Skip The Line: 1-2 or 3 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

Duration: 3 days
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 3 days
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

See the sights of Istanbul that most interest you on a customized, 1 ,2 or 3-days tour with a private guide. Marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, such as Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern.

Itinerary

Day 1: 1 Day Private istanbul Guided Tour Day:Blue Mosq,Hagia Sophia,Topkapi Palace,Basilica Cistern,Grand BazarDay

Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
The Blue Mosque (Called Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish) is an historical mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
Topkapı Palace was not only the residence of the Ottoman sultans, but also the administrative and educational centre of the state. Initially constructed between 1460 and 1478 by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople, and expanded upon and altered many times throughout its long history, the palace served as the home of the Ottoman sultans and their court until the middle of the 19th century.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kapali Carsi, Kalpakcilar Cad. Sorguclu Han No: 22, Istanbul 34126 Turkey
One of the largest and oldest covered bazaars in the world, the Grand Bazaar is 30,700 square meters with over 60 streets and alleys and 4,000 shops.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey
Hippodrome of Constantinople, located in Sultanahmet/Istanbul, was a public arena mainly for chariot races. The word hippodrome comes from the Greek hippos (horse) and dromos (way). The Hippodrome of Constantinople was also home to gladiatorial games, official ceremonies, celebrations, protests, torture to the convicts and so on.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
The Hagia Sophia, one of the historical architectural wonders that still remains standing today, has an important place in the art world with its architecture, grandness, size and functionality. The Hagia Sophia, the biggest church constructed by the East Roman Empire in Istanbul, has been constructed three times in the same location.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami, Ayasofya Meydani No:2 Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Fatih, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
The Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam in Istanbul was designed and built by Mimar Sinan, the chief Ottoman architect. It was built at the request of Hurrem Sultan (Roxelana), the wife of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century (1556-1557 AD). It was built where the ancient public baths of Zeuxippus (100-200 AD) used to stand, between the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. The area is also particularly significant as the site where the Temple of Zeus once stood. In Turkish bath where men coldness, warmness, hotness sections and women hotness, warmness and coldness sections follow each other.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: 2 Days private istanbul Guided Tour : Spice Bazaar, Bosphorus cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Istiklal Street, and Taksim

Stop At: Dolmabahce Palace, Visnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahce Cd, Istanbul 34357 Turkey
The Dolmabahce Palace is located along the European shore of the Bosphorus Strait. Originally there was a shallow bay where the Ottoman fleet used to anchor their ships. After the 17th century the coast was filled in and converted into a nice garden with a couple of pavilions named as Besiktas Waterfront Palace complex, where the sultans used to relax enjoying the views.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Taksim Square, Gumussuyu Mh., Istanbul 34435 Turkey
Taksim Square (Taksim Meydani), Istanbul’s main modern hub, is located at the end of the pedestrian thoroughfare Istiklal Avenue (Istiklal Caddesi). A popular meeting place, Taksim Square is anchored by the Monument of the Republic and buzzes with activity day and night. The area historically hosts public celebrations, parades, and demonstrations.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
The Bosphorus Strait defines Istanbul. It is the divide between Europe and Asia, and the main connection between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Dotted with parks and elaborate Ottoman mansions, including Dolmabahce Palace, and spanned by three intercontinental bridges, the Bosphorus is the veritable heart of the city.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Rumeli Fortress, Yahyakemal Cad. No.28, Istanbul 34470 Turkey
Built over just four months, the 15th-century Rumeli Fortress played a key role in the fall of Byzantine Constantinople. Together with the Anatolian Fortress (Anadolu Hisarı) on the Bosphorus, Rumeli Fortress was used by the Ottomans to cut off aid and supplies to Constantinople. Today, it serves as both an open-air theater and site of historical interest



Pass By: Bosphorus Bridge, Kuzguncuk Mahallesi 15, Istanbul Turkey
The Bosphorus Bridge (Bogazici Koprusu) in Istanbul is one of three continent-spanning bridges over the Bosphorus Strait, connecting Europe and Asia. When it opened in 1973, the 5,118-foot (1,560-meter) bridge was the fourth-longest suspension bridge in the world. And though it has since slid down the rankings, it is still an impressive sight to behold



Pass By: KIz Kulesi, Uskudar, Istanbul Turkey
Maiden’s Tower (Kiz Kulesi)
Located on an islet in the Bosphorus Strait, just offshore from Istanbul’s Uskudar neighborhood, Maiden’s Tower (Kiz Kulesi) is a historical site that has inspired myths and legends. The Ottomans expanded and rebuilt the structure, and today it contains a restaurant and bar with views of the city.



Pass By: Galata Tower, Buyuk Hendek Cad. 2, Istanbul Turkey
Rising high above its namesake neighborhood, Istanbul’s Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) dates back to the Genoese presence in Constantinople in the 14th century. An elevator takes you up to a viewing platform located under the roof, which offers panoramic views of the Old City peninsula and Beyoglu neighborhood.



