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Private Half-Day Sightseeing in Istanbul provided by Istanbul Tours & Transfers - Welcome Pickups

Private Half-Day Sightseeing in Istanbul

Private Half-Day Sightseeing in Istanbul
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Spend the day sightseeing in Istanbul with your local driver who will show you around. Admire popular attractions from the comfort of your own private car in a fully customizable tour. Your Welcomer will share historical facts and immerse you into the Turkish lifestyle. Explore the Historical Peninsula where the heart of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire once beat. The name might have changed - Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul - but the beauty remains timeless. Marvel at magnificent buildings such as the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Galata Tower, the Dolmabahçe Palace and unravel the past of the region. Finish off your tour admiring the view from the Bosphorus Bridge. Our drivers are not licensed to accompany you into the sights but are very knowledgeable of the places visited and will provide all the necessary historical information and their local perspective. At the end of the ride, your friendly driver will drop you off at your accommodation.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 117866P29
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel Pickup & Dropoff
  • Personal English-Speaking professional Driver
  • Free wifi on board
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel and Tolls
Exclusions
  • 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
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Traveler pickup is offered for any central hotel or location in Istanbul. Please note that pick up from Istanbul Airport will apply to extra charges. If you select Pickup from Istanbul airport the extra charge will be communicated to you beforehand.
  • Airports:
  • Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkey
  • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkey
  • Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkey
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Hotel Pickup & Dropoff
  • Personal English-Speaking professional Driver
  • Free wifi on board
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel and Tolls
Exclusions
  • 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
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Traveler pickup is offered for any central hotel or location in Istanbul. Please note that pick up from Istanbul Airport will apply to extra charges. If you select Pickup from Istanbul airport the extra charge will be communicated to you beforehand.
  • Airports:
  • Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkey
  • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkey
  • Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkey
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Sultanahmet District
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Hagia Sophia Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Galata Tower
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Dolmabahce Palace
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 7
    Bosphorus Bridge
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
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nunik j
3 contributions
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.
WelcomePickups
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.

leramd30
Clark, NJ161 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Istanbul Tours & Transfers - Welcome Pickups
shaun m
shaun m
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Excellent driver on pick-ups.
We were very lucky to have Volken as our driver. Spot on with all the arrangments We felt safe with his smooth dri
Lou P
Lou P
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Amazing experience
Incredible experience! Loved his car! And fresh cold water on arrival too. Excellent first impression. We would def
SeattleFishMarket22
SeattleFishMarket22
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Great ride, great convos with our driver!
My wife and I had a fantastic experience riding with Ozkan! He knew so much about Istanbul history, and we had grea
bareeraq
bareeraq
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Amazing Experience with Semih
Where do I begin?! First time traveling to Turkey and I had no idea how the transportation situation would be. We g
robertosU9277AU
robertosU9277AU
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Nice ride
Good transfer to Istanbul Airport, they are puntual, the car was clean and the drivers were very polite.
Dimitris E
Dimitris E
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Reliable and very good service
Reliable, on time, very polite driver. Car was taken care, clean and new. Given that ordinary taxi calls are not re
Travelseaview
Travelseaview
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Excellent Reliable Airport Pickup service.
I had booked an airport pick up with Welcome Pickups. The booking process was seamless and I got a prompt acknowle
beemarcus
beemarcus
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Dependable Airport Pickup
Our driver, Cenk Güngördü, was waiting for us upon a very early arrival at the airport, and got us to our Airbnb in
deanwP9012TQ
deanwP9012TQ
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Gentleman
Volkan was a total gentleman. He was very easy to contact and super nice, provided water and data for the journey.
GEleni95
GEleni95
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Best welcome to Turkey
Our driver, Volkan, made us feel like home, he even put us greek music to feel more comfortable. He was very kind a
Stylishsari
Stylishsari
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Great drive with LATİF
The drive with LATİF from hotel to Istanbul airport was great! Car was super clean, the driver was friendly, calm a
Christine J
Christine J
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Great experience!
Semih was a terrific driver - took us from Istanbul to the airport. He was very gracious, and when he found out we
anhoffma
anhoffma
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Wonderful, safe guide!
Highly recommend! Our driver Volkan was professional, reliable, helpful, and most of all friendly. He drove us ar
K120IAjeffreyw
K120IAjeffreyw
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Perfect
We were picked up and returned to the airport by Latif, and arrived and departed in the greatest comfort. Latif w
Leo F
Leo F
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100% recommended!
I used the service for airport transfer and my review is simple: 100% recommended. Cenk was not only a fantastic a
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