Istanbul Self-Guided iPod Tour

7 Hours
Group Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $70 Per Person (Based on 2)

Istanbul Self-Guided iPod Tour

7 Hours
Group Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $70 Per Person (Based on 2)

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      Istanbul Self-Guided iPod Tour

      Istanbul, Turkey
      From (USD) $70 Per Person (Based on 2)
      • Istanbul your way: Follow the suggested route, or create your own. Use your customized map to find the places you want to see, and then listen to your iPod for a description and history.
      • Top spots and more: Your audio guide includes detailed information on the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and the Grand Bazaar, as well as places off the beaten path.
      • Round-trip transportation: Your GoBe escort provides a helpful orientation to the city, suggestions on what to do, and where and when to meet for the return trip.
      About this Istanbul tour

      It's not quite a magic carpet ride, but this tour makes navigating the labyrinth of Istanbul on your own a little easier. All you need is a sense of adventure. We'll provide the tools an iPod audio guide and detailed map and magical Istanbul provides the rest.

      The Greeks, Romans, Persians, Venetians, Ottomans, and even the Chinese left their mark on this cultural crossroads, going back to the earliest days of the Silk Road in the 3rd century B.C. These diverse influences can be seen, felt, heard, and tasted to this day, and this tour lets you experience Istanbul's East-meets-West mystique at your own pace.

      The Hagia Sophia was built as a Byzantine church, but was later turned into an Ottoman mosque. When cultures and religions clashed, it was turned into a public museum. It makes a great starting point, with its towering minarets, domed ceilings, and once-hidden mosaics, now revealed to their full glory after five centuries under plaster.

      Or take in the splendor and sheer scale of Topkapi Palace, home to lusty sultans and perfumed concubines during nearly 500 years of Ottoman rule. Explore the maze of markets and merchants at the Grand Bazaar. Stop for a break andndash; sample a taste of traditional Turkey with a yummy lunch of lamb and fragrant rice, for example. Then get back out there with your little piece of modern technology and finish unfolding the mysteries of ancient Istanbul.

      Magic carpet guide

      One of the world's most visited markets is the also a best place for buying Turkish rugs, This tour gives you the option to take in a history of rug making presentation at the Grand Bazaar. It's fascinating and could be an invaluable guide to these woven works of art. Once you know what to look for (and a little bit about the fine art of haggling), you can usually find a good bargain.

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Bring photo ID Bring photo ID
      Bring money Bring money
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Wear sunscreen Wear sunscreen
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Hat Wear Hat
      Wear shoulder covering Wear shoulder covering
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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