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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

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Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
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$150.00
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Small-Group Tour Including Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern and Hagia Sophia

Small-Group Tour Including Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern and Hagia Sophia

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Fit all of Istanbul's attractions at the top of your bucket list into one packed day, with the help of an expert local guide. Stroll Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet neighborhood, brimming with iconic buildings and storied streets. Tour the Blue Mosque, one of the most important sites in the Muslim world. Delve into history of the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Istanbul Hippodrome as well as the 'sunken palace' of Basilica Cistern. And you won’t want to miss the and the bustling Grand Bazaar or savory 3-course lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

Full Day: Classic Istanbul Tour Including Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

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Experience Istanbul’s timeless sights on a full-day tour of the city’s stunning historic places. Listen for the ancient echoes of pounding hooves and charioteers at Hippodrome Square and spot the distinctive tiles of the Blue Mosque. See the Byzantine mosaics and minarets of Hagia Sophia, then follow in the footsteps of powerful sultans, courtiers, and generals at Topkapi Palace. Finish your tour in the vibrant Grand Bazaar, browsing bright displays of handicrafts, carpets, and souvenirs.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

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Istanbul is one of the world’s greatest cities, and this hop-on hop-off tour offers a truly flexible way to explore it. Board your open-top, double-decker bus at any stop along the two routes, and enjoy the views as you listen to the audio commentary. Then, create your own sightseeing itinerary as you hop on and off at any of the stops to visit highlights such as the spectacular Topkapi Palace, the UNESCO-protected Hagia Sophia, the Egyptian Bazaar, and more. Your ticket is valid for 1, 2, or 3 days and entry to select attractions.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.48
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$61.48
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7-Day Turkey Classics Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia and Ankara

7-Day Turkey Classics Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia and Ankara

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Explore the historical attractions in Turkey during this 7-day Turkey tour that begins and ends in Istanbul. You will traverse Istanbul with an expert guide aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach to visit the poignant battlegrounds of Gallipoli, the mesmerizing Roman-Greco remnants of Ephesus, and the other-worldly geology in Cappadocia. Along the way stop at Pamukkale to marvel at the cream colored rock plateaus, take a dip in the hot Hierapolis natural springs and discover the history of Troy. Enjoy the peace of mind of six nights accommodation and daily breakfast and dinner meals, all included and planned for your convenience.
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$982.52
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$982.52
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1-2 or 3 Days Private Istanbul Tour

1-2 or 3 Days Private Istanbul Tour

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Make your Istanbul adventure totally unique with a 1- 2- or 3 day private sightseeing tour. Opt for a single day and see the whole of the Old City, plus the Grand Bazaar. Extend the tour to include a second day and visit the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim, and Istiklal Street, plus a Bosphorus cruise. Please note that your guide is happy to alter the itinerary completely to accommodate your personal interests.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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$120.00
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Princes’ Island Tour from Istanbul: Buyukada

Princes’ Island Tour from Istanbul: Buyukada

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Experience the serenity of the biggest Princes' Island in Turkey, Büyükada, on this full-day guided tour from Istanbul. After traversing the Sea of Marmara by boat, arrive on the quaint island to spend time exploring by horse-drawn carriage. On Büyükada, learn about the island’s history from your guide, and enjoy ample time to lounge on its beautiful beaches. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.93
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$79.93
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Ephesus Trip from Istanbul

Ephesus Trip from Istanbul

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Recall the days of ancient Rome on this full-day trip to Ephesus from Istanbul by air. With a professional guide, explore spectacular Greco-Roman Ephesus, Turkey’s archaeological showpiece. Stroll the ancient streets to marvel at the 2nd-century Celsus Library, the Great Theater and crumbled shops, bathhouses and temples. Bookend your trip with visits to the House of the Virgin Mary, Isabey Mosque and the ruined Artemis Temple. Opt to return to Istanbul or enjoy a drop-off in Kusadasi after your tour. Numbers are limited to 15 for a small-group experience.
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  • 14 to 18 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$245.94
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Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

