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

  • 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
Best of Istanbul: 1, 2, or 3-Day Private Guided Tour
From US$100,00
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2-Day Private Guided TourMost Popular
2-Day Program: Day 1: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Hippodrome. Day 2: Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street.
From US$300,00
1-Day Private Guided Tour
See the sights of Istanbul that most interest you on a customized sightseeing tour with your private guide.Visit Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar.
From US$100,00
3-Day Private Guided Tour
Day1:Blue Mosq,Hagia Sophia,Topkapi Palace,Basilica Cistern,Grand Bazar Day2:Spice Market,Bosphorus Cruise,Dolmabahce Palace,Taksim Square Day3:Suleymaniye Mosq,Chora Church,Fener,Pier Loti Hill
From US$450,00
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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’ll have plenty of time for questions along the way.

What to Expect
Day one begins with a visit to the Hagia Sophia, a 6th-century Byzantine cathedral adorned in spectacular gold mosaics. From there, you’ll cover attractions like the ancient Basilica Cistern in the heritage district of Sultanahmet, and learn how the Blue Mosque got its nickname. You’ll 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, you’ll begin with an 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 will cover Suleymaniye Mosque, the most beautiful of the Ottoman mosques, as well as the Byzantine frescoes in Chora Church. You'll also enjoy sweeping city views on a cable car ride on Pierre Loti Hill.
Reviews (365)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Brilliant tour of Istanbul with Sercan - I'd already seen quite a bit of Istanbul before the tour and so he was great at adapting the planned programme to focus on the things I hadn't seen. His knowledge of the Hagia Sophia and the Topkapi...More

2  Thank Alastair M
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great 1 day tour!

I had Ceren as a guide and she was great. I went on a Monday so the Hagia Sofia was closed, and instead they accommodated my request to substitute it with a Bosphorus Cruise. They were also very communicative regarding private vs public transport (I...More

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 4 days ago
What a great way to get to know Istanbul

Alper was a great tour guide. He was attentive and flexible, wanting to tailor the experience to what was important to me. I did a 1-day walking tour. It was a fair amount of walking over rough urban streets which means that I should have...More

2  Thank SEAPexplorer012
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Two day walking tour

What a wonderful 2 days we had with Metin seeing the sights of this marvellous city! Highly recommended. Metin was very informative, with excellent English, a great sense of humour and responsive to the needs of our group. He also suggested great places for lunch...More

Thank 601colinb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Arzu What a brilliant tour guide!

This tour was really good. Our tour guide Arzu met us at the hotel and she was delightful from the start. She took us on the tram 4 stops to the main attractions. Her knowledge was fascinating. Without her, we would have just looked at...More

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maria g
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Response from Michelle S | Reviewed this property |
You should address your question to the tour company directly. Their email is: guidedistanbultours.ist with gmail extension
29 October 2018|
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Response from zkmjk | Reviewed this property |
Hi, per person would be around $40-$50 for all the entries and i would suggest you to take uber wherever you go as the prices are fixed and roadside taxis normally will charge u higher and they may cheat you