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Highlights of Istanbul Private Tour: 1 Day, 2 Day or 3 Day Private Tour provided by Ultimate Istanbul Tours

Highlights of Istanbul Private Tour: 1 Day, 2 Day or 3 Day Private Tour

Highlights of Istanbul Private Tour: 1 Day, 2 Day or 3 Day Private Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6–7 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    6–7 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Situated between Europe and Asia, Istanbul is a city of two continents. It has a timeless charm that takes you to a journey from modern Turkish republic to Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman eras. Our optional day tour/s will take you to the wonders of this fascinating city with the local experts: You explore all the highlights of the old city on Day 1. Visiting attractions are Blue Mosque - Hagia Sophia - Topkapi Palace - Hippodrome - Caferaga Madrasa - Grand Bazaar. Second day covers Spice Market, Rustem Pasha Mosque, Bosphorus Boat Tour, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street, Galata Tower (outer visit) and Galata Bridge. Third day takes you to the City Walls of Constantinople, Chora Museum, Fener, Balat, Greek patriarchate, Ayyub al Ansari Mosque, Pierre Loti Hill. You have options to book only private tour guide OR guide and private vehicle according to the location of your hotel. We are looking forward to welcome you in the city of two continents!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 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: 6-7 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: 107816P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Licensed professional local tour guide
  • Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Admission Fees for all the sites and museums as mentioned on the itinerary
  • Public transportation during the tour if needed
  • Personal expenses
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Chora Museum
Duration
6–7 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel if it is located at the city center or Galata port. If not, meeting point is the Sura Design Hotel at the old city. For the centrally located hotels, your guide will pick you up on foot. If you choose private vehicle option, please make sure that your hotel is located centrally. Otherwise there will be an extra charge for that.
  • Sura Design Hotel & Suites, Alemdar, Ticarethane Sk. No: 13, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Nearby the "Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque)" tram stop across the tram line.
  • Ports:
  • Galata Port Istanbul
  • 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 travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays.
  • Grand Bazaar and Spice Market will be closed during Religious Fest of Ramadan (2022 May 2-3-4), during Eid al Adha (2022 July 9-10-11-12) and on Republic Day (October 29)
  • Blue Mosque is closed on Fridays till 2 - 2.30 pm due to the Sermon. There is only outer visit on Fridays.
  • Hagia Sophia Museum is closed during the prayer times
  • This is a walking tour as all the highlights are located in a big pedestrian square and so close to each other.
  • Our tours fill up quickly during high season. Early bookings are highly recommended in the season (April-May-June-July-August-September-October).
  • If your hotel is in Sultanahmet area, you don't need to choose vehicle option.
  • This is a private tour for your group up to 8 people.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Licensed professional local tour guide
  • Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Admission Fees for all the sites and museums as mentioned on the itinerary
  • Public transportation during the tour if needed
  • Personal expenses
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Chora Museum
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel if it is located at the city center or Galata port. If not, meeting point is the Sura Design Hotel at the old city. For the centrally located hotels, your guide will pick you up on foot. If you choose private vehicle option, please make sure that your hotel is located centrally. Otherwise there will be an extra charge for that.
  • Sura Design Hotel & Suites, Alemdar, Ticarethane Sk. No: 13, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Nearby the "Sultanahmet (Blue Mosque)" tram stop across the tram line.
  • Ports:
  • Galata Port Istanbul
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–7 hours
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 travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays.
  • Grand Bazaar and Spice Market will be closed during Religious Fest of Ramadan (2022 May 2-3-4), during Eid al Adha (2022 July 9-10-11-12) and on Republic Day (October 29)
  • Blue Mosque is closed on Fridays till 2 - 2.30 pm due to the Sermon. There is only outer visit on Fridays.
  • Hagia Sophia Museum is closed during the prayer times
  • This is a walking tour as all the highlights are located in a big pedestrian square and so close to each other.
  • Our tours fill up quickly during high season. Early bookings are highly recommended in the season (April-May-June-July-August-September-October).
  • If your hotel is in Sultanahmet area, you don't need to choose vehicle option.
  • This is a private tour for your group up to 8 people.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sura Design Hotel & Suites
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Caferaga Medresesi
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Grand Bazaar
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    Rustem Pasha Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Bosphorus Strait
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 10
    Taksim Square
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
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Sierra B
Oakland, CA1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
Having a tour guide show us the city made our experience so much more special. Our tour guide Ali was so knowledgeable and delightful to spend the day with. I highly recommend him!
Written October 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Daniel F
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Ali is wonderful! Friendly, informative, flexible and very kind. I recommend him strongly as a tour guide and as an interesting person to meet during a stay in Istanbul
Written October 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Ultimate Istanbul Tours
783onurp
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Enjoyable İstanbul tour
It was a very well organized small group tour. As we had a very limited time in Istanbul, it was a great chance to
Marion M
Marion M
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Marion
Ozlem, our guide was super in every way. She was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Istanbul, extr
Jane M
Jane M
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Excellent tour with superb tour guide
Ozlem was an excellent tour guide and surpassed all expectations. She physically navigated our small group quickly
Traci A
Traci A
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The perfect way to see the sights
Our tour guide Ali was the perfect guide. He spoke fantastic English and was knowledgeable and interesting! During
EvenR30
EvenR30
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Magnificient day !!
Our trip was so well choreographed through the main sites of Istambul. Ali was very knowledgeable and made the smal
ldnnsh
ldnnsh
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Amazing small group tour in Istanbul!
We took a tour of Istanbul in June. We engaged with this company for a day to guide us in historical places of Ista
seduslu
seduslu
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Great Tour and Excellent Tour Guide
We had an excellent experience with our extremely knowledgeable tour guide Ozlem. Meeting point was clear and we d
jOhnheritage58
jOhnheritage58
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Excellent day tour of Istanbul
We had one day available in Istanbul before leaving for a tour of Turkey, and wanted to see as much as we could, so
Syed A
Syed A
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Fantastic Experience
The wifey and I were enroute to a trip to Croatia and Bosnia. Since we were travelling by Turkish Airlines and had
anitams2016
anitams2016
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Highly recommend using a tour company if you are in Istanbul and surrounding area
Ali was our guide for two days in Istanbul and he also arranged our airport transfers. He showed us the Hagia Soph
David N
David N
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Amazing day of history!
Ali! Thanks for a very insightful day tour! We visited Sophia Hagia, Blue Masque, the Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, To
acwong27
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One of the best guided tours from a top notch guide
One of the most important things I like about a tour is the amount of time saved as well as the value you get when
JennDSC
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Great tour and learning experience!
My husband and I were guided by Ali. We usually prefer to explore on our own, but because of time restrictions we c
David_de_Gouvieux
David_de_Gouvieux
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Superb guided tour - highly recommended
Ali is an excellent guide. My wife and I booked a "small group" tour. As it happened, the small group was Ali and
921Ursula
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Exceeded Expectations
We did a combination tour 'Treasures of Istanbul' and 'off the beaten path'.Ali was our guide and he couldn't have
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