The Private Accessible 8 hour Istanbul Shore Excursion takes you through the largest city in Turkey. With the help of your knowledgeable guide, learn about the rich history of the unique transcontinental city. There are the obvious attractions that are definite “must sees”, but this accessible shore excursion will take you further into Istanbul history by visiting less famous, but equally amazing, attractions.
Your accessible shore excursion of Istanbul begins when you meet your driver and professional guide at the Istanbul cruise dock or accessible hotel. Board your private, wheelchair accessible, van with ramp and make the short ride into the city center. One of the first attractions you will visit is the Hagia Sophia, a museum containing beautiful mosaics and a history dating from 360 AD. Using a wheelchair accessible entrance, your guide will lead you through the building and describe its significance to Istanbul’s religion and culture. Another stop along this tour route is the Blue Mosque. As one of the most famous mosques in the world, your tour guide can escort you to the wheelchair accessible entrance with “skip the line” privileges. Please note that no outside wheelchairs or scooters are allowed on the inside blue carpet. The Blue Mosque does provide inside wheelchairs for those who would like to visit the inside (wheelchair users must transfer).
This Istanbul accessible shore excursion also visits the Topkapi Palace.Built during the Ottoman Empire, the palace served as home to Sultans and their harems for over 400 years. It currently serves as a museum containing significant relics and artifacts of the Islamic and Christian faiths as well as the treasury and armory. One of the more unique attractions you will visit is the Basilica Cistern, an underground water storage dating back to the 6th century. One of your last stops on this accessible shore excursion is a visit to the Grand Bazaar. This bazaar is one of the oldest and largest in the world with over 3000 shops contained within its boundaries.
Finish your day on this accessible shore excursion of Istanbul with your driver and guide returning you to the Istanbul cruise dock or accessible hotel in your private, wheelchair accessible, van.
- Grand Bazaar
- Blue Mosque
- Basilica Cistern
- Topkapi Palace
- Hagia Sophia