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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Istanbul Tour
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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Istanbul Tour

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The bridge between east and west, Istanbul is a vibrant city with magnificent architecture and a rich history as the former capital of the Ottoman empire. Cover top sites like the Blue Mosque and the Spice Market on this action-packed guided trip, which offers 1-, 2-, or 3-day itineraries to best suit your schedule. Because it’s a private tour, you have plenty of time for questions along the way. Here you can see the flexible daily tour itineraries below (7 hours per day): Day 1 - Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome Square, German Fountain, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar. Day 2 - Bosphorus Cruise by Public Ferry, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street, Cicek Passage, Galata Tower (from outside), Spice Market. Day 3 - Suleymaniye Mosque, Fener and Balat Districts, St. Stephen Church (Iron Church), Pierre Lotti Panoramic Hill by Cable Car, Rahmi Koc Museum (or alternative sites).
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Duration: 7–21 hours
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Highlights
  • A comprehensive tour of Istanbul, with 1-, 2-, and 3-day options
  • Marvel at Ottoman sites like Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque
  • Shop like a local at the Spice Market and Grand Bazaar
  • Private tour means plenty of personal attention
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2023

  • Private tour
  • Professional local guide
  • Guide meets you at central hotels
What's not included
  • Transportation (from/back to hotel, between sites (unless option selected)
  • Museum Tickets
  • Lunch
  • Gratitude (suggested)
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Galata Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Pierre Loti Tepesi
  • Entry/Admission - Rahmi M. Koc Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Haliç

Day one begins with a visit to the Hagia Sophia, a 6th-century Byzantine cathedral adorned in spectacular gold mosaics. From there, cover attractions like the ancient Basilica Cistern in the heritage district of Sultanahmet, and learn how the Blue Mosque got its nickname. You also have time to explore the treasures of Topkapi Palace, once home to the Ottoman sultans and their famous harems. If you opt for a 2-day tour, begin with a visit to the bustling Spice Market, where you can haggle for saffron alongside shoppers. Cruise down the famous Bosphorus, where you might catch sight of river dolphins, explore the vibrant pedestrian street of Istiklal, and make a stop at Galata Tower, a medieval stone monument with incredible panoramas over the city. The third day covers the Suleymaniye Mosque, the most beautiful of the Ottoman mosques, as well as the Byzantine frescoes in Chora Church. You also enjoy sweeping city views on a cable car ride on Pierre Loti Hill.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • *FOR LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS AND LATE DEPARTURES, as museums and some sites will be closed around 17:30 pm, alternative tour sites will be advised by the tour guide during the tour. *Tour guide meets you at central Istanbul hotels or Galata Port. If the hotel is not centrally located, the meeting point will be in front of the German Fountain. If van service is not chosen your guide will pick you up at centrally located hotels on foot. If private van service is booked, please note that there will be a surcharge if your hotel is located outside of the city center or on the Asian Side.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Istanbul Cruise Port
      • Galataport Istanbul, Kılıçali Paşa Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No: 8 İç Kapı No: 102, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11522P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • Skip the line service is not available for active mosques - there is a queue for the entrance.
        • If one of the mosques is not visited, Basilica Cistern will be visited as a replacement.
        • On Fridays, Hagia Sophia or Blue Mosque will be visited from outside because of the worship.
        • Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays. Due to museum regulations, live guide service is not available at Dolmabahce Palace.
        • As Hagia Sophia is not a museum anymore, tour guides don't have skip-the-line priority there. You may need to wait in the security line, in order to avoid queues we suggest departing at 8:30am or 9:00am.
        • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays can be replaced with Spice Market.
        • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays can be replaced with alternatives.
        • For the tours that start later than 11 am, kindly note that you may have to skip one/a couple of sites as the sites are closed by 7 pm. Your guide will adjust the program according to your priorities.
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        Itinerary
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        • 1
          Sultanahmet District
          Stop: 15 minutes
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        • 2
          Hippodrome
          Stop: 15 minutes
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        • 3
          German Fountain
          Stop: 15 minutes
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        • 4
          Sultanahmet Square
          Stop: 15 minutes
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        • 5
          Hagia Sophia Mosque
          Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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        • 6
          Blue Mosque
          Stop: 60 minutes
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          Basilica Cistern
        • 7
          Grand Bazaar
          Stop: 60 minutes
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        • 8
          Bosphorus Strait
          Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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        • 9
          Dolmabahce Palace
          Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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        • 10
          Taksim Square
          Stop: 60 minutes
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        Marie O
        Los Angeles, CA19 contributions
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        Oct 2020 • Friends
        We chose the 2Day tour of Istanbul. Our tour guide was Oscar and he was amazing! One in our party has breathing difficulty due to asthma and Oscar was professional, knowledgeable and most importantly - patient! He pretty much anticipated our needs and adjusted the pace of the tour accordingly. I think his long-time experience as a guide has given him the natural instincts to work cohesively with his client's and provide excellent service. Oscar was forthright for us to manage our expectation with regards to the Blue Mosque as it was going thru renovation. Furthermore, he arranged for our Spice Market purchases to be delivered to our hotel so we need not lug them around with us as we continued with the Bosphorus Tour and D. Palace. Towards the end of the tour he surprised us with a pit stop at the best Baklava vendor in all of Istanbul! Thank you, Oscar for making our Istanbul experience special and memorable!
        Mehmet from the head office was so pleasant to work with. We were initially caught off guard with the idea that the first day was completely a "walking tour". Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace are in and around "pedestrian only" zones. It's a good thing our hotel is in between HS and T Palace. Nonetheless, Mehmet was flexible with the booking and offered the option of cancelling the 2nd day should the first day's all day walking tour prove too much for us to handle. We truly appreciated his concern and flexibility.
        We highly recommend this tour company as well as the tours they offer. We wish we stayed longer in Istanbul. We would've booked the 3day tour for certain.
        Written 20 October 2020
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        Rishi
        Chicago, IL40 contributions
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        Jan 2020
        I paid for the 3 day package. Here's the itinerary for the 3 days:

