Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 7 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Visit top-sights of Istanbul with your private tour guide in 1-2 or 3 days;

DAY-1

Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace.

DAY-2

Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Istiklal Street, Galata Tower(from outside). 

DAY-3

Suleymaniye Mosque, Chora Church, Fener-Balat Districts, Pierre Lotti Panorama Hill by Cable Car.

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Blue Mosque

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kapali Carsi, Eminounu Eminounu, Istanbul 34126 Turkey

Grand Bazaar

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Hagia Sophia Museum

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Topkapi Palace Museum

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Basilica Cistern, Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3, Istanbul 34410 Turkey

Basilica Cistern Museum

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hippodrome (At Meydani), Istanbul Turkey

Hippodrome

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Dolmabahce Palace, Visnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahce Cd, Istanbul 34357 Turkey

Dolmabahce Palace

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Bosphorus Cruise by Public Ferry or Private Cruise ( if option is chosen)

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Taksim Square, Gumussuyu Mh. Beyoglu, Istanbul 34437 Turkey

Taksim Square and Istiklal street

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market), Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

Spice Market

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), Kariye Cami Sk. No: 8 Fatih, Istanbul 34087 Turkey

Chora Church

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Fener Rum Patrikhanesi, Dr. SadIk Ahmet Cd. No:44 Yavuz Sultan Selim Mahallesi, Istanbul 34083 Turkey

Orthodox Patriarch

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Suleymaniye Mosque, Prof. SIddIk Sami Onar Cd. No:1 Süleymaniye Mah, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

Suleymaniye Mosque

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Balat, Istanbul Turkey

Fener-Balat Neighborhood backstreet walk

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sultanahmet District, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Sultanahmet District

Duration: 7 hours

Stop At: Historic Areas of Istanbul, Istanbul Turkey

Historic Areas of Istanbul

Duration: 7 hours

Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Professional local guide

Exclusions
  • Museum/Attraction Tickets
  • Transportation from/back to hotel and between sites (unless option selected)
  • Lunch
  • Gratitude (suggested)
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
  • Entry/Admission - Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please note that Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays
  • Blue Mosque is closed until 2pm on Fridays
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
  • Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays between November 1 and March 31. Hagia Sophia is open to visit on Mondays between April 1 and October 31
  • For multiple day booking, private van service will be advised according to your hotel location and size of the group
  • Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays
  • Due to museum regulations, live guide service is not available at Dolmabahce Palace
  • Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Nov 10. Due to commemoration ceremony
  • When booking the tour with van, if your hotel is located in Sultanahmet you will be steps away from the museums, so the van will not be used as much.
  • Galata Tower will be visited from outside as tour guides have no priority to skip the line due to Galata Tower regulations
  • Annual closing dates of all museums and bazaars in Istanbul as follows: January 1 - New Year, June 4/6 - Ramadan Festival, August 11/14 - Eid Festival, October 29 - Republic Day.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Grand Bazaar and Spice Market are closed during June 4/6 - Ramadan Festival, August 11/14 - Eid Festival
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Tour guide meet you at central Istanbul hotels or port. If hotel is not centrally located,
meeting point with tour guide is the front of Basilica Cistern Museum.


Departure Time

9:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

7 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Fanny L

Our tour guide's name is Ceren. She is knowledgeable and very friendly and has excellent English language skills. I highly recommend her for any Private Guided Tour in English language.

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Grace Young

Really enjoyed our two-day tour. Cigdem was a great guide. She was very informative and we learned a lot about the history and culture of Istanbul and Turkey.

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Rajan G

We wanted to see Istanbul with someone, who has a good knowledge of the city. Our tour guide was Osgur. I must say that Osgur is an excellent tour guide, who is willing to go extra mile to make the tour experience much pleasurable. I really liked his help in hiring a local taxi. Osgur has a very good knowledge of the city, all historic places. Overall, we highly recommend this tour with Osgur.

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Syed Safder H

I booked this for my parents 68 and 62. Their tour guide was Mustafa. They loved him. It was their first time traveling alone, and Mustafa made it easy for them! He was punctual, friendly, and well informed. He took them through all the attractions and they had a great time.

My only feedback for the organizers would be to be a little clearer on how much cash to carry for tickets for the sites. I was unsure until the end of what all was paid for, and what needed cash transactions.

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Rosa M

I would highly recommend the 3 day private guided tour of Istanbul as a way to seeing the city and and learning about the culture. Our tour guide Yasin was extremely knowledgable and pleasant. He ensured our experience was stress free, he adjusted our itinerary to manage long queues/closures and adapted to our specific interests. Thanks to Yasin our 5 days in Istanbul was a highlight of our 4 week vacation.

User's Picture Gallery

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Grand Bazaar

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Istiklal Street

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Topkapi Palace

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Dolmabahce Palace

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City View from Neorion Hotel rooftop terrace

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Ayasofya Hagia Sophia

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Ayasofya Hagia Sophia

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Turkish Pottery

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque Blue Mosque, Spice Market

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Grand Bazaar

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Grand Bazaar

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Shop front

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Grand Bazaar

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Hagia Sophia

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Hagia Sophia

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Galata Kulesi

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Dolmabahce

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Bosphorus cruise

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Blue Mosque

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In front of Dolmabache Palace, Istanbul. A must see.

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David and Jill having a pleasant Turkish lunch with Ahmet.

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Kebabs and more kebabs where Rosa brought us

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A small window at Hagia Sophia overlooking the Blue Mosque

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