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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.
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.
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
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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.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Expectations Exceeds

We had an absolutely wonderful tour of Istanbul with Hasan. He was punctually waiting for us at our lobby the day of the tour. From the moment he picked us up, we felt at home with him. We spent an entire day learning every detail...More

Thank Espi123
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great tour! Emre did a fantastic job!

I highly recommend the one day tour option. Emre did a fantastic job introducing us to Istanbul and Turkey. He was flexible and accommodating. I asked to visit yarn shops during our time in the market place and he helped me track several down. Don’t...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 3 days ago
There is a reason they get such good reviews

We had a wonderful one day tour with Emre of the must see sights in Istanbul, and would highly recommend him to anyone needing to see some wonderful sights of the city. Because of business commitments, we did not have a lot of time, but...More

Thank MaineEXPTraveler
Reviewed 5 days ago
Informative and fun 2 day tour

We did the 2 day tour with Metin. It was an excellent experience. Not only was Metin a wealth of information about the sights and history of Istanbul but he was great fun to be with. His relaxed nature and sense of humor instantly made...More

Thank espipap
Reviewed 6 days ago
Very nice experience and good service

We took a two day private tour in Istanbul with Hasan our spanish tour guide. It was great he was very informative and patient with our needs. We also had the car and it was helpful for my needs being that I had my elderly...More

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20 September 2018|
Response from espipap | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the tours are around 7 hours. They start at 10am. There's time for lunch and coffee breaks. Our guide was flexible with all aspects of the tour including time at the sites and lunch and coffee breaks.He also changed the... More
Pegah K
19 September 2018|
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Response from guntonsofhunton | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about Farsi but I do think you would have to look at your day tour itinerary carefully. Whilst man of the major sites are close together I think access and narrow routes might be problematic. do contact the... More
14 September 2018|
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Response from Juanito K | Reviewed this property |
No, they are not included, but the fees are fairly priced.