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Magical Sights of Istanbul Private Walking tour provided by Food Trail Istanbul Tours

Magical Sights of Istanbul Private Walking tour

Magical Sights of Istanbul Private Walking tour
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
An excellent full day private guided  tour to get a comprehensive understanding of Istanbul's rich history. Explore the mixed heritage of the city with expert tour guide. Visit the famous highlights such as the Hagia Sophia , Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace and Grand Bazaar. Skip the long queues and make the most of your time in this magical city. Entrance fees included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • 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
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, 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: 101884P13
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Private tour for your family • Private guiding service by an expert tour guide • Hotel pickup (central hotels only) • Skip the line priority for museum tickets • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Lunch • Museum tickets • Gratuities • Transportation
Duration
7h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
If the your hotel is not located in the specific areas defined by us you will meet your guide at the B gate of the Blue mosque. Guide will be holding a board that says Food Trail Istanbul
Ports:
ISTANBUL PORT enterance, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Private tour for your family • Private guiding service by an expert tour guide • Hotel pickup (central hotels only) • Skip the line priority for museum tickets • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Lunch • Museum tickets • Gratuities • Transportation
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
If the your hotel is not located in the specific areas defined by us you will meet your guide at the B gate of the Blue mosque. Guide will be holding a board that says Food Trail Istanbul
Ports:
ISTANBUL PORT enterance, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Tracy M
Livermore, CA7 contributions
A Magical Slice of Istanbul
Apr 2021 • Family
My family and I lost all hope of seeing Istanbul during our 20 hour layover after our flight was canceled and rebooked for 12 hours later. But Hatice saved our day! She AND her husband met us as soon as we landed and not only salvaged our remaining 8 hours, they made it a magical experience. We were able to catch the last hour of the Grand Bazaar, walk past the Blue Mosque, stop for ice cream on the street, tour the Hippodrome, and go to prayer at the Hagia Sophia. They also arranged a delicious rooftop dinner and private car back to the airport. I was thrilled beyond words that we were able to experience this little slice of Istanbul. Hatice’s historical knowledge, cultural pride and true kindness made me want more, so we are already planning our next trip - this time Turkey will not be a layover, but rather, our destination because of Hatice and her equally kind husband.
Written 31 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gary B
1 contribution
I have used day Tour leaders around the world and Hatich ranks with a very few at the Top.
Sep 2020
Hatice Kelek was fantastic for myself and my American pal Michael. We had made the arrangements ahead of time and she was fantastic. We visited on our walking tour exactly what she advised and ended up at the most amazing Hammam on Planet Earth.
I have recommended Hatice Kelek to others since that delightful experience as has Mike.

Do you research yourself and then let Hatice assist planning Exactly what to do with your time. She knows Everything!
Written 13 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
hatice a
Dear Garry, Thank you very much for writing this wonderful review. It was truly a pleasure to guide you through the beautiful sights of Istanbul. I wish you all the best life can bring Kind Regards, Hatice Kelek
Written 14 November 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mohammad
1 contribution
Very fun
Mar 2020
I & My mom really enjoyed our time with Hatice. She took us to all the important sites in Istanbul. The Grand Bazaar, the spice bazaar, the blue mosque & My favorite place was the Hagia Sophia. She was really knowledgeable of history and culture She gave detail information about the sites we visited. She is very passionate about what she does. She was very knowledgeable about the city and took us wherever we wanted. We also had great conversations. I highly recommend Hatice as a tour guide. I would definitely choose her again.
Written 13 March 2020
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Mirian
1 contribution
Trip to Istanbul
Jan 2020 • Family
It was a great vacay and the tour guide is excellent. She has a lot of experience, patience and tones of cultural history. She is a open history book, also have a lot of knowledge about arts and religion.
She speaks English and Portuguese.
It was really great to have her as our tour guide.
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Written 11 February 2020
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M Explorer
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania8 contributions
Quintessential iStanbul
Oct 2019
I did this walking tour with Hatice during my stopover at Istanbul. And, my experience was simply amazing. She was fully aware of the time constraint, and based on brief conversation we struck during the start of our walk, she quickly understood my inclination for types of sites to visit. Few quick changes were made to accommodate my personal preferences and then we were ON for a lovely walk through series of streets, narrow winding lanes ... dodging trams, admiring street side vendors ... covering various museums and bazaars. Tour was full of local flavours (including the yummy lunch and Turkish coffee). Visit to Ayasofya and Basilica Cistern was my favorite. Hatice is extremely knowledgeable about the history of places, and she is truly passionate about her work. Rather than being typically touristic, our walking tour was full of conversations, thus walking never felt tiring. We bid adieu on nostalgic Galata Bridge, with my plan to make next visit of longer duration with family. Istanbul is one of the greatest cities I have ever visited, and it needs to be Explored and Experienced rather than Visit. Teşekkür ederim Hatice for a wonderful experience which filled every moment of available time with fond memories. Tekrar görüşürüz.
Written 21 November 2019
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Peter D
Hillerod, Denmark1 contribution
CEO
Sep 2019 • Friends
We realy felt in good hands with Hatice.
I is now obvious to me that we got to enjoy the short time we had together instead of spending the day on logistics. We enjoy to see the city’s many ethnic areas and had a lot of information from Hatice.
Written 22 September 2019
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Petesplar
Istanbul, Turkey3 contributions
Great Tour om Istanbul
Get the best out of Istanbul with Hatice as guide😀👍It was a pleasure experiencing Istanbul with the most Wonderful guide that just gave us the best time and experiences in Istanbul. I can just highly recommend Hatice😎🙏
Written 22 September 2019
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JMC220277
Melbourne3 contributions
Most amazing tour I’ve ever had
Jul 2019 • Solo
I am travelling solo in Istanbul so was reluctant to explore too much. I contacted Hatice with very little notice and she put a custom itinerary together immediately that suited my needs and promised me a great tour.

