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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2, or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

  • A comprehensive tour of Istanbul, with 1-, 2-, and 3-day options
  • Marvel at Ottoman sites like Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque
  • Shop like a local at the Spice Market and Grand Bazaar
Best of Istanbul: 1, 2, or 3-Day Private Guided Tour
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2-Day Private Guided TourMost Popular
2-Day Program: Day 1: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Hippodrome. Day 2: Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street.
From US$300.00
1-Day Private Guided Tour
See the sights of Istanbul that most interest you on a customized sightseeing tour with your private guide.Visit Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar.
From US$100.00
3-Day Private Guided Tour
Day1:Blue Mosq,Hagia Sophia,Topkapi Palace,Basilica Cistern,Grand Bazar Day2:Spice Market,Bosphorus Cruise,Dolmabahce Palace,Taksim Square Day3:Suleymaniye Mosq,Chora Church,Fener,Pier Loti Hill
From US$450.00
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The bridge between east and west, Istanbul is a vibrant city with magnificent architecture and a rich history as the former capital of the Ottoman empire. Cover top sites like the Blue Mosque and the Spice Market on this action-packed guided trip, which offers 1-, 2-, or 3-day itineraries to best suit your schedule. Because it’s a private tour, you’ll have plenty of time for questions along the way.

What to Expect
Day one begins with a visit to the Hagia Sophia, a 6th-century Byzantine cathedral adorned in spectacular gold mosaics. From there, you’ll cover attractions like the ancient Basilica Cistern in the heritage district of Sultanahmet, and learn how the Blue Mosque got its nickname. You’ll also have time to explore the treasures of Topkapi Palace, once home to the Ottoman sultans and their famous harems.

If you opt for a 2-day tour, you’ll begin with an visit to the bustling Spice Market, where you can haggle for saffron alongside shoppers. Cruise down the famous Bosphorus, where you might catch sight of river dolphins, explore the vibrant pedestrian street of Istiklal, and make a stop at Galata Tower, a medieval stone monument with incredible panoramas over the city.

The third day will cover Suleymaniye Mosque, the most beautiful of the Ottoman mosques, as well as the Byzantine frescoes in Chora Church. You'll also enjoy sweeping city views on a cable car ride on Pierre Loti Hill.
Reviews (358)
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Reviewed today via mobile
Arzu What a brilliant tour guide!

This tour was really good. Our tour guide Arzu met us at the hotel and she was delightful from the start. She took us on the tram 4 stops to the main attractions. Her knowledge was fascinating. Without her, we would have just looked at...More

Thank 868triciab
Reviewed 2 days ago
Best part of my trip!

Took a 2 Day Private Tour of Istanbul. Sercan was the best guide and the tour exceeded my expecatations!! It was easy, fun and so very interestings. Like touring an amazing city with a friend.

1  Thank LD11114444
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
One day tour

We booked a one day tour and in the morning Alpert, the local guide waited for us in the Hotel. His English was fluent and throughout the day, he was very helpful, attentioned and professional. It added another dimension to our stay and helped us...More

1  Thank tanoma65
Reviewed 5 days ago
Terrific tour of Istanbul's highlights

We took the 2-day private guided tour with Ilker (Ken) and had a fabulous time. He was professional and knowledgeable and provided thorough history and insights to Istanbul and the attractions we visited.

4  Thank Connector9289
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cannot thank the company enough. My husband and I only had a few days to spend in Istanbul and unfortunately became ill with SEVERE food poisoning (from a hotel which shall remain unnamed as will all the gory details). Melissa was so kind and quick...More

2  Thank Farihahasanie
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maria g
November 1, 2018|
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Response from Michelle S | Reviewed this property |
You should address your question to the tour company directly. Their email is: guidedistanbultours.ist with gmail extension
October 29, 2018|
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Response from zkmjk | Reviewed this property |
Hi, per person would be around $40-$50 for all the entries and i would suggest you to take uber wherever you go as the prices are fixed and roadside taxis normally will charge u higher and they may cheat you