Istanbul Shore Excursions

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Istanbul Port Tours (Shore Excursions) : Private Tour to Topkapi Palace with Harem, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum

Key Details

Tour Name : Full Day Ottoman Relics Tour
Tour Code : CPS-17217
Itinerary : Topkapi Palace with Harem, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
Tour Duration : Approximately 8 Hours
Pick up & Drop off : Istanbul Port


You will be met at Istanbul Port by your professionally trained guide. Your Istanbul shore excursion will start with Blue Mosque, has its fame from its beautiful blue Iznik tiles. We will continue walking to Topkapi Palace, was not only the residence of the Ottoman sultans, but also the administrative and educational center of the state. It was constructed between 1460 and 1478 by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople. You will visit the Topkapi Palace including treasury and weapons section. Also you will visit to the Imperial Harem is the section of the Topkapi Palace where the most private apartments of the sultan are located. The Harem was home to the sultan's mother, the concubines and wives of the sultan, and the rest of his family, including children, their servants as well as the eunuchs guarding the harem. The Harem consists of a series of buildings and structures, connected through hallways and courtyards. Every service team and hierarchical group residing in the Harem had its own living space clustered around a courtyard. The Harem wing was only added at the end of the 16th century. The next visit of today will be to the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum. The collection of museum includes notable examples of Islamic calligraphy, tiles, and rugs as well as ethnographic displays on various cultures in Turkey, particularly nomad groups. After that, we will visit Grand Bazaar where is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with more than 58 covered streets and over 1,200 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily. Opened in 1461, it is well known for its jewelry, pottery, spice, and carpet shops. Afterwards you drive back to port of Istanbul.

What is included

Round-trip transfers from Istanbul port, Transportation by private van with A/C, Professional licenced guide (English), Entrance fees


Closed : Monday ; Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum. (This place can replace with Istanbul Archeology Museum)
Closed : Tuesday ; Topkapi Palace & Harem. (This place can replace with Istanbul Archaeology Museum)
Closed : Sunday ; Grand Bazaar. (This place can replace with Spice Bazaar)

Tour Prices (Per Person)

for parties of 2 people 118 US$ P.P.
for parties of 3 people 88 US$ P.P.
for parties of 4 to 5 people 72 US$ P.P.
for parties of 6 to 8 people 57 US$ P.P.
for parties of 9 to 10 people 47 US$ P.P.
for parties of 11 to 15 people 43 US$ P.P.

Discounts & Supplements

Prices are per person and there is no hidden cost.
A minimum of 2 pax per booking is required. If you are solo traveller, We could charge 2 people price.
There is 50% children discount for ages between 06-09. We do not charge for ages between 00-05.
The tour language is English. You may ask to have another languages speaking guides which will depend on availibility. It is charged extra 45,00 US$ per day for the other languages guided.

How Can I Book This Tour ?

Please fill the booking request form at the right of that page and post us online.
We will response your request within 12 hours and send you an official booking & credit card authorization form for your deposit (15%) payment.
Your tour will be confirmed by Celsus Travel after you paid deposit of your tour amount and we will send your confirmation document / vouchers.

Payment Policy

We request min 15% deposit for certain reservation and this payment should be while booking of tour plan.
The payment of balance can be cash to guide or can be with credit card at the end of tour.
We accept MasterCard, Visa for your payments by credit card.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is full refund of your payment.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is no refund.
If cruise ship cancel the stop in Istanbul port, there is full refund of your payment.

Booking Request Form

Please fill out all fields marked by *asterisk*

This form is not a form of direct booking. You will receive an email from our travel counsellors and this email will direct you about the confirmation to your reservation.

Budget Tour Tips

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Tips on Tour Sharing

The vehicle can accommodate up to 15 participants.
For optimal savings, you can create a group of 15 persons.
For more comfort and space inside the vehicle, we suggest up to 12 passengers.
You can book your Shore Excursion early, and add others to your tour as they join. To prevent disappointments, we do not recommend last minute additions made less than 5 day prior to the tour date to ensure proper size vehicle will still be available on your tour date. If your tour group reaches 15 persons, please inquire to ensure there are suitable vehicles on your tour date.
You can secure a large vehicle by booking the maximum group size you intend to create and then just add the new members as they join.
Please provide us with the LEAD NAME and E-MAIL ADDRESS of the other members of your group who don't share the same E-Mail in the reservation so we can reach everyone in the group with important information.
Please keep us posted with any changes in your group size in advance so we can best assist and accommodate your needs.

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Saturday & Sunday 9.00am - 19.00pm