Private tour

Istanbul: Full-Day Private Guided Tour

4.8 / 5

42 reviews

Activity provider: Guided Istanbul Tours

Istanbul: Full-Day Private Guided Tour

Activity provider: Guided Istanbul Tours

From US$ 244.55 per group up to 8

Spend a delightful day on a customizable private tour of the sites at the heart of Istanbul. See the Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, or explore the vibrant Grand Bazaar.

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Duration 7 hours
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English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Pickup included
Your guide will pick you up from your central hotel on foot.
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  • See the Blue Mosque and admire its beautiful blue tiles
  • Visit Hagia Sophia with its mosaics and largest dome
  • Experience the visually stimulating Grand Bazaar
  • Visit the exhibitions and kiosks in Topkapi Palace
  • See the horse racing track of Romans, the Hippodrome square
Full description

Meet your private guide at your hotel to begin your tour. Marvel at the iconic tiles and minarets of the Blue Mosque, built in the 1600s for Sultan Ahmet. Feast your eyes on the mosaics of the Hagia Sophia and discover a stunning and seamless blend of Christian and Islamic influences. Amble through the world's largest (and oldest) covered market on a tour of the Grand Bazaar and see the Basilica Cistern, an beautiful underground water storage system. Travel back further to the Byzantine Empire, when the city was known as “Constantinople” at the Hippodrome and its 4 monuments; the Fountain Of Wilhelm II, the Obelisk Of Theodosius, the Serpentine Column, and the Column Of Constantine. Go to Topkapı Palace to see the last Imperial residence of the Ottoman sultans and the seat of the Parliament.

  • Fully licensed private guide
  • Pickup on foot from centrally located hotels
  • Hotel drop off
  • Entrance tickets to museums
  • Lunch

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays
  • The Blue Mosque is closed between January 1 and April 1
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4.8 /5

based on 42 reviews

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Easy to book through Get your Guide app. Used many times before in different countries. Sema my guide arrived on time picked me up from the hotel and took me on a 7 hour walking tour adventure in Istanbul. Full of knowledge. spent time enjoying the food and culture learning the history Just fabulous

September 26, 2022

Our day trip with Ayla was an experience. Very good German tour guide with in-depth knowledge of history and safe local knowledge. Ayla responded to our requests, even if it exceeded the time limit, and also gave us a good insight into the everyday life of Istanbul. If we had had more time, we would have liked to spend another interesting day with her. Thanks Ayla

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November 2, 2019

A very nice travel companion with humor and good contacts! Because of the closure at the mosque on Tuesday we did an additional Bosphorus tour! Because she had contacts we could even sit in the cab! In the end we invited them to dinner because of their great tour! If you take German ask for an Ayla !!!

October 22, 2019

Product ID: 54383