Top Sights of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3 Day Private Guided Tour

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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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With this tour, you will see the top sights of Istanbul in 1, 2 or 3 days with the accompany of your private tour guide.

What's Included

Officially licensed tour guide

Private tour

Skip-the-line entry to museums

What's Not Included

Lunch and drinks

Museum/Activity tickets

Transportation (unless option booked)

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays. Hagia Sophia entrance will be restricted during praying time. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays. Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays. Due to regulations, live guide service is not available inside Dolmabahce Palace
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Annual Closing Dates of all museums and bazaars in Istanbul as follows; New Year, Ramadan Celebrations, Eid Celebrations, Republic Day
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • 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

Blue Mosque
Built in the early 1600s for Sultan Ahmet I, Blue Mosque is truly a magnificent masterpiece of architecture with amazingly delicate proportions for a building of such massive scale.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hagia Sophia Mosque
Built in the 6th century by the Emperor Justinian, played a very important role in the Christian and Islamic World. After the Ottoman conquest the bells, altar, iconostasis, and sacrificial vessels were removed, and many of the mosaics were eventually plastered over to convert the church into a mosque then a museum and now it’s a mosque for second time.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Where the chariot races were held in the Roman Empire times.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Basilica Cistern
A subterranean wonder and one of the greatest of Istanbul’s surviving Byzantine sites, in fact a former water storage chamber.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Topkapi Palace
More than just an Imperial Residence of Ottoman Sultans, it was the seat of the Supreme Executive and Judiciary Council for almost 400 years long. Topkapi Palace is a great monument of Oriental architecture.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Grand Bazaar
One of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world with over 4,000 shops.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Misir Carsisi (Spice Market)
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.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bosphorus Strait
Bosphorus Cruise to see both Istanbul’s European and Asian sides, Galata Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, the Rumelian Fortress, old Ottoman villas, Bosphorus bridges, mosques.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Dolmabahce Palace
Elegance and beauty with the most luxury decoration, chandeliers, rugs, crystals, ceramic fireplaces. Beautiful palace, right on the Bosphorus with gorgeous furnishings, paintings, porcelains.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Taksim Square
A great place defining modern Turkey. Close to Istiklal Street and Galata Tower. Has very good food joints, cafes, shops, bars, night clubs around.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Suleymaniye Mosque
The largest mosque in Istanbul and is as impressive on the inside as it is on the outside. In the garden behind the mosque, the terrace offers lovely views of the Golden Horn and Bosphorus.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Chora Museum
Considered to be one of the most beautiful examples of a Byzantine church. With its glorious mosaics and frescoes about the scenes of the Holy Bible she holds an important place.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Fener & Balat
Fener District, continue exploring Istanbul’s rich religious history with a stop at the Church of St. George. Since the 1600s, the church has been the location of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and is recognized as the spiritual leader of the Eastern Orthodox Religion.

Balat District; lines of drying laundry stretch across steep, winding streets. Century-old Ottoman houses lean against each other in a combination of reds, blues and greens. And art galleries and design shops dot the area along the water.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pierre Loti Tepesi
One of the most popular sights to visit since it offers great views for the visitors. Take the cable car to reach to the top and enjoy the beautiful scenery while sipping your Turkish coffee or tea.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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