Check out Istanbul’s highlights on this half-day tour. Visit Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace with an expert guide.
Choose to join a small group of max 12 people or book a private tour.
Meet your local, expert guide at the port in time to spend an evening in Istanbul. Leave your cruise ship and extend your time in Istanbul to discover the European quarter around Beyoglu and Galata. Join your small group for a walking tour and start your route leading up the hill to the Galata Tower area and from there to the famous pedestrian Istiklal Street in Beyoglu.
Learn about the area’s rich history and culture originating from the Sephardic Jews of 1492. See how the Ottoman Sultans made Galata a residential area after the conquest of Constantinople in the 15th century. Explore in an exciting opportunity to see how Istanbul was during the heyday of the Ottomans and the lifestyle of the non-Muslim population.
Discover with your local expert guide as they explain the finest examples of the link between Muslim architecture in Istanbul and Europe.
Walk on pedestrian avenues and see Istanbulites enjoy their evening. Learn about the curious, old embassy buildings.
See the local fish and flower market: the liveliest and most colorful spot on the street. Explore the magnificent Pera Palace hotel built by the Orient Express Company and where Agatha Christie wrote the Orient Express.
Take photos of various churches, synagogues, descending steps to haunting courtyards, alleys, and of course, most venerable restaurants.
Choose to spend free time in the Galata district or follow your guide back to the ship.
This tour runs every day at 18:00. However, we are happy to customize according to your ship’s schedule.