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A Full Day Shore Excursion Istanbul Tour

A great adventure to explore Byzantium Relics in Istanbul. If you come to Istanbul by cruise ship and stop in Istanbul Cruise Port for a Day or overnight stay, we will take you the deepness of Byzantium history which lived here before the Ottoman Empire. You will see the best preserved historical sights of Byzantium Empire such as Chora Church, Old fortification city walls and the must seeing monuments, Hagia Sophia.

Visiting Sights
  • Chora Church
  • Anceint Hippodrome
  • Hagia Sophia Museum
  • Byzantium Old City Walls
  • Grand Covered Bazaar
  • Basilica Cistern
Istanbul Shore Excursion Byzantine
  • Full Day
  • Private
  • Everyday
  • 08:30
  • 17:00
  • +

A Deep Historical Tour to Byzantine Relics From Istanbul Cruise Port

According to your cruise arrival time, our transportation service will meet you with a board your name is written on it at Istanbul Cruise Ship Port, and then you will be driven through along the shore and passed to Galata Bridge where you can take nice pictures over the sea. After passing the Galata Bridge, continue to drive through the Golden Horn to Chora Church that the tour will attract you Byzantine structures. The places you will see during the tour;
Chora Church; the building, which is referred to as the Chora Museum, is a church structure that is the centre of the Khora monastery, a large building complex during the Eastern Roman Empire and dedicated to Jesus. The name “Khora”, which means “rural area” or “out of the city”, was approved because it was outside the walls of Constantinos.
The Byzantine City Walls; it was the largest fortification of the ancient world that was a series of the defensive system in old Istanbul and also surrounded and protected to whole Byzantium.
The Ancient Hippodrome; it was center of sports in ancient time which has three monumental structure; Obelisk of Theodosius was brought from Karnak Temple (Egypt). Bronze Serpentine Column, is a bronze pillar built in the ancient city of Delphi. German Fountain of Wilhelm II was constructed to commemorate the second anniversary of the German Emperor Wilhelm II.
Hagia Sophia Museum; It was first called “Megali Ecclesia” which means big church because it is the biggest church in the city. The building, which is also called “Thea Sophia” for a short time, is called “Hagia Sophia”, which means holy wisdom since the 5th century. It is a structure that you will admire the massive dome that amazes even the people of our age.
The Basilica Cistern; which resembles a pillar forest rising from the water, was built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in 542 AD.
The Grand Bazaar; the aim of the original construction was to make every street serve people, separated by different professions. Although some originality has been preserved today, there have been differences in the construction after earthquakes and fires. While the Topkapı Palace was the brain of the empire during the Ottoman Empire, the Grand Bazaar became a heart.
At the end of the Istanbul Shore Tours, you will have time to shopping according to your cruise departure time.

According to your Cruise Ship departure time, you will be transferred back to Istanbul Cruise Port.

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  • Pick up and drop off from Istanbul Cruise Port
  • English Speaking Licenced Tour guide
  • Entrance Fee to the mentioned sights
  • All necessary land transportation by A/C Touristical Vehicles
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Any Meals and Drinks
  • Any extra fees for transportation if your hotel is not central

Closed Days
Chora Church is closed on Wednesday replaced with Turkish & Islamic Museum
Hagia Sophia is closed on Monday replaced with Topkapi Palace
Grand Bazaar Closed on Sundays



Is there any risk to miss my cruise ship If I do not book with cruise line company?

No. The shore excursion will be private that means you will be able to determine the time. We guaranteed to take you back to the cruise ship on time according to your departure time. In case any traffic jam on the way, we will find a different way to take you back.

Are you a legal tour operator for organizing Day Tours from Cruise Port?

Yes, we are legal. We have registered tour company licensed by TURSAB (Associaton of Turkish Travel Agency) License Number: 6250 named Travel Bazaar.

How do I get my confirmation voucher?

When you book it online, We wil send your confirmation voucher in 48 hours after your booking and receiving your payment with the full instruction of the tour and pickups.

When do I have to pay?

You have to pay your tour at the time of booking. You should book your tour as early as possible because on tour date there will be many guests who will travel and book the tour from Cruise Port. That’s why it is very difficult to arrange a guide and driver because of the crowd.

Which currency do you charge?

We charge Euro or USD according to your preference.

How close to departure dates I book the shore excursion?

You can book even a day before but we do not guarantee for availability. Before you book it, please contact us via Whatsapp or by e-mail to check availability.

How much should we tip to guide and driver?

There is no any obligation to tip but it is a good way to show your thanks to guide and driver and there is no any certain minimum or maximum limit. All depends on how much you like the service.

Is it possible to cancel my reservation?

Yes, it is possible. If you cancel your reservation before 2 weeks of departure date there will be only %10 administrative fee of the total amount. If you book it within 2 weeks of departure dates, the full amount will be charged.

Do you have child reduction?

Yes, we have child reduction. When you are booking online the price shown if you insert the child number.

Can we choose stating time for the tour from Cruise Port?

Yes, you can choose because all of our tour from Cruise Ports are on a private basis. In this way, you are able to determine the time.

How do I meet with our guide and driver when we arrive in port?

Once you arrive in Cruise Port, your professional tour guide will wait at the exit of cruise port with a sign your name is written on it. When you meet with your guide, you will exit the port to the road and then you will meet with your driver as well to start the tour.

3 reviews for Byzantium History Tour for Shore Excursion Istanbul
  1. Ashley

    My boyfriend had a business trip to Istanbul for 2 days and ofcourse i didnt miss that chance and joined him. Istanbul is realy huge city. I know thats not possible to see all town in that short short period but luckly we find this tour. Hagia Sophia was splendid and Blue Mosque is a master piece of islamic art. And the Grand Bazaar, you can spend even a week in there and i guarantee you there will be still somethings left to see. We also visit Pierre Loti hill and the Golden horn. The view at the Pierre Loti hill was smooth. And for the great final Bosphorus Cruise. Everyone has to experience that least once in a life tme. Note to Tours by CE: It was a great tour, thanks to all your crew for warm welcome and hospitality. And we hope to see you guys in near future again 🙂

  2. Pedro

    Istanbul is wonderful city. Full of historical wealths. Byzantne Treasures was amazing. We created lifelong memories and will definitely use this agency in the future and recommend them to all of our our friends. Also the food in Istanbul was amazing and the people were so friendly. Gracias.

  3. Gonzalez

    It was very nice experience old city history and bosphrus by boat in a day with this sightseeing tour. I wish to stay longer and discover more but no way. Thank you.

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