Istanbul Shore Excursions from Istanbul Port


The Ultimate Shore Excursion – Bosphorus & Old City in 1 Day! Featuring some of each destination’s must-see highlights, this trip is ready to book with the itinerary and services indicated. Please see full details below.

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The Ultimate Shore Excursion – Bosphorus & Old City in 1 Day – Ready to Book

istanbul shore excursionsDestinations:Istanbul – Old City – Bosphorus by Private Yacht – Topkapi Palace, Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar.
Duration:8 hours (Customizable)
Departures:Daily, as a private tour only for your party
Priced From:Please see prices below
Includes:Old City Tour & 2 hour Private Bosphorus Yacht Cruise on Zoe Yacht, all sightseeing, private guide and deluxe vehicle,petrol, parking, taxes.

Detailed Itinerary:

All of our Istanbul shore excursions can easily be customized to suit individual preferences where viable – This is a suggested itinerary below: Our English-speaking guide and deluxe vehicle pick you up from Istanbul port for a private Istanbul tour.

The Ultimate Shore Excursion:

Bosphorus & Old City – See As Much as Possible in 1 Day:

From Istanbul Port – Full Day Tour:
Zoe Yacht Private Cruise in Comfort with Old City Tou
Breathtaking Sightseeing Cruise on the Bosphorus & Highlights of the Old City

bosphorus tour 08:30 – Pick up at Istanbul Cruise Port and transfer to pier for a breathtaking private yacht cruise of the Bosphorus highlights by Zoe Yacht Cruises (please see the official photos Zoe Yacht here:

Istanbul seen from the Bosphorus is an impressive and unforgettable cruising experience. Enjoy unique views with great photo opportunities in a relaxing environment with this 2-hour Private Sightseeing Cruise in comfort gliding past some of the famous and historical sights of the Bosphorus Strait including the European & Asian Sides, Bosphorus Bridge and stunning waterfront palaces.

Disembark and drive to the Old City to visit Topkapi Palace, the main residence of theOttoman Sultans, with its jewel encrusted treasury and elegant four courts.

Next visit the famous Hagia Sophia Museum, istanbul port shore excursionsonce the largest church in the world for 1000 years.

In the afternoon, visit the Blue Mosque, designed with 6 delicate minarets and a striking blue Iznik tiled interior.

Nearby, take a stroll through the site of the ancient Hippodrome, once the sporting ground of chariots and political riots, and see the Egyptian Obelisk, Serpentine Column and Fountain of Wilhelm II.

Also visit the Grand Bazaar, a labyrinth of fascinating shops full of unusual antiques, colorful spices, beautiful jewelry and richly textured fabrics.

17:00 – Drop off to Istanbul cruise port so that you are back in time for boarding. (Ship departure: )

What Previous Guests Said About This Tour:

“Istanbul was perfect with City Tour and Private Zoe Yacht”

My family can’t stop talking about Istanbul, Turkey and it is all thanks to our guide and Byzas Tours/Zoe Yacht. We boarded the beautiful Zoe Yacht for a 2-hour Private Tour on the Bosphorus River.

Our guide, the Captain and the shipmate made us feel welcome and special. The landscape was absolutely beautiful and our guide’s knowledge of history, culture and daily life was exceptional, answering all of our questions.

My family could have stayed there all day listening to his stories, looking around and sipping apple tea and coffee. It was absolutely PERFECT and so reasonable.

Then, we ventured on a city tour of the hippodrome, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace which allowed us to experience not only the beautiful city of Istanbul but also truly understand the culture of this country.

Our family, ages 9 to 73, was transformed by this unforgettable experience. Thank you so much and we HIGHLY recommended your company to everyone.

Lombco Family – Boston, MA, USA.

Prices & Dates:

Prices are per person adult in Euro for this special combination tour:

Old City + ZOE Yacht Cruise Combination Tour:
12 people115 € Eur per person
11 people120 € Eur per person
10 people125 € Eur per person
9 people130 € Eur per person
8 people135 € Eur per person
7 people140 € Eur per person
6 people150 € Eur per person
5 people180€ Eur per person
4 people210 € Eur per person
3 people270 € Eur per person
2 people395 € Eur per person
1 person790 € Eur per person
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Please Note:
Prices are subject to availability and dates selected.
For any other number of travelers, please email us for appropriate rates.
Early bookings required, especially for peak times, weekends and holidays.
This is a private tour for you and your chosen companion/s only.

What’s Included:

  • Private full day combination tour of the Old City & Bosphorus as shown above.
  • 2 hour private Zoe Yacht Cruise on the Bosphorus with all crew and fuel.
  • All guiding by professional licensed English-speaking guidance throughout.
  • All land transport with new air-conditioned deluxe vehicles.
  • Pick up and drop off from the cruise ship port.
  • All parking fees and petrol.
  • All taxes.

Not Included:

  • Meals, entrance fees, optional tips.


Departure dates guaranteed every day all year around for this tour. Subject to availability. Advance booking required.

Change This Trip:

We are happy to make some minor changes provided those are compatible and acceptable with the smooth operation of the tour packages offered.

Awards & Testimonials:

TripAdvisor has awarded Byzas Tours the Certificate of Excellence with 5 stars. Please read what previous guests have said about us on their website.

Information & Reservations:

Please email us your dates of travel and number of travelers for more information and reservations. We aim to respond to all requests within 1 business day. All requests welcome.

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“It’s a pleasure to recommend our friends to you as we had such a wonderful trip…well paced, organized and executed”
Barbara.R, USA

Other Istanbul Shore Exursion Alternatives :

  • 4 hour Istanbul-Black Sea Cruise to Anadolu Kavağı village on Zoe Yacht from and back to the cruise ship.
  • Bosphorus Shores Tour including Dolmabahce Palace, 2 hour Private Bosphorus Cruise by ZOE Yacht, Beylerbeyi Palace.
  • Private Izmir or Kusadasi shore excursions to Ephesus
  • Pre-Post Cruise Extensions:
    Enjoy full day Istanbul shore excursions exploring the magnificent city of Istanbul by private guide and A/C Mercedes mini-bus, with pick up and drop off to Istanbul’s cruise port or city-center hotel. Discover the Old City’s greatest Byzantine and Ottoman imperial relics and treasures – Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, the Grand Bazaar and decadent shores of the Bosphorus…

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Reviews & Awards

Winner of Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence multiple years in a row.

What Our Guests Say

It’s a pleasure to recommend our friends to you as we had such a wonderful trip…well paced, organized and executed.

Barbara.R, USA