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Istanbul Private Walking Higlights Tour provided by Private Istanbul Tours with Safiye

Istanbul Private Walking Higlights Tour

Istanbul Private Walking Higlights Tour
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About
We will meet at your hotel or any place that you want. The tour duration is 8 hours and according to weather conditions or traffic, it might take more than 8 hours or less. The museum entrances will be extra.  We will visit most visited sites of Istanbul as Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • 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
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 101760P11
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guiding Services
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Bazaar Jewelers
Duration
7–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • I can pick you up from hote​l if the hotel is located in the city. If you are staying in the hotel which is very far from the city, I can give you a central meeting point.
  • German Fountain, Binbirdirek, Atmeydanı Cd., 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
  • German Fountain, Binbirdirek, Atmeydanı Cd., 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey I can drop you of to your hotel or you can go back to yourself.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Guiding Services
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Bazaar Jewelers
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • I can pick you up from hote​l if the hotel is located in the city. If you are staying in the hotel which is very far from the city, I can give you a central meeting point.
  • German Fountain, Binbirdirek, Atmeydanı Cd., 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
  • German Fountain, Binbirdirek, Atmeydanı Cd., 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey I can drop you of to your hotel or you can go back to yourself.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7–8 hours
Return details
  • German Fountain, Binbirdirek, Atmeydanı Cd., 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey I can drop you of to your hotel or you can go back to yourself.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not 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
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    German Fountain
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Basilica Cistern
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Grand Bazaar Jewelers
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll end at
    German Fountain
    Binbirdirek, Atmeydanı Cd., 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    I can drop you of to your hotel or you can go back to yourself.
    See address & details
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Adventure21722
1 contribution
Incredible!
Nov 2021 • Couples
Above and Beyond! Safiye was amazing and at each moment went above and beyond to make sure our two days of guided yours with her were knowledgeable and rewarding. We learned so much more by having someone so knowledgeable and understanding with our questions and requests…oh and then all the street food we ate! She is an amazing guide who truly loves what she does and tries to share some of that same emotion in her tours. Thanks Safiye!
Written November 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Patrick Audicho
1 contribution
Best Tour Guide In Istanbul :)
Aug 2021 • Friends
Safiye is a great tour guide! She knows the city by heart! Very knowledgeable, super funny and outgoing! We had so much fun with her while learning a lot about the history of Turkey and the stories behind every place we visited.
She recommended the best local doner place to eat which was much needed after all the walking and talking :))
Choose her to give you a tour as you won’t regret it!
Written August 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Thomas J
1 contribution
Safiye - An Excellent Tour Guide
Jun 2021
Our initial apprehension with visiting Istanbul was quickly removed by the friendly and warm people, easy transportation, safe/relaxing environment, and the BEST guide we’ve ever had—Safiye!

Safiye is a natural tour guide. Her passion for her country and culture is matched by her desire to ensure her clients have an excellent experience. Safiye has all the attributes you’d expect from a tour guide but adds a level of caring you’d expect from a long-time friend. She’s proactive, professional, trustworthy, responsive, knowledgeable, kind, and tops it off with an amazing sense of humor! Her English is very good and fluid. She makes learning about Turkey’s history fun and memorable. Safiye was able to engage our two teenage daughters throughout our tours which amplified their experience and understanding of Turkey.

I would give Safiye five stars for her guided tour alone, but she deserves extra credit for going above and beyond her tour guide responsibilities. In addition to general advice on things to do outside our tour hours, Safiye proactively assisted with a few pressing issues. On her own time, she helped us acquire and connect HES codes for public transit which is mandatory for tourists during COVID. She helped find COVID testing at a local hospital since our need was time sensitive and off hours. She even decided to start our tour at the hospital to ensure we were successful in acquiring the tests for our flight home.

In short, Safiye made discovering a new country and culture a million times easier. We all enjoyed spending time with her and recommend her to any type of traveler. We consider her a friend that we hope to see again.
Written July 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sadia P
Washington DC, DC3 contributions
Solo or not, Safiye is truly like having a friend in Istanbul
Safiye was like having a friend in a foreign land. This was my first solo trip and truly ended up being amazing with Safiye’s help. She was very responsive during the planning phase and was very upfront with what I would expect. I told her what I wanted to experience and she tailored the trip for me. I felt safe and also got to experience Istanbul exactly the way I wanted to. Her English and communication skills are excellent. After my solo trip, my family joined and I had her tailor a trip that would be inter for my American teens. She was extremely patient and fun. My daughter, son and husband loved her just as much as I did.

