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HALF DAY TOUR WITH TOPKAPI PALACE AND TRANSFER SHIP - HOTEL

Per Person (Based on 2-3 passengers) $208 USD
Per Person (Based on 4-5 passengers) $147 USD
Per Person (Based on 6-7 passengers) $122 USD
Per Person (Based on 8-9 passengers) $109 USD
Per Person (Based on 10-11 passengers) $106 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout

HALF DAY TOUR WITH TOPKAPI PALACE AND TRANSFER SHIP - HOTEL

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After breakfast, you will meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel. Please have your luggage with you. Your exploration of the history and architecture of these special attractions will begin with the Blue Mosque. It is one of the most famed materpieces of Ottoman religious architecture and is named after its turquoise colored tiles made of quartz minerals.

The Ottoman Sultans preferred to pray in this timeless shrine due to its incomparable beauty until the collapse of the Empire just after World War I.

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.

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 cruise ship pier and 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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Fri - yes
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Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (4 hrs) This departure time can be adjusted by calling ShoreTrips before 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.
• ShoreTrips' reservations bypass the ticket lines wherever possible, which is not available at the Blue Mosque. On very crowded days, we will discuss the Blue Mosque from the outside and visit the Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent (1557), which is Istanbul's largest and grandest of Istanbul’s mosques.

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.