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Full day private city tour with lunch and entrances included provided by Traveller - Daily City Tours of Istanbul

Full day private city tour with lunch and entrances included

Full day private city tour with lunch and entrances included
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About
Get to the heart of old Constantinople with this private 1-day walking tour of Istanbul's old city, Sultanahmet. Visit the Roman-era Hippodrome, the iconic Blue Mosque, Topkapi Serayi, home of the Ottoman sultans, and the stunning Hagia Sophia cathedral-mosque before haggling for souvenirs at the Grand Bazaar. Most people spend 8 hours or less on this tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • Your driver will collect you from your hotel around 8-8:30am to transfer you to Sultanahmet, the beating heart of historic Istanbul, where your guided walking tour begins. You'll start in Roman times, at the ruins of the Hippodrome, an epicenter for sporting and political activities for both Byzantium and Constantinople: see an Egyptian obelisk, the Serpent Column from Delphi, and the German Fountain, constructed in honor of Wilhelm II. Next, it's a short stroll to the Blue Mosque, an icon of Istanbul's skyline and one of its largest mosques, with gorgeous bluework tiles and six slender minarets. From here, wander up to the Topkapi Serayi, the great palace of the Ottoman emperors that's now quite beautifully restored. You'll explore its expansive gardens, array of chambers and pavilions, and museums, including the treasury of the imperial family. Step back in time again to the magnificent Hagia Sophia with its soaring dome and glittering gold. Built as a cathedral in Byzantine times, it was converted to a mosque during the Ottoman era. Finally, you'll walk a little under a mile (1.3 kilometers) to Istanbul's historic Grand Bazaar, where the gorgeous array of perfumes, handicrafts, carpets, and metalwork will tempt even convinced non-shoppers. How long you spend on this tour is really up to you. Most guests end their tour in Sultanahmet Square around 5pm, in time for an early dinner at one of the area's many Turkish restaurants.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Your driver will collect you from your hotel around 8-8:30am to transfer you to Sultanahmet, the beating heart of historic Istanbul, where your guided walking tour begins. You'll start in Roman times, at the ruins of the Hippodrome, an epicenter for sporting and political activities for both Byzantium and Constantinople: see an Egyptian obelisk, the Serpent Column from Delphi, and the German Fountain, constructed in honor of Wilhelm II. Next, it's a short stroll to the Blue Mosque, an icon of Istanbul's skyline and one of its largest mosques, with gorgeous bluework tiles and six slender minarets. From here, wander up to the Topkapi Serayi, the great palace of the Ottoman emperors that's now quite beautifully restored. You'll explore its expansive gardens, array of chambers and pavilions, and museums, including the treasury of the imperial family. Step back in time again to the magnificent Hagia Sophia with its soaring dome and glittering gold. Built as a cathedral in Byzantine times, it was converted to a mosque during the Ottoman era. Finally, you'll walk a little under a mile (1.3 kilometers) to Istanbul's historic Grand Bazaar, where the gorgeous array of perfumes, handicrafts, carpets, and metalwork will tempt even convinced non-shoppers. How long you spend on this tour is really up to you. Most guests end their tour in Sultanahmet Square around 5pm, in time for an early dinner at one of the area's many Turkish restaurants.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 16412P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all hotels in city center
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all hotels in city center
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Nadeem Rajput (UK)
London, UK2 contributions
Great City Experience
Aug 2019 • Family
Our tour guide was Cicek Hekimgil, what a great day!

We had a private family tour around the city with Cicek who was very knowledgeable, easy to work with and extremely accommodating.

We saw many sights and extra’s which was a true bonus and very exciting for my children.

I recommend this tour to everyone, especially if your with a family or want to tour at your pace and not that of a big group.
Written August 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

FrancescaTorin
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal44 contributions
Top daily tour in Istanbul
Dec 2018 • Couples
Ayhan helped us a lot in planning our trip to Istanbul! Feel free to ask him whatever you might need: private tours, airport transfer, everything about activities and places to visit....you won't be disappointed!
Written December 10, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rik P
London, UK3 contributions
Excellent day with our knowledgeable and friendly guide!
Mar 2018 • Couples
We had a great day exploring the old part of Istanbul. Our guide was well informed and answer all of our questions about the past and present of Istanbul.

Ayhan, the owner of the tour, was in constant contact with us, collected us early for the tour and drove us through the chaos that is Istanbul driving.

He gave us advice on the areas and restaurants and what to do with our remaining days.

If we return to Istanbul we will definitely be contacting Ayhan for tours and activities.

Highly recommended!
Written April 12, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Traveller - Daily City Tours of Istanbul
TravelDocta
TravelDocta
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Wonderful Introduction to Istanbul!
My husband and I had the opportunity to visit Istanbul last month, and because of the pandemic, we wanted to do pri
Lewis_England_9
Lewis_England_9
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Different view of the city.
A long walk around parts of the city we would not have had chance to see and food stops at places we would not have
Grillzy_89
Grillzy_89
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Highly recommend
There has obviously been a lot of work put into making this tour fantastic. Ayhan has found some of the best foods
giulia24testa
giulia24testa
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Evening Tour on Istanbul
We performed an evening tour with Ayhan on April 2019. We with him discovered some very characteristics area in Ist
MonaMathieson
MonaMathieson
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Wonderful tour with Ayhan
I enjoyed a wonderful evening walking around Istanbul and tasting various dishes. Ayhan was an exceptional and know
abilicious2018
abilicious2018
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Around the City's Best Sights and Eats
This is the best way to get to know the city - through its sights and eats. Ayhan was the best in delivering all t
curtburger
curtburger
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Awesome Tour!!
Ayhan and his tour were amazing! We joined him on our first day here and it was a perfect intro to Istanbul. As we
dariustyn
dariustyn
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Food tour and other helpful advice
Ayhan gave us a good foodtour and excellent advice for the rest of our tour. I think we needed to spend some time w
Mónica R
Mónica R
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Full day guided tour is a must!!
We made the all day village tour. Camlıca hill has the best view of Instanbul. Our tour guide Ayhan was very knowle
S_Templar1969
S_Templar1969
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4 hour culinary tour of Istanbul - a must do!
Ayhan took us on a 4-stop culinary tour of Istanbul. We saw interesting sights and had great food in restaurants we
Rana O
Rana O
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Fantastic tour, food, and tourguide
Ayhan was SO WONDERFUL. He picked us up from the hotel, and we walked all around the city with some breaks to eat.
trho
trho
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Ayhan was great!
Had a 20hr layover at IST. Contacted Daily City Tours last minute and Ayhan was able to book us. Picked us up from
Sheila S
Sheila S
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Great walk...Great food....and Ayhan was Great!
Ayhan was great! He made us feel very welcome in Istanbul! He went above and beyond just a tour guide. When we f
LisaCQueen
LisaCQueen
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Ayhan was excellent
Ayhan was wonderful. He went above and beyond our groups expectations. He even helped us line up a separate tour wh
Stvitus
Stvitus
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Lovely insightful tour of the historical aspects of Istanbul
Ayhan the tour organiser was good at the pre-tour communications on whatsapp. We had an excellent tour guide in Sh
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