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Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day or Full Day Private Walking Tour provided by Real Istanbul Tours

Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day or Full Day Private Walking Tour

Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day or Full Day Private Walking Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5–8 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5–8 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
The best choice for any first timer, Top sites of Old Istanbul, is a half-day and optional full day private tour. Discover what has made Istanbul such a majestic and historically significant city by hitting all of the hot spots and then some!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23067P7
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off with public transportation if necessary
  • Private walking tour with an official tour guide
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees of the museums
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
Duration
5–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our guide can meet you at receptions of the hotels located in Besiktas, Taksim, Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Beyazit, Macka, Galata, Karakoy neighborhoods. And tour guide will use tram, metro, taxi to the old city. Tour does not include private a vehicle to be with you all day. Please provide your hotel details or shore details for the booking.
  • Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant, Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:6, 34400 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey For further explanation perhaps use the Sultanahmet tram stop as a reference. The restaurant is located on the street where the tram lines run through Sultanahmet, an approximately 1-minute walk from the Sultanahmet tram stop.
  • Grand Bazaar, Beyazıt, Kalpakçılar Cd. No:22, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Tour ends in Grand Bazaar and tour guide can accompany you back to the hotel if you like.
  • Ports:
  • Sarayburnu
  • Main Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Blue Mosque is under restoration and you may visit Blue Mosque or switch with Nuri Osmaniye Mosque
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with Spice Bazaars
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and Half day tour is available on Tuesdays or will be replaced with Bosphorus Tour for full day tours
  • On Religious Fests Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar are closed; May 13th,14th, 15th, July 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23th in 2021
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off with public transportation if necessary
  • Private walking tour with an official tour guide
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees of the museums
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Our guide can meet you at receptions of the hotels located in Besiktas, Taksim, Sultanahmet, Sirkeci, Beyazit, Macka, Galata, Karakoy neighborhoods. And tour guide will use tram, metro, taxi to the old city. Tour does not include private a vehicle to be with you all day. Please provide your hotel details or shore details for the booking.
  • Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant, Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:6, 34400 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey For further explanation perhaps use the Sultanahmet tram stop as a reference. The restaurant is located on the street where the tram lines run through Sultanahmet, an approximately 1-minute walk from the Sultanahmet tram stop.
  • Grand Bazaar, Beyazıt, Kalpakçılar Cd. No:22, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Tour ends in Grand Bazaar and tour guide can accompany you back to the hotel if you like.
  • Ports:
  • Sarayburnu
  • Main Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5–8 hours
Return details
  • Grand Bazaar, Beyazıt, Kalpakçılar Cd. No:22, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Tour ends in Grand Bazaar and tour guide can accompany you back to the hotel if you like.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Blue Mosque is under restoration and you may visit Blue Mosque or switch with Nuri Osmaniye Mosque
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and will be replaced with Spice Bazaars
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and Half day tour is available on Tuesdays or will be replaced with Bosphorus Tour for full day tours
  • On Religious Fests Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar are closed; May 13th,14th, 15th, July 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23th in 2021
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Basilica Cistern
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Grand Bazaar Jewelers
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Grand Bazaar
    Beyazıt, Kalpakçılar Cd. No:22, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    Tour ends in Grand Bazaar and tour guide can accompany you back to the hotel if you like.
    See address & details
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Dominika K
4 contributions
We booked a half day tour- the guide was great, spoke excellent English, told us a lot of interesting stories about the places we visited and the city itself. Finally, we decided to book another tour and it was amazing too. Highly recommended!
Written 1 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Richard F
New York City, NY179 contributions
Mar 2021
we started out with the "off the beaten path" tour and half way through I knew I had to book the full day private walking tour the next day. Our guide, Emir, had a remarkable knowledge of Turkish history combined with a fantastic personality, and after two tours we now have a friend who we hope to see when we return.
Written 3 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

EstherG
New York City, NY4 contributions
Dec 2019
We went on the half day tour with our guide, Emre.

Not only was he very knowledgeable and engaging in sharing about the histories of each site, we found him to be really open and personable. Through Emre, we gained a richer appreciation for Istanbul. During each site tour, he was able to highlight or point out a little extra which piqued and sustained our interest during the tour. It is without a doubt that the historical sites of Istanbul are magnificent, but with Emre, our experience was amplified greatly.

