Blue Mosque Rating:
I learned so much about Muslim culture due to our great guide Murat. Ladies, bring head covering! I had a scarf and the ship said it was not necessary but it is! They also threw a shawl over my short sleeve shirt. You also remove your shoes but Princess gave you a bag for them as well as a tote bag. Much appreciated. Istanbul was very crowded so stick with your guide!
Grand Bazaar Rating:
It was a little crazy!!! You could easily get lost and we were on our own here following the carpet demonstration. We stayed on the main road since it was a maze! We were approached to buy but not harassed as I thought we might. We tried some savory treats and bought just a few things..
Hagia Sofia Rating:
This was an amazing place. Our guide did a great job of describing the history and giving us time on our own.
Topkapi Walking Tour Rating:
This was part of our overall tour. We saw the harem and all the sultans rooms. Very well done.Amazing domes and tiles everywhere.