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

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

    Day 1 – Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hipporome, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar Explore the highlights of Istanbul on this private full-day walking tour that covers the major attractions, from the Hagia Sophia Museum, to the iconic Blue Mosque, to the bustling maze of the Grand Bazaar, to the obelisk of the Hippodrome of Constantinople. The 8-hour excursion starts with a pick-up from your Istanbul hotel and a walk through the lively streets of Turkey’s largest city to visit the dramatic former basilica of the Hagia Sophia, a great architectural beauty and an important monument during the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. For many centuries, this was the largest church in the world, and it still boasts the 4th largest dome after St. Paul's in London, St. Peter's in Rome and the Duomo in Florence. Dedicated to the Hagia Sophia  or 'divine wisdom', it is one of the great...

    Numaan,our guide, did an excellent job showing us the prime sights in Istanbul. He was flexible in adjusting the schedule to meet our needs and made good recommendations.

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

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

    Discover the best of Istanbul on this 1, 2, or 3-day private tour that covers the major attractions, such as the Hagia Sophia Museum, the iconic Blue Mosque, the bustling maze of the Grand Bazaar, and the obelisk of the Hippodrome of Constantinople. A few of the possible attraction you'll visit on your tour include: The Hagia Sophia, a great architectural beauty and an important monument during the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. For many centuries, this was the largest church in the world, and it still boasts the 4th largest dome after St. Paul's in London, St. Peter's in Rome, and the Duomo in Florence. Dedicated to the Hagia Sophia or 'divine wisdom', it is one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture. The Blue Mosque, more officially known as the "Sultanahmet" Mosque has striking blue tiles give it its more common name and make it one of Istanbul’s most iconic at...

    Fantastic two days. The guide (Kadir) was a wealth of historical knowledge at every stop. Packs a tremendous amount in two days. Highly organized and allows time for insights at every stop. Perfect experience

  • Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Highlights Tour

    3. Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Highlights Tour

    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.

    Ayla hat uns pünktlich vom Hotel abgeholt und wir erlebten mit ihr den absolut schönsten Tag in Istanbul!! Sie hat ein unheimlich großes Wissen und kann dieses super interessant vermitteln. Wir können die Tour nur wärmstens weiterempfehlen! Vielen lieben Dank an Ayla!

  • Istanbul: Full-Day Guided Tour

    4. Istanbul: Full-Day Guided Tour

    Istanbul straddles East and West, enticing your senses and expanding your perceptions of the world around you. Todays full day tour will give you a glimpse at some of Istanbul's incredible sites and sounds and leave you with a deeper understanding of this rich land. Begin your day at one of Istanbul's greatest architectural masterpieces - the Hagia Sophia. This 6th century basilica will stun you with its towering minarets and beautiful handcrafted mosaics. It is called, by some, the 8th wonder of the world and you'll soon see why. Soon after your visit to Hagia Sophia, head across the street to the Blue Mosque. One of the most famous monuments in all of Turkey, the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque) is a monument to the Ottoman empire and its builders. It gets its name from the more than 20,000 Iznik blue tiles that adorn its facade and interior and its history will impress you as you r...

    Emre était tout simplement le meilleur ! Il connaît la culture de son pays par cœur ! Il répond toujours aux questions avec une grande connaissance! Merci beaucoup à lui ! Merci à sa patience , à son dévouement , Gros bémol : get your ride n’avait pas précisé que notre réservation incluait le Palais Topkapi et émre notre guide n’en avait pas connaissance. Heureusement qu’il était là pour nous faire visiter !

  • Istanbul: Two Sides of The City Half-Day Bike Tour

    5. Istanbul: Two Sides of The City Half-Day Bike Tour

    Meet your tour guide in the historical neighborhood of Balat, in the European side of the city. Choose your bike for the day then board the public boat to Uskudar. From the boat, admire views of the city skyline and take photos of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Maiden Tower, Süleymaniye Mosque, Bosphorus Bridge, and more. Arrive in Uskudar, which is on the Asian side of the city, and admire the cultural influences that surround you. Hop on your bike and pedal to Fenerbahce Park, stopping along the way to take in the sights and listen to your guide share information about the area’s history and culture. Once you’ve worked up a sweat from the bike ride, enjoy a refreshing cup of Turkish tea or coffee at a local cafe and admire the view of Princes’ Islands while you relax. Jump back on your bike and pedal to Kadıköy Pier for a boat ride to Karakoy. Next, cross over the Golden Horn Bay via ...

    Ramo is a friendly guide who speaks English well. It was a bit scary cycling against heavy traffic but that is apparently ok in Turkey. Bikes were good and Ramo made sure we were comfortable.

