Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3 Days Private Tour with Friendly Local Guide

Duration: 3 days
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 3 days
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Immerse yourself in the peculiar mix of Ottoman, Byzantine, and Roman cultures on a 1-,2- or 3-day private tour around Istanbul. Travel back in ancient times, be awed by the majestic of the Old City, and find a real treasure in the Grand Bazaar. Take the second day and soak the vibrant pace of modern Istanbul life, discover all alleys of Taksim Square, and get lost among all mouthwatering sweets of the Spice Bazaar. Add one extra day to explore the eastern part of the city or create a customized tour itinerary based on your preferences.

· Get an exclusive tour around Istanbul accompanied by a personal guide;

· Customize itinerary based on your preferences;

· Explore all must-see cultural sights on a tight schedule;

· Hotel pickup and drop-off included.

Itinerary

Day 1: 1- Day Private Istanbul Tour

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
During the tour, your guide will every day pick you up from your hotel. With the assistance of the guide, you can develop a personalized itinerary that will include all historical highlights that you always eager to see.

You will experience the eternal magic of the Old City. You will marvel at beautiful mosaic halls of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, and Cora Museum; gaze at the unbelievable pompous decoration of the Topkapi Palace and wander through the remains of ancient obelisks of the former Hippodrome of Constantinople.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
The Blue Mosque is an elegant and majestic mosque built in the early 17th century. The edifice is famous for its unique interior. It has six minarets and is decorated with delicately handcrafted tiles of Iznik ceramics in a rich palette of blue color.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
The Topkapi Palace is a palace complex, the ancient residence of the Turkish sultans in Istanbul. The total area of the palace buildings is 70 hectares, and every square meter soaks in gold, luxury and all kinds of treasures.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kapali Carsi, Kalpakcilar Cad. Sorguclu Han No: 22, Istanbul 34126 Turkey
The Kapali Carsi or Grand Bazaar is one of the largest covered markets in the world. It has 61 streets, 4400 shops, 2195 tailor shops, 18 fountains, 12 mosques, and 12 warehouses. The bazaar rightfully considered the heart and soul of Istanbul is a place where you can feel the magical charm of the East
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey
The Hippodrome in Constantinople was one of the most grandiose constructions of the Byzantine Empire, built in the 3rd century. It was used as a place for horse rides, gladiator fights, triumphal processions, and festivities. Now it's a lovely square, where you will find the remains of the ancient obelisks that once decorated the grand stadium.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hagia Sophia Mosque, Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya MeydanI No:1, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
The Hagia Sophia is a magnificent pearl of Historic Areas of Istanbul, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage sites. It was originally built as the main Orthodox cathedral during the Byzantine Empire, converted into the main mosque after the Ottoman invasion in 1453, and now is a museum.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: 2- Day Private Istanbul Tour

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
At local bazaars, you will meet one of the most welcoming nations of the world, the Turks. The Grand Bazaar will amuse you by its massive size and a wide diversity of shining jewelry, colorful clothes, and other peculiar things. The Spice Bazaar will treat you with the most delicious Turkish delights and a cup of strong Turkish coffee.

You will take a relaxing walk on Taksim Square and then go on a cruise over the Bosphorus Strait, the best way to fully observe the city skyline.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Dolmabahce Palace, Visnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahce Cd, Istanbul 34357 Turkey
The Dolmabahce Palace is a lavish historical complex located on the shores of the famous Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul. The palace was built in a completely uncharacteristic Baroque style for Turkish architecture as an unusual imperial whim.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Taksim Square, Gumussuyu Mh., Istanbul 34435 Turkey
Taksim Square is a metropolis district located between the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus Strait. It is the ideal where you can explore the modern life of Turkey, explore famous Istiklal Street, go shopping, and try gastronomy tourism.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mısır Çarşısı, Rüstem Paşa, Erzak Ambarı Sok. No:92, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
The Spice Bazaar is a real discovery for those with a sweet tooth. Vendors offer everyone an amazing selection of honey, jerked and smoked meats, all kinds of cheeses, Turkish delight, and the famous Turkish sweets.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
The Bosphorus is a strait that connects two continents, two civilizations, two different worlds - Europe and Asia. You can take Public Ferry Cruise or Private Cruise to enjoy the stunning view of the city skyline.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: 3- Day Private Istanbul Tour

Stop At: Istanbul, Istanbul
You will be surprised to find an orthodox church in Turkey. Fener Rum Patrikhanesi has a beautiful and authentic interior and immerses you into a very quiet and peaceful atmosphere.

As the last destination, you can visit the most aristocratic and fashionable district of Istanbul, Kadiköy district. After your tour is over, your guide will drop you off at your hotel.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Galata Tower, Buyuk Hendek Cad. 2, Istanbul Turkey
The Galata Tower is an iconic landmark in Istanbul. The building itself is 61 meters high and along with the hill is 140 meters above sea level. You can see it from any part of the historical center of the Turkish capital
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fener Rum Patrikhanesi, Dr. SadIk Ahmet Cd. No:44 Yavuz Sultan Selim Mahallesi, Istanbul 34083 Turkey
Fener Rum Patrikhanesi is the official center of orthodox Christian belief in Turkey. The church has a beautiful and authentic interior, dark wood stalls with the heads of griffins on the armrests, a gilded carved iconostasis, and a very quiet and peaceful atmosphere.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chora Museum, Kariye Mahallesi, Kariye Camii Sokak, No: 18 EdirnekapI Fatih, Istanbul 34087 Turkey
The Chora Museum is a brilliant architectural monument of the Byzantine period, an ancient church founded in the 4th-5th century and preserved in our time. Most of the survived mosaics and frescoes date from the 11th century and illustrate biblical stories.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Pierre Loti Tepesi, Idris Kosku Cad. Eyup, Istanbul 34050 Turkey
Pierre Loti Hill is an observation deck on a hill with a panoramic view of Istanbul. It is placed at an altitude of 53 meters above sea level and reveals an amazing view of the Golden Horn and the city.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Kadikoy Istanbul Boga MeydanI, AltIyol MeydanI, Sogutlu Cesme Cd, Istanbul 34714 Turkey
Kadiköy is one of the oldest regions of Turkey. There are few tourists and you can quietly stroll along the old picturesque streets, view Haydarpaşa railway station, and the famous statue of a bull.
Duration: 45 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Friendly local guide
  • Private tour
  • Must see and off the beaten path
  • Iconic places for photoshoot
  • Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour

Exclusions
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
  • Entry/Admission - Galata Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Fener Rum Patrikhanesi
  • Entry/Admission - Chora Museum
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • We are serious about taking extra precautions to stop the spread of this virus by practicing regular hand washing and sanitization. We practice social distancing measures through providing private tours only.This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Lobby of your hotel. Please provide the exact name and address of your hotel.

Your guide will meet you at your centrally-located hotel, hostel or vacation rental
You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email


Departure Time

9:30 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 days

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

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