Istanbul in 1,2 or 3 Day Private Guided Tour with Highlights and Hidden Gems

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Duration: 7 hours

Departs: Istanbul, Istanbul

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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Whether you are interested in history, architecture, culture or cuisine while exploring highlights or hidden gems of Istanbul our very well-made itinerary for 1,2 or 3 days private guided tour has you covered ! Istanbul: no other city on earth straddles two continents -Europe and Asia- and has been home to three great empires (Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman). We will discover Hagia Sophia, visit Topkapi Palace, stroll through Grand Bazaar and enjoy the beauty of Blue Mosque. In a city like this, it's important to have an experienced local guide who can help you to navigate, all the while ensuring you the most personal experience possible. We will sometimes use a ferry and sometimes subway or tram to navigate through the city. Don't forget that the best way of exploring a new city is to use public transport or walking.

• Skip-the-Line Access to the Museums
• Well-Made Itinerary for 1,2 or 3 Days Private Guided Tour
• Customize the itinerary according to your interest
• Taste Local Food

What's Included

Local Taxes

Private Tour

Professional Tour Guide

What's Not Included

Entrance fees to the museums

Gratitude (Suggested)


Public Transport Fees

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Grand Bazaar and Spice Market will be closed in 2022 in the following dates; May 02/03/04-Ramadan Celebrations. July 09/10/11/12-Eid Celebrations. October 29-Republic Day.
  • If you book the tour with a private van, please beware that extra charges may apply if your hotel/apartment is located in the Asian Side or far from the city center.
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • For the cruise passengers public transportation (tram) is strongly recommended due to heavy traffic in/around the old city. By the tram the old city takes only 10 minutes. Please book the tour accordingly
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. Spice Market will be visited instead.
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. Dolmabahce Palace will be visited instead.
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • We have Kid-Friendly Tour Guides in our team.

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, 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.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

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.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Basilica Cistern
Basilica Cistern is the largest underground water reservoir from the Byzantine period. This 6th century underground cistern became famous with the Medusa heads on the inside.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

HIPODROME: The former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Grand Bazaar
GRAND BAZAAR is both the oldest and the biggest covered bazaar in the world. Your guide will provide the history of the Bazaar as well as some helpful tips on navigating its more than 4000 shops.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Suleymaniye Mosque
This mosque, constructed by the great Ottoman architect Sinan in 1557, is regarded as the most beautiful of all imperial mosques.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Blue Mosque
BLUE MOSQUE, also known as the Sultanahment Mosque is one of the biggest mosques and principal adornments of the Istanbul skyline. It was built in the 17th century. Once inside the mosque, blue Iznik tiles and stained glass will surround you.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
This market is famous for Turkish delights and spices.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bosphorus Strait
Bosphorus Cruise. Bosphorus is a unique natural water strait both sides of which filled in Palaces, Yalis ( old Ottoman Houses), historical mosques and many other buildings and many neighbourhoods with their own unique cultures.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Rustem Pasha Mosque
Rustem Pasha is famous for the most beautiful examples of Ottoman Tile art pieces adorning it’s walls on the inside.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kadikoy Carsisi
Kadikoy is probably the most vibrant and local district of Istanbul.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Uskudar Pier
District in the Asian side of Istanbul.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Taksim Square
Main square of Istanbul.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Dolmabahce Palace
This palace, constructed between 1843 and 1858 by Sultan I Abdulmecit, contains eclectic elements from the Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical styles, blended with traditional Ottoman architecture to create a new synthesis.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Galata Tower
We will see GALATA TOWER from outside.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

The commercial site of old Istanbul.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Istiklal Caddesi
ISTIKLAL STREET is where locals like to hang out.The architecture of the buildings in that area will remind you of French style, and the street was once called Rue de Pera by it’s French residents.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

BALAT is where you will enjoy the most authentic houses of Istanbul.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bulgarian Orthodox Church
This is a unique church which is fully made of iron.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Fener Rum Patrikhanesi
This is the Petriarchate of the Orthodox.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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