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Accessible Istanbul Tours and Cruise Excursions

Istanbul accessible tours allow disabled visitors to experience all the wonders of Istanbul while avoiding the many accessibility challenges that this ancient city presents. Some of these 8 accessible Istanbul tours use wheelchair accessible vans to get from the cruise dock or your Istanbul accessible hotel to the city center, while others use the accessible Istanbul tram system. All of the tour routes for these Istanbul accessible excursions use step-free routes. With so many fascinating sites to visit in Istanbul, your guided tour will be one of the highlights of your trip!



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Driving Tours

Sultanahmet Istanbul Accessible Private Tour
Visit all the Istanbul highlights in 1 day!
This Istanbul accessible private tour visits all of the accessible attractions and uses accessible routes to get between them. Your professionally-licensed guide will pick you up in a van with a wheelchair lift (shown in the photo on the left) at your accessible Istanbul hotel or Istanbul cruise dock, before leading you from one fascinating attraction to the next. World famous sights like the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are mixed in with less famous, but equally as impressive, sights like the Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern. Step-free routes will be used to shop in the Grand Bazaar and travel between the tourist attractions.

Panoramic Istanbul Wheelchair Accessible Tour  
Our most accessible tour!
The Panoramic Istanbul Wheelchair Accessible Tour is the most accessible tour we offer. A wheelchair accessible van will spend 4 hours driving you between the most spectacular sights in Istanbul. You’ll be able to see more of Istanbul on this tour than any other tour. In addition to the typical guided tour sights like the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, you’ll also see other less-visited attractions like the Galata Tower, the Dolmabahce Palace, the Rumeli Fortress, and the Valens Aqueduct.
Combine this tour with the Half-day Highlights of Istanbul Accessible Walking Tour and get €150 off!

Half-day Highlights of Istanbul Handicap Accessible Tour
By exploring the flattest part of the city, this Istanbul accessible tour manages to avoid many of the hills and uneven cobblestones found in other parts of the city. The sites visited on this tour are close together and will minimize the distances you need to travel. You will visit the most picturesque sites in Istanbul: the Blue Mosque with its six minarets, the Hagia Sophia church turned mosque turned museum, and the unique Basilica Cistern which you may have seen in several movies. You (and your photo album) will enjoy this tour!

Half-day Turkish Istanbul Accessible Guided Tour
The Grand Bazaar is over 500 years old and contains over 3000 shops….don’t try to visit them all in a single trip! This Istanbul accessible guided tour will bring you to accessible shops in the Grand Bazaar and also give you a tour of two of the most fascinating sites in Istanbul: the Hagia Sophia and the Basilica Cistern (shown in the photo on the left). Like all of our private tours, the tour guide can push a manual wheelchair user if necessary.


Tours by Accessible Tram

Blue Mosque Istanbul Accessible Cruise Excursion by Tram
Cheapest full-day tour for 3 or more people
Like all of our accessible tours by tram, this Istanbul accessible cruise excursion will begin when you are met at the cruise dock by your local guide. Your guide will bring you to the tram station where you’ll take a short accessible tram ride into the old city (accessible tram shown in photo on left). Once in the old city, you’ll visit all the main attractions and have lunch in an accessible restaurant before heading back to your cruise ship at the end of the day. The cost of tram tickets is included in this tour.

Highlights of Istanbul Accessible Shore Excursion by Tram
Whereas the full-day accessible tour by tram mentioned above can only be done on the weekends due to the crowded weekday rush-hour, this half-day Istanbul accessible shore excursion can be done during the week. After visiting 4 of the most famous sights in Istanbul, you can either head back to the cruise dock with your tour guide or explore the city on your own.

Turkish Istanbul Accessible Walking Tour by Tram
On this Istanbul accessible tour you’ll get a taste of Istanbul daily life by doing what 250,000 other people do each day, visit the Grand Bazaar. Your tour route through this maze of shops will be wheelchair accessible. You will also visit the Basilica Cistern (shown on the left) and the Hagia Sophia on this half-day tour.


“My father in the wheelchair had such a wonderful time. The guide and the vehicle used were excellent and was very informative and helpful. He assisted with the wheelchair and was a great help for my mother. We are so happy that we found your website to arrange such a tour. My father cannot stop talking about the tour and of course the St. Sophia museum”  –Andrew, Australia.


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Read more:

Istanbul Accessible Travel – main page 
   Pros and Cons of Istanbul Disabled Access 
   9 Wheelchair Accessible Travel Tips for Istanbul Turkey 
   8 Keys to Success for Istanbul Disabled Travel 
   Istanbul Cruise Port Disabled Access Review 
   Hagia Sophia Disabled Access Review 
   Blue Mosque Wheelchair Accessibility 
   Disabled Access at Istanbul Topkapi Palace 
   Travel Insurance for Disabled Travelers 
   Accessible Hotels in Istanbul 
   Istanbul Accessibility Guide by John Sage 
   Istanbul Trip Planning by Sage Traveling – Travel with Ease! 
Accessible Walking and Driving Tours in Istanbul 
   Sultanahmet Istanbul Accessible Private Tour 
   Panoramic Istanbul Wheelchair Accessible Tour 
   Half-day Highlights of Istanbul Handicap Accessible Tour 
   Half-day Turkish Istanbul Accessible Guided Tour 
   Old City Istanbul Accessible Group Tour 
   Blue Mosque Istanbul Accessible Cruise Excursion by Tram 
   Highlights of Istanbul Accessible Shore Excursion by Tram 
   Turkish Istanbul Accessible Walking Tour by Tram 
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