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Istanbul: Best of the City Private Full-Day Guided Tour

1. Istanbul: Best of the City Private Full-Day Guided Tour

This private experience is the perfect introduction to Istanbul for first-time visitors. Enjoy a guided full-day tour to discover the best of the city. The tour can be fully customized to suit your needs, simply tell your guide what interests you the most.  Visit the historic Hippodrome, the exquisite Blue Mosque and the iconic Hagia Sophia. Experience the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman Sultans with a tour of Topkapi Palace, or browse the colorful stalls of the Grand Bazaar. The choice is yours. Benefit from pickup and drop-off at your centrally-located hotel. With your private guide you’ll enjoy priority entrance to all the sights, so standing you won’t waste time standing in queues.

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

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

Explore Istanbul according to your own interests on a tailor-made sightseeing tour. A licensed guide will meet you in your hotel or port and work with you to create an itinerary that suits you best, leaving you satisfied that you have seen all of Istanbul. Marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, such as Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern on the first day. On day two, take the public ferry to Bosphorus to see both Istanbul’s European and Asian sides. From here, visit Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street and the spice market. Day three 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 Chora Church to see the mosaics and frescoes.

Historical Tour of Sultanahmet, Istanbul

3. Historical Tour of Sultanahmet, Istanbul

Are you ready to explore Istanbul? Join us for a half-day tour of the city's greatest Byzantine and Ottoman attractions, all located in the historical Sultanahmet Peninsula of old Istanbul. Your tour will begin with a trip to the Hippodrome, Istanbul’s first sports Stadium. In Byzantine times, the Hippodrome, was a huge open-air sports stadium with banks of seats forming an elongated oval shape around a central arena. While you visit Hippodrome, close your eyes to hear sounds of running horses and roar of spectators cheering on their favorite teamsas they careered round the Hippodrome. Your next stop will be Sultanahmet Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, which is located on the site of the original Byzantine city. Built in the 16th century, it is known for its magnificent interior decoration, distinguished by blue Iznik tiles, beautiful domes and semidomes, nice courtyards, and six slender minarets. After visiting Blue Mosque, your next stop will be Hagia Sophia, the largest Byzantine church in the world. The current structure, built by Justinian in the 6th.century, is truly an architectural marvel. During the Ottoman period, the building was transformed into a mosque. It is certainly one of the most important buildings in architectural history.


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What people are saying about Sultan Ahmed Mosque

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 417 reviews

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.

Our guide Hikmet Köksal was just great. Not only that he can serve as an instructor for every history teacher, he is also super friendly, speaks perfect German and takes you to places in Istanbul that you would otherwise not see. The restaurants we went to together were also extremely good. If we should make it to Istanbul again, it would always be with Hikmet. So here you really do everything right when you let Hikmet show you the city.

Baris was an awesome guide to have while touring Istanbul. His knowledge of the city and its history went well beyond surface level, and we were able to have many interesting conversations where he answered all of our questions. He was also a very accommodating guide, curating the tour to our interests and questions. I recommended his guidance highly.

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

An unforgettable, impressive experience. Tour guide Ayla is just SENSATIONAL .... I can only recommend it !!