Small Group Tour: Essential Istanbul

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Explore the top attractions in Sultanahmet (the old city) on a full-day tour with a knowledgeable guide. Take in UNESCO World Heritage sites and famous monuments in Istanbul including the stunning Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Hippodrome. Then follow your guide through the Grand Bazaar, browsing the shops of hundreds of vendors with an array of textiles, jewelry, perfumes, spices and more. Your guide shares the long history of Istanbul with your small group, which is limited to 10 participants to ensure a more intimate experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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$59.00
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5-Day Aegean Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale and Hierapolis

5-Day Aegean Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Pamukkale and Hierapolis

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Traverse Turkey’s remarkable Aegean coast on this 5-day tour departing from Istanbul. Soak in the Hierapolis hot springs and marvel at the water pooling in the limestone at Pamukkale. See historic cities, ancient ruins, and the battlefields of Gallipoli, all with your expert guide. Visit Troy, an UNESCO World Heritage-listed city and see such notable sites as Pergamum and Ephesus. Explore the shops in Kusadasi, where you’ll find such handmade treasures as quality leather goods. Perhaps best of all, you will sleep in well-appointed 4- to 5-star hotels that include daily meals. And with all the comfortable transportation being provided, you won’t have to worry about a thing.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$736.58
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Cappadocia In One Day Small-Group Tour from Istanbul: Rose Valley, Ortahisar, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley

Cappadocia In One Day Small-Group Tour from Istanbul: Rose Valley, Ortahisar, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley

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Journey to Cappadocia for a comprehensive one day small group tour of Rose Valley, Ortahisar, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley. With plenty of attention from your local guide discover this otherworldly UNESCO World Heritage region famous for its mushroom topped pinnacles, subsurface cities and cave carved ‘fairy chimneys.’ During this tour, stroll the verdant Rose Valley, visit the deserted village of Çavuşin, marvel at Ortahisar Castle, explore Kaymakli Underground City and admire stunning volcanic monoliths at Pigeon Valley. 
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  • 15 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$360.00
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4 Day Turkey Tour: Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkale

4 Day Turkey Tour: Cappadocia, Ephesus and Pamukkale

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Embark on an exhilarating tour of Turkey’s most iconic locations on a 4-day excursion to Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Pamukkale from Istanbul. Discover the dramatic valleys and canyons of Cappadocia; delve into the rich Roman history of Ephesus; and sink into the steaming serenity of Pamukkale’s hot springs. Receive three nights’ comfortable accommodation, selected meals, a professional guide, and round-trip hotel transportation on this exhilarating tour.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$983.75
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Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar

Morning Istanbul: Half-Day Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar

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See the sights of Istanbul on a half-day tour that takes in the city’s famous historical landmarks and cultural sites. See Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. Entrance fees are included, as is hotel pickup and drop-off for your convenience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.00
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One Day Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul: Lunch Included

One Day Gallipoli Tour from Istanbul: Lunch Included

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Visit the notorious WWI battlefields of Gallipoli in just one day on this full-day tour from Istanbul, including lunch and hotel pick-up. See ANZAC Cove, where the troops first landed; visit the ANZAC Commemorative Site, where the Dawn Service is held; walk along Brighton beach; and learn about the war from both perspectives as you view the Allied and Turkish trenches at Johnston's Jolly.
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  • 17 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.15
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Eat Like a Local: Istanbul Food and Culture Tour with Dinner at Local Family Home

Eat Like a Local: Istanbul Food and Culture Tour with Dinner at Local Family Home

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For the true essence of Turkish heritage, eat like a local and explore the streets of Sultanahmet during this guided small-group Istanbul food and culture tour. Step inside a local’s home to meet the family and enjoy an evening experience of Turkish hospitality. The 4-hour night begins with a 3-course dinner of traditional dishes and concludes with an expedition into the backstreets of Istanbul. You’ll witness a backgammon or football game along the way and even have a chance to take a puff from the shisha pipe. People are limited to 12 on this tour, so you can receive more personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.46
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2 days 1 night Gallipoli and Troy Tour from / to Istanbul

2 days 1 night Gallipoli and Troy Tour from / to Istanbul

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Combine two of Turkey’s most visited historic sites on this 2-day tour to the Gallipoli Battlefields and the ancient city of Troy, including overnight accommodation. Walk the notorious WWI battlefields of Gallipoli, including Brighton Beach, ANZAC Cove and the Johnston's Jolly trenches, then discover the legends of UNESCO-listed Troy as you see the Trojan Horse, the Sacrificial Altars and the Houses of Troy I.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$184.45
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Turkey's Gold Triangle - Travel to Pamukkale Ephesus Cappadocia from/to Istanbul

