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Istanbul Highlights Small Group Tour: Admission Fees and Lunch are included!
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Istanbul Highlights Small Group Tour: Admission Fees and Lunch are included!

By Ultimate Istanbul Tours
Instead of having huge groups following a guide with a sign, we offer intimate tours with a maximum of 8-10 people. We would all like to learn the facts, but we also tell the stories behind the history. Our English speaking, local leaders -are all professional Tour Guides. -all have a four year university degree in Tour Guiding. -use a conversational style and invite questions to enhance the experience. -don’t take you to the carpet/leather/tile shops unless you ask in advance. -are enthusiastic, reliable, knowledgeable and happy to share their culture. -are licensed tour guides and have priority entry on the museum ticket lines. Save your time and see more! We are looking forward to welcoming you in Istanbul.
from
$100.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$100.00
per adult (price varies by group size)

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-85, max of 10 per group
Duration:
6–7 hours
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English


  • Licensed Professional Local Tour Guide
  • All Admission Fees
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
What's not included
  • Drinks at Lunch
  • Personal Expenses
  • Gratuity to Tour Guide


Departure details
  • Basilica Cistern, Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. 1/3, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey We meet infront of the Basilica Cistern Museum (Yerebatan Sarnıcı in Turkish).
Return details
  • Grand Bazaar, Beyazıt, Kalpakçılar Cd. No:22, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey Our tour ends at Grand Bazaar (it ends at Spice Market on Sundays) then our guests will have their own free time to explore the bazaar.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 107816P2

  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. It will be replaced with Bosphorus Boat Tour (public boat)
  • Hagia Sophia Mosque will be closed during the prayer times.
  • Blue Mosque is closed on Fridays till 2 - 2.30 pm due to the Sermon. There is only outer visit on Fridays.
  • 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)
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and replaced with Arasta Bazaar.
  • This is a walking tour as all the highlights are located in a big pedestrian square and so close to each other. It is not possible to drive from one site to another by car, it is a pedestrian square.
  • There is no pick-up or drop-off service for this small group tour. All our guests are expected to be at the meeting point by 9 am.
  • Our tours fill up quickly during high season. Early bookings are highly recommended in the season (April-May-June-July-August-September-October).
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • 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
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Istanbul Highlights Small Group Tour: Admission Fees and Lunch are included!?
How much is Istanbul Highlights Small Group Tour: Admission Fees and Lunch are included!?
Istanbul Highlights Small Group Tour: Admission Fees and Lunch are included! price starts from $100.00. Discover and book Istanbul Highlights Small Group Tour: Admission Fees and Lunch are included! on Tripadvisor
What is the Istanbul Highlights Small Group Tour: Admission Fees and Lunch are included! cancellation policy?
Istanbul Highlights Small Group Tour: Admission Fees and Lunch are included! cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Istanbul Highlights Small Group Tour: Admission Fees and Lunch are included! on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Istanbul Highlights Small Group Tour: Admission Fees and Lunch are included!?
Istanbul Highlights Small Group Tour: Admission Fees and Lunch are included! is hosted by Ultimate Istanbul Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Ultimate Istanbul Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Istanbul Highlights Small Group Tour: Admission Fees and Lunch are included! on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 107816P2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Basilica Cistern
    Alemdar, Yerebatan Cd. 1/3, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    We meet infront of the Basilica Cistern Museum (Yerebatan Sarnıcı in Turkish).
    See address & details
  • 1
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Grand Bazaar
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Grand Bazaar
    Beyazıt, Kalpakçılar Cd. No:22, 34126 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    Our tour ends at Grand Bazaar (it ends at Spice Market on Sundays) then our guests will have their own free time to explore the bazaar.
    See address & details
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kerstieng2022
kerstieng2022
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Highly recommended tour of Istanbul old city
Our tour leader zayneb was excellent. She adapted the tour to the needs of our group and was very knowledgeable on
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tomasgC1662EQ
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1day Private tour in Istambul, more than you can expect!
I was from 9:30 - 16:00 in city center: Hagia Sofia, Topkapi palace, Obelisks of Theodosius. I was very lucky, beca
Hei S
Hei S
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Istanbul
Hamide was an amazing tour guide and she was very knowledgeable about Istanbul and the past and current history. Sh
byrmexplorer
byrmexplorer
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Skip the line private istanbul tour with Ozlem
It was a great way to spend our first day in Istanbul! Our tour guide Ozlem was incredibly friendly and knowledgeab
Tour533335
Tour533335
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Great experience - airport transfer
Airport transfer Istanbul Airport - Beyoglu two way. The price is good, Ali is very responsive and communicative. W
JamesW12
JamesW12
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Great tour tailored to what we wanted to see.
Great tour. Guide was very accommodating to our schedule and adjusted the itinerary for what we had already seen an
57sierrab
57sierrab
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Worth every cent!!
Having a tour guide show us the city made our experience so much more special. Our tour guide Ali was so knowledgea
Daniel F
Daniel F
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Historic city, fun tours of it
Ali is wonderful! Friendly, informative, flexible and very kind. I recommend him strongly as a tour guide and as an
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
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
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
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Onur P
5 contributions
Friends
It was a very well organized small group tour. As we had a very limited time in Istanbul, it was a great chance to explore the highlights of Istanbul in one day. Our guide Ozgur was amazing and introduced each site that we went in. He was very friendly, attentive, informative and enthusiastic.
Lunch was tasty. Timing was just perfect. We had our own free time at the end of the tour in Grand Bazaar. We highly recommend them and will definitely go back and book with them!
Written March 20, 2020
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sedass
Istanbul, Turkey17 contributions