        Day 1: Dolmabahce Palace, Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Taksim Square with Istiklal Street. (Duration is approximately 7 hours)
        Day 2: Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace Museum, Basilica Cistern Museum, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar. (Tour will be operated mostly as walking tour and duration is approximately 7 hours).
        Day 3: Pierre Lotti Hill, Chora Church Museum, Fener-Balat District Walk, Suleymaniye Mosque. (Duration is approximately 7 hours)

        Day one and two are walking or taking a cab to the sites with your tour guide. For day 3, we purchased the transport service which is definitely necessary. You don't need to purchase transport for day 1-2. Cabs and metro are very cheap and easy. You can't do this on day 3, because the sites are remote. Our tour guide Emre was great! Would recommend him.

        Couple of things: There's definite value in hiring a tour guide. Lines are long at some places and the tour guides can skip the lines and get you in ASAP. Its more efficient. Overall, the only downside was the weather. Most of Istanbul can be seen by walking and its hard to do when its snowing, raining or freezing outside. Its definitely pricey, but would strongly suggest for anyone who's never been to Instabul. Also a strong recommendation - get the pocket WIFI. I thought that was very helpful. Note that lunch is not included in tour package (and neither are tickets).
        Written 26 January 2020
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        mahmood1991
        Nelson, UK2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2021
        I booked this tour for a large family group of about 10-12 people. I contacted the company via whatsapp to adjust the itinerary as I thought some of the children might get tired walking around for the whole tour which they had no problem with.

        We were met by Oscar in the lobby of our hotel. He was very patient with us and really good with the children in the group throughout the whole tour!!!

        Throughout the tour Oscar explained everything in detail and even stopped for questions, his English is great and I would definitely recommend booking him as you will miss out on so much information and history without a guide. We caught some of these places at quiet time due to Covid and were not stuck in any queues or rush. We got to visit all sites without any waiting around and got to enjoy each area!! I would definitely recommend visiting Topkapi palace and Aya Sofia! both very beautiful places with so much history!

        At the end of the tour, Oscar added a few more stops when he realised we were not tired out - Thank you for this!! We finished the tour a little earlier so he was even willing to take us to another area if we were up for walking a little further out but by this time the group was ready for food! ( even though he would have waited for us to finish eating.)
        I would definitely recommend asking for Oscar if you book this tour - he has a lot of knowledge of the history in Istanbul and was amazing with group!
        Written 4 May 2021
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        Crystina G
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        We booked the 1 day tour without transport (our hotel was located close proximity to all stops). Our guide, Kamel, met us at the lobby right in time. We walked to the palace first, he explained the history as we went along the journey. He was extremely knowledgeable and fun with his delivery with the time line and background of the Palace. We then headed off toward the church nearby. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) was next. It was under renovation so we were not able to see the dome ceiling, but it still is worth it. So much history and energy here. We then went over to the Hagia Sophia, Kamel continued to explain how good was originally a church, and later converted into a mosque. You are able to see the original mosaics and paintings of angels. Very magical place. We opted out of the grand Bazaar as we happened to go on our own the day before. But Kamel did go over the history of it with us over lunch.

        Overall, Kamel provided one of the most pleasant and relaxed tour I have ever been on. The private tour is the way to go here.

        Few tips: Men and women cannot show legs above the knee, and if you are wearing leggings, you will need to cover as well. All places will have coverings available for head and legs if needed.

        Bring cash, it will be 200tl per person for the Palace and church.

