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

Activity provider: Guided Istanbul Tours

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

Activity provider: Guided Istanbul Tours
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From US$ 177.03 per group up to 8

Join a private guide and create a customized itinerary to experience the best of Istanbul such as Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Bosphorus cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Galata, and Fener-Balat neighborhood.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours - 3 days
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German, Italian, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel. Additional charges may apply if your hotel is outside of the city, or located on the Asian side of Istanbul.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Create a sightseeing tour of Istanbul that suits your interests
  • See the imperial residence of the Ottoman Sultans, Topkapi Palace
  • Admire the blue Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque and great dome
  • See Byzantine Cistern, the underground water storage from Roman period
  • Go to the former church turned to a mosque at Hagia Sophia
Full description

Explore Istanbul according to your own interests on a tailor-made sightseeing tour. Meet your guide at your hotel or port and work together to create an itinerary that suits you best, leaving you satisfied that you have seen all of Istanbul. On 1st day, marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, such as Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia and Byzantine Cistern. On 2nd day, take the public ferry to Bosphorus to see both Istanbul’s European and Asian sides. From here, visit Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street, Galata area and the Spice Market. On 3rd day, guide takes you on a walk through the streets of Fener-Balat neighboorhood. Enjoy a cable car ride and soak up views of Pierre Loti Hill, then visit Iron Church, and see the Suleymaniye Mosque. You can create your own itinerary with your tour guide on tour day, to have an idea, here you can see our suggested tour itineraries are below; Day 1 - Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome Square, Byzantine Cistern, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Irene Church, Sogukcesme Street, Grand Bazaar Day 2 - Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street, Cicek Passage, Galata Tower (from outside) Day 3 - Suleymaniye Mosque, Fener and Balat Districts, St. Stephen Church (Iron Church), Pierre Lotti Panoramic Hill, Rahmi Koc Museum (or alternative options)

Includes
  • Private Tour
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Pickup from your accommodation on foot
  • Transportation by van (if option chosen)
  • All entrance & attraction fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Transportation (unless option booked)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with epilepsy
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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Participants

Date

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Topkapi Palace and Hagia Irene Church are closed on Tuesdays.
  • Hagia Sophia entrance will be restricted during praying time.
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
  • Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays. Due to regulations, a live guide service is not available at Dolmabahce Palace.
  • Blue Mosque is closed until 2 pm on Fridays.
  • Children aged 7 and under are free of charge. Please make sure that you have passport copies of children as you have to verify their ages at museums for free tickets.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 207 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Outstanding 3 days with Semih as my guide to Istanbul, saw all the major sites, but also lots of places that I probably wouldn't have got to without a guide. Semih's had lots of information on each site, and I came away with a much better understanding of the history of the city. This was the best way to get to learn about the city

December 19, 2021

It was a very good day, very informative! Thanks to our guide. Only downside that surprised us because it is not written anywhere, it will be necessary to add to the price already paid the lunch of the guide who will take you to a restaurant that he will have chosen.

November 24, 2021

Wowwwwwww i am blown away with this experience. Murat has been the best tour guide ive had in turkey and probably the best around the world. His knowledge is amazing, speaks Spanish perfect. His attention to details is amazing. He is so professional and well spoken. He treated us like family and never rush or nothing. He was very punctual in everything. I will miss turkey and my friend murat which we had for 3 days. This 3 days of turkey in spanish was a life long memory i will always cherish. Murat and turkey the best. Highly recommended. Do yourself a favor get this tour and ask for murat.

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October 3, 2021

Product ID: 50533