We would highly recommend this tour with Emre!
Written 10 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rosane
Paranavai, PR3 contributions
Dec 2019
I highly recommend this day Istanbul tour as a way to see Istanbul and learn about the amazing culture this beautiful city has to offer. Our tour guide made this vacation one to never forget.
Written 8 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dick S
15 contributions
Nov 2019
We had a 5 hour very extensive and informative tour by our guide, Emir. The experience was so great that we immediately booked a full day for the next day. Because he was so full of knowledge - historical and contemporary- we really felt that we had a truly personalized experience. We felt comfortable asking all sorts of questions and felt that we understood a little better Istanbul life. I would highly highly recommend this company and if possible, request Emir.
Written 15 November 2019
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Julie douglas
New York City, NY11 contributions
Oct 2019
My husband and I did the whole day walking tour of Instanbul with our guide Abuallah or "Apple" as he requested we call him. We started at the Hippodrome and he was a walking history book of the peoples and religions that called this region home. We toured the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar. Apple was very personable and informative and a great lunch companion at his favorite local restaurant where the food was amazing. He even talked me into drinking the yogurt drink which accompanied the food quite nicely. After lunch, we toured a silk rug store where they were harvesting silk from the silk worm cocoons, dying the silk and weaving by a master weaver. I even got to tye a few clumsy knots of my own! We did not end up buying and did not feel especially pressured to do so. The hours had changed to winter hours by the time we got to the Topoki Palace (I checked the next day and it was still incorrect or the website). Not really anyone's fault and they offered to take us back the next day. We chose instead to tour the archealogical museum, which held its own treasures. We covered 10 miles in the 8 hour tour and really enjoyed our visit to the beautiful city with it's warm, welcoming people. Guess I need to come back and see Topkopi another time.
Written 14 October 2019
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Avijit Das Patnaik
Singapore, Singapore551 contributions
Oct 2019
I arranged Real istanbul tour guide for my friends visiting Istanbul and this is quote their feedback.... "The tour guide you arranged for me at Istanbul was fabulous, to say the least. Taner is a very jovial, caring (took good care of dad) and enterprising guy! He didnt let us stand in any of the long serpentine queues and managed to sneak us in at each place! He bought some light snacks for us too and insisted we try out a few things! The boat cruise, the visits to markets, museums and mosques were all very neatly managed and we were more than happy!! And that last minute airport drop in a Mercedes Benz was a cool surprise! I'd strongly recommend your team: Taner and his agency for future trips! "
Written 10 October 2019
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Hypo
1 contribution
Sep 2019 • Friends
The best tour guys in Istanbul! Very professional and very fun. I’ll will use them again and again. Highly recommended
Written 4 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DKRS
Washington DC, DC9 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
A friend and I did the private half day walking tour in the old town area on viator/TripAdvisor. Pleasant but a huge waste of money. The guide was very nice and stopped for breakfast when we requested it, but she walked far ahead of the two of us most of the tour, kept texting and talking on the phone, and seemed rushed to be done with the tour, without even taking us to all the parts of major attractions like the Hagia Sofia. We didn’t learn much and basically just had a nice person take us from site to site.
Written 24 September 2019
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Natalya S
Salzburg, Austria168 contributions
Özge met with us directly at our hotel to start our tour - we saw the main touristic attractions in Istanbul and got a historical background as well. It was a good amount of walking, we bypassed many of the lines and were done early because of our steady pace. We very much enjoyed the tour and would recommend it if you have little knowledge of Istanbul.
Written 9 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Thanks for making my day Salih!
I had an amazing time today taking this tour with the guide Salih. It was a fun, casual, and informative tour that
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Great foods, locals, Europe and Asia
We had the pleasure of having Emre as our guide, two times… When we saw him again for this tour and realized we wan
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Truly off the beating path and local experience
This tour was such a different and enjoyable experience. The tour is a walking tour so be sure to bring comfortable
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Best Tour of Istanbul
The tour was the best we have been on in a long time. It was the best part of our visit to Istanbul. Our tour guide
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Great experience!
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Excellent and Informative Tour with Apo!
We reached out to Real Istanbul Tours at the last minute and they responded promptly via email. The next morning, w
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Best tour guide in Istanbul
I was in Istanbul for a quick three-day visit and was lucky enough to meet someone at the airport who recommended t
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Don't hesitate to book this tour!
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Fantastic Tour
Salih was an incredible guide that showed us non touristy neighborhoods. I loved this tour and the relaxed, flexibl
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Super Knowledgable Guide + Wonderful Tour of Istanbul
Great Tour! Salih was super knowledgeable and we asked him SO MANY questions that he had the answers to. We felt sa
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