        Hagia Sophia will charge 20tl for a disposable coverings.
        Written 22 August 2021
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        Victoria C
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2022 • Friends
        We booked the 2 day private tour of Istanbul, and we are convinced there is no better way of being introduced to the city! Our tour guide, Caner, was excellent. He was very attentive and knowledgeable about the history of the city. He was also very flexible and accommodating to our itinerary, which we customized each day, based on what we wanted to see, and how long we wanted to stay at a particular location. Caner made our experience so memorable - we got a city tour, shopping tour, local food tour, Bosphorus tour, and cultural tour all in 2 days! With a local (who also served as our private translator and photographer!) who knew the best places to go, at the best times, to avoid lines. Even at Hagia Sohphia! Also, adding the option of private van is a must! Taxis and public transportation are challenging in a city of 20 million, and it made the entire experience an absolute delight. I highly recommend Guided Istanbul Tours for anyone who is experiencing Istanbul for the first time!!!
        Written 8 July 2022
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        jhpayawal
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2020
        We enjoyed a beautiful fall day with our tour guide, Ceren. She met us at our hotel lobby and we took a taxi over to the Old City for what would be a very informative but relaxing tour of Istanbul's major historic sites. The tour was paced well and there was plenty of opportunity to stop, sit, and just enjoy the surroundings. Ceren was very knowledgeable about the history of all the sites we toured. She was friendly and personable. I liked that we got to know her as a person too. We had lunch at a local restaurant where the food was delicious and tasted home-cooked. The staff at the restaurant were very attentive and hospitable. We enjoyed shopping at the Grand Bazaar and with local state-sponsored artisans outside of the Bazaar. We never felt rushed with Ceren- in fact, we went over the 8hrs! Overall, I would highly recommend a private tour of the historic sites, unless you yourself are a history buff and know all the history already. Even if that, a tour guide can assist you in getting comfortable with the layout, customs of Istanbul so that you feel comfortable exploring on your own! looking forward to returning to Turkey and seeing more of the country.
        Written 13 November 2020
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        Kentman1964
        Snodland46 contributions
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        Mar 2022
        Gizem was a great guide and introduced us to many different aspects of life in Istanbul. We had the two day tour and opted for transport on the second day. The pace Gizem set was just right and the amount of information she passed over was pitched at the perfect level. A small private tour such as this is well worth the cost as it becomes tailored personally too you.
        If we were to do this again we wouldn’t use the private transport on day two. A mini bus to carry about 12 really was overkill and we could have simply used taxis which would reduce the cost by about $100.
        This was an excellent tour and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the tour and especially Gizem our guide.
        Written 1 April 2022
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        GlobeTrotting738458
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        Jan 2020 • Family
        We started our tour at 9 am. Ozgur came to our hotel and so we started our day. We saw Aya Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Palace, the Basilisque Cistern and Grand Bazaar. Ozgur was really friendly and he knew pretty much everything about the city and whatever extra we asked him, always answering with a smile. We can highly recommend him if you want to see the city on a nice pace with just the right amount of information. Thank you so much man, all the best!
        Written 2 February 2020
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        dreww
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2022
        I had a one day tour with Caner and he was a excellent tour guide. Caner is very passionate about history, culture, and his love of the city of Istanbul that you cannot help but also love Istanbul more at the end of the tour than when you started.

        I went during a high tourist season and Caner did a great job of navigating through the historical sights so we got the shortest lines/ least waits. as a solo travaler i appreciated the many photos Caner took for me at many of the famous landmarks. my Family & Friends agreed that the best photos of my trip were the ones Caner took.

        we actually we able to see more sights than was planned so you get great value out of this tour. I had some hard to find gift and Caner was able to take me to the right places to buy them. at the end of the tour i can vouch that he knows really good places to eat ( my best rooftop bar was one of his recommendations!)

        Caner really cares about his guest , after the entire day of walking up and down hills i was exhausted and Caner made sure i made it back to my hotel safe.

        I would book Caner again when i'm back in Istanbul for the 2 or 3 day tours he is a excellent tour guide ,with Caner its not like other tours where its a dude with a flag reading a script, with Caner its like having a friend show you around his city
        Written 24 June 2022
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        Omar S
        Springfield, IL5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020
        Emri was a fantastic guide who helped my whole family truly understand and appreciate the history and beauty behind the various sites we visited. His historical tour through Topaki Palace was the highlight. He was very patient with questions and looked up information for us to help us for the rest of our trip in Istanbul.

        Mehmet from Istanbul Guided Tours was able to put together a luxury minivan, diligent driver, and Emri as a guide within an hour; we booked the tour the morning of (last minute plans on our part). After having used this tour company today, I can understand why they are so highly rated. I look forward to using their services again when I plan a visit to other parts of Turkey later this year.
        Written 24 February 2020
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