Istanbul: 1 or 2-Day Tailor Made Private Tour

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15 reviews

Istanbul: 1 or 2-Day Tailor Made Private Tour

From $118.03 per group up to 15

Spend a delightful day on a private tour that takes you to some of the most interesting sites in the heart of Istanbul. See the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and explore the vibrant Grand Bazaar.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours - 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
Pickup included
Your hotel or meeting point in Istanbul.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Visit the ancient water storage museum, Basilica Cistern
  • Explore Hagia Sophia with its mosaics and largest dome
  • See the Blue Mosque and admire beautiful blue tiles
  • Experience the visually stimulating Grand Bazaar
  • Visit emperor life place of ottoman sultans, Topkapı palace
Full description
Explore Istanbul according to your own interests on a tailor-made sightseeing tour to be taken over the course of 1 or 2 days. A licensed guide will meet you in your hotel or port and take you to the sights that you want to see. Marvel at the iconic tiles and minarets of the Blue Mosque, built in the early 1600s for Sultan Ahmet I. Feast your eyes on the mosaics of the Hagia Sophia, and discover a stunning and seamless blend of Christian and Islamic influences. Amble through the world's largest (and oldest) covered market on a tour of the Grand Bazaar. See Basilica Cistern, underground water storage below ground. Go to Topkapı Palace to see the last Imperial residence of the Ottoman sultans and the seat of the Supreme Executive and Judiciary Council for 400 years. Travel back further to the Byzantine Empire, when the city was known as “Constantinople” at the Hippodrome and its 4 monuments; the Fountain Of Wilhelm II, the Obelisk Of Theodosius, the Serpentine Column, and the Column Of Constantine. Your guide will work with you to create an itinerary that suits, leaving you satisfied that you have seen all of Istanbul.
  • Private professional licensed guide
  • 1 or 2-day tour (depending on option chosen)
  • Any gratuities for guide and driver
  • Any drinks (unless specifically mentioned)
  • Entrance tickets
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat

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    • Comfortable shoes, a hat and plenty of sunscreen are recommended as shade is limited. The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion. Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries
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    4.5 / 5

    based on 15 reviews

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    Гид - это классно! Удобно общаться (говорит на твоём языке и на родном) легко передвигаться (билеты в кассах, трамвай, метро, корабль), не теряешь времени, которого и так мало, на расшифровку адреса, места и поиск. Всем рекомендую! А нашего гида тем более. Мастер своего дела и слова. Ответит на любой вопрос, даст совет и посоветует, где лучше и когда. Владеет французским языком профессионально и обширно. Спасибо за увлекательную истираю Стамбула. Семья Наит (Абделькадер, Елена, Маркус, Гермес и Феба)

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    December 29, 2019

    We did 8 hour private tour with Kadri (our speaking local guide excels Italian). In addition to taking us around the city he gave us excellent information at the Blue Mosque, Santa Sophia, basilica Cisterna. The accompaniment to Beyoğlu with a walk from Taksmin square along the entire main shopping street (via Indipendenza) was also very useful. He helped us to get around with the convenient public transport and useful information on the organization of the following days that we did independently! He also advised us to purchase a museum card for 4 days which saved us money and time (skipping the queues at the ticket offices) Thank you thank you thank you

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    December 1, 2019

    Hello, I chose an 8-hour personal tour in Istanbul for my family, with the intention of seeing the main tourist centers in a quiet and unhurried way. Our guide did the opposite, apart from buying us tickets without queues, he only accompanied us to the Blue Mosque and both the Santa Sofia and the Topkapi Palace, he gave us some brief explanations of history, he accompanied us there and left us alone on Half an hour in Santa Sofia and 1 hour in Topkapi for us to see in our own air Then, all at a rapid pace, he took us to a store of quality leather clothes, then to the Grand Bazaar, there to a store of good bags and another carpet, where in each one they offered you their products with all dedication. It seemed that the only objective of the guide was the sale of products. To finish at 3:30 pm, he took us to a restaurant, that was very good and he left. The impression is too poor to be a private guide

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    September 13, 2019

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