1 Or 2 Days Private Guided Highlights Of Istanbul Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from Taksim , Old City hotels
    We do not meet at Asia , Airport hotels and located more than 15 km away from old city
    Ports
    Istanbul
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit The blue mosque and Hagia sophia
Learn about Ottoman sultans at Topkapi palace
Try out your bargaining skills at the Grand bazaar
Tour the inside of Dolmabahce palace, home to the last Ottoman sultans
Admire the Bosphorus bridge, which connects Europe and Asia

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Instant Confirmation

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hagia sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), Istanbul

It was largest church in the world, built in Byzantium Period

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Topkapi palace, Istanbul

It was imperial ottoman Palace and housed for 25 Sultans in 400 years

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Blue mosque, Istanbul

Blue mosque is original named Sultanahmet Mosque built in otomdan period as imperial Mosque

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Fountain of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Istanbul

It is fountain present from Alman Kaiser to Ottoman Sultan

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hippodrome (At Meydani), Istanbul

There are obelisk located from Byzantium period where used for horse races

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kapali Carsi, Istanbul

It is from ottoman period largest bazaar in Istanbul , There are more than 4000 shops avaliable

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Taksim square, Istanbul

Starting point of istiklal street , main square of modern city

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Dolmabahce palace, Istanbul

The Palace has been used after Topkapi palace , it is modern Palace with Europen style

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Istiklal Street, Istanbul

It is modern city live area, 2 km shopping area

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Spice Bazaar, Istanbul

So many shops with some many tastes, Spices, delights

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Bosphorus cruise, Istanbul

It is Europe to Asia both cost visit by ferry

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Inclusions

Professional guide

1 or 2 nights (depending on option selected)

Private Tour

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

1-way transportation ticket (costs 3 TL, the equivalent of roughly 1 EUR.

Overnight Accommodation

Landing and facility fees

Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace

Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace

Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Cruise

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

The following attractions will be closed on Grand Bazaar Sundays, Topkapi Palace Tuesdays and Dolmabace Palace Mondays and Thursdays. If the museum is closed on your chosen day, the local supplier will move the itinerary to the next available day. If not, they will replace the tour with a trip to the underground cistern or Galata tower

Traveler Reviews

  • 10-Feb-2020

    Our guide was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable and we learned so much history of Turkey. We enjoyed the day and would highly recommend this tour!

  • 10-Jul-2018

    Our tour guide was exceptional. He was well mannered and knew about the history of all the attractions. He was very flexible with time but at the same time very prompt. I highly recommend Mr. Ismail as a tour guide. He is very kind and a gentleman as well. You will be in great hands and don’t have to worry about anything. If I go back to Istsnbul again, I would hire him again!!!

  • 26-Feb-2017

    I did the 1-Day Private Guided Tour in Istanbul. I was traveling by myself, and even though I'm a seasoned traveler, I do not speak Turkish and it was my first time to Turkey. My guide picked me up promptly he was actually a little early! at 9:00 AM and we set off in a taxi to Old Town. I will note that you should read the description carefully - you are responsible for all transportation to the sites, as well as all tickets to the sites. The way my guide did it, he had gotten the tickets in advance and I paid him at the conclusion of our trip.
    We started our day at the Hippodrome and from there walked to the Blue Mosque. Note: if you are a woman, you have to have the proper covering head shawl and NO pants - not even long ones - you must have a long skirt, but it is provided for free by the mosque. After touring the Mosque, we walked to the Hagia Sofia, followed by the Topkapi Palace. We stopped for lunch in the palace before we went to a local and certified rug business. The business was a nice chance to sit, learn about the rugs, enjoy Turkish coffee, and see various rugs. You are not required to buy there, and I found it a nice way to do the rug experience in Istanbul. Finally, we stopped at the Egyptian Spice Market before heading back to the hotel, arriving around 4:00 PM.
    Note: The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, when I did my tour, so we did not tour that. I did it the next day and it is not necessary to have a guide.
    Overall, my guide was very knowledgeable, helpful, and I enjoyed our day. My only complaint is about the pricing - this was a steep cost to pay for a day long tour, especially when there were additional costs. But for a single female traveler, this was a great way to feel comfortable touring Istanbul.

  • 21-Dec-2016

    Had a 24-hour stopover in Istanbul so I chose the 2-day tour first evening and following morning and afternoon. Communication was excellent from the start. They customized our trip to exactly what we wanted. Saban, our tour guide, was incredible. He made sure our every whim was catered to. Anything we wanted or needed, he had the answer. Saban took us to world-class dining, ancient sites, and spectacular markets. I felt like we got a good overview, despite our short stop. He was punctual and patient, great with kids, and very knowledgeable. We continued our vacation visiting three other countries, yet our visit to Istanbul was the highlight of our trip. I highly recommend this tour.