PRIVATE ISTANBUL SHORE EXCURSION
"If the earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital"
Explore both the remains of the Ottoman and Byzantine Empires and discover the most magnificent sites of historical Istanbul.
Hagia Sophia, the Church of the Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.
Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.
Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.
Grand Covered Bazaar, most attractive shopping center and the biggest bazaar in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherware and souvenir. (Art demonstration of handmade Turkish carpets upon request)
Topkapı Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Live guide commentary is not allowed in special sections.
Imperial Tombs, there are five tombs of Ottoman Sultans within the graveyard at Hagia sophia. The ceramic panels are the most beautiful examples of the 16th century with purple, red, green and blue flower motives. Prince robes and a small piece from the Kaaba covers are displayed on the sarcophaguses.
You will also see Galata Bridge, Golden Horn, Leander's Tower during the tour.
Up to 8 hours
All our tours are fully flexible and can be revised according to your wishes.
With the best tour guides and 2019 model VIP Mercedes Benz vehicles.
No waiting in lines for tickets – Your private guide will arrange everything for you.
Decide when you want to start and finish your tour.
No large groups of 30 – 40 people who have different interest – it’s your own private tour.
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