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8 Hour Istanbul City Tours | Private Tour Guide Service
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8 Hour Istanbul City Tours | Private Tour Guide Service

By Gulliver Tours
Recommended by 100% of travelers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 8h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Guiding Service
What's not included
  • Museum tickets
  • Lunch
  • Private transportation


Start:
  • The Blue Mosque, Binbirdirek, At Meydanı Cd No:10, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 159293P10

    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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

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

    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: 159293P10

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    • Binbirdirek, At Meydanı Cd No:10, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
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    About the operator
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    • Gulliver Tours
      198
      Istanbul, Türkiye
      Joined in May 2019
    • 99ilhameh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice stay, great people, good location at Gulliver hotel
      Our stay at Gulliver hotel was great, super nice host, very helpful and always with the smile. Clean rooms. Also great location!
      Written July 7, 2024
    • Wander55238312213
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommended
      Very grateful to Baris from Gulliver tours He helped with accomodation in Istanbul and arranged last minute flights , airport travel and accomadtion in Antalya. Highly recommended
      Written July 2, 2024
    • Andrew P
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Can highly recommend
      Very friend and efficient service. Everything was as planned. Communication from the agency was excellent. Tour guide was very knowledgeable.
      Written June 24, 2024
    • Jet01315429394
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fist time in Istanbul
      The Gulliver Tour team was very organised and the tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the day
      Written June 24, 2024
    • RSWorld
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Title did not match expectations
      I was dissatisfied since I was expecting a tour and it was not. It was only skip a line to buy the tickets. You still have to wait in line to get in the Hagia Sophia Mosque and also there was no tour. The title should be change to reflect what we are buying and be clear on the ecxpectations.
      Written May 29, 2024
    • rosauras0461
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Only skips line to buy tickets. No tour
      Hagia Sophia was great. It is a must. However, I would not use this tour because it was not really a tour or a skip a line tour. It only skip the line to buy the tickets. We got inside Hagia Sophia with no tour guide. He just stays with us in line until it is time to get in the mosque.
      Written May 5, 2024
    • SallyT559
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great guide beautiful building
      Loved our visit to Hagia Sophia with Emel. She was a lovely warm guide who had great knowledge and also answered our many questions.
      Written October 9, 2023
    • Zuffenhausenrot0711
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      The entrance to the mosque is free.
      Never met with the tour… ended up doing it myself. No location was given and it was free to the public. Not even sure why they ask for the ticket price.
      Written July 9, 2023
    • 69Paully
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      DONT BOOK THIS TOUR
      Dont do this tour. They never gave us a meeting point, No one there at 10am. Tried to ring and phone number is not a valid number. Dont waste your money
      Written July 8, 2023
    • suekH6903ZT
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Hagia Sophia
      Didn’t get the information about meeting place soon enough to go. We cancelled within 24 hours but didn’t get reimbursed as was written in the agreement…so no surprise. They did offer the next day but we were already booked.
      Written June 30, 2023
    • michaelbU8802JC
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Impostors / Cheaters
      Public entry is free of charge. We booked this tickets 2 day before when entering we realized that there is no any ticked needed. This offer is only cheat/imposter !!! I hope TripAdvisor is able to return us the money.
      Written June 17, 2023
    • Chuy R
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      No show
      No show and no communication from guide. We booked the day before. We looked for the guide. We called the operator twice. First they told us to meet by the hippodrome and on the second time they told us they didn’t have tickets (even if is free)
      Written June 12, 2023
    • Markgleeds2
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      As bad as it gets.
      The guide didn’t turn up at the meeting point and didn’t reply to WhatsApp messages. TripAdvsior / Viator were of no help - they just said to contact the guide directly. When pushed, they eventually refunded the cost, but that isn’t the point. I didn’t want a refund, I wanted the product that I had paid for. I had travelled the the meeting point, waited for an hour then travelled back to my accommodation and the basic response is “oh well, here’s a refund”.
      Written May 24, 2023
    • LeticiaCobasEscuris
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful tour historic site
      Ismail was our tour guide for a day in Istanbul. He took us to the old city and explained in detail each important historic data and anecdotes worth to know. He is knowledgeable and very flexible on how to manage timings and preferred places to visit. I ll definitely hire his services again when i come back to the city.
      Written March 12, 2023
    • njernudd
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Hagia Sofia tour
      We had to wait in line for an hour to enter the mosque, so be prepared for that. Women required to have hair covered and long skirt or pants. Beautiful interior. Guide answered questions well.
      Written November 3, 2022
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    Sarah B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021 • Family
    Amazing! My mum and I stayed in the area and our guide, Ismael, walked us across all the major touristic areas, explaining the history behind everything. He even gave us great tips for the Bazaar and provided some great tips and tricks everywhere else as well. His English is perfect, too. If you’re in the area (Blue Mosque, Topkapi, etc.) I HIGHLY recommend this private tour. 😊
    Written October 12, 2021
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    thanks a lot
    Written October 13, 2021
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    Marius T
    Bacau, Romania3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2020 • Family
    Very nice experience. Private tour was perfect for us to make our own schedule, traveling with a 10 yo child. We felt safe all the day (due to Covid-19). Ismail was our guide. We highly recommend him and Gulliver Tours for a trip in Istanbul!
    Written November 28, 2020
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    Thanks a lot
    Written November 29, 2020
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    1crystalbeach
    Crystal Beach, Texas6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Couples
    Our 1st trip to Istanbul and it was a great one! Our concierge at the Hilton, Tolga who is Awesome made the arrangements including the pickup at our hotel. We met Emrah our Guide which speaks excellent English and spent almost 7 hours hitting all the sites and enjoying a terrific lunch which everything was included. Thanks Emrah!
    Written December 19, 2023
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    Travelingtodiscover
    Los Angeles, CA289 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Friends
    Excellent private tour!

