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Panoramic Istanbul and Grand Bazaar

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Starting from $89 USD / Adult
Begin your day with a lovely panoramic drive on the coastal road of Dolmabahce with a view of the gate of the famous Dolmabahce Palace as you cross to the Asian side via Bosphorus Bridge. After a short tour on the Asian side, stop for the very best photo opportunity of old town. Continue on to St. Sophia Museum, which is now the most important Byzantine Monument in Istanbul. And finally, visit one of the most colorful sites of Istanbul; the Grand Bazaar, where the maze of streets and lanes are one of the greatest sights in the city. See stalls of various trades such as carpets, jewelry, leather goods, silver, and textiles, explore the exotic atmosphere and the modern section, and enjoy a presentation on the unique art of Turkish carpets.
  • Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you cruise along the coast to the Asian side, making a breathtaking photo stop along the way – an excellent way for those who don’t want to walk a lot to soak up the beauty.
  • Marvel at the immense dome and beautiful frescoes and mosaics at St. Sophia Museum, which originated in 326 under Constantine the Great and was rebuilt on a larger scale during the reign of Emperor Justinian.
  • Finish your day shopping for a bargain on authentic goods at the bustling Grand Bazaar, which combines old-world and modern goods.
What to BringShow
  • Camera
  • Key Card/ID
  • Cash/credit cards
What to WearShow
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Comfortable walking shoes
Important NotesShow
  • You must be able to walk approximately 0.3 mile in total over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines and few steps at the entrances.
  • This tour is designed for guests with walking difficulties.
  • You are requested to be on time for the return coach as a courtesy to fellow participants. If you miss the coach, the return to the vessel is your responsibility and at your expense.
  • The gallery section of the Museum of St. Sophia is not included in the tour and requires strenuous activity as well as stair climbing.
Location Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey
Tour Code IB28 IB28
Duration5.50 Hours 5.50 Hours
Activity Level#Mild #Mild
#For guests who use collapsible wheelchairs or scooters. Guests must transfer from their wheelchair or scooter to board the motorcoach, usually 2 or 3 steps. Guests should be self-sufficient. If assistance is required, guests should travel with a companion.
#A light snack or refreshment is served on this excursion.
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