Discover Istanbul In Two Days

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up from the Taksim, Sultanahmet, Fatih and Besiktas districts only.
    Please contact the tour operator for instructions if your hotel is outwith these districts.read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy a 2-day guided tour of Istanbul, Old City ( Hagia Sophia,Blue Mosque,Grand Bazaar,Cistern,Roman Hippodrom with the Obeliscs ) and The Bosphorus By Boat. Includes lunch, entrances fees, minivan, licensed guide and boat trip.

Highlights

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Multi-Day Trip

Small-group tour by minibus

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Know More about this tour

Begin your tour program at one of Istanbul's greatest architectural masterpieces; Hagia Sophia. This 6th century basilica will stun you with its towering minarets and beautiful handcrafted mosaics.
Head to The blue mosque. One of the most famous monuments in all of Turkey, the Blue mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque) is a monument to the Ottoman empire and its builders. It gets its name from the more than twenty-thousand Iznik blue tiles that adorn its facade and interior. Let the history impress you as you receive a tour. You then step back in time a bit to the Hippodrome. Imagine what life might have been like as locals traveled to see the chariot races at this famous sports arena.
Take a shopping break as you head to the Grand Bazaar, where you'll have the chance to barter on everything from fine leather goods, to spices and plenty of sweets to satisfy your sweet tooth.
After lunch,You will visit the Roman Water Reservoir ; the last monument of the first day.
Day Two starts with the Spice Bazaar, a Bosphorus cruise accompanied by your tour guide. Enjoy being treated to several stops along this epic waterway, which divides Europe and Asia. The ferry operates from Eminou, port 3 at Bogaz Hatti. Step onto a traditional boat, with seats on the outside for perfect and unobstructed views of the city around you. We make our first stop at Besiktas, the downtown of European Istanbul.
Once the ship sets sail again, pass many lovely houses built along the European Side of the straight. We will pass by huge European Fortresses constructed by Sultan Mehmed II in 1452 before the conquering of Istanbul.
After lunch, pass from Bosphorus Bridge to the Asian Continent of The City where you will go to the highest panoramic point of the city; Camlica hill, from where the whole city is under your feet.

Inclusions

2x Lunch

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Lunch

Professional art historian guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque

Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque

Entry/Admission - Serefiye Sarnici

Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait

Entry/Admission - Camlica Hill

Exclusions

Drinks

Gratuities

Overnight accommodation

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 29-Sep-2022

    Meeting Emre for our tour we of, course, did not really know how this would go: A private tour for two days with a guide we had never met in a country we had never been. The two-day tour was fantastic. I mean that truthfully. Emre is an experienced guide, quite knowledgeable about all things Istanbul and Turkiye. Any questions we had (many) were answered fully and truthfully from the story of the language and their history to civil and political life in the country. More importantly I had contacted Emre prior to the tour on WhatsApp advising that my wife had some mobility issues, so we needed a slower type of tour (we are both 75). I asked him to design the tour around that condition. Because of his care and concern about my wife's problem the tour design was perfect for her making it more pleasant than she could have expected. The van was very helpful getting from one place to another, avoiding long walks. He asked only once if we wanted to see shopping places for rugs, etc. We said no and we saw none - that was nice for us. Both days we bought lunch for Emre at the type of restaurants we had asked about. This enabled us to spend that time relaxing and just talking Turkey with him casually. I rarely review on Trip Advisor saving it for either dire warnings to others or expressing outstanding service. This was the latter. We owe Emre a debt of gratitude for the time he spent with us. Thank you, Emre!

  • 08-Sep-2022

    Very nice guide, who will bring you to see all istanbul main places in two days ! I really enjoyed the tour Emre gave us even though I don't usually like guided tours. Very nice places and a good choice in food as well, I recommend !

  • 19-Dec-2021

    Nos encanto Estambul gracias a Emre y David!! Totalmente recomendable, hicimos el tour de 2 dias en español, david lo habla perfecto y sabe de todo.

  • 31-Oct-2021

    We hebben genoten van twee dagen Istanbul met Emre. Beiden dagen werden we met een busje keurig op tijd opgehaald bij ons appartement. Emre nam ons de eerste dag onder andere mee naar de Hagia Sophia, de Hippodroom, de blauwe moskee, het Topkapi paleis en de Grand Bazaar, daarnaast bezochten we enkele lokale winkels waar we uitleg kregen over tapijten en over de turkse lekkernijen. Tussendoor een heerlijke lunch. De tweede dag gingen we naar de kruidenbazaar, een hele mooie moskee, de Bosporuscruise en het Aziatische deel. Met deze twee dagen kregen we een goede indruk van Istanbul. Emre was een hele fijne gids. Hij wist ons te boeien met verhalen over de geschiedenis van Istanbul en de plaatsen waar we waren. We hebben door Emre zoveel meer gezien. Daarbij was hij gezellig, grappig, nam tijd voor onze vragen en gaf ons overal voldoende tijd om rond te kijken en foto's te maken. We hebben genoten van de twee dagen en kijken uit naar een volgend bezoek aan Istanbul!

  • 18-Oct-2021

    Had a lovely tour of Istanbul with Mr Emre and would highly recommend him to all the people visiting

  • 04-Sep-2021

    Wonderful visit to Istanbul. Emre was great and took us , not only to see the bsics of Istanbul, but also to some great authentic places so that we could enjoy "the real Istanbul". It was great!

  • 09-Apr-2020

    Nous sommes partis (8 copins) de Luxembourg pour faire 2 jours de decouverte à Istanbul. En 2 jours on a fait le maximum de choses.(Visites musées, mosquées, sorties restaurants, ballade en Bosphore etc...) Emre est quelqu'un de très disponible, gentil est patient, ainsi que son chauffeur qui était tout le temps avec nous. Nous avons passé 2 jours de rêve en leur compagnie et on a été traité comme des rois. Je conseille à tout le monde aux yeux fermés...

  • 08-Oct-2019

    Emre was a great help, very friendly and kind. We could never have negotiated Istanbul without a good guide like Emre and highly recommend him and the tour Discover Istanbul in 2 Days. If we are ever lucky enough to visit again, we would love to have Emre show us around. We were only able to scratch the surface of such an amazing city. Thank you, Sandra Smith and Peter Hubbar

  • 08-Jul-2019

    We had 2 wonderful days of exploring Istanbul with my family who were visiting from Boston! Emre was super helpful and had great communication skills to tailor the tour according to our wants and needs. If you would like to see Istanbul with learning lots about culture and history as well as some humor, i would highly recommend this tour:)