The next day Hatice greeted me perfectly on time and instantly her calm, lovely nature made me realise I was going to enjoy my day.

The tour covered every single part of what I wanted. Culture, shopping, both sides of the city and amazing food I would never have found alone.

The best part about it was that I was always in control I could slow down or speed up or cut things out at anytime.

Leaving Hatice was the only bad part of the tour. I absolutely loved her company and her knowledge of the city and it’s heritage was amazing.

Do yourself a favour and book a day with this wonderful lady
Written 31 July 2019
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Josef Y
4 contributions
An Insightful Glimpse of Turkish History
Jul 2019 • Family
Hatice Kelek was the perfect tour guide: gracious, knowledgeable, and helpful. My family was provided a useful synopsis of Turkish history with the intriguing backdrop of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Topkapi Palace. I highly recommend her to future visitors to Istanbul.
Written 17 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hatice K
Dear Joseph, Thank you very much for your amazing feedback. It was real pleasure guiding you all. Best Regards, Hatice
Written 18 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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By: Food Trail Istanbul Tours
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Enjoy trying the treats and learning the info!
I was alone on this tour and had a lovely time with Cengiz! I was worried it would be awkward as the only patron bu
Paulo-usa123
Paulo-usa123
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Unbelievable good
I would give 6 starts if it was possible. The depth of knowledge and the always happy attitude from Hatice was cont
thisistombh
thisistombh
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Enthusiastic and knowledgeable
Hatice is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable! She added so many new dimensions to the city. Highly recommended.
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Fantastic walking tour!
Fantastic tour!! Hatice was an excellent guide. She is very knowledgeable about the city, it’s history, and has ama
Mili16
Mili16
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Incredible guide
My mum and I visited Istanbul in January 2020 and since we dont speak turkish, barely knew the culture, and the cit
NorthStar822545
NorthStar822545
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My personal and customised itinerary - There's nothing like it!
I only had a short time for my first trip to Istanbul. I am a solo 56 year old female visitor. Mr Hakan recommended
Kathryn H
Kathryn H
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A very special tour
My friend and I did this tour with Hatice who is a very special guide indeed, a great communicator and passionate a
Kathryn H
Kathryn H
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A wonderful introduction to the food of Istanbul
My friend and I did this tour with our guide Mustafa, we travelled around using the excellent public transport ( tr
JP128
JP128
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Istanbul shines with the right guide!
Hatice was a wonderful guide & I enjoyed our time together immensely. Hatice made each site come alive with her kno
300joannag
300joannag
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Can't wait to visit and take another tour!
I booked a tour with Hatice for what was supposed to be a very long layover in Istanbul. Even with the ride to/from
JonfromQuebec
JonfromQuebec
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Wonderful and very knowledgeable guide
I had a tour with my colleague and her family with this outstanding guide in january 2020. We had a young child wit
Carlutcha
Carlutcha
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Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Private tour
We had a lovely time with Hatice visiting the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia Museum and the Basilica Cisterns. It was a n
BillyG1233
BillyG1233
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Great One Day Tour
It was a great one day tour with Hati̇ce, she is welcoming, knowledgeable, and accommodated our at last minute chan
466samh
466samh
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Superbly interesting food tour with Hatice
Hatice gave us the most fantastic tour of this infinitely exciting and interesting city. Her knowledge was so wide
DaHarper
DaHarper
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Private food tour of Istanbul with Hatice
Hatice provided a fun and informative tour of different types of Turkish food and drinks along with helpful history
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