Istanbul Shore Excursion (Half Day)

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If you have very short time like minimum 4 hours and would like to see Istanbul attractions such as Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and more, contact with us for your Istanbul tour then forget the rest of arrnagement. We will show you the most popular Istanbul sights in your short time frame.


Blue Mosque, Ancient Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia Museum, Grand Bazaar
Tour Duration : Half Day Istanbul Tour (4-5 Hours)
Tour Catagory : Shore Tours, Historical, Cultural

TOUR ITINERARY for Istanbul Shore Excursion (Half Day)

Your Istanbul Tour Guide will be waiting for you at the exit of Cruise Port with a name sign, your name is written on it. Meet with guide and drive to Old city of Istanbul via passing over Galata Bridge and stop on it to take picture. Today we will visit 3 major sights and spent as much time as we can  in Grand Bazaar. Visiting places are as below

Blue Mosque, is one of the most visit mosque in Istanbul located heart of Old City and facing to Hagia Sophia Museum with its huge cascading domes and six slender minarets. It is a great example of Ottoman Mosques with its magnificent interior decoration of the blue Iznik tiles.

The Ancient Hippodrome, was the scene of chariot races and constains three monuments: Obelisk of Theodosius,was brought from Karnak Temple (Egypt) to Constantinople and re-erected on the spina of the Hippodrome. Bronze Serpentine Column, is a bronze pillar built in the ancient city of Delphi, Greece, to commemorate those who had fought against the Persian Empire then was later removed and taken to Constantinople. German Fountian of Wilhelm II was constructed to commemorate the second anniversary of the German Emperor Wilhelm II’s visit to Istanbul.

Saint Sophia Museum, was built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century as a former Byzantine church and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century then converted into a former Ottoman Mosque after conquest. Afterwards converted into Museum during Republic of Turkey. It is one of the architectual marvels of all time and most of  remains are still standing today.

Grand Covered Bazaar, one of the oldest and biggest Bazaars in the world with more than 4,000 shops are selling, selling souvenirs, rugs & kilims, jewelry, pottery, leather and almost everything.

At the end of the tour,you will have time to shopping according to your cruise departure time. Then you will be transferred back to Istanbul Cruise Port.


  • Professional Guide licensed by the Ministry of Tourism in the tours
  • All mentioned city sightseeing tours on private guided basis
  • Mentioned entrance fees to sights by the itinerary
  • All mentioned land transportations
  • Transportation by A/C Private Car
  • Local taxes


<li>Any other expenses not noted in the above included section or airport tax, visa for Turkey (if required)</li>
<li>Any tips to guide, driver or staff at hotels.</li>
<li>Personal expenses and medical services.</li>
<li>Any Meals & Beverages</li>

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