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

  • A comprehensive tour of Istanbul, with 1-, 2-, and 3-day options
  • Marvel at Ottoman sites like Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque
  • Shop like a local at the Spice Market and Grand Bazaar
Best of Istanbul: 1, 2, or 3-Day Private Guided Tour
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2-Day Private Guided TourMost Popular
2-Day Program: Day 1: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Hippodrome. Day 2: Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street.
From US$300.00
1-Day Private Guided Tour
See the sights of Istanbul that most interest you on a customized sightseeing tour with your private guide.Visit Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar.
From US$100.00
3-Day Private Guided Tour
Day1:Blue Mosq,Hagia Sophia,Topkapi Palace,Basilica Cistern,Grand Bazar Day2:Spice Market,Bosphorus Cruise,Dolmabahce Palace,Taksim Square Day3:Suleymaniye Mosq,Chora Church,Fener,Pier Loti Hill
From US$450.00
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The bridge between east and west, Istanbul is a vibrant city with magnificent architecture and a rich history as the former capital of the Ottoman empire. Cover top sites like the Blue Mosque and the Spice Market on this action-packed guided trip, which offers 1-, 2-, or 3-day itineraries to best suit your schedule. Because it’s a private tour, you’ll have plenty of time for questions along the way.

What to Expect
Day one begins with a visit to the Hagia Sophia, a 6th-century Byzantine cathedral adorned in spectacular gold mosaics. From there, you’ll cover attractions like the ancient Basilica Cistern in the heritage district of Sultanahmet, and learn how the Blue Mosque got its nickname. You’ll also have time to explore the treasures of Topkapi Palace, once home to the Ottoman sultans and their famous harems.

If you opt for a 2-day tour, you’ll begin with an visit to the bustling Spice Market, where you can haggle for saffron alongside shoppers. Cruise down the famous Bosphorus, where you might catch sight of river dolphins, explore the vibrant pedestrian street of Istiklal, and make a stop at Galata Tower, a medieval stone monument with incredible panoramas over the city.

The third day will cover Suleymaniye Mosque, the most beautiful of the Ottoman mosques, as well as the Byzantine frescoes in Chora Church. You'll also enjoy sweeping city views on a cable car ride on Pierre Loti Hill.
Reviews (386)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Amazing 2 days in Istanbul

We greatly enjoyed the 2 day private tour with Caner. He is an experienced guide - well spoken, friendly and seamless logistics, making sure that the entire program was covered without making anything feel rushed. He is very knowledgeable about the history of Turkey but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Won C
Reviewed 6 days ago
Te river cruise

Having dinner cruising along the contours of Istanbul with traditional oriental music and dance is a must even if a tad touristy and the wine could be better BUT it is still a wonderful experience and a must and a most wonderful memory

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CullinaryProfessor
Reviewed 1 week ago
Terrific 2 days!

With 2 travel partners, I enjoyed the 2 day tour of Istanbul. Our tour guide for the 2 days was Caner (pronounced Janer) and he was the best guide that I have ever had, and I have traveled all over the world using many different...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AlburyAussie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome 1 day tour!!

With limited time and wanting to see all the major sites we felt this was the way to go. Metin did not disappoint! There is no was we could have seen and understood all we did about the city in one day on our own....More

Thank KFish1806
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic Tour

we very much enjoyed a Two day Private guided Tour with Arzu... hit all the top sights, great mini-cruise on the Bosphorus ... Arzu has encyclopedic knowledge and was thoroughly entertaining... this is a 100% must when visiting Istanbul !

Date of experience: November 2018
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1 December 2018|
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Response from Rachel L | Reviewed this property |
It might be best to buy a Museum Pass as it's a lot cheaper than paying for these things separately. It also covers museums and tourist places outside of Istanbul if you're traveling around. (google turkey museum pass... More
30 November 2018|
Response from russelesolomons | Reviewed this property |
We had a private tour please check the website we used aviator