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Istanbul: Round-Trip Ferry Tickets to Princes Islands

1. Istanbul: Round-Trip Ferry Tickets to Princes Islands

Exchange your voucher at the ticket office in Kabatas and get access to the boat. The boat departs from Kabatas ferry station in the morning and returns in the evening. A Marine Officer will welcome you at the departure pier, help you onto the boat, hand you a Bosphorus cruise plan, and explain to you what you will see during the crossing. Set off for the Princes' Islands, which in Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman times were used as exile sites and as a monastery region. Today only 4 of the total 9 Princes’ Islands are open to public settlement. Arrive at the most famous and beautiful of these islands called Büyükada, or 'Big Island'. Spend the day exploring the island at your own pace. Take a walk through the center and get used to the silence that reigns on the island. See the Merkez Eczanesi, a pharmacy from 1870, and feel you have stepped back in time. Go to Hamlaci Street 4 and see the ruins of the villa where Trotsky lived in exile between 1929 and 1933, writing his autobiography and 3 volumes on the "History of the Russian Revolution". Alternatively, rent a bike and cycle around the island admiring the magnificent old villas lining the streets. Explore the Greek Orthodox St. George Church on top of the island's tallest hill where you can also admire fantastic views of Istanbul, the Marmara Sea, and the neighboring islands.  Stop over and visit the former Greek Orphanage, Europe’s largest and the world's 2nd largest wooden house. Enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the many restaurants around the harbor. Go to one of the public beaches (Halk Plaji) or beach clubs for swimming and sunbathing. If you like hiking, you can also walk around the island on foot. When you have finished exploring, take the return ferry to Istanbul at your leisure. The boat departs Büyukada (Big Island) to return to Kabatas ferry station at 3:30 PM.

Private Istanbul Tour with Car and Guide

2. Private Istanbul Tour with Car and Guide

Explore Istanbul/Turkey with a professional licensed tour guide. You will travel in a private car or a mini van and can choose where you want to go and what you want to see. Your guide will take you on a customized tour throughout Istanbul or other cities in Turkey. You build the itinerary and your licensed and experienced tour guide keeps your sightseeing smooth and informative. They will give you information about the sites that you visit and the areas in which you travel, leaving you with fantastic and vivid memories of your time in Istanbul and Turkey. This tour guarantees that you will be taken care of from the moment you enter Turkey. You will travel in full luxury without the need to navigate language differences or worry about where and how to find transportation.

Istanbul: Topkapi, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern Tour

3. Istanbul: Topkapi, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern Tour

Join a guided tour to discover Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul. Benefit from priority admission at the museum ticket offices to skip the long lines and head in faster. Meet your guide in the Sultanahmet neighborhood at an easy spot and check out Istanbul's greatest monuments on a walking tour. Start with the Basilica Cistern, wander around the “Subterranean Palace” and learn about its history. See the underground pillars and learn about Byzantine architecture. Walk on the wooden walkways over the water until the famous upside-down Medusa heads. Next, visit the Hagia Sophia and witness the most significant site of the Greek Orthodox religion in Istanbul and learn how it was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople. Explore the stunning monument with elements of a mosque and a church standing next to each other. Admire the basilica’s stunning dome and minarets, and countless mosaics, paintings, and Roman columns. Learn how the impressive İznik tiles were added over time in the Mosque, how the stunning Virgin Mary mosaic was made, and why the Ottomans chose to bury their sultans in the courtyard. Continue to Topkapi Palace to explore the splendor of the Ottoman Empire. Discover the complex of buildings, pavilions, and courtyards was a self-contained city, which most inhabitants rarely left. Explore the outer-terraced gardens and admire the view over the Golden Horn. Visit the Harem ( if the option is chosen), ruled by the Queen Mother who wielded domestic and political power. The harem housed hundreds of women and family members as well as hundreds of eunuchs, who performed a wide range of duties. Admire cupboard doors inlaid with mother of pearl and tortoiseshell and stunning Iznik tiles with verses from the Quran. The tour ends with a visit to the holy relics and the imperial kitchens.

