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Best of Istanbul Old City Tour:
with Private Vehicle or Public Transport

Private Shore Excursions for Cruise Passengers

You booked your cruise trip but don’t know how to discover Istanbul in your limited time of layover?
We offer various options to see the highlights of the city. So, we design your visits and you enjoy them!

shore excursion galataport

Full-Day Tour (up to 7 hours)

Activity Level: Moderate
Pick-up Point*: Cruise ship terminal Galataport (more info down below about the new terminal)
*Custom pick-up is also provided for this tour.
Lunch Not included.


Obelisk of Theodosius Egyptian Obelisk Hippodrome

Obelisk of Theodosius of Hippodrome Square

  • Ancient Hippodrome of Constantinople See the ancient monuments suchs as the Obelisk of  Theodosius  and Serpentine Column from Delphi and the Column of Contantine.
  • Blue Mosque The most visited mosque of Istanbul renowned for it’s precious Iznik tiles and iconic six minarets, built in 1616.
  • Topkapi Palace The largest palace of the Ottoman Empire from 15th century. Nowadays the most popular national museum.
  • Hagia Sophia Mosque Built as a cathedral in 537 by Romans then converted into the mosque by Ottomans in 1453. It was visited  as a museum between the years 1934 with 2020 and converted into the mosque on July 24th 2020.
  • Roman Cistern Underground water reservoir for the purpose of storing clean water coming through the aqueducts
  • Grand Bazaar One of the oldest and biggest shopping mall for arts and crafts in the world with about 4.000 shops in it.


Grand Bazaar

Grand Bazaar

Half-Day Tour (4 hours 30 minutes)

Activity Level: Easy
Pick-up Point*: Cruise ship terminal (Galataport)
*Custom pick-up is also provided for this tour.
Lunch Not included.


  • Ancient Hippodrome of Constantinople
  • Blue Mosque 
  • Hagia Sophia Museum 
  • Grand Bazaar



Professional guide
Pick up & drop off to the port
Guaranteed on-time return to your ship
Transport by private air-conditioned minivan**

**These services are valid only for the tour with private vehicle.


During the summer season, sunscreen and sun glasses are suggested.
The Blue Mosque is a place of worship and women are required to wear a head covering when entering. Head coverings are available at the Blue Mosque entrance at no charge. Also for men, shoulders and knees must be covered.

St. Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Topkapi Palace-Gate of Salutation


Istanbul’s new cruise ship terminal Galataport Istanbul is starting operation in April 2020. Our tour will be starting at this point unless you prefer a customized pick-up point such as your hotel.


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