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

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: Turkey, Turkey, Istanbul
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  • 7 hours
  • Istanbul
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Visit top-sights of Istanbul with your private family and kid friendly tour guide in 1-2 or 3 days;

DAY-1

Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, German Fountain, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Irene Church.

DAY-2

Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Istiklal Street, Cicek Passage, Galata Tower(from outside). 

DAY-3

Suleymaniye Mosque, Fener-Balat Districts, Iron Church, Pierre Lotti Panorama Hill by Cable Car.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sultanahmet District, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Sultanahmet District

Duration: 7 hours

Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey

Hippodrome Square / Atmeydanı

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: German Fountain, Hippodrome Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Germa Fountain / Alman Çeşmesi

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul Turkey

Sultanahmet Square

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hagia Sophia Mosque, Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya MeydanI No:1, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Hagia Sophia Museum / Ayasofya

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sogukcesme Sokak, Soguk Cesme Sokak, Istanbul Turkey

Sogukcesme Street / Soğukçeşme Sokak

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Blue Mosque / Sultanahmet Camii

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Topkapi Palace Museum / Topkapı Sarayı

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hagia Irene Museum, Sultanahmet Meydani Topkapi Sarayi 1. Avlusu Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Hagia Irene Church

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Grand Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

Grand Bazaar / Kapalı Çarşı

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

Bosphorus Cruise by Public Ferry or Private Cruise ( if option is chosen)
Boğazda Tekne Turu

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Dolmabahce Palace, Visnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahce Cd, Istanbul 34357 Turkey

Dolmabahce Palace / Dolmabahçe Sarayı

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Taksim Square, Gumussuyu Mh., Istanbul 34435 Turkey

Taksim Square / Taksim Meydanı

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Istiklal Caddesi, Istiklal Street Taksim Beyoglu, Istanbul Turkey

Istiklal Street is the modern and colorful face of Turkey with churches, modern art galeries, embassies, pubs, cafes and shops selling different kind of products.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Cicek Pasaji, Huseyinaga Mh Beyoglu, Istanbul Turkey

Cicek Passage / Flower Passage
Originally named as Cite de Pera

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Galata Tower, Buyuk Hendek Cad. 2, Istanbul Turkey

We will see the tower FROM OUTSIDE, due to the regulations unfortunately tour guides don't have skip the line priority here so it takes long time to wait queue. Your tour guide will make you explanation about tower.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market), Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

Spice Market / Mısır Çarşısı

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Historic Areas of Istanbul, Istanbul Turkey

Historic Areas of Istanbul

Duration: 7 hours

Stop At: Balat, Istanbul Turkey

Fener-Balat Neighborhood backstreet walk

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pierre Loti Tepesi, Idris Kosku Cad. Eyup, Istanbul 34050 Turkey

Pierre Loti Hill to be visited with your tour guide for panaromic view of the Golden horn.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Rahmi M. Koc Museum, Haskoy Cad. No: 5 Beyoglu, Haskoy, Istanbul 34445 Turkey

Rahmi Koc Museum

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Suleymaniye Mosque, Prof. SIddIk Sami Onar Cd. No:1 Süleymaniye Mah, Istanbul 34116 Turkey

Suleymaniye Mosque / Süleymaniye Camii

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Fener Rum Patrikhanesi, Dr. SadIk Ahmet Cd. No:44 Yavuz Sultan Selim Mahallesi, Istanbul 34083 Turkey

Orthodox Patriarch

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Balat Mahallesi, Murselpasa Cd. No:10, Istanbul 34087 Turkey

St. Stephen Church; Located on the shore of the Golden Horn, the church is also known as the Iron Church due to the fact that it’s made entirely of prefabricated cast iron in 19th century.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Professional local guide
  • Guide meets you at the hotel