I would definitely recommend Safiye to any solo or family travelers.
Written June 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

stukat69
Cherry Hill, NJ2 contributions
An amazing honeymoon!
Oct 2020
For 5 days Safiye guided us through Istanbul. Is it obvious that she loves her job and it shows in her kind & pleasant demeanor. Through her connections we were able to bypass lines and get premier access to certain sites. At the Grand Bazaar her negotiating skills surely saved us significant money. When we wanted to go to Bursa she contacted an associated who met us when the ferry docked and showed us all of the sites there. Out trip to Cappadocia was amazing due to Safiye recommending where to stay and who to use for the hot air balloon ride. We can't wait to go back.
Written May 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Erin D
Tampa, FL125 contributions
Solo female traveler - I loved this tour
The tour with Safiye was great! Granted I came during a time when the city was on lockdown, but Safiye adjusted the plans easil. For instance the Blue Mosque had A LOT of construction going on, so it was barely visible inside, all the walls and ceilings were covered in cloth. She knew how much I loved mosques so not only did we see Hagia Sophia, but she also brought me to a more local mosque, Suleymaniye. This is exactly what I was looking for. The Grand Bazaar was closed, but Safiye brought me to other local markets where we wandered through and tried the fresh foods. The foods were soooo good, of course I couldn’t help but buy some as well as some of the teas :) We also stopped by a rug store where I became fully educated on why Turkish rugs are so admired. It was incredibly eye opening for me. Safiye is a fantastic guide and a very lovely person. I will absolutely be recommending her to any friends that visit Turkey 😁
Written May 22, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Naomi T
1 contribution
History come to life 🦋
Aug 2020 • Couples
Safiye was such a lovely, welcoming knowledgeable person and I am so grateful and feel so lucky to have found her for my experience in Istanbul! I would definitely recommend 5 stars ⭐️ ♥️
Written May 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

staylor838
Erie, PA76 contributions
We went everywhere
May 2021
Besides seeing the incredible historic sites, our interaction with Safiye was the highlight of the trip. Her english was perfect and her knowledge of the historical sites was endearing. We learned amazing facts about the Turkish history. Be prepared to walk. Everything is close by. I told my wife that Istanbul is the closest thing I have seen to a James Bond movie set. It was very cool.
Written May 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Daniel P
1 contribution
Wonderful experience -- Safiye is over-and-above.
Jun 2020
We had the privilege -- my wife, myself and another couple, of spending 2 days with Safiye learning about Instanbul and the Bospherus. She was able to arrange a private vehicle, so we got to cover a lot of territory. We asked for not only the "tourist" experiences (bazaar, mosques,, palaces), but also the more immersive experiences -- parks, local cuisine, theatre, etc... she was able to customize the experience to make it very rich.

We had a lot of laughs, cultural exchange and insights -- more like being shown around by a knowledgeable, enthusiastic friend than a "tour."

But what really stands out about the experience was that my wife had misplaced her passport and we had to spend a morning looking for it while our friends did the rug thing. If she hadn't found it, my wife would've had to stay in Instanbul until the consulate could replace it -- which would've taken a week -- but I *had* to return the next day for a business commitment, which would've left her stranded. Safiye, without our asking, had tentatively cancelled a vacation she'd planned for the next week so that she could care for my wife. While happily, the passport was found and Safiye got to do her vacation... the compassion and warmth of her intended gesture will live with us forever.
Written May 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DayTrip323530
1 contribution
Amazing and will do it again!
Jun 2020
We are looking to travel again finally and we were looking up our past tours and remembered how wonderful Safiye was in 2020 and are planning to book with her again. She was very knowledgeable, and maybe do a food tour as we are interested so much is culture. We will be joining friends also who will love the coordination of not having to plan because Safiye will take great care of us.
Written May 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Safiye is a great guide, capable of doing a great tour in English and Spanish. More important, she is a very nice p
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she is outstanding!!!!!!!!!
safiye is a blessing to anyone who wants to visit turkey!!! she is amazing and i actually give her 10 stars out of
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Amazing Guide!
Safiye is really warm and a perfect guide. She understood what was really required in our tour - we had a lovely e
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