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Private Istanbul Old City Walk

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    Itinerary
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    Stop At: Historic Areas of Istanbul, Istanbul Turkey

    Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque and The Grand Bazaar.

    Duration: 7 hours

    Stop At: Hippodrome (At Meydani), Istanbul Turkey

    The Hippodrome, a center for sports activities and ceremonies and it is also famous for the chariot races during the Roman and the Byzantine era.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    The Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque is the second largest mosque in Istanbul and it was built during the Ottoman Period. It is known for its blue Iznik tiles and being the only Ottoman mosque with 6 minarets. The Blue Mosque is partly closed due to the restoration works.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    Topkapi Palace, which was the main palace of the Ottoman Sultans until 1856. Many famous exhibitions are housed in the palace. The Imperial Treasury is another part of the palace and it has an 86 carat diamond on display. We will have a splendid view of the Bosporus and the Golden Horn from the palace. Please note that on Tuesdays The Topkapi Palace is closed to visitors so we visit another site such as Basilica Cistern.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    Hagia Sophia, one of the most important buildings in the history of world architecture. Built as a church by the Byzantines and decorated with mosaic tile icons, it then served as a mosque during the Ottoman era. You will definitely be impressed by being in a 1500 years old museum.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Grand Bazaar Jewelers, Alemdar Mah. Bab-I Ali Cad. Guran Han No:34 D. 4 Fatih, Istanbul 34110 Turkey

    the Grand Bazaar. It is the largest bazaar in the world with its 52 small streets and more than 4000 shops

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel, Airbnb and cruise port.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    6h
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Private tour
    • Old city and Taksim areas hotel pickup
    • Entrance fees of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace.
    • Entry/Admission - Historic Areas of Istanbul
    • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Harem entrance at Topkapi Palace.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • 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
    • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
    • 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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    Reviewed 21 January 2019

    Furkan offered our three- generation group EVERYTHING we needed - especially great depth of knowledge, good pace, flexibility and baklava stops! He made sure we saw high points, allowed us to satisfy our curiosity, all without rushing or dawdling. I would rate him a 12...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    1  Thank Christie L
    furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2019

    Dear Christie. Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience. I am delighted to read. I am so happy to hear you've enjoyed your time with us. We hope you'll come back to Istanbul again, and explore more of this...More

    Reviewed 12 January 2019

    We did an old city tour with Furkan and it went alright. He took us to some nice places and we went to a good restaurant. The strange thing is that he was quite negative about his own city. He repeatedly said bad things about...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
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    furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2019

    Dear Jessicanoah. Thank you for taking the time to add your opinion to this forum. Great to hear that you had a good time. All the best, Furkan G.

    Reviewed 21 November 2018

    Its over 20 years since I visited Istanbul and we organised 2 half days with Furkan and Derya. I can concur with all the 5 star ratings the most enjoyable, cultural learning experience with very friendly and professional tour guides. Our tours covered both the...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
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    furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

    Dear Aidan C. It was such a joy to be with three young people who are so aware of and interested in the world around them. Thank you for reviewing us, we all love what we do, and I think it shows in our tours....More

    Reviewed 17 November 2018

    Derya provided us with a wealth of information on the city of Istanbul, its culture, traditions, history, and character. Do not mistake this experience to be typical, however. The hospitality and attentiveness of Derya results in an experience of Istanbul that is as authentic as...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    1  Thank Jack S
    furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

    Dear Jack S. Thank you so much for your thoughtful and detailed review. We love reading that our efforts create memories that linger in your minds long after you return home. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Furkan G.

    Reviewed 10 September 2018

    Istanbul is a pearl in the crown of Turkey, but to get to know the city and people it is necessary to have a guide! Our treasure - a guide was Derya - thanks to her we saw the city through her eyes, we found...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank _k_kkaneva
    Furkan G, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

    Dear _k_kkaneva. How absolutely lovely. Thanks so much for your kind review, We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with Derya. We hope that you keep in touch and come to see us again the next time you're in Istanbul. All the bets, Furkan...More

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