Exclusions
  • Transportation (from/back to hotel, between sites (unless option selected)
  • Museum Tickets
  • Lunch
  • Gratitude (suggested)
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Irene Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Galata Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Pierre Loti Tepesi
  • Entry/Admission - Rahmi M. Koc Museum
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Topkapi Palace and Hagia Irene Church is closed on Tuesdays
  • Blue Mosque is closed until 2pm on Fridays
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
  • For multiple day booking, private van service will be advised according to your hotel location and size of the group
  • Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays
  • Due to museum regulations, live guide service is not available at Dolmabahce Palace
  • When booking the tour with van, if your hotel is located in Sultanahmet you will be steps away from the museums, so the van will not be used as much.
  • Galata Tower will be visited from outside as tour guides have no priority to skip the line due to Galata Tower regulations
  • Annual Closing Dates of all museums and bazaars in Istanbul in 2021 as follows; January 1-New Year. May 13/14/15-Ramadan Celebrations. July 20/21/22/23-Eid Celebrations. October 29-Republic Day.
  • Hagia Sophia will be closed for visit during praying time
  • Families with young children will be accompanied by kid-friendly tour guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • For last minute bookings, tour starting time can be flexible.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
*FOR LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS AND LATE DEPARTURES, as museums and some sites will be closed around 17:30 pm, alternative tour sites will be advised by the tour guide during the tour.

*Tour guide meets you at central Istanbul hotels or Galata Port. If the hotel is not centrally located,
the meeting point will be in front of the German Fountain.

If van service is not chosen your guide will pick you up at centrally located hotels on foot.

If private van service is booked, please note that there will be a surcharge if your hotel is located outside of the city center or on the Asian Side.


Ports

  • Istanbul Cruise Port
  • Galata Port Istanbul, Kılıçali Paşa Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No: 8 İç Kapı No: 102, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Galataport İstanbul, Kılıçali Paşa Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No: 8 İç Kapı No: 102, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey


Voucher info

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

Duration

7 hours

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

User's Reviews

N5912RUcarmenc

26 Nov, 2021

Creen was an amazing guide. She was very knowledgeable and helpful. We are so happy with her . I suggest everyone request her when they book

D645BQmikew

25 Nov, 2021

Hakam was extremely knowledgeable about everything we visited and helpful ensuring we got the best souvenirs. His English was impeccable and I would suggest him to anyone that comes to visit Istanbul.

Nadia_A

23 Nov, 2021

Semih was very helpful and a very knowledgeable tour guide. He knew all the history very well. He showed us all the places we wanted to see including some local areas.

NadiaAzhar12

23 Nov, 2021

Semih very good tour guide and very knowledgeable. If we had questions he knew the answers to all of them. He was very flexible with our schedule and even meet us at our hotel. Showed us all the tourists hacks and was overall very helpful.

AnaMaria_A

22 Nov, 2021

We booked a three day private tour for Istanbul and was the very best decision made. Our tour operator Hakan was great...Not only did he speak great English but he was very knowledgeable! He took us everywhere from the old city to the newer part of the Istanbul as well as to the Asia part. We visited the most important places, Hakan took the time to explain the culture and the history. We walked the city, took the metro and the tram...he also recommended great restaurants. He was a real pleasure through out the three days.

User's Picture Gallery

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Grand Bazaar

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Istiklal Street

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Topkapi Palace

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Dolmabahce Palace

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City View from Neorion Hotel rooftop terrace

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Ayasofya Hagia Sophia

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Ayasofya Hagia Sophia

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Turkish Pottery

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque Blue Mosque, Spice Market

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Grand Bazaar

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Grand Bazaar

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Shop front

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Grand Bazaar

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Hagia Sophia

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Hagia Sophia

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Galata Kulesi

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Dolmabahce

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Bosphorus cruise

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Blue Mosque

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In front of Dolmabache Palace, Istanbul. A must see.

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David and Jill having a pleasant Turkish lunch with Ahmet.

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Kebabs and more kebabs where Rosa brought us

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A small window at Hagia Sophia overlooking the Blue Mosque

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