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Private Istanbul Old City Walk

Highlights
  • Skip the lines at the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace
  • Learn about Istanbul’s history from your guide
  • Sip a cup of Turkish tea
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Private Istanbul Old City Walk
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Private Istanbul Old City Walk
From $79.00
Overview
Explore Istanbul’s Old City with a completely personalized itinerary on this private guided tour. Skip the lines at the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace as you learn about the area’s history from your guide. Stop by the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar. Pause in the afternoon for a cup of Turkish tea.
What to Expect
Itinerary
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Stop At: Historic Areas of Istanbul

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

Duration: 7 hours

Stop At: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

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: Topkapi Palace

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: Grand Bazaar Jewelers

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

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Blue Mosque

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.

Duration: 30 minutes
Reviews (12)
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent, friendly, knowledgeable - The only Tour guide for Istanbul

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
2  Thank Aidan C
furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago
Authentic, Welcoming, Generous

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
Thank Jack S
furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 September 10, 2018
Treasure of Istanbul

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
Thank _k_kkaneva
Furkan G, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 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

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Excellent private tour.

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 July 11, 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 May 13, 2018
Great Tour With Furkan

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
2  Thank Eric K
Furkan G, Manager at Private Istanbul Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 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

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