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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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Welcome to Grand Tour Istanbul. We offer private, customized day tours around one of the most interesting and historically important cities in the world. By far the best way to see Istanbul is with your own private tour. You'll get an itinerary customized to what you want to see and do but with the flexibility to change it as you go, on the fly! Your guide will be focused one hundred percent on what you want to see and do. Stop for lunch anytime or eat on the run. Linger for an entire afternoon in Topkapi Palace or just see the highlights. Want to see as much as you can in a limited time? Your guide will structure your itinerary to reduce travel time between sites. Whatever you want to do and however you want to do it, your guide will advise and assist in making your stay as fun and fulfilling as possible.

What's Included

Private tour guide service.

What's Not Included

Food and drink

Museum / attraction entrance fees

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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

Topkapi Palace
Topkapi Palace was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years (1465-1856) of their 624-year reign.

As well as a royal residence, the palace was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments. It is now a major tourist attraction and contains important holy relics of the Muslim world, including Muhammed’s cloak and sword.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Blue Mosque
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is an historical mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built from 1609 to 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. Like many other mosques it also contains the tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. While still used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also become a popular tourist attraction.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hagia Sophia Mosque
Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, then a museum, and once again a mosque in Istanbul. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453 it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Basilica Cistern
The Basilica Cistern is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul. The cistern is located 150 meters southwest of the Hagia Sophia. It was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

The Hippodrome was a Roman Circus and was the site of chariot and horse races as well as being an important sporting and social center in Constantinople

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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