Your guide will pick you up from the port begin your tour of Sultanahmet. First you will go to Topkapi Palace, the official residence of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire, as well as the center of state administration. You will be able to see the artifacts of the sultan’s wealth and his harem and get a feel for life in the court of the sultan. After exploring the palace, you will continue onto the nearby Blue Mosque, which is considered to the the culmination of the architectural traditions of both Byzantine Constantinople and Ottoman Istanbul in the classical era. It incorporates elements of Islamic architecture along with the influence of Byzantine basilica design as seen in the neighboring Hagia Sophia. It is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period. After touring the mosque, your guide will return you to your ship after a tour of approximately 4 hours.
- Harem section-located inside of Topkapi Palace costs USD 20.
- Topkapi Palace closed on Tuesdays.
- 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 spendings
Prices per Person
|2-3 Pax||4-5 Pax||6-10 Pax||11+ Pax|
|Price Per Person||$ 90||$ 66||$ 60||$ 58|
About 04:30 Hours
|You'll be protected up to $50,000|
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