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Once you come to Istanbul by International Cruise Ship, you will witnesses the marvellous architecture of Ottoman Palaces by joining our well organized Istanbul Shore Excursion for the port. You will soon admire the beauties of Istanbul with a high-quality tour organized by our professional team. Do not be late to book your Istanbul Tour! Especially, if you arrive in Istanbul by Cruise Ship and have limited time in Istanbul Port, this tour is suitable for you.

Visiting Sights
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Dolmabahce Palace
  • Istikalal Street
  • Blue Mosque From out side
  • Grand Covered Bazaar
  • Hippodrome
Topkapi Palace Museum Sultanahmet
  • Full Day
  • Private
  • Everyday
  • 08:30
  • 17:00
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Istanbul Shore Trip to Ottoman Structures, Dolmabahçe and Topkapı Palace

According to your cruise arrival time, you will be picked up from Istanbul cruise port by your professional Istanbul tour guide. The tour today contains many places but two of them are so important in terms of old architectural style and the European modern style. You will also walk in the Istıklal Street and take tram travel between Beyoğlu and Karaköy. To reach Topkapı Palace and Grand Bazaar, you will also use tram travel. Our tour will give you a chance to understand local life and how public transportation in Istanbul. The places we will visit during the day as below;
Dolmabahçe Palace; the palace was built under influence of Europe, Renaissance, and Baroque architectural style. It is confined by marble dock 600 meters long in the direction of the sea, with high walls facing the land. You will forget how time passed when you were visiting this magnificent palace. After visiting this spectacular structure, you will walk along the Istiklal Street where you can see music stores, cinemas, Book Stores, cafés, nice restaurants pubs, and nightclubs with live music, historical patisseries, and chocolatiers.
You will see the old history again as you pass through the Beyoğlu Tunnel, which is the second oldest metro in the world, coming into service after twelve years in London’s metro.
In the Spice Bazaar, you will see the many species gathering from Europe, Africa and Anatolia and more. It is regarded as one of the largest bazaars in the world. You can find also Turkish delight and other sweets, fresh spices, jewellery, souvenirs, and dried fruits and nuts.
Topkapi Palace; centered on the administration of the state, which houses the sultans of the Ottoman Empire, transformed into a world empire by the conquest of Istanbul, presents the political and social stories that change the world while the glittering treasures behind the simple architecture keep the mirror of personal joy and sadness behind closed doors.
The final location is the Grand Bazaar; many foreign visitors and even the locals of Istanbul see the Grand Bazaar as one of the most magical attractions of the city. The Grand Bazaar is a gigantic labyrinth with 67 streets and over 4,000 shops.
At the end of the tour of Ottoman Palaces, you will have an opportunity for shopping in the Bazaar or shops in Nuri Osmaniye Street 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
Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday replaced with Hagia Sophia Museum
Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Monday and Thursday replaced with Chora Church
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.


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