Experience the scope of Istanbul with this full-day, small-group tour. Led by a local guide, explore the main attractions of the city, including Pierre Loti Hill, Rustem Pasa Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern, the Blue Mosque, and the Hippodrome. Ride up a cable car and cruise on the Bosphorus for the full Istanbul experience. Transfer to and from your hotel is available.
Idiomas da excursão
- Excursão em grupo pequeno
- Guia profissional informativo e acessível
- Inclui almoço
- Inclui transporte de ida e volta em hotéis selecionados
Your day begins at 8:30am, when a climate-controlled vehicle will collect you from your hotel. Accompanied by a local guide, your small group (maximum 15 people) will head up Istanbul’s Golden Horn towards Pierre Loti Hill. Enjoy the beautiful view from the cable car as you climb the hill to the cafe named for the famous French writer and naval officer Pierre Loti, who wrote fiction based on his experiences in Istanbul.
Continue onto the water with a Bosphorus Cruise. This is the prime perspective to view the fine palaces, pavilions, Ottoman houses and seaside neighborhoods along the shores of this famous and historic waterway connecting the Black Sea and the Maramara Sea. From here you will see Rumeli Fortress, an imposing fortification built by Sultan Mehmet II in 1451 before his conquest of the city.
Return to the European shores via the Marmaray, which provides a unique chance to ride between the European and Asian continents by train in a sub-sea tunnel. The construction of the Marmaray took four years due to the discovery of ruins dating from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods.
Explore Rustem Pasha Mosque, a majestic and colorful building designed by the famous Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan. Located above the Spice Bazaar and decorated with vibrant Iznik tiles, this small mosque is one of the most splendid in Istanbul.
After a break for lunch in a quaint local restaurant, continue to Sultanahmet, Istanbul’s historic Old City. Descend into the Basilica Cistern, built in the 6th century but lost to memory until it was rediscovered in the 16th century. The cistern is dimly lit with red and yellow lamps and still contains water.
Delve into the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul’s most famous building. Originally the primary church of Byzantine Constantinople, the Hagia Sophia was built upon the site of two earlier churches. Under the Ottomans, the building became a mosque; currently, it is a comprehensive museum.
Wonder at the Blue Mosque, with its intricate tilework and six minarets. After experiencing this active place of worship, walk across the Hippodrome Square. The ancient Hippodrome was the center of Byzantine social life and the scene of fiercely competitive chariot races.
After the tour, your vehicle will return you to your hotel.
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Best of Istanbul Tours
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Small-group tour
- Local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Entrance fees
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Política de cancelamento
Se cancelar entre 3 e 6 dia(s) antes da partida agendada, haverá uma taxa de cancelamento de 50 por cento.
Se cancelar no prazo de 2 dia(s) antes da partida agendada, haverá uma taxa de cancelamento de 100 por cento.