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Private Flexible Tour Through Istanbul: Guide Only

4.2 / 5

54 reviews

Private Flexible Tour Through Istanbul: Guide Only

From US$ 107.78 per group up to 4

Uncover Istanbul on your own itinerary with a private, flexible tour. Choose the places you want to see and travel at your own pace. A private guide will take you shopping at the Grand Bazaar and to all the major attractions, like the Hagia Sophia.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Explore Istanbul according to your own itinerary with a private guide
  • See all the main attractions or visit lesser known sights
  • Shop for souvenir bargains at the Grand Bazaar
  • Take in the fragrant scents of the Spice Bazaar
  • Cruise the Bosphorous between Europe and Asia
  • Learn about the Ottoman and Byzantine history of Istanbul
Full description
Hire a professional tour guide to take you where you want in Istanbul. During the full-day excursion you can discover Istanbul by visiting places from a sample itinerary, or choose your own route. Following a hotel pick-up at approximately 09:00, your guide, who will speak the language of your choice, will lead you through the city’s iconic districts to landmarks such as the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Hagia Sophia. Along the way they will provide you with interesting facts about the landmarks you visit. You can take a relaxing cruise on the Bosphorus, the famous body of water that separates Europe from Asia. Soak up the bustling atmosphere of the Grand Bazaar and shop for some unique souvenir gifts, or take in the scents and colors of the Spice Bazaar. Explore some of the lesser known sights, such as the Little Hagia Sophia Mosque, Fethiye Mosque, and New Mosque. Or get right to the heart of Istanbul at the vibrant Taksim Square, and learn about its long and diverse history at attractions such as Galata Tower. The choice is yours, and you can tour at your own pace, avoiding the waits that can sometimes occur during organized group tours.
  • Professional bilingual tour guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel (in the Sultanahmet and Taksim areas of Istanbul only)
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation expenses
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

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  The Blue Mosque is being renovated until end of 2020 so some parts of the ceiling might be temporarily covered
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 54 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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Very pleasant guide.

The guide provided a lot of information about Turkey and Istanbul, which made the tour very informative. They arranged for a car to take us around throughout. That made it possible for us to also drive around the border of Istanbul. It was very warm out, which meant the air-conditioned car was real advantage.

May 2, 2013

Everything was perfect and unbeatable, recommend it as highly as possible.

We booked a flexible private tour of Istanbul. The guide picked us up right on the dot from the hotel. He was really nice, honored our requests and was able to professionally answer all of our questions. We had a lovely day in Istanbul, and we can recommend it. Our heartfelt thanks once again.

April 30, 2013

One of the best tours we've ever experienced!

Our guide Jannine was knowledgeable and intelligent, and also managed to find the right pace with which to let us get to know Istanbul 'in a single day'. She showed us restaurants and shops that we never would have found on our own. She set aside enough time for the big memorials. All in all we spent a lovely day with her!

February 4, 2013

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