  • Bosphorus Tour With Lunch

    6. Bosphorus Tour With Lunch

    Istanbul is a city that inspires body and soul with its power. From the noise of the Grand Bazaar to the peaceful beauty of the Blue Mosque, no trip to Istanbul is complete without a view of this sprawling metropolis from the Bosphorus. On this cruise and two-continents tour, accompanied by your multilingual tour guide, you will be treated to several stops along this epic waterway, which divides Europe and Asia. After a short stop at the Spice Bazaar, head to Kabatas from where your ferry leaves at 10:30 AM and returns back around 12:00 PM. During this 1.5-hour cruise, you will see sights like Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, Ciragan Palace and Rumeli Fortress, ancient wooden villas, 2 Bosporus bridges and maritime landscapes. After the Bosphorus cruise, you will be transfer to the restaurant. After a nice lunch, you will now jump continents and set sail for Asia. It’s time to he...

    Owing to the expertise of our guide able to explain in english italien french to our group of four the tour was extremely lively and interesting but because of traffic delays the schedude changed a bit.On the whole a very refreshing vision of Istanbul with Emre’s amazing expertise!

  • Istanbul: Full-Day Highlights Tour

    7. Istanbul: Full-Day Highlights Tour

    Experience the cultural diversity on this guided walking tour through the Old City, Sultanahmet and Taksim. Get closer to top landmarks, discover local markets and taste Turkish Delights. Explore the highlights of Istanbul and gain insider knowledge from your expert guide. Itinerary: Old City Sultanahmet to Grand Bazaar Explore the highlights of Ottoman and Byzantine heritage including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Garden. Along the 15 min walk to the Grand Bazaar, explore sights off the traditional tourist path, offering unique historical secrets and one of a kind Instagram spots. Lunch break Grand Bazaar to Spice Market Enjoy a Turkish tea, capture amazing pictures from rooftops, visit a local food market and try spices, herbs and Turkish Delights. Break for refreshments Tunnel Square, via Taksim area to Galata Tower Follow in the footsteps of the Italian, Gree...

  • Istanbul: 3.5-Hour Guided City Tour with Bosphorus Cruise

    8. Istanbul: 3.5-Hour Guided City Tour with Bosphorus Cruise

    Spend a day exploring the vibrant city of Istanbul and learn the stories of Istanbul's past from your expert local guide. Visit the Spice Bazaar and enjoy city views as you sail along the Bosphorus. Start your adventure with a visit to the City Walls, built by the famous Emperor Constantine. Learn how they once defended the city of Constantinople as you explore the area with your guide. Come to Golden Horn and admire the views of this incredible natural waterway and harbor. Continue to the famous Spice Bazaar. Admire the colorful displays of spices and savor the aromas of cinnamon, caraway, mint, and saffron. Next, explore the spectacular Bosphorus on a sightseeing cruise between Europe and Asia. Admire views of famous monuments such as the Ciragan Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, and the Military High School. Sail past Rumeli Fortress built by Mehmet II and used to prevent the Byzantine flee...

  • Istanbul: Full-Day Guided Tour of the Old City

    9. Istanbul: Full-Day Guided Tour of the Old City

    Visit Istanbul's must-see sights on a full-day tour with an expert guide. See the Hagia Sophia, explore the opulent Topkapi Palace, marvel at the blue Iznik tiles at the Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque, visit the Hippodrome and take in the colors and sights of the Grand Bazaar.

    Start your sightseeing adventure with a convenient pickup from your hotel and head to your first stop, St. Sophia. An architectural marvel, this ancient basilica was built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century.

    From here, your tour takes you to Topkapi Palace, the great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. View the exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain housed in the Palace Museum, along with the robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Trea...

    Berk was so professional and informative. He is the best representative for this company.

  • Istanbul: Best of the City Private Full-Day Guided Tour

    10. Istanbul: Best of the City Private Full-Day Guided Tour

    This private experience is the perfect introduction to Istanbul for first-time visitors. Enjoy a guided full-day tour to discover the best of the city. The tour can be fully customized to suit your needs, simply tell your guide what interests you the most.  Visit the historic Hippodrome, the exquisite Blue Mosque and the iconic Hagia Sophia. Experience the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman Sultans with a tour of Topkapi Palace, or browse the colorful stalls of the Grand Bazaar. The choice is yours. Benefit from pickup and drop-off at your centrally-located hotel. With your private guide you’ll enjoy priority entrance to all the sights, so standing you won’t waste time standing in queues.

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What people are saying about Istanbul

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 863 reviews

It's really a fabulous activity. You get to really experience the thrum of Istanbul from East to West. A must do for anyone with an elevated sense of adventure and To see things differently!

Numaan,our guide, did an excellent job showing us the prime sights in Istanbul. He was flexible in adjusting the schedule to meet our needs and made good recommendations.

Salih is a fantastic guide! He is very knowledgable and personable. We absolutely loved the tour, and definitely will use him again. Highly recommended!

We liked the tour a lot and Mehmet is a very nice person and explained everything with details and answered all our questions every time.

Berk was so professional and informative. He is the best representative for this company.