Istanbul Topkapi Walking Tour Excursion Reviews
I'll die a happy man if I never have to visit Istanbul again! I'm just not a city person.
Topkapi walking tour - I survived. Could have done without the carpet shop sales pitch.
To see the Spoon diamond(this is what they called it) in Topkapi Palace was very crowded.
Monument of historical interest only
It was not so great. We did like like it but, too many things and not enough time to visit everything;
the Museum was great , theJewellery...oh God ,fabulous.
The tour guide was knowledgeable and thorough but the city is not somewhere I would return to. It was very dirty and overcrowded and gave me a bad feeling.
This was part of our overall tour. We saw the harem and all the sultans rooms. Very well done.Amazing domes and tiles everywhere.
All the sites listed were on our NCL shore excursion. We decided to upgrade to the "exclusive classic Istanbul" which was well worth the price difference. There were only 13 of us with one guide in a minivan. The minivan was able to manuever aroung many traffic snarls. Our guide, Jasmine, was very informative and made the tour interesting and most enjoyable. She again was from the Turkish Tourism agency and just fabulous. She interacted with all the passengers and made for the best tour on the cruise. Lunch at the terrace level of a local hotel near the Grand Bazaar was delicious. It is very crowded in Istanbul now that many of the cruise lines have rerouted to Turkey instead of Eqypt. It is best of find a small group to tour the city. This particular excursion is one of the best I have ever experienced.
Dilek our guide was, again, excellent.
rich cultural history and gorgeous - (the palace)
Unorganized. Difficult to enjoy as there were mobs of people going into dark rooms.