Complete Istanbul 2-Day Package Shore Excursion Detail
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Port: Istanbul, Turkey
Approx. Duration: 15 hours
Adult Pricing: $229*
Child Pricing: $139*
*Prices vary by sail date.
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Historical:
  • 3.0/5
This two day tour is designed to offer you an all-embracing experience in the city of Istanbul. You'll have an opportunity to see all of the major sites including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Museum of Archaeology, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar.
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Complete Istanbul 2-Day Package

This two-day tour is designed to offer you an all-embracing experience in the city of Istanbul. Your tour includes a visit to the ancient Hippodrome followed by the Blue Mosque, renowned for its architectural harmony, elegance and its six minarets. Visit the Hagia Sophia, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture, built originally as a cathedral, it later became a mosque and is now a museum.


Head to Topkapi Palace to see the residence of the Ottoman Sultans and admire its great treasures. You’ll also visit the Underground Cistern, the largest and most magnificent covered cistern in Istanbul. Journey through history at the Museum of Archaeology, where you can trace the footprints of Anatolian civilizations back to thousands of years ago. See historical artifacts such as the chains used to close the entrance of Golden Horn during the Istanbul conquest and Alexander the Great's Sarcophagus.


Enjoy a boat ride along the shoreline of the Bosphorus for views of the Dolmabahce Palace, the Beylerbeyi Palace and the few remaining towers of the Anadolu Hisar, where you’ll see the city’s connection to the Black Sea. You’ll also stop at one of the most colorful sites in the ancient city - the Grand Bazaar. You’ll have a chance to explore the exotic atmosphere of the covered part briefly. Then visit the open and modern section, where you’ll enjoy local snacks and a presentation of carpets, leather or jewelry, followed by time for shopping. A traditional Turkish lunch is included on your second day.


Note: Tour order is dependent on traffic conditions, but all sites will be visited during the two days. As this tour visits a place of worship, please dress respectfully: no bare shoulders or exposed knees. Participants are required to remove their shoes in order to enter the Blue Mosque. The "Gallery" section of the Hagia Sophia and "Harem" section of Topkapi Palace are not included in the program and can be visited independently during free time. Some sections of Topkapi Palace may be temporarily under renovation and closed to the public. Water is included during lunch; however, soft drinks and/or alcoholic beverages are available at an additional cost. Please expect differences in tour duration due to traffic conditions. Tour is only offered on Norwegian Jade winter sailings.
Activity Level
  • 3.0/5 Stars.
(1 Review)
Write a Review
Port: Istanbul, Turkey
Approx. Duration: 15 hours
Adult Pricing: $229*
Child Pricing: $139*
*Prices vary by sail date.
rollover for activity details:
Cultural/Educational:
  • 3.0/5
Cultural:
  • 3.0/5
Entertaining:
  • 2.0/5
Historical:
  • 3.0/5

  1. Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  2. Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
  3. Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.