    Special thank you to our guide Nazlı Birsen Arslan!
    She was incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, sweet and nice, professional and pleasant to spend all day with in the city of Istanbul.
    She gave us lots of historical and cultural information and was more than happy to answer questions. We had a blast day tour.
    Thank you Nazlı for sharing your experience and knowledge with us.
    Written May 30, 2024
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    Bilal Javaid
    Abbottabad, Pakistan12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had a great tour with Gulliver Tours , all were best nothing to say any bad. Car , timings , facilities , lunch , shopping and most of all the tour guides Emel and Suriya. They both are very nice , polite, co operative and Caring. May Allah bless them both . Stay blessed
    Written January 19, 2021
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    Thanks a lot 🙏
    Written January 19, 2021
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    Derin Ö
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022 • Family
    They were super involved and they were experienced and definitely pros about their jobs! They explained everything with a lot of confidence and energy.
    Written July 7, 2022
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    Thanks a lot for your precious comment
    Written July 12, 2022
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    fernando b
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    i joined the old istanbul tour and everything was perfect..guide and group were very kind.She explained everything in detail.thanks for everythıng!
    Written July 7, 2022
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    Thank you
    Written July 12, 2022
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    Roopa G
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022 • Couples
    Musa was very energetic, enthusiastic and informative guide. He has in depth knowledge of history.. He was very friendly, approachable and helpful.. We had a lovely day!
    Written May 4, 2022
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    Ashu M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022 • Couples
    The tour was just perfect. Our guide was Mr Ismile and hands down one the best. He showed me Istanbul like no other can would recommend him to all the others looking forward to visiting Istanbul.
    Written March 21, 2022
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    Thanks a lot🙏
    Written March 22, 2022
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    Adrian O
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022 • Friends
    The whole day was a great experience made mostly by the very helpful guide Ismail.
    Ismail had lots of information about all of the sights
    We were then given free time to at each sight to make our own way around
    Written March 10, 2022
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    Thanks a lot 🙏
    Written March 23, 2022
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