Istanbul: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour with Commentary

4. Istanbul: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour with Commentary

Explore the beautiful city of Istanbul at your own pace with this hop-on-hop-off bus ticket including audio commentary in 8 languages. Your ticket is valid for 1 day and will let you spend more time discovering the highlights that most interest you. Jump aboard your double decker bus and enjoy a tour designed for those who want flexibility during their sightseeing exploration of Istanbul. With additional commentary from your audioguide, you will learn interesting facts about key sights whilst savoring delicious complimentary snacks on board. During the route you can stop at locations like Sultanahmet Square, Eminönü, Karaköy, Galataport, Dolmabahçe Palace, Naval Museum, Beylerbeyi Palace, Taksim Square, Beşiktaş Bazaar, Şişhane, and Egyptian Spice Bazaar.

Istanbul Airport Private Transfer Service

5. Istanbul Airport Private Transfer Service

Take the worry out of your arrival or departure from Istanbul Airport and avoid the unreliable local taxis with a guaranteed transfer to or from your accommodation in all areas of Istanbul. Avail of a reliable and hassle-free ground transportation provider and get a welcome meet and greet on arrival. Sit back and relax in a vehicle exclusive to you and your group, and make your way directly to your hotel, apartment or private residence with ease. Benefit from flight tracking to avoid any unnecessary waiting fees and to make sure that your driver is ready on time. The service is available 24/7 to suit your needs, whatever time your flight is scheduled to arrive or depart.

Istanbul: New Istanbul Airport Shared-Transfer Service

6. Istanbul: New Istanbul Airport Shared-Transfer Service

Avoid the high costs of a private transfer and take a modern and safe shuttle bus on a one-way transfer from the new airport of Istanbul to the main areas of the city, or vice versa. Enjoy a comfortable ride in one of the 105 latest model buses with new seats, WiFi, USB chargers, and TV-movie-series services on board. From Istanbul Airport, exit the arrival gate, go down to transportation level -2, show your confirmation to the kiosk and get on board the bus. Choose between 5 express lines heading to Sultanahmet, Taksim, Sirkeci, Beyazit, Sirkeci or Besiktas.

Istanbul: Private Car Hire with Driver

7. Istanbul: Private Car Hire with Driver

Enjoy a private car hire with a driver and explore Istanbul. The drivers have local knowledge and know the city very well.  Let the driver handle the traffic and relax while going to business meetings, shopping, or visiting restaurants, cafes, and historical places. The drivers wait for you in the car while you visit places and are ready to drive to your next stop. All the minivans offer WiFi and GPS. The cars are disinfected on a regular basis, are fully insured, and have a modern interior. This service is available from 4 hours until up to 8 hours, with a distance limit depending on the time.  At the end of the rental, you can drop off at any location in Istanbul.

İstanbul Welcome Card

8. İstanbul Welcome Card

When you arrive in Istanbul your welcome package will be waiting at Istanbul Airport. Inside the package, find your card loaded with 10 rides for public transportation and vouchers to join the Bosphorus Cruise, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and Topkapi Palace tours. Skip the lines and explore the Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and the Topkapi Palace with a historian guide. Have fun on a cruise along the Bosphorus and witness breathtaking views over the shimmering waters of Istanbul's magnificent river. See bridges, palaces, fortresses, seaside residences and, many other historical places. Travel around the city with 10 transportation tickets including metro, tram, ferry, funicular, bus, and metrobus. Take advantage of numerous discounts at many top attractions across the city and discover museums with the included audio guides at your own pace.

