We warmly welcome all Cruise Ship Passengers to the Port of Istanbul,Turkey. What a better way to see and experience Istanbul than to book one of our 8 Hour Istanbul Shoping tours from Istanbul Port.
Upon your arrival to Istanbul our tour guide meets you at harbor and drive to historical peninsula with our new brand tour transportation vehicle (in about 15 minutes).
Hippodrome - The large, open square was once the site of a Roman circus that rivaled the Colosseum and could seat a quarter of a million spectators. Monuments on the site include the Snake Column from Delphi and an Egyptian obelisk taken from the Temple of Karnak at Luxor. Blue Mosque – Six graceful minarets adorn the elegant mosque, one of the city’s most recognized landmarks. The superb interior is decorated with more than 20,000 blue Iznik tiles.
Egyptian Bazaar - It was built in 1664 as a part of the Yeni Cami complex which is located next to it. Misir in Turkish means Egypt and it is called the Egyptian Bazaar because the shopkeepers used to sell spices and herbs which were brought from or through Egypt.During the Ottoman period it was known as a place where shops sold only spices. Today there are only a few spice and herb specialists. The rest sell dried fruit, borek, basket work, jewelry, haberdashery, drapery and suchlike. The bazaar has an "L" shape with six gates. Similar to the Grand Bazaar, it is open on weekdays and only half a day on Saturdays. Grand Bazaar - Today,shop selling the same kind of merchandise tend to be congregated in their own street or in hans as this was originally the Ottoman system..
Next we will isit the Grand Bazaar (Closed Sundays) The atmosphere of the Grand Bazaar is very interesting for tourist and has consequenty become a very popular place for foreign visitors.It is open during working hours on week days,closing earlier on Saturdays,while on Sundays and religious holidays it is closed.
PLEASE NOTE: When visiting the mosques, you must cover your shoulders and knees and you will be required to remove your shoes. Please wear socks. After the tour is you would like to do some cheap shopping just tell your guide and they will happily arrange this for you. Then drive back to your cruise. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again.
Places to Visit Blue Mosque Hippodrome Egyptian Grand Bazaar Tours Pick Up from Istanbul Port. Tour Includes Transportation by Private air-conditioned deluxe busses Private Professional English speaking tour guide All entrance fees mentioned in the Itinerary Car Parking fees Petrol Taxes Duration 4 Hours (however this can be made longer or shorter depending on you)
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