1,2 or 3 DAY: Private Guided Istanbul Tour from CRUISE SHIP or HOTEL

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From $75.00

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 7 hours

Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Experience the very best of historic Istanbul with a private, 6-hour tour of the city’s most important sites and landmarks.

Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour to set your own pace, with plenty of time to see the places that interest you most.

- Private guided tour

-Shopping in Grand Bazaar

-English speaking guide

-Pick-up and Drop-off

-Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on time return to your ship

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Local Taxes

Private Tour

Professional Tour Guide

What's Not Included

Museum Tickets

Food and drinks

Public Transport Fees

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays. Due to museum regulations, live guide service is not available at Dolmabahce Palace.
  • Galata Tower will be visited from outside unless you would like to pay entrance fee there.
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays can be replaced with Spice Market
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Stroller accessible
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • When booking the tour with van, if your hotel is located in Sultanahmet you will be steps away from the museums, so the van will not be used as much.
  • Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia closed until 2pm on Fridays, will be visited in the afternoon.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • For multiple day booking, private van service will be advised according to your hotel location and size of your group.
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Near public transportation
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Topkapi Palace Museum
The former imperial residence from which the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled for nearly 400 years. Today a spectacular museum, it is famous for its collections of treasury of the Ottoman Royal Family. You will chase the memories of the sultans and the Ottoman Empire through 400 years of the most glorious victories, happiest moments, and mournful days.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Blue Mosque
It is one of most visited mosque in Turkey and bran​​d mark of Istanbul. It has more than 20 thousands beautiful blu​​​e tiles inside.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hagia Sophia Mosque
Hagia Sophia is a 6th century church, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture, welcomes you with its legends and mosaics. You will have a chance to touch the history of this church, a main attraction of the city since its construction.

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Open Air Museum; Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Basilica Cistern
Might be replaced with Museum of Great Palace Mosaics. Visit Basilica Cistern — Istanbul’s ‘sunken palace’ — a site that famously featured in the James Bond movie From Russia with Love. The site is one of the largest of the city's ancient cisterns that lie beneath the ground.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Grand Bazaar
Grand Bazaar in this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand-painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware, and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bosphorus Strait
Bosphorus Cruise by Public Ferry or Private Cruise ( if option is chosen) Take the public ferry for Bosphorus Cruise to see both Istanbul’s European and Asian sides, Galata Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, the Rumeli Fortress, old Ottoman villas, Bosphorus bridges, mosques. Your best Istanbul tour memories will definitely include the Bosphorus.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Dolmabahce Palace
Dolmabahce Palace / Dolmabahçe Sarayı Elegance and beauty with the most luxury decoration, chandeliers, rugs, crystals, ceramic fireplaces. Beautiful palace, right on the Bosphorus with gorgeous furnishings, paintings, porcelains made in particular to Dolmabahce.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Taksim Square
Taksim Square / Taksim Meydanı A great place defining modern Turkey which witnessed important historical moments. Close to Istiklal Street (Istiklal Caddesi) and Galata Tower along with embassies of European countries in Taxim. Cicek Passage has very good food joints, cafes, shops, bars, night clubs around Taksim.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Istiklal Caddesi
Istiklal Street is the modern and colorful face of Turkey with churches, modern art galeries, embassies, pubs, cafes and shops selling different kind of products.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Cicek Pasaji
Cicek Passage / Flower Passage Originally named as Cite de Pera, a combined structure of traditional and modern construction methods and architectural style by Ottoman Empire is reflected and today we see the small shops and cafes here.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Galata Tower
We will see the tower FROM OUTSIDE, due to the regulations unfortunately tour guides don't have skip the line priority here so it takes long time to wait queue. Your tour guide will make you explanation about tower.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
Spice Market / Mısır Çarşısı Egyptian Bazaar is a colorful indoor bazaar and has lots of shops offering a variety of spices, purses, flavored teas, Turkish delight, nuts, as well as ceramics, and small souvenirs. Spice Bazaar is located in Eminonu Square which is the connection point of Bosphorus and Golden Horn.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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