At approximately 8:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel or cruise port to begin the full day shared group tour. You will first join the half day morning Istanbul Classic tour and visit the Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will then join the half day afternoon Bosphorus Cruise. At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel or cruise port around 5:30 pm.
- St. Sophia is closed on Monday, this will be replaced with the Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici)
- During religious holidays and on Sunday, the Grand Bazaar are closed
- Blue Mosque is not open for visitation on Fridays as it is closed for religious prayer services. You will only be able to visit the outside of Blue Mosque area on tours operated on Fridays. No visitation will be allowed inside the Blue Mosque for tourists on Fridays