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HALF DAY TOUR WITH TOPKAPI PALACE AND TRANSFER AIRPORT - PIER OR HOTEL

Per Person (Based on 2-3 passengers) $343 USD
Per Person (Based on 4-5 passengers) $200 USD
Per Person (Based on 6-7 passengers) $150 USD
Per Person (Based on 8-9 passengers) $125 USD
Per Person (Based on 10-11 passengers) $112 USD
Per Person (Based on 12-14 passengers) $109 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout

HALF DAY TOUR WITH TOPKAPI PALACE AND TRANSFER AIRPORT - PIER OR HOTEL

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You will be picked up with your luggage from the pre-requested location and begin an introdution to the magical world of Turkey. Your first visit will be at the Blue Mosque. With its turquoise colored tiles made of quartz minerals, it is regarded as one of the greatest masterpieces of Islamic architecture. Please keep in mind that if you choose to visit the inside, you will be expected to dress modestly and remove your shoes before entering. Women are expected to cover their heads.

Your next stop is the famed Topkapi Palace. The Topkapi Palace was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments and is a major attraction today, containing the most holy relics of the Muslim world such as the prophet Muhammed's cloak and sword. The palace is among those monuments belonging to the "Historic Areas of Istanbul," which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, and has been described "the best example of Ottoman period palaces."

Enjoy some time at the Grand Bazaar for shopping as your last stop. Your guide can direct you and will certainly help you with your bargaining. Surely you will find something here as there are more than 4,000 vendors selling everything from spices to furniture to souvenirs!

  • This tour includes:
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle between the airport and the cruise ship pier or your hotel.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance and parking fees
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Blue Mosque
  • Grand Bazaar
  • 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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Tue - yes
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Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 4 hrs - This departure time is determined at the time of booking.

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 price of this tour includes a driver and air-conditioned vehicle, an English-speaking guide, and entrance and parking fees to all sites. Food and gratuities are not included.
• If you miss a plane or experience long or serious delays due to missed/cancelled flights or lost luggage, please contact your tour operator at the number provided to you on your voucher. If your tour operator does not hear from you, you may be charged for the time they have to wait for you at the airport. If your flight was cancelled and they do not hear from you, you will be charged the full amount of your transfer.
• International arrivals from Europe and US land in Istanbul after 9:30 a.m. and it takes about 1 hour to leave the airport. Clients will arrive at the Old Town at noon. After concluding touring, we will drop off guests at 4 p.m. at the hotel or the pier as cruise ships mostly depart at 6 p.m. from Istanbul.

Restrictions

• As this is a transfer, as well as a tour, you will have luggage. Each person will be allowed two pieces of luggage and one carry-on with no extra fees.