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Private guided tour to old city in May

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Event/Tour date:

May 2, 2023

Departure time:

8:30 am


Azamara Cruise ship from Galata port

8-Night Greece Intensive Voyage by Azamara Cruise

Private guided tour to old city Istanbul in May. On this guided walking tour that brings you to some of the capital's best-preserved history.

Your journey begins with a visit to the Great Palace Mosaic Museum, where you'll see sixth-century mosaic floors that were once part of Constantine's Palace.

Then, follow your to Hipodrom. then continue to visit Blue mosque, Hagia sophia, Topkapi Palace and great Grand bazaar.

KEEP IN MIND: Old city tour from Azamara cruise has another benefits for the cruisers. When we pick up you from your cruise ship for the city tour, We do the city tour then we can drop you to Your Hotel After the tour ( Please take your laguages with you at tour departure time)

Private Old city guided tour from Galata Cruise Port

Tour Highlights

  1. Following a short bus drive to the city center, visit the old city of istanbul Sultanahmet.
  2. Step into the golden ages of the Ottoman, Byzantine and Roman empires with a full-day, private tour to Istanbul's Old City. See the monuments and historic sites of Hippodrome Square, where Roman charioteers raced in ancient times, then explore St. Sophia's stunning architecture and museum. See the iconic tiles, mosaics and slender minarets of the Blue Mosque and browse traditional handicrafts inside the Grand Bazaar. Learn about the lives of sultans and courtiers at Topkapi Palace, which contains a remarkable collection of 's greatest holy relics, imperial treasures and artwork.
  3. Full day, private tour of Istanbul.
  4. See the most important sites of city,
  5. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour Learn about local history and culture.
  6. All entrance fees and transfers included
  7. After the tour if requested we can transfer you to your Hotel in Istanbul

What to Bring?

  1. KeyCard and photo ID
  2. Cash/credit card
  3. Camera

What to wear?

  1. Comfortable walking shoes
  2. Sunglasses
  3. Sun Had

Keep in mind

  1. Due to ongoing renovations, some sites may be closed to viewing.
  2. On Sundays, the Grand Bazaar closed and only the shops of the outer bazaar remain open, therefore the visit to the traditional covered section of Grand Bazaar may be replaced with the Spice Bazaar.
    Guests must be able to walk approximately two miles over uneven surfaces for this tour.
  3. Some delays can occur due to traffic.
  4. Please note that most of the tours in Turkey may include a shopping stop at the end. They are very proud of their authentic products such as Carpet, Jewelry and Souvenir that would differ by the ports you visit.
  5. Please note the new terminal in Turkey is very large. The walk to the transport may be at least 10 minutes long, depending on where the ship is docked.

Tour Itinerary

08:30 am Pick up you from Galata port or Your Hotel in old city
Blue Mosque, interior visit of the Blue Mosque 30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
Grand Bazaar, visit the famous grand bazaar the biggest shopping mall of the europe 45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
Hagia Sophia Mosque, interior visit with your guide between 45 up to 90 min time 45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included
Hippodrome, walk on the streets of ancient hipoddrome and see the ancient Columns and obelis 30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
Topkapi Palace, the largets museum of the city and house of sultans for 300 years 2 hours • Admission Ticket Included
Sultanahmet District (Pass By) walk on the old streets of the area
Serpent Column (Pass By) see the column while walking to the bazaar
16:30 pm Tour Finish After the tour we will transfer you back to Galata cruise port or if requested we will transfer you to your Hotel in istanbul
Includes / Excludes
This tour covers
This tour covers


  • Local taxes
  • Admission tickets
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off from city center hotels


  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
    during the tour
    Transportation by Benz Vito
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    We use for transportation on the tour Mercedes Benz Vito. Comfertable and high level car

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    • Azamara Cruise ship from Galata port
    • Galata port
    • Istanbul
    • Turkey

    Event Schedule Details

    • May 2, 2023 8:30 am   -   4:30 pm
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