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Classics of Istanbul - Old City

a cruise excursion in Istanbul

Duration: 5 hours
Languages: EN
  • Local prices from local partners
  • Timely return to your cruise ship
  • Cruise friendly cancellation policy

A day tour with St. Sophia (Closed on Mondays), one of the great architecturural marvels of the ancient world, constructed as a basilica in 536 AD by Emperor Justinian, turned into a mosque in 1453 and now into a museum, takes the breath away with the sheer size of its interior and its magnificent dome. Facing the church is Blue Mosque, famous for its mosaics with some 20.000 blue Iznik tiles and its six minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet in the 17th century, one of the best examples of classical Turkish art. is Cross through the Hippodrome, the scene of Byzantine chariot races, athletic events, victory celebrations and political activities of the old city where one can also see the “Obelisk of Egypt”, “Serpent Column” from Delphi, the “German Fountain of Wilhelm II” and the “Colossus”. Grand Covered Bazaar (Closed on Sundays), which is the biggest “souk” in the world with nearly 4000 shops of antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, ceramics and leatherware.

Why this excursion?

  • Private tour of old city classics of Istanbul with a focus of history
  • Private guide with personalized service

Important remarks

  • Istanbul tours we provide are private tours which means they include a driver and a separate tour guide who speaks english and they will accompany you throughout the tour and they will be able to answer any questions or queries during your tour.
  • Those who book in advance avoid the rush and tight squeezes of traveling with all of the crowds.


  • Transportation by AC Deluxe van,
  • Guiding services,
  • Parking fees.

Not included

  • Gratiuties to tour guides and drivers,
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites,
  • Lunches, beverages and personal expenditures

Start location

Istanbul Cruise Port and Istanbul City Center Hotels

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Price Per Person

from €120 per person