Highlights of Istanbul: 1 or 2-Day Private Guided Tour

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 8 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Visit the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia

Learn about Ottoman sultans at Topkapi Palace

Try out your bargaining skills at the Grand Bazaar

Tour the inside of Dolmabahce Palace, home to the last Ottoman sultans

Admire the Bosphorus Bridge, which connects Europe and Asia

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Instant Confirmation

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

It was largest church in the world, built in Byzantium Period

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

It was imperial ottoman Palace and housed for 25 Sultans in 400 years

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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

Blue Mosque is original named Sultanahmet Mosque built in otomdan period as imperial Mosque

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: German Fountain, Hippodrome Square, Istanbul Turkey

It is fountain present from Alman Kaiser to Ottoman Sultan

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hippodrome (At Meydani), Istanbul Turkey

There are obelisk located from Byzantium period where used for horse races

Duration: 30 minutes

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

It is from ottoman period largest bazaar in Istanbul , There are more than 4000 shops avaliable

Duration: 1 hour

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

Starting point of istiklal street , main square of modern city

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The Palace has been used after Topkapi Palace , it is modern Palace with Europen style

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Istiklal Street Taksim Beyoglu, Istanbul Turkey

It is modern city live area, 2 km shopping area

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bosphorus Cruise, Istanbul 34126 Turkey

It is Europe to Asia both cost visit by ferry

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • 1-way transportation ticket (costs 3 TL, the equivalent of roughly 1 EUR.
  • Overnight Accommodation
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Cruise
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The following attractions will be closed on Grand Bazaar Sundays, Topkapi Palace Tuesdays and Dolmabace Palace Mondays and Thursdays. If the museum is closed on your chosen day, the local supplier will move the itinerary to the next available day. If not, they will replace the tour with a trip to the underground cistern or Galata tower
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from Taksim , Old City hotels
We do not meet at Asia , Airport hotels and located more than 15 km away from old city

Ports
Istanbul

Voucher info

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

Duration

8 hours

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

User's Reviews

Image - 10 Jul 2018 -

Roya M

Our tour guide was exceptional. He was well mannered and knew about the history of all the attractions. He was very flexible with time but at the same time very prompt. I highly recommend Mr. Ismail as a tour guide. He is very kind and a gentleman as well. You will be in great hands and don’t have to worry about anything. If I go back to Istsnbul again, I would hire him again!!!

Image - 21 Dec 2016 -

sgrimm

Had a 24-hour stopover in Istanbul so I chose the 2-day tour first evening and following morning and afternoon. Communication was excellent from the start. They customized our trip to exactly what we wanted. Saban, our tour guide, was incredible. He made sure our every whim was catered to. Anything we wanted or needed, he had the answer. Saban took us to world-class dining, ancient sites, and spectacular markets. I felt like we got a good overview, despite our short stop. He was punctual and patient, great with kids, and very knowledgeable. We continued our vacation visiting three other countries, yet our visit to Istanbul was the highlight of our trip. I highly recommend this tour.

Image - 27 Feb 2017 -

Lauren S

I did the 1-Day Private Guided Tour in Istanbul. I was traveling by myself, and even though I'm a seasoned traveler, I do not speak Turkish and it was my first time to Turkey. My guide picked me up promptly he was actually a little early! at 9:00 AM and we set off in a taxi to Old Town. I will note that you should read the description carefully - you are responsible for all transportation to the sites, as well as all tickets to the sites. The way my guide did it, he had gotten the tickets in advance and I paid him at the conclusion of our trip.
We started our day at the Hippodrome and from there walked to the Blue Mosque. Note: if you are a woman, you have to have the proper covering head shawl and NO pants - not even long ones - you must have a long skirt, but it is provided for free by the mosque. After touring the Mosque, we walked to the Hagia Sofia, followed by the Topkapi Palace. We stopped for lunch in the palace before we went to a local and certified rug business. The business was a nice chance to sit, learn about the rugs, enjoy Turkish coffee, and see various rugs. You are not required to buy there, and I found it a nice way to do the rug experience in Istanbul. Finally, we stopped at the Egyptian Spice Market before heading back to the hotel, arriving around 4:00 PM.
Note: The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, when I did my tour, so we did not tour that. I did it the next day and it is not necessary to have a guide.
Overall, my guide was very knowledgeable, helpful, and I enjoyed our day. My only complaint is about the pricing - this was a steep cost to pay for a day long tour, especially when there were additional costs. But for a single female traveler, this was a great way to feel comfortable touring Istanbul.

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