• Welcome, Log In or Register
  • 855.OCEANIA (855.623.2642)
  • Guest Services
Oceania Cruises. Your World. Your Way.

Shadows of the Ancients

May we help you

12 Days aboard Nautica | Fares from $4,299 per guest
Request a Quote

À La Carte Excursions | General Information

: Istanbul  Go
The following symbols will assist you in choosing the excursion that is right for you:
Oceania Choice Excursions Oceania Choice Excursion Easy Activity Easy Activity
Oceania Exclusive Excursion Oceania Exclusive Excursion Moderate Activity Moderate Activity
Culinary Discovery Tour Culinary Discovery Tour Strenuous Activity Strenuous Activity
Artists Loft Excursion Artists Loft Excursion Meal Included A Meal is included with excursion
Food & Wine Trails Food & Wine Trails Evening Excursion Evening Excursion
Chairman's Choice Chairman's Choice

Excursion 25: Istanbul By Night: Open Air Panoramic Tour
Tour Code: IST-021
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 2 1/2 hours)

Take advantage of incredible savings by purchasing your excursions in advance.
Tour Price: $45
Unlimited Passport Collection Unlimited Passport Collection
– Discounted Tour Price: $0
Your World Collection Your World Collection
- Advanced Purchase Price: $34 ($11 Savings)

Add To Plan

Experience the magic of Istanbul at Night from the comfort of your open air double-decker bus. A sightseeing experience designed to captivate and fascinate, the beautifully lit architectural masterpieces and exotic charm of the city come alive as the sun goes down.

Your panoramic tour begins with a journey from one continent to another via a drive across the Bosphorus Bridge. High above the water with surrounding views in all directions, the fully computerized lighting system and changing colors and patterns of the bridge is sure to impress. You will then make your way to the heart of the Old City, Sultanahmet Square, which is home to some of Istanbul’s most treasured highlights including Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Basilica Cistern. These beautifully lit architectural wonders provide an amazing skyline view and photo opportunity. You will have approximately thirty minutes on your own to enjoy the bustling nightlife and atmosphere of Sultanahmet Square. Afterwards, the choice is yours to re-board the bus and return to the ship, or remain in Sultanahmet Square and make your own way back to the ship at your leisure.

Please note: This tour is panoramic in nature with walking at the guests’ discretion at Sultanahmet Square. Guests must be able to negotiate a step to enter and exit the bus and there are approximately 6-8 steep, narrow steps to negotiate to reach the upper deck seating. The upper deck is open and is not air-conditioned. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the bus and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Depending on weather conditions, the top of the bus may be covered with a retractable roof and the side windows may be enclosed with plastic side flaps. Those who choose to end their tour in Sultanahmet Square will be responsible for making their own way back to the ship at their own expense.

NOTICE: All Oceania Cruises shore excursion fares are listed per person, and are subject to change and availability. Some tours are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Tour departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. While Oceania Cruises makes every effort to adhere to the specifics mentioned in each shore excursion description, circumstances may require otherwise. All shore excursion information contained on this website is subject to change without notice at Oceania Cruises’ discretion. Oceania Cruises is not responsible or liable for typographical error, omissions or misprints.

*Click here to view complete terms and conditions associated with this special offer.

Click Here to enlarge map

Click here to register for special offers and itinerary updates.

You have no saved cruises