Private tour

Istanbul: Full-Day Private Highlights Tour

Private tour

Istanbul: Full-Day Private Highlights Tour

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From US$ 174.49 per person

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Discover Istanbul with a private full-day tour. See Byzantine architecture at the Hagia Sophia and Hippodrome. Marvel at Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque. Do some shopping at the Grand Bazaar.

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Duration 8 hours
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Pickup included
Please arrive in your hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The guide will be holding a sign with your last name on it.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Visit the Topkapi Palace which was the residence of the Ottoman Sultans
  • View the Hagia Sophia, which was once the largest Christian church in the world
  • Walk through Grand Bazaar which has over 3600 shops
  • Admire Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque
  • See the Hippodrome, German Fountain, and the Egyptian Obelisk
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Experience the top sights in Istanbul with this private full-day tour. Enter Topkapi Palace, learn about the Hagia Sophia, view the Egyptian and Constantine obelisks, see the Hippodrome and spend some time in the Grand Bazaar.

Stroll through the rooms of the Topkapi Palace where there were once harem ladies, eunuchs, pashas, viziers and concubines. See royal dresses, jewels, and porcelain. View the Topkapi dagger, the spoonmaker's diamond, and relics of John the Baptist.

Next, head to the Hagia Sophia to learn about how it was built and how it has transformed over the years. Continue to the Hippodrome where Byzantine emperors once enjoyed horse races. See the Egyptian and Constantine obelisks.

Drive to the German Fountain to hear about the alliance it represents. Visit the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, to find out why it is called the Blue Mosque. Finally stop at the Grand Bazaar to stroll through a colorful variety of carpets, craftworks, tiles, and crockery.

  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • City map
  • Headset
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities/tips

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
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Es war ein rundum toller Tag. Danke nochmals!

March 21, 2023


March 20, 2023

Unseren wunderschönen Tag verdanken wir unserem Guide. Der nette Herr der perfekt Deutsch sprach hat uns abgeholt und zurückgebracht ins Hotel, wir unternahmen alles zu Fuss, da unser Hotel sehr zentral war. Nach dieser Tour hatte ich das Gefühl, ich weiss alles über Istanbul, das ist dem Guide hoch anzurechnen! Es ist eine perfekte Tour um Istanbul kennen zu lernen. Weil ich gesundheitliche Probleme hatte, brauche ich immer noch zwischendurch ein Nickerchen. Er hatte vollstes Verständnis dafür, der arme hat zwei Stunden in der Hotellobby gewartet, währenddem meine Kollegin und ich schliefen. Zum Glück ist EM, er sagte die Zeit sei schnell vorbei gegangen, er hat Match geschaut. Auf dem Basar hatte er so viel Geduld mit uns. Lieber Herr Özgür, Sie haben unseren Tag unvergesslich gemacht, dafür danken wir Ihnen unendlich, Sorry und grossen Dank dass Sie wegen uns Überstunden gemacht haben, das ist nicht selbstverständlich und ist Ihnen hoch anzurechnen. Einen Orden müssten Sie bekommen!

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November 29, 2022


Product ID: 404465