Tours and Tickets by Real Istanbul Tours
Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul
Istanbul is one of the world’s most spectacular cities, a former Ottoman and Byzantine capital that’s now a vibrant modern metropolis. Most visitors stick to well-trodden highlights, but you’ll visit under-the-radar sights and hear illuminating commentary during this in-depth tour—while still ticking off the city’s top historical attractions. You’ll haggle for spices, chug a cup of Turkish coffee, and sail the Bosphorus, leaving all the navigation to your guide.
Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day or Full Day Private Walking Tour
Get an in-depth exploration of Istanbul on this full-day or half-day private tour. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide and stroll through the Sultanahmet neighborhood. Visit the Hippodrome, the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern, and the Grand Bazaar. Choose to add Topkapi Palace to a full-day itinerary.
5 to 8 hours
Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour
Travelers short on time in Istanbul will love this convenient tour, which takes you to many of the city's highlights in just half a day. Learn about the culture and history of this ancient city from your guide. Check out must-see sites like the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, and the Grand Bazaar. Receive personalized attention on a small-group tour.
Istanbul Layover Tours
Forget spending hours on end in the airport food court and instead visit Istanbul’s top attractions during your layover. Tour organizers create a perfectly curated itinerary to suit your interests and time restrictions. With private transportation at your disposal from beginning to end, there’s no need to worry about making your connecting flight. Plus, you get the personal attention of a private guide.
6 to 12 hours
Hagia Sophia Museum; Skip The Lines with an Official Tour Guide
Explore the most important site of Istanbul with an expert tour guide and save your time with skipping the lines.
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Philipp B wrote a review Aug 11
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Literally one of the best tours of my life. Specifically wanna highlight Apo, the extremely educated, kind and interesting guide... an incredible man overall! Really recommend. Thank you for everything!
Date of experience: August 2020
Emyrald S wrote a review Jul 2020
Durango, Colorado24 contributions7 helpful votes
Great Tour! Salih was super knowledgeable and we asked him SO MANY questions that he had the answers to. We felt safe + confident wandering the streets of Istanbul with him and would certainly book future tours with him + this operator! Do yourself a favor and get the real…
Date of experience: July 2020
1 Helpful vote
Mark P wrote a review Mar 2020
Wakefield, UK12 contributions7 helpful votes
Our guide Salie was excellent. He took us to many interesting places we would not otherwise have visited. He provided historical information which he had researched carefully. At the Hippodrome, for example, he had maps and pictures to support his explanations. Last but not…
Date of experience: March 2020
Kathryn H wrote a review Mar 2020
Huddersfield, United Kingdom6 contributions
My friend and I took this tour on our first day in Istanbul and it was a great introduction Rasul our guide was very informative and knowledgeable. During the tour we learned a great deal about the history of lstabul and the very diverse cultures past and present. Our guide was…
Date of experience: March 2020
Anthony P wrote a review Feb 2020
Fun tour to take. Our guide was very informative taking us to some very beautiful historical landmarks. It is a bit of walking, but well worth it, getting to see some of the real parts of Instanbul.
Date of experience: January 2020