Istanbul Tours
Private Half-Day Sightseeing in Istanbul
4.5

Private Half-Day Sightseeing in Istanbul

By Welcome Pickups (Istanbul)
Recommended by 92% of travelers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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$123.63
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 1-99
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Hotel Pickup & Dropoff
  • Personal English-Speaking professional Driver
  • Free wifi on board
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel and Tolls
What's not included
  • Entrance fees for all attractions
  • Beverages and meals
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Official Tour Guide - Our drivers are English Speaking and very knowledgable of the places visited
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Sultanahmet District
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Galata Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Bridge


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Traveler pickup is offered for any central hotel or location in Istanbul. Please note that we are unable to pickup from airports, ports or train stations.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 117866P29

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • Our operators are not official tour guides but English-speaking professional drivers and Locals that have been provided with all the necessary historical information about the sights visited. They cannot accompany you into the sights but will provide extended historical and local information to help you get the feeling of the city.
        • 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: 117866P29

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        • Welcome Pickups (Istanbul)
          465
          Istanbul, Türkiye
          Joined in September 2015
        • abdulrahmane117
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Perfect trip
          Welcome pickups i highly recommend for those coming istanbul. Avoid taxis and uber Welcome pickups is the best. Our driver Fatih was very polite decent and very professional helpful.
          Written June 16, 2024
        • ndavis1913
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Epitome of Professionalism
          I highly recommend Welcome Pickups for Istanbul. I traveled solo and it was good to have them pick me up at the airport. Also, it was significantly cheaper than the hotel's transfer. Additionally, they spoke English. When you take an Uber, communication is a significant barrier if you do not speak Turkish. I highly recommend, especially for single female travelers.
          Written June 14, 2024
        • Sightseer05421501647
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Driver recommendation - Omer Faruk Soy
          I hired Welcome Pickup to take me from the Istanbul airport to my hotel. I was assigned Omer as my driver. I unfortunately had a fall in the airport. I was fine but the concern from Omer was so touching. Once I convinced him I did not need medical attention, we travelled to my hotel and had a great conversation about things to do in Istanbul, our families and how we would solve the issues of the world! I knew I had to hire him again to take me back to the airport for my departure. I feel like I made a friend. Definitely a 10/10!
          Written June 7, 2024
        • 925jarav
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Airport shuttle
          Very kind and right on time. Came to meet as right at the airport exit. Nicely introduced us to the hallmarks as we drove past. Couldn’t ask for more!
          Written June 7, 2024
        • T1348TOelainep
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Airport transfer
          Airport pickup and transfer to hotel was seamless. Omar contacted me the day before with exit instructions, he was waiting for us at the exit and navigated the ride smoothly.
          Written June 5, 2024
        • 981amelier
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent transfert to the airport
          Its was an excellent transfert from Beyoğlu to the International Airport. My driver Emre Uçucu was very nice. It was safe, fast and pleasant. and also cheaper than others services. I recommand it !
          Written June 3, 2024
        • theresac162
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          So worth it!
          We were picked up on time and in class!! The vehicle was immaculate and very comfortable. There was a privacy glass between us and the driver and the ride was smooth and quiet. The privacy curtains on the windows and the ceiling had the appearance of stars. Everything about our experience exceeded expectations! Will definitely use again and highly recommend- thank you!!
          Written June 3, 2024
        • SivaT_13
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Pleasant and professional Airport transfer
          We booked a private airport transfer from IST to city center through welcome pickup. Veysel Damdam is our designated driver. We are fortunate to get his service. His car is grand and provides you the royal feeling with nice interiors and lighting. We didn’t wait for long time. He came and helped us with our luggage. He also offered water bottles. We liked his service and we are planning to use his service for our other transfers in Istanbul. We highly recommend Veysel.
          Written June 1, 2024
        • tawired
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great ride to Istanbul Airport
          Vessel picked us up in an awesome van! He even let us know that there might be traffic later and offered to pick us up early. Five stars!
          Written June 1, 2024
        • MarceloGodz
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent transfer service and impeccable service
          The driver Veysel who took us from Istanbul Airport to our hotel is very friendly and his car is very luxurious. Definitely if you need to schedule a private transfer from the airport to your hotel in Istanbul, I'm sure you won't regret it if you do it on the Welcome Transfer app. I booked all my rides in the city of Istanbul (and Athens) and have nothing to say about the service. Everyone is punctual and friendly!!!
          Written May 29, 2024
        • 319arielg
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great airport transfer