We had an excellent experience with our extremely knowledgeable tour guide Ozlem. Meeting point was clear and we didn’t have any problem to find her. She shared her passion and love of Istanbul's famous landmarks. We visited Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Roman Hippodrome (It was super helpful to skip the ticket lines at the museums.) and then had a terrific lunch in a nice restaurant close to the landmarks. Our tour ended in famous Grand Bazaar.
It was a small group of 7 including all admission fees and delicious lunch.
I would definitely recommend this tour!
Written July 5, 2019
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bluebird0651
New Smyrna Beach, FL23 contributions
Ozlem, our guide was super in every way. She was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Istanbul, extremely articulate in English, and had all the answers about the Ottoman Empire. We could have a real discussion! Also, she was careful in keeping tabs on us and very polite and congenial. You have a gem in her!!!
The tour company was accessible and organized. Highly recommend.
Written October 15, 2019
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Jane M
Spokane, WA3 contributions
Ozlem was an excellent tour guide and surpassed all expectations. She physically navigated our small group quickly past several congested entrances in a courteous way and maintained a highly informative dialogue. She invited questions and her knowledge and energy level was high throughout the tour.
Written October 15, 2019
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Traci A
5 contributions
Our tour guide Ali was the perfect guide. He spoke fantastic English and was knowledgeable and interesting! During down time/walking he shared thoughts and insight on modern day Turkey. We had a great small group and with Ali's help were comfortable and all chatting in no time! Lunch was a traditional meal, delicious and with good company.

The best part is there is no planning on your part. No buying tickets, checking times and days, and you move right through the long lines. I would highly-- highly recommend this tour to see the main sights at ease!
Written August 10, 2019
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Even R
2 contributions
Family
Our trip was so well choreographed through the main sites of Istambul. Ali was very knowledgeable and made the small group feel very comfortable with each other. I would highly highly suggest Ali and his group for seeing the sites with ease.
Written August 9, 2019
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Ldn
11 contributions
We took a tour of Istanbul in June. We engaged with this company for a day to guide us in historical places of Istanbul at the old city and visited Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Roman Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar. Lunch was just delicious!! Our tour guide Ozlem was very friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about Istanbul. She made the whole day memorable for us. I strongly recommend this tour company and Ozlem as your professional tour guide. The historical monuments become more interesting and memorable when you have a professional tour guide with 4-year university degree in tour guiding. This tour is a must if you want to explore all the major sights at the old city of Istanbul!
Written July 27, 2019
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Istanbul Highlights Small Group Tour: Admission Fees and Lunch are included!