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

From US$100.00
Highlights
  • 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
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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2, or 3-Day Private Guided Tour
From US$100.00
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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
1-Day Private Guide and Van
See the sights of Istanbul that most interest you on a customized sightseeing tour with private guide.Visit Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar with van.
From US$275.00
2-Day Private Guided Tour
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
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Overview

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 4 days ago
Excellent private tour of Istanbul

I had a great day in Istanbul, thanks to my guide, Metin. We saw the major sights in the Sultanamet area - Blue Mosque is gorgeous, even with the restoration work going, and the Basilica Sistern is a highlight (especially if you are a James...More

Thank AnthonyT387
Reviewed 1 week ago
All you need to see and know of Istanbul in three busy days

The tour guide (Leslihan) is extremely pleasant, a bubbly personality and very well informed. Travel to the sites is a combination of walking, tram and taxi usage (if you do not select the van option) which was easy and fun. We saw everything we wanted...More

1  Thank Q8553EUstephenr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A wonderful and interesting day in Istanbul

We thank Nur for her dedication and high professionalism during this full day visit. She explained us all what we needed with passion and enthusiasm. This formula of visiting a big city with a private guide is surely the best way to discover fast and...More

Thank Nadege R
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great time with a great tour guide

Umut was our tour guide and she was absolutely fantastic. We were picked up right on time at our hotel in a beautiful car. Drive was quick and began right on schedule. It was a great tour coving all we could ask for in Istanbul....More

2  Thank Brendon S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing way to see the best of Istanbul - Frances

For my first trip to Istanbul with friends we were delighted to have Umut as our tour guide for 1 day. She was very knowledgeable about Istanbul and made our total experience the best I have ever had in tour guides. We got to see...More

1  Thank 110frances41
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Response from Constantine A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we had private transport with additional fee. The additional fee was not expensive and it saves much time and allows much flexibility.
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