Today will be an unforgettable day. We combine old city historical sights of Istanbul and Cruise on the Bosphorus. This Istanbul tour gives you a chance to visit historical sights such as Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and enjoy the Cruise on the Bosphorus and relax on Pierre Loti Hill. Also, you will be a delightful experience of Cable Car from Pierre Loti to Eyup district.
08:00/08:30 – You will be picked up from your hotel by our shuttle service and collect other tour participants from other hotels too. You will be taken to the meeting point to start the exciting tour of Istanbul. Our walking tour stars by firstly visiting Hippodrome Area. It was an Ancient Hippodrome was used for sportive and social activities during the Byzantium Empire. In here we will see the Kaiser Wilhelm II Fountain, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpent Column and Column of Constantine Porphyrogenitus. All these monuments were erected here for decoration. Then we will walk to the famous Blue Mosque with its six minaret and interior decoration with Blue Iznik Tiles. Finally, time to visit the marvelous Hagai Sophia Museum. Also, It is called Saint as well. It was used as a Church during to Byzantium Empire but It is converted in a Mosque by erected 4 minarets on corners of Church during different periods after the conquest of Istanbul. Now it is using as a museum. Our next visit will be the Grand Covered Bazaar that is the biggest historical covered bazaar in Turkey. You will have an free time for shopping or visit. There are more than 4,000 shops and find any kind of goods such as carpet leather, souvenirs, silver, and gold. After that, we will drive to the restaurant and have lunch. The afternoon part of the tour starts by driving along the Golden Horn to the Pierre Loti Hill where we enjoy a great view of Istanbul and take Cable Car down to Eyup district. According to availability sometimes we take the cable car up to Pierre Loti and then we drive to the boat.
Finally, we will embark on a boat and enjoy the sailing on Bosphorus between Asai and Europe up to the second bridge of Bosphorus then we will sail back. While we are sailing we will be able to see old ottoman Mansions lying along the Bosphorus shores and see the Rumeli Fortress, Dolmabahce Palace, Kucuksu Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Ciragan Palace and more from the boat.
Once we reach back to port at the end of the Bosphorus Cruise sightseeing, you will be transferred back to your hotel around 17:00/17:30.
Any extra fees for transportation if your hotel is not central
Closed Days Blue Mosque is closed on Friday due to Friday Prayer. No Replacement. Hagia Sophia is closed in winter period on Monday. Replaced with Underground Cistern Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sunday. Replaced with Handicraft Store
If you accept the tour that you would like to join and ready to book you can use our online booking form on the mentioned page. You can click on (Book Now Pay Online) You can pay either deposit or full amount with your Visa or Master Card.
Do we pay the full amount?
Generally, we charge a minimum %30 deposit or some small amount according to tour content. The deposit may change according to the tour package you that you chose and it is shown on the website how much deposit we charge. If you pay only deposit the rest has to paid in CASH once.
Is there any discount for children?
Of course, we have a discount for children. You will see the discounts for children when you start the booking online.
What are the departure dates of the tour?
Our tours depart every day (unless otherwise stated)! You need to pick your date from the booking form and complete it then we will arrange your tour according to the chosen starting date.
What kind of vehicles do you use for your day tours?
We use fully air-conditioned non-smoking new-model touristic vehicles for our tours, like Mercedes, Wolksvagen, Isuzu, Otokar) – so that you can enjoying touring in comfort.
Some of our tour Packages include local buses for conneting from one city to others. We use a good bus companies for your locla bus travel from one city to others.
Do your tours stop in shopping stores?
Our regular group tours stopping in some shopping places. But there is no obligation to buy. Mostly we stop unique goods shops belong to Turkey such as carpet store, leather store or jewelry stores. Once we stop here also you will get a lecture about the goods. Our private tours do not stop any shops unless you required.
Who will pick up from our hotel?
If you booked your own hotel and start the one of our tour from your hotel, one of our staff/driver will come to your hotel at given time that will be written on your confirmation voucher and take you the meeting point to meet with other tour participants and tour guide.
Do we have to carry our passport with us during the tour?
While you are on a city tour, you do not need to carry but just in case, once you arrive in your hotel, take the copy of your passport and carry passport's copy with you.
If you travel from one city to other city and if you are going to use the flight or bus connection between cities, you have to take your passport with you.
How many people there will be in the group tours?
Group size changes day by day. We are not able to give you an exact number of the group but generally, group size is between 8 and 25 people.
Are tour guides licensed and speak English?
All of our tour guides are licensed by the Turkish Tourism & Cultural Ministry and all are educated and well experienced.
If I am Vegetarian, am I able to find any Vegetarian food during Turkey Trip?
Yes, It is very easy to find vegetarian food in Turkey. But please let us know your food preference at the time of booking.
What happen if I forget any valuables/any staff in the tours?
We are not responsable for any forgeten valuables/staff on our tour. But if you let us know immediately we will try to do our best to find it and deliver it to you according to the possibility.
When I pay by credit card, is it safe to use your online booking?
It is secured by SSL 128-256 bit and we do not see any credit card details. When you insert your credit card details the payment charged directly by our bank.
Do you pick up and drop off from/to hotels for the day tours?
Yes, we do pick up and drop off from Central Hotels like Sultanahmet, Laleli, Aksaray, Taksim, Fındıkzade, Karakoy, Beyoglu, Sirkeci. If the hotel that you booked is out of these areas, where you need to come by yourself to our meeting point or there will be an additional cost for pick up and drop off according to the possibility.
Do you drop off the airport after the tour?
Yes, we are able to transfer you the airport at the end of the tour with an additional cost. The price change according to the airport. Please let us know which airport at the time of booking.
If I have stopped over in Istanbul for a limited time, can I join the day tours?
According to your flight arrival and departure time, you are able to join. But there will be an additional cost for pick up and drop off the airport.