Full Day Private Old City Tour From Istanbul

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Overview

Discover the Old City of Istanbul with a private guide and vehicle. Don't get lost either in a crowded groups or while waiting for the lines. This is a no-shopping tour so you will not see rug demonstrations, leather or souvenir shops.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

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Spend a full day exploring Istanbul’s Old City with a knowledgeable private guide. Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel or cruise ship and bring you to Sultanahmet, Istanbul’s historic peninsula for a flexible and personalized full-day tour.

You can visit the Hippodrome, site of a former chariot-racing theater and a center of political activity in Constantinople. This space contains the Egyptian Obelisk, the Serpentine Column from Delphi, and the fountain of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Nearby is the 17th-century Blue Mosque, a distinct shape on Istanbul’s skyline with its six minarets. The mosque is active and open to the public, so you can explore its ornate blue-tiled interior.

Topkapi Palace is the former imperial residence of the Ottoman Empire, and currently is a sprawling museum. Perhaps you will explore the collection of artifacts and Chinese porcelain, or the tiled labyrinthine Harem. (This site is closed on Tuesdays, and replaced on that day by an excursion to the Basilica Cistern.)

Discover the iconic Hagia Sophia, a magnificent Byzantine church that became a mosque before it was converted into a museum. Learn about the golden religious mosaics and the impressive architecture. (On days the museum is closed, this site is replaced with the Basilica Cistern.)

At the conclusion of the tour, the driver will take you back to your hotel or cruise ship.

Inclusions for Full Day Private Old City Tour From Istanbul

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions for Full Day Private Old City Tour From Istanbul

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A small amount of walking is involved

Wheelchair accessible   

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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