Turkey's Gold Triangle - Travel to Pamukkale Ephesus Cappadocia from/to Istanbul

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Covering Turkey’s top sights takes serious time and planning, but you’ll hit the highlights on this all-inclusive, multi-day guided tour. Take a dip in the famous white travertines of Pamukkale, marvel at the world’s best-preserved Greco-Roman ruins in Ephesus, and venture deep into the underground cities and chimney-shamed rocks of Cappadocia.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$694.77
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2 Day Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul

2 Day Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul

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Visit Turkey’s Cappadocia region with ease from Istanbul on this 2-day tour with overnight accommodation and meals. Transfer directly from your Istanbul hotel to the airport and fly to Cappadocia. Spend the first day exploring the southern part of the region, including the Pigeon Valley, the underground city of Derinkuyu, and Ilhara Valley. Explore the northern part on the second day and spot by Uchisar Castle, Goreme Open Air Museum, and the town of Avanos.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$491.88
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Turkey's Wonders - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Travel from-to Istanbul

Turkey's Wonders - Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia Travel from-to Istanbul

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Pamukkale, Ephesus, Cappadocia !!! Three beauties of Turkey. If you would like discover those amazing destinations, this travel package is one of the best Turkey travel itineraries. The connection between the destinations (Istanbul-Pamukkale & Izmir-Cappadocia & Cappadocia to Istanbul) will be with the domestic flights and those flights are included.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$711.99
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Istanbul Sightseeing Walking Tour

Istanbul Sightseeing Walking Tour

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See Istanbul’s most notable landmarks and secret backstreets on this small-group walking tour. Learn about the city’s Byzantine and Ottoman history from an English-speaking guide. Pass by Hagia Sophia, the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, and the Spice Bazaar. On this tour, learn about the attractions, but not venture inside. Discover where locals eat and drink.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.59
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6-Day Turkey Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia

6-Day Turkey Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia

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Discover the very best of Turkey on a six-day sightseeing tour from Istanbul. In addition to an action-packed itinerary, every detail has been arranged for you. Six nights accommodation, most meals, domestic flights, and entrance to all attractions are included in your tour. Experience Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, and more with a private guide.  In between sightseeing, you’ll enjoy comfortable air-conditioned transportation with the rest of your small group.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,229.69
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Full Day Istanbul Old City & Bosphorus Cruise Tour incl Lunch

Full Day Istanbul Old City & Bosphorus Cruise Tour incl Lunch

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Take in the highlights of Istanbul and maximize your time with skip-the-line entrance at the most popular attractions. Enjoy guided visits to the Hagia Sophia Museum and the Blue Mosque; browse the stalls at the Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar; and tuck into tasty Turkish cuisine at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, discover Istanbul’s European and Asian sides on a Bosphorus sightseeing cruise.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.70
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Istanbul Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul Egyptian Bazaar

Istanbul Shore Excursion: Small-Group Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul Egyptian Bazaar

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Discover Istanbul's best highlights in one day on this 3.5-hour guided shore excursion. After docking, you’ll promptly meet your friendly expert guide and set off to explore this historic city by coach. Tour the world-famous Spice Bazaar, then sail the calm waters of the Bosphorus River where you will have great photo opportunities with the Rumeli Hisarı Fortress, Dolmabahçe Palace and grand mosques as your backdrop. Along the way, your guide will illuminate the sites with information about the history and significance of each. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour. When the tour is over, head back to your ship for a worry-free, on-time departure.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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$45.00
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One Day Troy Tour From Istanbul - Lunch Included

One Day Troy Tour From Istanbul - Lunch Included

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Visit the ancient city of Troy with ease on this full-day tour from Istanbul. Depart from your hotel and travel in an air-conditioned minibus. Stop at the Trojan Horse, the ancient city walls, the ongoing excavations, and more, and learn about the history of Troy from your guide. Pause midday for a local lunch.
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  • 17 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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