Istanbul Guided Private Tours

Istanbul Guided Private Tours

City Tours • Walking Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Private Tours • Food Tours
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Private Istanbul Tours guided by experienced guides. Our tours include the most visited sites in Istanbul such as St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace as well we also offer you many types of tour options that are totally different than the other itineraries you have been offered. All of our tours are conducted by dynamic, licensed and expert local guides with many years of experience behind them. They are attentive and keen to share their knowledge about the sights and Turkish culture. Flexible private tours offer many unforeseen benefits - having a personal guide means that a tour itinerary can be easily modified to pursue newly developing interests, spontaneous events, or special requests on the go and at a pace that suits you.
Istanbul, Türkiye

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2022

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Makintaro
San Jose, CA82 contributions
Nov 2020 • Family
These guys were awesome! I have booked an airport transfer and a 3-day private tour and the service my mom and I received was incredible. We had Sinan assist us when we got picked up from the airport. The communication with Kadir was also great because he responded in detail, promptly and he honored my requests. He also checked up on me through WhatsApp.

We also had the privilege of having Göktuğ as our tour guide for 3 days. He’s definitely one of the best guides we had in Turkey. He was super knowledgeable, accommodating, and amazing! Göktuğ explained the history of the sites, showed us pictures of their structures, taught us about Islam and the importance of mosques, etc. He knew the ins and outs of Istanbul, perfect and hidden spots for photos, high quality stores at the grand bazaar, and really good food. He was also our translator when we went to shops that were not part of the tour. He helped us get good deals at some of the shops, find things we wanted to check out and even items we wanted to buy, and timed our itinerary so we could beat the crowd.

The tours were also amazing! We had the Classic Istanbul Tour, Golden Istanbul tour, and the food tour that became a hybrid of the Europe/Asian tour with some food tour due to Covid restrictions. Those tours covered the main sites in Istanbul as well. They were all pretty cool and beautiful.

You should definitely book you tours with Guided tours and ask for Göktuğ.

Written December 10, 2020
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Igor D
New York City, NY3 contributions
Oct 2021
During our stay in Istanbul this travel company was right next to our hotel and we visited their office for many of our travel questions and ended up buying 2 days private tour . Mr. Baris was very helpful and patient with all our questions and he booked our tours with an amazing guide Mr.Goktug. Our 2 days experience can not be any better with him as he went beyond our expectations. We covered the most important and famous museums of Istanbul but Goktug also took us to Kadhikoy to enjoy the local market and his favorite local restaurant. We highly recommend Istanbul Guided Private Tours and we will visit next year for a longer Turkey tour.
Written November 28, 2021
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BennyDaph
Chicago, IL1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
This Travel company has gone far beyond my expectations. My correspondence with Tarik and Baris was the easiest online tour arrangement I had ever. They are extremely fast in response and they answer all your questions with patience and complete information. We booked 8 days of Turkey tour arrangement with them and spent 2 day touring in Istanbul and the other 6 days in Cappadocia and Ephesus. Our tours in Istanbul were private tours and we had an amazing charming female guide Melike who was also an art historian. Our tours in Cappadocia and Ephesus were small group tours and Tarik’s local partners did excellent job. If you are planning a trip to Turkey this company is the one you must contact.
Written May 6, 2022
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Eileen M
Palmerton, PA149 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We took three day tours: the food tour, the Jewish Heritage, and the museums of Istanbul. We were impressed by both guides’ enthusiasm, knowledge, and flexibility with the wet winter weather. When on the museum day we mentioned that we had not had a chance to see the Basilica Cistern, our guide obligingly added a visit to our itinerary. Although we had visited the Hagia Sofia on a prior occasion, we learned interesting new things about it on our tour.

We felt safe at all times and appreciated the good, patient drivers when we had the van or car for transport. The tours were well paced with appropriate tea/coffee breaks. Restaurants chosen for the lunches were excellent and reasonably priced. We hope to return to Turkey in the future and plan to contact this tour service for a longer trip going out of the city. We confidently recommend this company.

