Private Custom Tours in Istanbul

Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul

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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Build the Istanbul itinerary of your dreams on this fully customizable 8-hour tour for up to four people with private guide – including skip-the-line access to sights you have requested in advance. You might want to discover Ottoman glories, or Byzantine highlights, step back into the world of ancient Rome, or explore districts like Taksim or Cihangir: the choice is entirely up to you.

Your private guide will work with you ahead of time to design your tailormade itinerary, then meet you at your hotel or seaport and bring you to the highlights of Istanbul, Turkey's largest city and a center of civilization for over 1500 years. The tour typically starts around 9am.

Must-see monuments include the iconic Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia with its towering dome, and the stunning subterranean Basilica Cistern. You might want to soak up the exciting atmosphere of the Grand Bazaar or the enticing aromas of the Spice Market. Learn the history of Istanbul at Ottoman palaces, such as Dolmabahce Palace on the Bosphorus, or Topkapi Palace where the sultans lived surrounded by eunuchs and their harem.

Perhaps you'd like to go to the Suleymaniye Mosque, or admire the 17th-century New Mosque (Yeni Cami). See the medieval Galata Tower in the Karakoy quarter, or Byzantine frescoes at the Kariye Museum (Chora Church). Explore some of Istanbul’s fabled neighborhoods, such as Taksim or Cihangir, and wander down busy Istiklal Street. Enjoy picturesque views from Pierre Loti Hill, discover the remains of the old city walls, or go to the Archaeological Museums to see ancient Islamic art and Roman artifacts.

These are just a few of the things you can do on your tour. Your guide will arrange skip-the-line access to popular attractions ahead of time, ensuring you make the most of your limited time in Istanbul, and can recommend restaurants to suit your specifications for lunch.

You will end the tour by returning to your hotel or seaport, generally around 5pm.

  • Private guide
  • Hotel or port pickup and drop-off by walking or by public transport

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation (unless specified)
  • Entrances
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Hotel pickup offered for the hotels centrally located. GUide will come to your hotel.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Istanbul, Istanbul

Traveler pickup is offered


  • İstanbul Liman Başkanlığı, Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, Rıhtım Cd. No:33, 34427 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 2 days Private Guided Tour 8/12/2018 - 1/31/2022

Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
1 day Private Guided Tour 8/12/2018 - 1/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


6 to 8 hours

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

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