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

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

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  • You'll start at
    Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Hagia Sophia Museum
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Basilica Cistern
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Grand Bazaar Jewelers
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant, Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:6, 34400 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
5–8 hours
Return Details
Grand Bazaar, Beyazıt, Kalpakçılar Cd. No:22, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
  • 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 Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • During Religious Fests, Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar are closed (June 4th, 5th, 6th and August 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th)
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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EstherG wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York4 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Date of experience: December 2019
Rosane wrote a review Dec 2019
Paranavai, PR3 contributions
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.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Dick S wrote a review Nov 2019
16 contributions4 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Julie douglas wrote a review Oct 2019
New York City, New York11 contributions7 helpful votes
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,
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Date of experience: October 2019
Avijit Das Patnaik wrote a review Oct 2019
Singapore, Singapore516 contributions114 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: October 2019
About the operator

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By: Real Istanbul Tours
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!
Highly recommended! Trustworthy agency for sure! Ask for Emir Sagir to be your guide if possible but I do believe t
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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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The best experience
Literally one of the best tours of my life. Specifically wanna highlight Apo, the extremely educated, kind and inte
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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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Mark P
A brilliant day in Istanbul
Our guide Salie was excellent. He took us to many interesting places we would not otherwise have visited. He provid
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Kathryn H
A great introduction to Istanbul
My friend and I took this tour on our first day in Istanbul and it was a great introduction Rasul our guide was ver
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Fun Experience
Fun tour to take. Our guide was very informative taking us to some very beautiful historical landmarks. It is a bit
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So great !
We visited a lot of the famous places as well as places I didn't know about. Be prepared for some steep hiking. Did
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Good tour but not really “off the beaten”
It was a good tour for a first-time visitor. We were a group of 5 + english-speaking guide. We walked 14 km during
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Iskandar S
Experiencing the locals
I really enjoyed this tour because it gave me the experience to the local community experience. We walked on back s
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Amazing authentic tour guide
We were so lucky to have Apo as our tour guide! He was friendly, passionate about his city and extremely knowledgea
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From New and Old Town: Exploring the Corners of Istanbul
Resul is an superb tour guide. He gave us many insights into Istanbul’s rich history and Turkish culture. From New
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Enchanting Istanbul with an awesome guide!
Amazing tour!! Top sites half day tour with Emir Sagir I just got back from Istanbul with wonderful memories! They
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We had a fantastic guide Emre ( find him on Instagram: @emrethetourguide). There is no better way to get to know Is
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5–8 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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