No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: 3 Days Private istanbul Guided Tour : Galata Tower,Fener Rum Patrikhanesi,Kariye Museum,Pierre Loti Tepesi,kadıköy

Stop At: Galata Tower, Buyuk Hendek Cad. 2, Istanbul Turkey
We will see the tower FROM OUTSIDE, due to the regulations unfortunately tour guides don't have skip the line priority here so it takes long time to wait queue. Your tour guide will make you explanation about tower.


Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fener Rum Patrikhanesi, Dr. SadIk Ahmet Cd. No:44 Yavuz Sultan Selim Mahallesi, Istanbul 34083 Turkey
A historically Greek area located on the Golden Horn, the Fener District offers a peek into Istanbul of old. The neighborhood is home to Byzantine and Ottoman-era homes, churches, and other buildings, along with the Greek Patriarchate. Walk the side streets where you can't help but pass historic buildings and trendy cafes, stores, and galleries.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Chora Museum, Kariye Mahallesi, Kariye Camii Sokak, No: 18 EdirnekapI Fatih, Istanbul 34087 Turkey
The Kariye Mosque, or the Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora (Greek: Ἐκκλησία τοῦ Ἁγίου Σωτῆρος ἐν τῇ Χώρᾳ; Turkish: Kariye Müzesi, Kariye Camii, Kariye Kilisesi), is a medieval Greek Orthodox church[1] used as a mosque today in the Edirnekapı neighborhood of Istanbul, Turkey. The neighborhood is situated in the western part of the municipality (belediye) of the Fatih district. The Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora was built in the style of Byzantine architecture. In the 16th century, during the Ottoman era, the Christian church was converted into a mosque; it became a museum in 1945, but was turned back into a mosque in 2020[2][3] The interior of the building is covered with some of the oldest and finest surviving Byzantine Christian mosaics and frescoes; they were uncovered and restored after the building was secularized and turned into a museum.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Pierre Loti Tepesi, Idris Kosku Cad. Eyup, Istanbul 34050 Turkey
Pierre Loti Hill to be visited with your tour guide for panaromic view of the Golden horn.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Kadikoy Istanbul Boga Meydani, Bahariye Caddesi, Istanbul Turkey
Kadıköy is a large, populous, and cosmopolitan district in the Asian side of Istanbul, Turkey on the northern shore of the Sea
Duration: 45 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • 1 . 2 or 3 days (depending on option selected)
  • Private Tour

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (suggested)
  • Museum/Attraction Tickets
  • Overnight Accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Transportation from/back to hotel and between sites (unless option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
  • Entry/Admission - Galata Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Fener Rum Patrikhanesi
  • Entry/Admission - Chora Museum
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Tour guide meets you at central Istanbul hotels or port. If hotel is not centrally located,
meeting point with tour guide is the front of Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya).

Ports

  • İSTANBUL PORT


Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 days

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

MelT

31 Mar, 2021

Kadir was my guide for the day! He went above and beyond with showing me everything and more. He answered all my questions and more. He also told me how to get around the city using the Istanbul card. Thank you.

Tomoko Y

05 Feb, 2020

We had one day private tour with Ilker. He picked us up from our hotel in old town and toured old and new town by public transportation.
We enjoyed his knowledgeable guide and availability of our requests. Due to our schedule, we still have a lot to see left.
If we have a chance to come back to Istanbul, we want to have another tour with him.

Billie S

29 Jan, 2020

Our guide, Fatih, was simply wonderful. He met our girls' group at our hotel and crafted a 2 day tour for us. We quickly found our groove and he catered to our interests. He is a wealth of knowledge and was able to answer EVERY single question we could possibly think of. He worked overtime both evenings without being inconvenienced. In fact, he even took the opportunity to show us one of his favourite places for dessert! By the end of two days, we felt that we had seen the best of the city and made a new friend. It would have been impossible to navigate all of the winding streets, language barrier, boat ferries, and more without his help. Don't hesitate to book with Fatih.

marcellazuniga

02 Jan, 2020

We love to travel and we have experience with guided tours. But honestly Mine has been our best tour guide! She really knows and is nice how she explains everything. We are very pleased.

Marjorie

22 Nov, 2019

The tour delivered exactly what it promised and we had the flexibility of changing the program around a bit to accommodate the closed days of certain sites. Our guide Numan was excellent and very attentive. His knowledge of history is great, yet he made sure to ask if we wanted light, medium, or lots of explanations to match our preference. Numan was also nice enough to go with me to the pharmacy to get medicines when my daughter got sick. The driver was also very helpful and kept an eye on our belongings and our purchases. The only change I can think of is that it's probably better to just do the tour without a vehicle for the simple reason that most of the sites are in pedestrian areas and, for the others, it takes a long time to get through the traffic, so maybe the tram would be better.

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