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Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi)
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Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) Tours and Activities

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Rising high above its namesake neighborhood, Istanbul’s Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) dates back to the Genoese presence in Constantinople in the 14th century. An elevator takes you up to a viewing platform located under the roof, which offers panoramic views of the Old City peninsula and Beyoglu neighborhood.

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Istanbul's Galata Neighbourhood: A Self-guided Photography Audio Tour

Istanbul's Galata Neighbourhood: A Self-guided Photography Audio Tour

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Galata—now known as Karaköy—sits on the north shore of the Golden Horn overlooking Istanbul’s Old City peninsula. With the help of this self-guided audio tour, find the best photo opportunities in the district, including viewpoints overlooking Galata Tower and the minaret-scattered Old City. The self-guided nature of this tour means you can spend as long as you want getting the perfect picture.
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  • 1 hour
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$6.79
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$6.79

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

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Instead of driving around Istanbul all day in a stuffy tour bus, discover the city’s beauty in style on this relaxing sunset cruise down the Bosphorus, the waterway that marks the border between Asian Turkey and European Turkey. From the open-air deck of your luxury yacht, see riverside landmarks like the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque and the Rumeli Fortress, all lit by the beautiful dusk light.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.59
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$59.59
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Dinner Cruise Turkish Night Show (alcoholic Menu)

Dinner Cruise Turkish Night Show (alcoholic Menu)

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Start your evening with pick up from your hotel before heading to the port to embark on our 2.5 hours evening Bosphorus cruise from Istanbul.Dine in style as you cruise past illuminated city landmarks like Dolmabahçe Palace, kiz kulesi , ortakoy , çırağan palace kempinski , ortakoy , beylerbeyi , rumeli fortness and the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge on this 2.5 hours evening cruise along the Bosphorus. Sample typical Turkish cuisine , then settle back to enjoy some traditional entertainment, including belly dancing and folk music. Watch the sun set over the Bosphorus Strait and cruise. After dinner marvel at Turkish belly dancers during an Anatolian folklore show. After your boat docks, your experience finishes with drop off at your Istanbul hotel.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.67
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$47.67
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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

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Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$175.00
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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

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Istanbul is one of the world’s greatest cities, and this hop-on hop-off tour offers a truly flexible way to explore it. Board your open-top, double-decker bus at any stop along the two routes, and enjoy the views as you listen to the audio commentary. Then, create your own sightseeing itinerary as you hop on and off at any of the stops to visit highlights such as the spectacular Topkapi Palace, the UNESCO-protected Hagia Sophia, the Egyptian Bazaar, and more. Your ticket is valid for 1, 2, or 3 days and entry to select attractions.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.59
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Istanbul Sunset Cruise - Luxurious Yacht Cruise with Live Guide on the Bosphorus

Istanbul Sunset Cruise - Luxurious Yacht Cruise with Live Guide on the Bosphorus

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Get a fresh look at Istanbul on this sunset yacht cruise with a live guide to tell you all the top tales as you glide by palaces, mosques and minarets. Sail north as far as pretty Kanlıca, then head south to see the Bosphorus Bridge transformed into a dazzling LED light sculpture after sunset. As you travel, enjoy snacks, water, seasonal fruit, tea, coffee and, of course, Turkey’s signature baklava.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.59
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Highlights & Hidden Gems of Istanbul: Private City Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems of Istanbul: Private City Tour

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Benefit from a flexible schedule and personalized attention on this half-day private tour in Istanbul. Perfect for those short on time, this private tour lets you move at your own pace and focus on things that interest you. Highlights can include a tram ride, a funicular ride, the neighborhood of Karakoy, and the Blue Mosque. All private transportation included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.31
Price varies by group size
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Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Kücüksu Palace Or Rumeli Fortress Tour

Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Kücüksu Palace Or Rumeli Fortress Tour

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Sail between two continents and visit the extravagant Küçüksu Palace or Rumeli Fortress on this Bosphorus sightseeing cruise in Istanbul. Learn about the sights and Istanbul’s history from the onboard guide, and admire splendid views of top Istanbul attractions as you sail the strait that divides Europe from Asia. Gaze out over the domes, towers and minarets of the historic peninsula, cruise under the vast Bosphorus Bridge, float by Dolmabahçe Palace, and go ashore for a tour of either the picturebook Rumeli (Mondays and Thursdays only) or Ottoman Küçüksu.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.79
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$29.79
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Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht Istanbul Bosphorus (Small-Group)

Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht Istanbul Bosphorus (Small-Group)

