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“Istanbul Classic Tour”

Istanbul On Bike - Tours
Ranked #17 of 119 Outdoor Activities in Istanbul
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Istanbul On Bike is the first and only professional guided bike tour of Istanbul. The tour is designed to show you the best of Istanbul - great monuments as well as hidden nooks and crannies – and to give you a taste of its daily life. Several itineraries of different lengths and difficulty are available. Istanbul On Bike is the perfect mix of sightseeing and sport: simply the best way of visiting this amazing city!
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Istanbul Classic Tour”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Excellent 13km 3 hour tour of the sights in the old city. The guides were outstanding. Bikes were OK, but had a few problems. Some parts of the tour encountered challenging traffic, but it added to the fun.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Relaxing way to explore the city”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

We spent a 4 hours on a Saturday cruising through different parts of Istanbul. The Classic Tour lead us through various areas of Sultanahmet, visiting the Gülhane Park, driving along Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the seaside with the fish market etc. Along the way we stopped for coffee and turkish snacks in a beautiful little garden. We also entered a small and two very large mosques. Our guides (Dario and ...) were very friendly, patient (we were a group of 12 people and thus sometimes had a little longer=P) and knew a lot about the city.
Overall it was a great experience. Going by bike is much more relaxing than being in a neverending traffic jam with a car. Recommend this to everyone!

Visited November 2013
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2 Thank Maurice G
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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best way to see the city & learn about it's history”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

I spent a very enjoyable 4 hours last Saturday learning so much about the city & it's history. The guide (Dario) was an excellent guide; very knowledgeable, patient, always willing to answer questions & very friendly. There were some cobbled sections & hills, but they were all manageable, so don't let that put you off. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone

Visited November 2013
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3 Thank John K
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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“See real Istanbul and work off the holiday excesses”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Classic and Golden Horn Tours with Dario and Geert were fun.Launching in to the traffic was challenging but the paths chosen were clever and interesting and much better than being in all the tour coaches and tour groups we saw waiting around.It was fun to be with a group and exhilarating to be amongst the people of Istanbul.I felt safe, interested and healthy...thanks for a really fun time.

Visited November 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great guide, good bikes, good value”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

This is a really good way to get see the sights in this spectacular city. The bikes are well maintained - just as well as Istanbul is very hilly so good brakes and gears are a must.
Dario, our Italian guide had perfect English and a really good knowledge of the city and its history - a very enjoyable way to spend a morning. Go for it!

Visited November 2013
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