Highlights of Istanbul - Private and Guided Istanbul Old City Walk.

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Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Napoleon Bonaparte once said: "If the world were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital." There's a lot to see and do in Istanbul. We want to share the culture and history of Istanbul with you in a way you’ll never forget. Private Istanbul Walking Tours is not like every other tour company. We specialize in escorted excursions and private tours of Istanbul, uncovering a unique land of contrast, art, gastronomy, culture, and ‘duende’ – getting to the heart of the Istanbul you never knew on a 7-hour insider walking tour with a local guide.

What's Included

Entrance fee of the Basilica Cistern

Entrance fee of the Topkapi Palace.

Private tour

Professional guide

What's Not Included


Harem entrance at Topkapi Palace.


Transportation to/from attractions

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 12
  • YOUTH: Age: 13 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • There is skip-the-line entrance in the Hagia Sophia as the Hagia Sophia is an active mosque and the number of the visitors is limited. It may take up to 30 minutes to go into Hagia Sophia.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • 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.

What To Expect

Historic Areas of Istanbul
Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque, and The Grand Bazaar.

6 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Topkapi Palace
Topkapi Palace was the main palace of the Ottoman Sultans until 1856. Many famous exhibitions are housed in the palace. The Imperial Treasury is another part of the palace with an 86-carat diamond on display. We will have a splendid view of the Bosporus and the Golden Horn from the palace.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Basilica Cistern
Next, we will visit the Basilica Cistern (Underground cistern), the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

The Hippodrome is a center for sports activities and ceremonies, and it is also famous for chariot races during the Roman and Byzantine era.

• Admission Ticket Free

Blue Mosque
The Blue Mosque is the third largest mosque in Istanbul, built during the Ottoman Period. It is known for its blue Iznik tiles and as the only Ottoman mosque with 6 minarets. The Blue Mosque is partly closed due to the restoration works.

• Admission Ticket Free

Grand Bazaar
The Grand Bazaar. It is the largest bazaar in the world with 52 small streets and more than 4000 shops.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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