1. Turkey
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  3. Hagia Sophia

Istanbul: Private Customized Sightseeing Tour with a Guide

Product ID: 58713
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Rent your own tour guide in Istanbul and see the sights of the city that you want to see. Enjoy a more personalized and customized tour, whether you want to explore city icons, such as the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, or get off the beaten track.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian

Pickup included

Pick-up from your hotel (available from hotels in the Sultanahmet, Taksim, Beyazit, and Aksaray areas of Istanbul)

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  • Discover Istanbul from a more personalized perspective
  • See the sights that you want to see
  • Create your own itinerary with the help of a professional guide
  • Avoid the cookie cutter routes of organized group tours
  • Go off the beaten track, or explore iconic monuments, mosques, and museums
Full description
Explore Istanbul with a private guide, and see the city according to your interests. Avoid the cookie cutter itineraries of many organized group tours, and enjoy a more personalized service instead.

Your guide will provide assistance, information, and cultural, historical and contemporary heritage interpretations every step of the way. They are required by law to complete a rigorous training program of several years, and to obtain an official government tour guide license. As anyone who has ever employed a guide knows, it is not just a guide´s knowledge that makes a tour successful, but also his or her personality and sensitivity to your needs and wants.

See some of the former palaces of the Ottoman sultans. Go to the sights of former Byzantium. Marvel at wooden villas and impressive mosques. Bargain for souvenirs in the Grand Bazaar, or capture the aromas of exotic spices in the Spice Market. The choice is yours.
  • Personal guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to sites visited
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Optional tips and personal expenses

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Important information
Know before you go
Please provide when booking the surname, birthday, gender, passport number and nationality for each participant as required by the Turkish government.

From £171.41 Per group up to 15

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Efendi Travel

Product ID: 58713