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Private Istanbul Old City Walk

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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 10 July 2018

    Furkan was wonderful. He flexed the schedule with us because we had already seen the Blue Mosque the day before so we went to the Basilica Cisterns instead. He was a wealth of knowledge and a great communicator.More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank suneeconly
    Furkan G, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

    Dear Suneeconly, Thank you for reviewing us, we all love what we do. We take pride in personalizing our tours as much as possible. I am delighted you enjoyed your time in Istanbul and we hope to see you again soon. Al the best, Furkan...More

    Reviewed 13 May 2018

    Furkan was an excellent guide, and my wife and I can't speak highly enough of him. He went above and beyond showing us Istanbul during our tour of the Old Town. Furkan knows just how much information to share about each sight to make it...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
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    Furkan G, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

    Dear Eric K. Thank you so much for your considered and detailed review. It was a total pleasure. We are so pleased when clients are kind enough to take time out from their busy lives to support us with the written words. We hope to...More

    Reviewed 17 April 2018

    Derya was so patient with us, we asked her to take us shopping after our old city tour and she was so nice and friendly the whole 2 - 3 hours. Extremely patient, assisted with our shopping and bargained prices on our behalf. Fukran her...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
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    Furkan G, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

    Dear Ntombenhle C, Thanks so much for your kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your tour with us. Don't hesitate to get in touch the next time you're in Istanbul. All the best, Furkan G.

    Reviewed 11 April 2018

    We recently spent a week in Istanbul and arranged a full day private walking tour with Furkan on our first day so we could orient ourselves at our own pace and get a deeper understanding of this fascinating city and its history. This was really...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
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    Furkan G, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

    Dear Travellingbarbs, Thank you for sharing your experience here for others to read. It was a brilliant day with plenty of memorable moments. Thank you for choosing Private Istanbul Walking Tours. It was a total pleasure. All the best, Furkan G.

    Reviewed 9 April 2018

    We had the pleasure of taking a walking tour of the Old Town with Furkan. Had a great learning experience, though I have taken similar tours twice in the past few years, I learned a lot of new facts. We had teenage boys with us...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    Thank YPK71
    Furkan G, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

    Dear YPK71, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It was such a joy to be with a family who is aware of and interested in the world around them. We love sharing Istanbul with visitors so it's great that you loved...More

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