Bosphorus Cruise, Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Tour
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Bosphorus Cruise, Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Tour

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Relax on a cruise down the Bospherous Strait and then visit the most symbolic landmarks of Istanbul: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Spice Bazaar. This half-day tour is ideal to discover the city. 

Bosphorus Cruise, Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia Tour

After collecting you from your hotel in the morning, the bus will drive you to the colorful Spice Bazaar, located very near the famous Galata Bridge.

The Spice Bazaar is, without a doubt, one of the best places in Istanbul to purchase authentic Turkish products. Marvel at the numerous stands overflowing with items of all shapes and sizes.

Once you’ve wandered through the Bazaar in Eminönü, in the heart of the city, make your way to the pier where you will board a comfortable cruise boat. Take a seat and enjoy the views of Istanbul from the waterway as you sail down the Bosphorus Strait. If you look to the east you will see the Asian Side and to the west, the European Side.

Wooden houses, palaces, fortresses and enormous bridges sit on the both sides of the Strait, which connects the Black Sea with the Marmara Sea.

After a 1.5-hour cruise, you’ll head to a traditional Turkish restaurant for lunch. The menu includes soup or a cold starter, börek (pastry), chicken, meat or vegetable kebab with rice and lastly, a fruit salad.

The next stop of the tour is the Hippodrome of Constantinople, built as a sporting center of Constantinople and later transformed into a resting place for the Ottomans.

Afterwards, head to one of the city’s most emblematic landmarks. The Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) is considered by many as the epitome of Ottoman architecture. Its enormous dome, six minarets and its striking Iznik tiles decoration is breathtaking.

Cross Sultanahmet Square and enter the Hagia Sophia, the gem of Istanbul. This incredibly big edifice was used as a church for 916 years and as a mosque for the following 477 years. Finally, it was transformed into a museum in 1936.

The tour comes to an end either in the centre of Sultanahmet or Taksim, as you prefer.

Tour Without Lunch

If you prefer to take something to eat or have lunch at your own leisure, you can book this tour without lunch included for 10 euros less. Unfortunately, due to local COVID regulations, the only option currently available is without lunch, as restaurants are currently closed.

Hotel pick up

Your guide will collect you from the following areas in the center of IstanbulCheck out this map.

If your hotel or apartment is not located in the previously mentioned areas, you'll be contacted the day before your tour and informed of a location where you should meet your guide.

Important information

The interior of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque is currently being reformed.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
  • The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).
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Adults Children 7-12 years old Children under 7
Tour without Lunch
US$ 82.20
US$ 35.70 US$ 32.10

Tour without Lunch

  • Adults

    US$ 82.20
  • Children 7-12 years old

    US$ 35.70 US$ 32.10
  • Children under 7


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7 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.


Hotel pick up.

Transportation by air conditioned bus or minibus.

Official English speaking guide.

Bosphorus cruise.

Priority access to the landmarks you visit on the tour.

Lunch with several dishes to choose from (optional).

Not included


When to book?

You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.


No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.



Frequently asked questions

  • Q - If i'm not staying in a hotel, what is the meeting point for the excursion?

    A - If you're not staying in a hotel, you can make your way to Beyaz Saray: Mimar Hayrettin Mh., Yeniçeriler Caddesi No:77, with pick up around 8:50 am.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 82.20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.