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

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Visit highlights of Istanbul with your private tour guide in 1, 2 or 3 days with a flexible itinerary. Day 1 - Highlights of Topkapi Palace Museum, Byzantine Hippodrome / Sultanahmet Square, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar. Day 2 - Bosphorus Cruise by Public Ferry, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street, Cicek Passage, Galata Tower (from outside), Spice Market. Day 3 - Suleymaniye Mosque, Fener and Balat Districts, St. Stephen Church (Iron Church), Pierre Lotti Panoramic Hill by Cable Car, Rahmi Koc Museum (or alternative sites). Important Notes: - Skip the line service is not available for active mosques - there is a queue for the entrance. - If one of the mosques is not visited, Basilica Cistern will be visited as a replacement. - For the tours that start later than 11 am, kindly note that you may have to skip one/a couple of sites as the sites are closed by 7 pm. Your guide will adjust the program according to your priorities.

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Free Cancellation
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Duration: 7 hours to 21 hours
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Transportation (from/back to hotel, between sites (unless option selected)
Museum Tickets
Lunch
Gratitude (suggested)
Professional local guide
Private tour
Guide meets you at central hotels

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Skip the line service is not available for active mosques - there is a queue for the entrance.
  • If one of the mosques is not visited, Basilica Cistern will be visited as a replacement.
  • On Fridays, Hagia Sophia or Blue Mosque will be visited from outside because of the worship.
  • Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays. Due to museum regulations, live guide service is not available at Dolmabahce Palace.
  • As Hagia Sophia is not a museum anymore, tour guides don't have skip-the-line priority there. You may need to wait in the security line, in order to avoid queues we suggest departing at 8:30am or 9:00am.
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays can be replaced with Spice Market.
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays can be replaced with alternatives.
  • For the tours that start later than 11 am, kindly note that you may have to skip one/a couple of sites as the sites are closed by 7 pm. Your guide will adjust the program according to your priorities.

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience's local time.
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666tarine
February 22, 2024
We loved every minute of our tour!! The sights were beautiful - but what really made the day so special was our tour guide, Kemal. He was so knowledgeable and truly a joy to be around.
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Alexandria B
February 21, 2024
We were lucky to have such a friendly, warm and very knowledgeable Ozan as our tour guide today. We very much enjoyed our tour, saw many sights and learnt a great deal from Ozan. The blue mosque was my most favourite place to visit. Highly recommend. Thank you Ozan, you made our day! :)
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F1862XVmiked
February 21, 2024
We did the 2 day Private Guided Tour. Tolga, our guide was very informative, and paused frequently to make sure we were engaged. He encouraged questions at all times, and he shared with us some of the most important sites he recommended us to see. He also shared with us great food for lunch from local spots that was good as well as affordable. It was wonderful eating from places that was frequented by locals. Tolga was VERY friendly with us and constantly checked in on what we wanted to do next. I would recommend this tour if you’d like to see up close local shopping, eating, and other local activities. It was great to be immersed. The only thing that wasn’t clear for us was all of the public transportation involved, and that we would be required to pay for our passage in addition to the cost of the tour. It wasn’t a big deal, we just thought that the tour would have transportation included.
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jayantit2023
February 20, 2024
The tour was quite amazing! Our guide Sercan was very informative and friendly. He was very engaging and could answer all our questions. We did this tour on our first full day in Istanbul and it was lovely. We highly recommend it.
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jasonrV952QZ
February 20, 2024
Hazal was a fantastic guide. Very knowledgeable about the history and also answered all of our questions about modern Turkey and Istanbul. Would definitely request her again if we came back!
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