In a half-day tour with Memphis Tours, enjoy a private boat tour on the Bosphorus and a visit the one of Istanbul’s famous bazaars. You will be able to see the palaces and fortresses, built during the Ottoman Empire, that lines both the Asian and European shores of the Bosphorus and take in the beauty of the city as seen from the water. In the Egyptian Bazaar you will be able to sample the array of exotic foods and spices that Turkey offers its visitors.
Your guide will pick you up in the port and take you to the shores of the Bosphorus, where you will find your private boat to begin your sightseeing tour of Istanbul from the water. Sailing between Europe and Asia, you will be able to see magnificent Ottoman palaces, the twin fortresses of Rumeli and Anadolu, and pass under two intercontinental bridges. After the tour by boat, you will head to Sultanahmet, the old city of Istanbul, to visit the Egyptian Bazaar and take in all of the fabulous sights and smells that it has to offer. The complex is filled with exotic foods and spices. Afterward you will return to your ship in port. The tour will take approximately 4 hours.
- The tour is running on summer months only.
- Pick up services from Istanbul Port and return
- All transfers by a comfortable A/C vehicle
- English speaking guide during the tour
- Private driver during the tour
- Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites
- All taxes and service charge
- Personal spending
|2-3 Pax||4-5 Pax||6-10 Pax||11+ Pax|
|Price Per Person||$ 448||$ 260||$ 234||$ 195|
Tour and PricesTour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound. The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible. Once your tour is confirmed we guarantee the price will not be changed.
Children Policy0 - 05.99 Free of Charge
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
If your tour includes airfare then an extra charge for child rate may apply.
Deposit and Balance of PaymentA down payment (25%) will be required when confirming your booking as requested and can be paid by credit or debit card (Visa / MasterCard) via Verisign Secured payment system on our website. The balance of payment (75%) will be required on arrival / pick up, to be paid to your tour director by credit / debit card or in cash.
Tour VoucherAfter your tour is confirmed we will email final confirmation and voucher to print and bring with you. Details will include contact numbers of your tour operator and customer care and additional information for your convenience.
Cancellation PolicyMemphis Tours does not charge a cancellation fee for tours and excursions cancelled for ‘force majeure’ reasons such as volcanoes, earthquakes, or reasons beyond control. If cancellation happens due to personal or business reasons and Memphis Tours has already incurred costs on your behalf, these costs will be transferred to you.
Best Time to Visit Turkey
Spring and autumn are the ideal times to visit Istanbul and the inland regions. The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts are typically like the Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. As you travel further east in Turkey the extremes in climate become more pronounced with very hot and dry summers reaching highs of 40°C and bitterly cold winters with heavy snowfall.
Flying to Turkey
Istanbul for comfort and quality – Turkish Airlines & Delta Airlines (Daily and Scheduled Airlines only)
09 hours 30 minutes direct from New York
10 hours direct from Washington
Standard Time = GMT+2 hours
Summer Time = GMT+3 hours
Required - obtainable an e-Visa online by your credit or debit card before you travel costs $20 or on arrival
Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip includes measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot
Most citizens of Turkey are Muslims, but Turkish society is secular and modern, so European dress styles prevail. For your holiday in Turkey, dress the same as you wear in your country