If you have a tablet or iPad mini, the website for Istanbul Guided Private Tours might not load properly—on my tablet the text overlaps with photos or other blocks of text and much of it is unreadable. If this is the case for you, I recommend a desktop as the website looks perfect on my larger computer.
Written January 25, 2020
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Dear Eileen, We do thank you so much for your wonderful words about our guides and tours and we do take all opinions and advices very seriously.Right after your suggestion about our web page's mobile phone and Ipad issues I have spoken with our webmaster and we tried to fixed all the overlappings and photo issues and I have tested on my phone which look fine right now. If you notice any bug or problem on our mobile web page please send me an e-mail on which page there is a problem and I will have it fixed. Best Regards, Tarik
Written January 30, 2020
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Jason B
Colorado Springs, CO3 contributions
Dec 2019
This Christmas I have decided to take my family to legendary city Istanbul. We really knew very little about this city so we thought it will be easier for us to hire a private guide during our trip. Our correspondence with Tarik's company can not be any easier and faster. Kadir have responded all our e-mails within hours tbh ,I was not expecting to finalize our entire 3 day tours in less then 48 hours and all was confirmed. They even did not ask for any deposit which made us very comfortable because as American's we were little bit worried about the tensions in the region.

Tarik met us at our hotel prompt everyday and while we were touring with him we felt very safe because Tarik almost knows everyone in the tourist areas he is very confident as he walks in the alleyways or streets and even when entering the museums he says hello to all security guards and employees. This attitude was the most impressive behavior I have witness. I really do not have to write more about his knowledge or his experience in guidance etc etc for me and my family far most the best thing was having Tarik as our guide and the comfort of touring in 16 million populated city.

I can not recommend this company enough and if you really like your time the most memorable I think you should tour with them.

Regards from Colorado jewels ( that is what he named our family )
Written January 11, 2020
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Thank you so much for your wonderful words for our company and our guide. There are no enough words to thank you for such a great review. We wish you all the best in the future. Regards, Istanbul guided private tours Team
Written January 13, 2020
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yiğit
Istanbul, Türkiye1 contribution
Sep 2021
We had a great time with our guide Mr .Tarik which we later on learned he is the owner of the company too. Everything from the booking process to payment went very smooth and easy. The private tour we had was simply the best tour we ever joined and Tarik is full knowledge of history and his city. We highly recommend his company to anyone going to Turkey you will no regret it.
Written September 8, 2021
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Laurette E
3 contributions
Apr 2021
It was a beautiful day for us. We had one day historical tour of Istanbul. We visited Bluemosque, Topkapi palace , Hagia Sofia and Grand Bazaar. View of Istanbul from the balcony of topkapi palace was breath taking.Our guide Göktuğ was a knowledgeable, cultured and kind.The excursion was excellent value for money and we would highly recommend it to anyone who is visiting Istanbul.
Written April 7, 2021
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Vinisha Amin
1 contribution
Dec 2021
Great experience with Guided Istanbul Tours. They take great effort in making sure we have a comfortable and smooth journey without any hassles; especially the travel agent Mr. Baris who explained everything in detail including itinerary, budget, flights, accommodation, Visa documents. The trip was amazing because of their professional arrangement. Highly recommend this group for enjoying a good vacation.
Written December 5, 2021
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John K
Austin, Texas, United States2 contributions
Oct 2021
This was one of the best tours I have ever done, anywhere. I was in Istanbul by myself for two and a half days, and doing this tour made my two full days in the city truly special.

Goktug was my guide, and I can tell you he is better than any tour guide I've worked with anywhere in the world. I've traveled a lot: 2-4 international trips per year, and this was one of the best tours I've experienced. Goktug was amazing. He took great care for me and made me feel like part of the local community. He is very knowledgable, kind, careful, caring, and fun! Also, the best (and best priced) meals I had during my whole trip were with Goktug, and the views were always amazing!

Can't recommend this enough.
Written October 12, 2021
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A Numan
Kyle Bay, Australia2 contributions
May 2020 • Friends
WOW! We had the pleasure of being guided through Istanbul by Goktug. He knows the city inside out, meaning we got to see all the popular attractions we had on our list as well as lots of local favourites we wouldn’t have ever known existed without his suggestion. He is also a fantastic photographer and it was never too much trouble for him to take photos for us.

We really bonded over being foodies and enjoyed many meals together. We ate our way through Istanbul, enjoying lots of traditional food. He knew exactly where to take us and is an excellent conversationalist. We always felt at home and taken care of with Goktug.

He is also happy to recommend other activities for you to do whilst travelling which we really appreciated!

I will be keeping in touch with Goktug and recommend him to all who travel to this beautiful part of the world. Whether it’s sightseeing, cultural experiences or a foodie’s heaven you are after - you are in the best possible hands.
Written April 9, 2021
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