Istanbul Transfers: Airport, Hotel or Return Trip

9. Istanbul Transfers: Airport, Hotel or Return Trip

Begin your stay in Istanbul with a private and worry-free airport transfer from Istanbul Airport to your hotel in the city center. The service offers chauffeured executive cars, taxis and limousines for hassle-free transportation from Istanbul Airport and cruise ports to centrally located Istanbul hotels. Transfers are also available in the opposite direction, from city hotels to the airports and cruise ports. There’s no need to waste time and effort looking for taxis and negotiating prices. Booking your transfer in advance will give you peace of mind. Pre-book your Istanbul airport or cruise ship terminal transportation for any time of the day, on any day of the week. You will be met outside the customs area by an English-speaking representative and driven to your centrally located Istanbul hotel in comfort.

Istanbul: Tourist Pass with Over 75 Attractions & Services

10. Istanbul: Tourist Pass with Over 75 Attractions & Services

Save time and money with a convenient 2, 3, 5 or 7-day passport to Istanbul. The Istanbul Tourist Pass is an online city Pass that provides access to some of the city’s top sights, during the days you choose. It is the only city pass available that allows you to enjoy Istanbul in a simple, convenient, and fun way. All the passes include a chat service during available hours with professional guides over WhatsApp. By presenting your GetYourGuide voucher at the entrance, gain access to:• Hagia Sophia Guided Tour in English (check meeting point and tour schedule)• Topkapi Palace Museum Guided Tour in English (check meeting point and tour schedule)• Basilica Cistern Guided Tour in English (check meeting point and tour schedule)• Dolmabahçe Palace Guided Tour in English (check meeting point and tour schedule)• Blue Mosque Guided Tour (check meeting point and tour schedule)• Grand Bazar Guided Tour (check meeting point and tour schedule)• Hagia Irene Museum in English (check meeting point and tour schedule)• Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum Guided Tour in English (check meeting point and tour schedule)• Tiled Pavilion Museum (check meeting point and tour schedule)• Museum of the Ancient Orient (check meeting point and tour schedule)• Photoshoot in Ottoman attire (1 per person)• Şerefiye Cistern Guided Tour• Madame Tussauds Wax Museum• SEA Life Aquarium• Sapphire Observation Deck with 4D Skyride Simulation• Museum of Illusions• Hop-on hop-off Bosphorus boat cruise (1-ring or 1-day, Bosphorus Strait or Golden Horn)• Bosphorus boat tour• Princes’ Islands boat trip• LEGOLand (adults cannot enter LEGOLand without a child)• Xtrem Aventures• Pera Museum• Dialogue in the Silence• Istanbul Airport Shuttle (One way)• Jungle & Dungeon & Safari• Sakıp Sabancı Museum• Upside Down House Photo Experience• Jungle & Dungeon & Safari (cannot be visited without children)• The Museum of Selfies• Dialogue in the Silence• Bursa Day trip• Sapanca Lake & Maşukiye Daily Tour• Istanbul Segway Tour• Emaar Aquarium and Underwater Zoo• Istanbul Toy Museum By making reservations in advance and presenting your GetYourGuide voucher, get access to the following:• Discount on a 1-way airport transfer. You are allowed to choose the direction• Whirling dervishes ceremony (requires a reservation in advance)• Bosphorus dinner cruise. Dinner and shows included (requires a reservation in advance)• Dialogue in the Dark• Miniaturk Park Istanbul• Eyup Sultan Mosque• Pierre Loti• Discounted COVID PCR Test• 2-Day free Wi-Fi device

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What people are saying about Istanbul

We used their services multiple times for our transfers to and from Istanbul. The vehicles were spacious, clean and comfortable. Our drivers showed up early, we’re friendly, drove safely, and were very professional. Their customer service was also very responsive and helpful during our communications via WhatsApp. We would recommend them highly and use them again.

Incredible. And that happened to me. The flight was delayed, I couldn't find the meeting point and even so they waited for me and went to pick me up to take me to the van.

Reliable company and the instructions on the app made it easy to find them. The van was cleaned, had the AC and cold water.

A l’aller comme au retour, chauffeur à l’heure ! Super rien a redire

Great service, friendly staff and good value for money.