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Along a 2.5 hour evening sunset cruise, enjoy unique views, comfort and a relaxing environment on board with private yacht. Aboard the glass-encased luxury yacht, enjoy the Istanbul’s main attractions at dusk, including the Maiden’s Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Rumeli Fortress, Ortakoy Mosque Bosphorus Bridge and much more… Savor a delicious traditional Turkish drink such as demirhindi and canapés as you cruise the strait and delight in the magic of Istanbul’s urban shoreline as night falls.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.71
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2.5 Hour Sunset Yacht Cruise in Bosphorus

2.5 Hour Sunset Yacht Cruise in Bosphorus

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Along a 2.5 hour evening sunset cruise, enjoy unique views, comfort and a relaxing environment on board with very luxury yacht istanbul. Aboard the glass-encased luxury boat, enjoy the Istanbul’s main attractions at dusk, including the Maiden’s Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Rumeli Fortress, Ortakoy Mosque Bosphorus Bridge and much more… Savor a delicious traditional Turkish drink such as poppy (GELİCİK ŞERBETİ) as you cruise the strait and delight in the magic of Istanbul’s urban shoreline as night falls.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.44
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Skip The Line: 1-2 or 3 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

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Skip The Line: 1-2 or 3 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

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Make your Istanbul adventure totally unique with a 1- 2- or 3 day private sightseeing tour. Opt for a single day and see the whole of the Old City, plus the Grand Bazaar. Extend the tour to include a second day and visit the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim, and Istiklal Street, plus a Bosphorus cruise. Please note that your guide is happy to alter the itinerary completely to accommodate your personal interests.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.00
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$120.00
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$108.00
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$120.00
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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise and Turkish Dance Shows

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise and Turkish Dance Shows

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See Istanbul lit up for the night as you sail between Europe and Asia on this lively Bosphorus dinner cruise, aboard a spacious double-decker boat. Soak up the atmosphere as whirling dervishes spin and belly dancers twist and shake, while Istanbul’s historic skyline glides by. Your package includes dinner, performances and round-trip coach transfers from central hotels: alcoholic drinks can be purchased at the cash bar.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.29
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$45.29
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Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour

Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour

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Discover Istanbul’s delectable bites and illuminated sights by night on this food tour. Alongside a knowledgeable guide, head to the bustling Taksim Square, home to the mighty Monument to the Republic, in order to sample Turkish specialties from multiple eateries. Feast on Turkish dishes like icli kofte (spiced meat and nuts), sample an authentic Turkish kebab, and satisfy your sweet tooth with baklava, a traditional Turkish dessert. Round-trip hotel transport is included on this small-group tour, limited to 14 food lovers.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.36
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Princess Islands tour(Heybeli and Buyukada)With Lunch and Guide

Princess Islands tour(Heybeli and Buyukada)With Lunch and Guide

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Discover Ottoman-era wooden houses and scenic coastlines of the Princes’ archipelago during this full-day tour. Embark from several central locations in Istanbul and then enjoy a combined half-day of free time in the two largest islands, Heybeliada and Buyukada. Tours are accompanied by a professional guide and include a savory lunch.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.84
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Istanbul Lunch Cruise: Long Circle Bosphorus Cruise up to Black Sea

Istanbul Lunch Cruise: Long Circle Bosphorus Cruise up to Black Sea

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See Istanbul’s minarets, mansions, mosques and palaces from the water as you sail between two continents on this long lunch cruise. Glide up to Anadolu Kavagi, a pretty fishing village near where the Bosphorus meets the Black Sea, then scale the hill to an old fortress to capture dramatic photos. As you sail, savor a 2-course lunch with coffee, tea, water, snacks and fruit: alcoholic drinks are available for an extra charge.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$77.47
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$77.47
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Istanbul Lunch Cruise - Extended Bosphorus Cruise up to the Black Sea

Istanbul Lunch Cruise - Extended Bosphorus Cruise up to the Black Sea

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Step aboard a cruise in Istanbul for a few hours to see the sights along the coast of the Bosphorus, all the way to the Black Sea. As you travel, sit down for a 2-course lunch accompanied by soft drinks and coffee or tea. You'll get great photo ops of the sights from the water, and stop in the fishing village of Anadolu Kavagi to visit the ancient fortress there. Book ahead to make sure you check this must-do cruise off your list.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$77.47
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$77.47
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Dinner Cruise Turkish Night Show in Istanbul (Non-Alcoholic)

Dinner Cruise Turkish Night Show in Istanbul (Non-Alcoholic)

