City Tour with Bosphorus Cruise and Cable Car Ride Description

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and slip back in time as you explore the old city of Istanbul, and the internationally acclaimed cultural hot spots like the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. Also, enjoy an exciting Bosporus cruise and a cable car ride down Pierre Loti Hill on this exclusively designed tour. Blue Mosque tickets are also included in the tour

Key Highlights

  • Take a sail along the Bosphorus Strait and take in views of Istanbul's skyline
  • Step back in time on a visit to The Hagia Sophia, one of the world's architectural masterpieces
  • Shop at the unique Grand Bazaar's shops and take back souvenirs
  • Marvel at the intricacy of Blue Mosque's blue Iznik tiles
  • Enjoy a delicious Turkish meal that's included and indulge your palette with regional delicacies
  •  Catch a cable car to Pierre Loti Hill and take shots of the Golden Horn

Detailed Description

Following the pickup of the guests from Istanbul hotels in the city's centre, Around 9:30 a.m., our tour officially begins. On a full-day tour of the old city of Istanbul, you'll explore some of the most historically important sites in Istanbul that has been a melting pot of ancient cultures. A guide will tell you the historical stories behind the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Enjoy a delicious meal while sailing the visually spectacular Bosporus strait. Take a cable car to Pierre Loti Hill and a spectacular panoramic view of Istanbul's seven hills.

Learn about the Greek Orthodox church that was built in the sixth century by the emperor Justinian as you are teleported to the ancient times with a visit to St. Sophia's Church, also known as the "Church of Holy Wisdom" and "Hagia Sophia." The former church and mosque is now a museum of Byzantine relics, and it is considered one of the world's finest architectural marvels. Delve further into the time spiral as you continue on to the Blue Mosque to get a closer look at the city's symbol. The building's beautiful minarets are known for their exquisite Iznik tiles. Continue on to The Hippodrome which was the stage for political and sporting events during the Roman and Byzantine Empires, ancient Greek stadium was also designed for horse racing, especially chariot racing.  The ancient Egyptian Obelisk and the Serpentine Column from Delphi are among the complex's final extant monuments.

Take a Bosphorus tour to see the city from the water and Take photos of the Golden Horn and other historical sites as you pass antique wooden homes, churches, synagogues, mosques, and the remains of the Roman Wall, in the bridges that connect Europe and Asia.
Bus up the Pierre Loti Hill to get sweeping views of the Golden Horn while taking pictures. As you ride a cable car down the slope, take in the sights of the city. At around 18:30 after the trip, we deliver all of the visitors to their hotels with a bag full of memories.

Istanbul Old City Tour with Bosphorus Cruise and Cable Car Ride Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Blue Mosque visit
  • Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque visit
  • Cruise ticket
  • Cable car ticket
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Local taxes

Exclusions

  • Drinks at lunch
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusions

Istanbul Old City Tour with Bosphorus Cruise and Cable Car Ride Additional Information

Restrictions: 
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the vehicles.
  • Pets are not allowed on this tour.
Timings:
  • The Istanbul Old City Tour with Bosphorus Cruise and Cable Car Ride commences at 9:30 AM 
  • The duration of the tour will be around 9 hours.
What to Wear: 
  • We recommend that you dress up in line with the local customs.
  • We suggest you wear comfortable shoes as there will be a fair amount of walking on uneven surfaces.
Eligibility:
  • The Istanbul Old City Tour with Bosphorus Cruise and Cable Car Ride is free of cost for kids below the age of 3.
  • Kids between the age of 3-7 are charged as per the child fare.
  • Guests above the age of 7 years will be charged as per the adult fare.
Things to Note:
  • The Istanbul Old City Tour with Bosphorus Cruise and Cable Car Ride is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Please note that the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, leaving you with enough time to take in the beauty of the old city of Istanbul. 
  • Please note that this tour can be availed in three different languages, English, French, and Spanish.
  • Please note that pick-up and drop-off are available from Levent, Sisli, Osmanbey, Harbiye, Taksim, Ortakoy, Findikli, Karakoy, Tepebasi, Sirkeci, Sultanahmet, Kadirga, Beyazit, Laleli, Aksaray, Yenikapi, Findikzade, Topkapi, Sutluce areas.
  • For each hotel there is a fixed departure time. We notify the customer of the pickup time the day before the activity takes place.
  •  We pick up the customer one hour before the activity starts.
  • This tour operates all year round except on May and January 1st.
  • Eyup Sultan Mosque is visited on Friday from outside because of prayers.

Istanbul Old City Tour with Bosphorus Cruise and Cable Car Ride Cancellation Policy

  • For a full refund cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour.
  •  No-shows and late cancellations are non-refundable.

My Voucher

  • Your Istanbul Old City Tour with Bosphorus Cruise and Cable Car Ride tickets are valid for the event date and time stated.
  • Your Istanbul Old City Tour with Bosphorus Cruise and Cable Car Ride tickets will be mailed to you once you’ve made a booking. All you have to do is show the voucher with a Govt id proof.
Meeting Point
Present your voucher at the start of the tour.

Istanbul Old City Tour with Bosphorus Cruise and Cable Car Ride Location

Sultan Ahmet, Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya Meydanı, Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Old City Tour with Bosphorus Cruise and Cable Car Ride Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the old city of Istanbul?
"Historic Peninsula" and Suriçi, are the oldest part of the city, and the location of most of its historic sights.
Is Istanbul a historic city?
Yes, the very first date of Istanbul's settlement dates back to about 8000 years ago, which makes the city one of the oldest still-inhabited spots in the world.
How old is Istanbul?
Istanbul for more than 2,500 years has stood between conflicting surges of religion, culture, and imperial power.
Are children allowed to join Istanbul Old City Tour with Bosphorus Cruise and Cable Car Ride?
Yes, children are allowed to join this experience. However, they should be accompanied by an adult.
How can I book a ticket for the Istanbul Old City Tour with Bosphorus Cruise and Cable Car Ride?
Select the number of tickets on our website and click ‘Book Now’ to get your confirmed ticket on your email.
How long is my Istanbul Old City Tour with Bosphorus Cruise and Cable Car Ride ticket valid?
Your tickets are valid for the event date and time selected during checkout.

Istanbul Old City Tour with Bosphorus Cruise and Cable Car Ride Ratings & Reviews

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Abdel

Travelled August 2021

Good price, delivery within few minutes. All good.

Muna

Travelled August 2021

Perfect money value

PARAKKAT KUNHAPPUTTY

Travelled August 2021

Easy to book and discounted price . ticket received with in 15 seconds.

Muhammad Furqan

Travelled August 2021

It was great bargain, really great offer!

Hatem Fouad

Travelled August 2021

Good experience and nice day and fun to spend at the park

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