shore excursions: istanbul port

Tour code: BOE-ISE-01
Tour: Istanbul Tour with Topkapi Palace
Itinerary: Topkapi Palace, Suleymaniye Mosque, Little Ayasofya Mosque, Cankurtaran, Kadirga, Eminonu
Duration: 5 hours

When your cruise ship docks your professional tour guide will be awaiting you with a board where your name is written at the arrival gate of the Port. Then you will join your guide to get to the van.

Firstly, you will stop in Topkapi Palace which is the imperial residence of the ottoman empire for 400 years still survives with its all glory. Strategical location of palace is one of the best spot that you can observe golden horn and bosphorus with strait of Marmara. Finest architecture of the ottomans with different rooms, garden and towers. Some of the rooms contains large number of porcelains, weapons, robes, miniatures and ottoman jewellery and treasures.

Next stop is Suleymaniye Mosque which is built by order of Süleyman the Magnificent and the architect is Mimar Sinan who is known " Big Sinan " between 1550-1558. In the garden of its complex, you can see the Mausoleum of Suleyman the Magnificent and his wife Roxelana.

You will also visit the less well known Little Ayasofya Mosque, located between Cankurtaran and Kadirga neighborhoods in the Eminonu district. Also known as the Little Hagia Sophia, admire the mosque's restored interior, complete with columns of verd antique and red Synnada marble.

After the tour you will be transferred back to port.

A Promise: We guarantee that you are not going to miss your cruise.

Please Note: On Tuesdays, Topkapi Palace is closed and will be replaced by the Underground Basilica.

- Private Professional Licenced Guide;
- Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned and non-smoking vehicles;
- Private Professional Driver;
- Entrance fees to the sights mentioned above the itinerary;

- Any tips for Guide & Driver;
- Any drinks (unless specifically mentioned);
- Any kind of other personal expenses;
- Lunch

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