Private tour

Private 7-Hour Istanbul Tour with Red Carpet Treatment

4.6 / 5

42 reviews

Activity provider: City Of Sultans
Private tour

Private 7-Hour Istanbul Tour with Red Carpet Treatment

Activity provider: City Of Sultans

From US$ 195 per person

Admire the best of Byzantine and Ottoman Istanbul on a full-day tour of this endlessly absorbing city. Travel by luxury minivan with a knowledgeable guide, and check out 5 top Istanbul attractions that recall these all-powerful empires.

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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Japanese, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Pickup included
You will be picked up from all hotels located in Taksim, Beyoglu, Sisli, Harbiye, Fatih, Sultanahmet, Old City, and Besiktas areas.
Private group


  • Enjoy a private VIP tour of Istanbul by private vehicle with a professional guide
  • Visit Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, and more
  • Wander the labyrinth of shopping streets in the Grand Bazaar
Full description
Your private guide and driver will meet you at your hotel or cruise ship, and you’ll head out for a full-day VIP tour of Istanbul. Visit the Hippodrome, the center of sporting and political activities of ancient Constantinople. See the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi, and the German Fountain of Willhelm II. Continue to the Blue Mosque, dating from the 17th century. This is one of the largest mosques in Istanbul and one of the principal features of the city skyline. It’s best known for its blue Iznik tiles and 6 minarets. Afterwards, you’ll visit Topkapi Palace, the former imperial residence that was the seat of the Great Ottoman Empire. Explore the spectacular museum and its vast collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the treasury of the royal family. Continue to the Hagia Sophia, the magnificent Byzantine Church considered one of the finest and largest architectural works in the world. The last stop on the tour is the Grand Bazaar. In addition to its historical importance, this is a shopping venue that will tempt even the non-shoppers among you with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewelry, leather, and souvenirs. At the end of the tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel or cruise ship.
  • All entrance tickets
  • Private professional tour guide
  • Private luxurious Mercedes-Benz minibus
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and the visit will be replaced with a visit to the Nakkas little Cistern
  • The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are unable to be visited during prayer times and special events
  • Some of the inner parts of the Blue Mosque are currently under renovation until the end of 2023 year
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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Guide came to hotel to pick us up. He was so friendly and full of knowledge. We walked around the sights He told us so much , gave us plenty of time to soak up the experience. We got fabulous photos and had a great time. We had a fabulous lunch in a great setting that he recommended. I cannot recommend this tour enough. We went on Tuesday so slightly different program. Kenan Ucar was our fabulous guide.

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March 25, 2023

Tolle Tour mit Suleiman! Wir hatten wirklich einen sehr informativen Tag und er hat sich auch viel Zeit für unsere Fragen genommen. Die private Tour war total entspannt und die Ziele individuell mit uns angesteuert. Wir würden die Tour mit Suleiman jedem empfehlen, das Geld ist es Wert!

March 25, 2023

Die Tour war wirklich toll! Gut organisiert und von Metin unserem Guide konnte man so viel lernen! Trotz unserer so kurzen Zeit - wir waren mit einem Kreuzfahrtschiff in Istanbul und konnten deshalb die sieben Stunden gar nicht nutzen - war Metin so flexibel und passte die Tour an unsere Bedürfnisse an! Wir wurden vom Terminal abgeholt und auch wieder hingebracht.

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 58466