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istanbul Shore Tour
leave your ship to see Magnificent istanbul

Istanbul shore tour options are 4- or 8-hour excursions usually followed by dinner and a show with pick up from your port in Istanbul.  Choose from private or small-group tours.  Certified tour guides will introduce you to the city of 7 hills in the best way they can.  Top local entertainers will make your evening a fun one.  Best Istanbul restaurants will spoil you with tasty Turkish cuisine.  And, of course, the attractions of Istanbul will take your breath away.  Come explore!

Evening shore excursion and Turkish dinner

Istanbul shore tourEvening Istanbul by Joakim Olsen

- Book evening shore excursion and Turkish dinner -    From 88 USD

Relax in the evening on a boat cruise along the shores of Istanbul.  Enjoy a night view of mosques, palaces and towers. This is one of the most laid-back of all Istanbul shore tours.  Sit back and listen to stories and legends by an informative tour guide.  You will be back on the shore in time for your dinner.  Be prepared to go straight to the restaurant from your boat.  You will have a four-meal Turkish dinner and an entertaining show.  

Full-day private Jewish heritage tour

Jewish heritage Istanbul shore tourAshkenazi synagogue by Senia L.

- Book full-day private Jewish heritage tour -           From 51 USD

Spend your day learning how Jews settled in Istanbul.  Jewish heritage is a rich in history.  You will be picked up from your cruise port to visit synagogues and Jewish museum.  Walk around first Jewish settlement area in Istanbul - Balat.  Listen to breathtaking stories of prominent Turkish Jews.  Informative tour guide will keep your eyes and ears busy for the whole day. 

Private Istanbul shore tour

Private Istanbul shore tourAfter Blue Mosque tour by Dennis Jarvis

- Book private express tour -       From 39 USD

- Book private full-day tour -      From 89 USD

Get this private tour for a good look of Istanbul.  Learn about Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and peek in the Grand Bazaar. You will have a certified private guide to walk you through the history of these major points of interest in Istanbul.  Enjoy the four hours of legends, stories and breathtaking sights of Istanbul. You will be picked up and dropped off at your port.   

Istanbul in one day: Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Grand Bazaar

Istanbul shore tourTopkapi Palace by bhenak

- Book Istanbul in one day tour (1) - if sold out - book Istanbul in one day tour (2)-     From 85 USD

Spend a full day with an informative and friendly tour guide to scrutinize four major Istanbul attractions.  Visit Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and always fun world famous Grand Bazaar.

You will be picked up from the port.  All passes are included in the price.  Enjoy rest time and delicious Turkish lunch in between the sightseeing.

Bosphorus cruise and Egyptian Spice Bazaar

Shore tour in IstanbulView from Bosphorus. Photo by Moyan Brenn

- Book Bosphorus cruise and Egyptian Spice Bazaar tour -  From 40 USD

Consider this short and comprehensive Istanbul shore tour.  Walk through the world famous Egyptian Spice Bazaar with most extravagant and rare types of spices, nuts, teas and even jewelry.  

Then hop on a comfortable coach for a cruise along the Bosphorus Strait.  You will see the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, Topkapi, Dolmabahce and Ciragan Palaces, Rumeli Fortress and Reina night club.  

Enjoy the stories throughout your whole trip by professional tour guide.

You will be picked up and dropped off at your port.

Two-day tour of Kusadasi and Istanbul

Istanbul shore tourHagia Sophia by Moyann Brenn

- Book two-day tour of Kusadasi and Istanbul -          From 153 USD

Spend two days exploring sites near two Turkish ports - Istanbul and Kusadasi.  You will be accompanied by friendly professional tour guide throughout your whole journey.

In Istanbul be prepared for a long exciting day.  Visit old Hippodrome area where major city events took place.  See two signature mosques of Istanbul - Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.  Hear out stories about Sultans' lives in Topkapi Palace. Go through an "Underground Palace" the Basilica Cistern.  Finish up for the day wondering among hundreds of shops of a largest market the Grand Bazaar.

In Kusadasi you will tour the ancient Greek city Ephesus with temples, basilicas and museums.  Look into the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.  Enjoy humble stone construction of Mary's House.  It is believed Jesus' mother spent her last days in this house.

Private tour of Rumeli and Anadolu Fortresses

Private Istanbul shore tour from port

- Book private tour of Rumeli and Anadolu fortresses -    From 227 USD

Take part in this unique shore tour of Istanbul.  Rumeli Fortress is a strategically built structure which helped Ottoman Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror take over Istanbul in 1453.  Let resourceful tour guide tell you all about the rich history of the two fortresses located across from each other over the Bosphorus.  Prepare for the trip and read more about the fortresses of Istanbul.

Your tour includes port pick up and drop off, entrance fees and a tasty lunch.  Book with a friend to be a minimum of 2 per group in this Istanbul shore tour.  This is a flexible private tour.  Set your own time or add Istanbul landmarks to the itinerary at prior notice.