          Veysel picked us up at our hotel on time and the car was nice, spacious and clean. He even kept us updated on traffic ahead of time. Would use this service again!
          Written May 27, 2024
        • A6974BKmeganf
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A+ Driver
          My transfer was prompt, courteous, and professional! Veysel’s vehicle was top-notch, clean and modern. I felt very comfortable my whole way. I especially appreciated how Veysel made my trip easy by driving down a VERY steep hill to meet me at the hotel door AND carried my large, heavy luggage. He was so kind!
          Written May 25, 2024
        • luayah2023
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Airport Transportation
          We completed a round trip from and to the International Istanbul Airport. Excellent service! Definitely will use them again.
          Written May 22, 2024
        • 630tristanl
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Transfert airport hostel
          Fatih picked up from the airport to our hostel and it was a safe travel. Fatih show us the attractions on thé route to our hostel. Nice trip!
          Written May 22, 2024
        • starshyness
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Efficient pick up and transfer
          Transfer on time and handled efficiently by our driver Emre - communicated directly with our hotel receptionist (as we don’t speak Turkish) and arranged pick up very efficiently. Would definitely recommend!
          Written May 20, 2024
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        4.5
        4.5 of 5 bubbles14 reviews
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        HighTrailblazing
        Washington DC, DC9 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2023 • Family
        Used Welcome Pickups for airport transfer to and from our hotel in the Old Town as only specific vehicle licenses are allowed inside the Old Town so renting a car was not an option. Our driver, Kubilay or “Q” for short was amazing, smooth driving, good tips about what to do and where to go, and always on time! Would recommend “Q” and Welcome Pickups to anyone visiting Istanbul.
        Written October 1, 2023
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        nunik j
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had a great trip with Volkan.
        Such a kind driver..
        Always reachable via whatsapp
        Car is nice with fridge and drinks which er appreciate
        Thanks Volkan Ozturk
        Recommend him..
        Written July 24, 2021
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Thank you for your 5-star review. We do hope to see you soon again and would like to invite you to follow us on social media to know more about us and our destinations. We wish you all the best
        Written July 28, 2021
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        afzar m
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2023 • Family
        I used Wellcome pickups for all my airport transfers in Istanbul - between both Istanbul and Sabiha airports and hotel. The drivers contacted me in advance through whatsapp, gave me directions for pick up points in the airport. The vehicle was a large van, vey comfortable, and they even waited for me when the flights were delayed. Very responsble and reliable service.
        Written June 26, 2023
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        leramd30
        Clark, NJ188 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Initially I made arrangements for airport transfer, but my driver impressed me with his deep knowledge of the city, good shops , nice places to eat. I booked the tour and had a great time
        Written June 13, 2022
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        Marufa T
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023 • Couples
        Best service ever. The driver was extremely helpful with advice and guidance. We felt really well taken care if and safe. Highly recommended
        Written April 10, 2023
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        Smita p
        London, UK4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2023 • Friends
        We used this company to pick us up from the airport. The service was impeccable, and on time with clear instructions and photos of who would be picking us up.
        We would recommend using this company and will also use them in future.
        Semih was our driver and so kind and polite.
        Written May 25, 2023
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        Alena L
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023 • Solo
        Very friendly, convenient, trustful, punctual, English speaking driver, everything went as agreed. Highly recommend.
        Written January 18, 2023
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        relarson
        San Francisco, CA9 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2022
        Excellent service and much much less expensive than the hotel cars. Driver was prompt, courteous and professional. We will definitely use this company in future.
        Written September 27, 2022
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        Ali M Abdalla
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2022 • Family
        We booked a sighting trip with Welcome and the driver ‘Simeh’ made it a fantastic experience. Glad with info he provides and location advises you plus the punctuality.
        Written August 5, 2022
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        Elliot
        1 contribution
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2022 • Solo
        Way too much and not honest. I was supposed to do only a few hours for an affordable cost but he purposely took so long and charged extra to keep going.
        Written August 4, 2022
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        It's truly disheartening to hear of your poor experience. Please know that is far from the norm, and we will be working closely with other departments internally to ensure it remains that way. Could you please get into contact with our customer service department And provide them with a transfer id so that we can have a more in depth Look into what happened with your transfer.
        Written August 5, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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