Magical Sights of Istanbul Private Walking Tour

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 5 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

An excellent full-day private guided tour to get a comprehensive understanding of Istanbul's rich history.

Explore the mixed heritage of the city with an expert tour guide.

Visit the famous highlights such as the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar.

Skip the long queues with guide and make the most of your time in this magical city.

Entrance fees are included.

Visit: Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul Turkey

On this 7 hours tour, you will be introduced to the top attractions of the old city of Istanbul.

Visit: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey

The tour will start in the Hippodrome, which was an arena for chariot racing and public events throughout the Byzantine era. You will learn about the famous relics such as the Egyptian obelisk, Serpent Column and the Walled obelisk.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Next stop is the iconic Blue Mosque, renowned for its six minarets and beautiful handmade blue tiles. More than 20000 17th century tiles adorn the interior of the Blue Mosque and dazzle the visitors with astonishingly beautiful flower designs.


Duration: 1 hour

Visit: Hagia Sophia Mosque, Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya MeydanI No:1, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

From the there we will make our way to the Hagia Sophia one of the great architectural treasures of the world. This magnificent church/mosque has been the spiritual center of Istanbul for more than 14000 years both for Christians and Muslims and is now a must-see museum located in the hearth of the Istanbul's old city.

Duration: 1 hour

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

The next stop after the Hagia Sophia is the Topkapi Palace, which was the administration center of the Ottoman Empire and the imperial residence for the sultans and their families from 1461 to 1856.


Duration: 1 hour

Visit: Hagia Irene Museum, Sultanahmet Meydani Topkapi Sarayi 1. Avlusu Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Hagia Irene Church which is in the garden of imperial Topkapi Palace will mesmerize you with stunning architecture.

Duration: 30 minutes

Visit: Grand Bazaar, Sokak 12, Kapalicarsi, Istanbul 34126 Turkey

Final destination is the world-famous authentic Grand Bazaar renowned being the biggest covered bazaar in the world. This colorful, one of a kind bazaar with more than 4000 shops bursting with traditional textiles, tiles, handmade products, jewelry and much more attract both local and tourists from all around the world.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Private tour for your family
  • Private guiding service by an expert tour guide
  • Skip the line priority for museum tickets
  • Hotel pickup (central hotels only)
  • Museum Tickets / Entrance Fees
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Transportation
  • Lunch & Drinks
  • Gratitude
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul Turkey

Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick up from centrally located Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Karakoy and Taksim hotels, for non-central hotels MEETING POINT can be set by guest affter booking.

Ports

  • ISTANBUL PORT enterance, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Galata Port Flat Company, Hacımimi, Hacı Mimi Külhanı Sokak Daire No1, Hacımimi, 34425 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey


Voucher info

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

Duration

5 hours

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

User's Reviews

mansun1701

28 Jul, 2021

I did this wonderful tour of Istanbul for a day covering all major attractions on both Asian and European sides. Hatice is truly wonderful guide having immense experience about all the places. Her knowledge about the history of places is amazing and she is passionate about what she does. We did walking through lanes and by-lanes passing through various local markets and experience was purely magical with priceless conversations on the move. I highly recommend to use their services. Thoroughly professional. I used their services right from pickup from airport to drop at airport after the tour. Would definitely like to come back and spend more days here.

tracymT1686GX

31 May, 2021

My family and I lost all hope of seeing Istanbul during our 20 hour layover after our flight was canceled and rebooked for 12 hours later. But Hatice saved our day! She AND her husband met us as soon as we landed and not only salvaged our remaining 8 hours, they made it a magical experience. We were able to catch the last hour of the Grand Bazaar, walk past the Blue Mosque, stop for ice cream on the street, tour the Hippodrome, and go to prayer at the Hagia Sophia. They also arranged a delicious rooftop dinner and private car back to the airport. I was thrilled beyond words that we were able to experience this little slice of Istanbul. Hatice’s historical knowledge, cultural pride and true kindness made me want more, so we are already planning our next trip - this time Turkey will not be a layover, but rather, our destination because of Hatice and her equally kind husband.

A9036XOgaryb

13 Nov, 2020

Hatice Kelek was fantastic for myself and my American pal Michael. We had made the arrangements ahead of time and she was fantastic. We visited on our walking tour exactly what she advised and ended up at the most amazing Hammam on Planet Earth. I have recommended Hatice Kelek to others since that delightful experience as has Mike. Do you research yourself and then let Hatice assist planning Exactly what to do with your time. She knows Everything!

mumuon

13 Mar, 2020

I & My mom really enjoyed our time with Hatice. She took us to all the important sites in Istanbul. The Grand Bazaar, the spice bazaar, the blue mosque & My favorite place was the Hagia Sophia. She was really knowledgeable of history and culture She gave detail information about the sites we visited. She is very passionate about what she does. She was very knowledgeable about the city and took us wherever we wanted. We also had great conversations. I highly recommend Hatice as a tour guide. I would definitely choose her again.

Mirianschuster

11 Feb, 2020

It was a great vacay and the tour guide is excellent. She has a lot of experience, patience and tones of cultural history. She is a open history book, also have a lot of knowledge about arts and religion. She speaks English and Portuguese. It was really great to have her as our tour guide. X

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