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

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

Activity provider: Guided Istanbul Tours
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From US$ 163.53 per group up to 8

See the sights of Istanbul that most interest you on a customized tour with private guide. Marvel at some of the city's most significant sights including Topkapi Palace, Chora Church, Basilica Cistern, Fener-Balat neighboorhood, and many more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours - 3 days
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Pickup included
Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel. Please kindly note that additional charges might be applied if your hotel is outside of the city, or located on the Asian side of Istanbul.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Create a sightseeing tour of Istanbul that suits your interests
  • See the imperial residence of the Ottoman sultans, Topkapı Palace
  • Admire the blue Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque
  • See Basilica Cistern, the underground water storage from Roman period
  • Go to the former mosque and church turned museum at the Hagia Sophia
  • Shop for souvenirs in the world's oldest covered market, Grand Bazaar
  • Explore the Old City of Istanbul on foot
  • Marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires
Full description
Explore Istanbul according to your own interests on a tailor-made sightseeing tour. A licensed guide will meet you in your hotel or port and work with you to create an itinerary that suits you best, leaving you satisfied that you have seen all of Istanbul. Marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, such as Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern on the first day. On day two, take the public ferry to Bosphorus to see both Istanbul’s European and Asian sides. From here, visit Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street and the spice market. Day three takes you on a walk through the streets of Fener-Balat neighboorhood. Enjoy a cable car ride and soak up views of Pierre Loti Hill, then visit Chora Church to see the mosaics and frescoes.
Includes
  • Private licensed guide (English-, German-, Italian- or Spanish-speaking)
  • Pickup from centrally located hotels on foot
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Transportation (unless option booked)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please note that the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays; Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays.
  •  The Blue Mosque is being renovated until end of 2020 so some parts of the ceiling might be temporarily covered.
  • Please note, the Hagia Sophia is closed during prayer time.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 206 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Outstanding 3 days with Semih as my guide to Istanbul, saw all the major sites, but also lots of places that I probably wouldn't have got to without a guide. Semih's had lots of information on each site, and I came away with a much better understanding of the history of the city. This was the best way to get to learn about the city

December 19, 2021

It was a very good day, very informative! Thanks to our guide. Only downside that surprised us because it is not written anywhere, it will be necessary to add to the price already paid the lunch of the guide who will take you to a restaurant that he will have chosen.

November 24, 2021

Wowwwwwww i am blown away with this experience. Murat has been the best tour guide ive had in turkey and probably the best around the world. His knowledge is amazing, speaks Spanish perfect. His attention to details is amazing. He is so professional and well spoken. He treated us like family and never rush or nothing. He was very punctual in everything. I will miss turkey and my friend murat which we had for 3 days. This 3 days of turkey in spanish was a life long memory i will always cherish. Murat and turkey the best. Highly recommended. Do yourself a favor get this tour and ask for murat.

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October 3, 2021

Product ID: 50533