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Private and guided OLD CITY layover tour of Istanbul

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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.

Duration: 1 hour

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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Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

We came to Istanbul three couples and since we had a short time to be in Istanbul we took Furkan to be our guide. He spent with us eight hours taking us to various places by walk, using the funiculare, the tram and the fairy....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Dear Iris. So happy to read your wonderful review. We are so pleased when our guests are kind enough to take time out from their busy lives to support us with the written words. Thank you so much. We hope to see you aboard another...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We booked this tour on the last leg of our honeymoon. He met us in the hotel and we walked the streets all day. Saw everything my Husband wanted to see and we had a great day just chatting. There is no easier way to...More

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Furkan G, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Dear Kayleigh W. Thank you so much. Delighted to read your review. It was a pleasure to guide you. I wish you both to fall in love again and again. Make your honeymoon most memorable. Take care of each other! All the best, Furkan G.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

It was fantastic to discover and explore the amazing Hagia Sofia, The Basilica Cistern and the Grand Bazaar guided by Furkan, who is incredibly well-informed on the highlights of the old city. We had a pleasant lunch and coffee break with stories about everyday life...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Furkan G, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Dear Madalinacoj. Thank you so much for your kind words. Delighted to read your review. It has been a real pleasure and hope to see you soon for round 2. All the best, Furkan G.

Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We are planners but when plans changed this 50-something yo couple turned to TripAdvisor to help find a last minute night time layover private walking 🚶tour of İstanbul 🕌. Called Furkan on WhatsApp and tho he was exhausted from just finishing an all day tour...More

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Furkan G, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Dear DrTaras. What a fabulous review, thank you so much. It is so satisfying to read about your experience, this not only helps our business to grow but will be helpful for travelers wondering what Private Istanbul Walking Tours are all about. We hope you'll...More

Reviewed 26 May 2018

We had a WONDERFUL quick layover tour with Furkan this week. We landed early (!) in Istanbul and Furkan was there waiting for us. He quickly grabbed our driver and off we went. Instead of sitting in the front and talking over the seat, he...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Furkan G, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2018

Dear 5pepers. So happy to read your wonderful review. We love it when our guests appreciate the finer details of our beloved Istanbul. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and really appreciate you taking the time to review us. It means...More

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