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DAY IN THE OLD TOWN

Per Person (Based on 2-3 passengers) $250 USD
Per Person (Based on 4-5 passengers) $156 USD
Per Person (Based on 6-7 passengers) $135 USD
Per Person (Based on 8-9 passengers) $125 USD
Per Person (Based on 10-11 passengers) $117 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout

DAY IN THE OLD TOWN

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Your tour begins with a stop at the Topkapi Palace Museum. Walk through the courtyards of the Palace, view the chimneys of the royal kitchens, the Harem Tower, the Ceremonial Halls, and the Throne Room, and see the costumes of the Sultans, the Treasury of the Ottoman Empire, the Library, and the Pavilions.

We'll break for lunch and then explore the Grand Bazaar filled with thousands of authentic products and handicrafts. Shop for jewelry, incense, rugs, brass, and more! This colorful market also serves as the perfect backdrop for photos.

Next, we're off to Taksim, a major shopping, tourist, and leisure district famed for its restaurants, shops, and hotels, and considered the heart of modern Istanbul. Walk the famous Istiklal Avenue (pedestrian street) and see how modern shops and restaurants are integrated into 19th century Turkish buildings. The people watching here is wonderful!

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier (or your hotel) in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Time for lunch (additional charge)
  • Visit/see:
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Taksim Square
  • Additional Languages Available
  • Arabic
  • French
  • German($)
  • Italian
  • Japanese($)
  • Korean($)
  • Mandarin($)
  • Portuguese($)
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• The cost of lunch, drinks, admissions, or any other extras is not included in the tour price.

Restrictions

• Please note: The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, and the Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays.