ISTANBUL: MEET THE REAL ISTANBUL
- Private Transfers throughout day
- Private Tour guide just for you.
- Blue Mosque
- Hagia Sophia
- Ancient Hippodrom
- Lunch included
- Grand Bazaar
- Topkapi Palace.
WHO WANTS IT: When you want to “Experience Istanbul like a Local”
DURATION: Full day
PACE: Moderate – “a whole new world of experiences ”
LUNCH: Included (excluding drinks)
- Luxury private transfers directly from your Cruise ship to/from and in Istanbul.
- Private Tour guide just for you through all locations!
- Ancient Hippodrome where the chariot races of Roman times were held.
- Blue Mosque: One of the most famous monuments in both the Turkish and Islamic worlds, the Sultan Ahmet Mosque (also known as the Blue Mosque) is a superb creation in the classical Ottoman style.
- Hagia Sophia: Now a museum, Hagia Sophia was built in the 6th century by the Emperor Justinian, and was one of the largest basilicas in the Christian world. After the Ottoman conquest, it was converted to a mosque and is today one of the most magnificent museums in the world (entrance included).
- Lunch is provided in a typical Turkish restaurant where you experience the real flavours and aromas of East meet West.
- The Grand Bazaar is one of the world’s largest covered markets bringing all the amazing spices, jewellery, pottery, leather and more from around the world into this maze of 58 streets and 4000 shops.
- Topkapi Palace is the crown jewel of the Ottoman Empire. With its treasury and exotic buildings overlooking the Golden Horn, your visit to Topkapi promises to be a truly fascinating experience.This is a day where you get to really see not only the sights, but what it is like to live, breath and taste the city of Istanbul. Meet the real Turkey.
FLEXIBILITY: With the constraints of the opening days for the various sights, not all of the listed places can be visited. See Important Details below for Days Closed of each site. Not a problem as there is so much more along the way.
This is your day so it’s all about you and we can adapt to your interests within reason. If you wish to visit a different museum or sights instead of those listed, please send us a request.
Meet the real Istanbul
This is a day where you get to really see not only the sights, but what it is like to live, breath and taste the city of Istanbul.
Meet the real Istanbul.
From the moment you step off your ship or your Hotel, our driver and guide are there to take care of you to make it a special experience for you. All you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy.
Throughout the day, we take you behind the scenes, skipping the lines and exploring the main sights of Istanbul.
Your expert guide knows the best ways to avoid the crowds and the tourist traps so that you can experience all of the wonders we know and live daily.
After visiting the main sights around Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, we can take you to experience and taste the real local cuisine of Istanbul.
One of the highlights of the day is exploring the world behind the Grand Bazaar where tourists don’t see and we can help you learn the best ways to know what is best to buy or not as well as the history behind this amazing market.
Any last minute adjustments throughout the day, within reason, can be made if you have had a change of heart. Why? Because the schedule is around you, and not 50 other people!
When the time is right, our driver will again collect you and take you back directly to your Ship in plenty of time so you don’t to worry about being late or missing your ship.
You haven’t missed anything on this day, but have gained so much more!
It’s your choice and freedom to make it your special day in Istanbul.
SAVE YOURSELF MONEY “BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND REDUCE YOUR COSTS”
Every day, except 25th December.
THINGS TO BRING & NOTE
Appropriately covered shoulders and knees to be covered as sign of respect.
Walking is a part of this trip, so please bring comfortable shoes.
Bring a bottle of water and sunscreen during the summer time.
No large bags
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. Maximum depends on number of people in your Group of friends and Family. JUST for you.
2. Minimum Participates 1 at cost of 2pax.
3. Included Entrance to Museums and Places of Interest subject to Opening Times/days and availability of tickets.
4. Weka Travel reserves the right to revise or cancel any part of the tour due to acts of God, traffic delays, or last minute closures.
See Terms and conditions for details on closures of Museums, cancellations, changes to Itinerary and other information.
DO YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL MOBILITY ASSISTANCE
NOT A PROBLEM!
- We have a range of special vehicles that can handle anything including Wheelchair lifts.
- Itinerary and Routes that allow wheelchair access
- Don’t let a mobility requirement get between you and a good time as we love to help you enjoy your day
TOUR TYPE – PRIVATE EXCLUSIVE.
Just for you!
up to you as it just for you and your friends & family.