This tour is recommended for those coming to Istanbul on a cruise ship. Classic Tour 2 offers everything that is not to be missed in the small space of time; we provide the finest and exclusive services, to enjoy a distinguished visit of Istanbul.
Our tour exclusives include:
Visit the Basilica of St. Sophia, the glory of Byzantine architecture, the Blue Mosque, famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets, Byzantine Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar, the largest indoor market in the world with over 4,400 stores.
Port exit by private vehicle accompanied by guide-companion
RACE COURSE. This is the square in front of the Blue Mosque for the site of the old Hippodrome, one of the most famous monuments of Byzantine Constantinople. It was later used as a resting place for the Ottoman army and was called “At Meydani” place of horses.
BLUE MOSQUE: One of the most emblematic buildings of Istanbul, with its semi-dome and cascading domes and six elegant minarets that accentuate the corners of the mosque and the courtyard. Its walls are covered with beautiful Iznik tiles.
HAGIA SOPHIA: One of the most extraordinary buildings of architectural history. It was a Byzantine cathedral for 9 centuries and mosque for another 5.
It has been is a museum open to the public for 70 years.
Grand Bazaar: Sultan Mehmet II the Conqueror founded the bazaar in the Ottoman period. The Grand Bazaar is a small town. According to a survey done in 1880, the bazaar had 4399 shops, 2195 workshops, 497 looms, 12 warehouses, 18 sources, 12 small mosques, also a large mosque, a primary school and a tomb. It seems that the number of commercial establishments is more or less the same today, but added half a dozen restaurants, cafés, two benches, restrooms and an information centre.
Back to the boat
Please note that this route is an exclusive private tour guided by our qualified professionals, and have a wide range of luxury vehicles for private transportation where we travel. We also guarantee that the restaurants that we have selected for you are a delightful selection of the most prominent. Thus, we provide everything you need to make your trip a success.
Every trip, every client is unique to us. For this reason, please feel free to email us or contact us by phone to find your ideal trip to Istanbul, as his tour, despite the pre-established routes can be found on our website.