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Start your evening with pick up from your hotel before heading to the port to embark on our 4 hours evening Bosphorus cruise from Istanbul.Dine in style as you cruise past illuminated city landmarks like Dolmabahçe Palace, kiz kulesi , ortakoy , çırağan palace kempinski , ortakoy , beylerbeyi , rumeli fortness and the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge on this 4 hours evening cruise along the Bosphorus. Sample typical Turkish cuisine , then settle back to enjoy some traditional entertainment, including belly dancing and folk music. Watch the sun set over the Bosphorus Strait and cruise. After dinner marvel at Turkish belly dancers during an Anatolian folklore show. After your boat docks, your experience finishes with drop off at your Istanbul hotel.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.52
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$40.52
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Private Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise on Luxury Yacht

Private Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise on Luxury Yacht

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Tick off Istanbul’s most renowned attractions, all from the comfort of a luxury yacht, during this enriching private cruise on the Bosphorus. Beat the hassle of traveling to each location and enjoy stunning views from the water. Admire highlights like 19th-century Dolmabahce Palace, imposing Rumeli Fortress, and the iconic towers of Maiden and Galata while sipping on homemade lemonade and sampling fruit and baklava.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$476.71
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$476.71
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Best Seller Classic Tour of Istanbul

Best Seller Classic Tour of Istanbul

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This is not just a tour. Imagine arriving in Istanbul and having your holiday arranged before your arrival. Your 1, 2 or 3-Day Classic Istanbul Tour itinerary will be tailored and you will be able to cover all of the highlights of Istanbul and Turkey. We are the organic food of tourism in Turkey. Our guides are fully licensed and bring a world of knowledge about our culture and heritage. The moment we meet you, we become one family and make you comfortable as you are in your own backyard. Please let us know when making a booking, so that we can understand your needs and expectations. We can arrange your tour per your needs so that it's the best itinerary for you. We can add all expenses to your planned itinerary such as food, drinks, private transportation, yacht ride, tickets etc. Just let us know and we can customize the whole package exclusively to your needs. Get ready for wonderful memories!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
Price varies by group size
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Short Circle Bosphorus Yacht Cruise

Short Circle Bosphorus Yacht Cruise

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The Bosphorus Strait divides Europe from Asia, and a Bosphorus cruise is a signature Istanbul experience. This round-trip yacht cruise, with live commentary and fun facts from an experienced guide, covers all the classic waterfront sights—bridges, palaces, the Maiden’s Tower, the Rumeli Fortress, and more. But it also includes a stop for coffee and snacks in the characterful Kanlıca neighborhood and onboard Wi-Fi so you can share as you go.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.71
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Full Coverage Istanbul Private City Tour

Full Coverage Istanbul Private City Tour

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Checkmark from your travel bucket list the main spots of the city on an extended tour of Istanbul and get to know the city like the back of your hand. All you have to do is trust your local guide, they got you and will show the best of their city. Your local guide has a jam-packed itinerary full of history, culture, stories, and sights. See must-sees of the city, plus get current recommendations about local hot spots, family owned eateries, and up and coming districts of Istanbul you must pay a visit. Yes, this tour is the city guide that will help you enjoy Istanbul in the best way possible. Withlocals Full Coverage City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$127.52
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Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Küçüksu Palace

Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Küçüksu Palace

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Step into the fascinating world of Ottoman sultans, courtiers and harems with a 5-hour tour of Istanbul that includes two imperial palaces and a 1-hour sightseeing cruise. Explore the exquisite grounds of Dolmabahçe Palace, a 19th-century court surrounded by manicured grounds and water views. Leave Eminonu Pier for the Bosphorus Strait, and spot iconic towers, palaces, mosques and fortifications along the shoreline. Learn about the elaborate Ottoman hunting parties at Küçüksu Palace then enjoy views of the Asian side of the city while returning to your hotel.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.59
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Private Tour: Istanbul's Jewish Heritage
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Private Tour: Istanbul's Jewish Heritage

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Uncover the rich history of Jewish culture during this privately guided tour in Istanbul. Explore old Jewish synagogues such as the Etz Ahayim Synagogue and Ashkenazi Synagogue and learn about Istanbul’s vast Jewish heritage. Enjoy visits to famous sites like Galata Tower and the Jewish Museum of Turkey (referred to as the Zülfaris Synagogue) to grasp the depth of Jewish people’s history from ancient times through Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires to present day.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
Price varies by group size
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Istanbul by Night Private Tour

Istanbul by Night Private Tour

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Venture out into Istanbul after nightfall on this private evening tour. With a guide accompanying you, you'll feel safe and comfortable, and you'll get a tour of the local highlights and hot spots, as well as some food tastings. This nightlife sampling will give you great ideas for places you'd like to return later in your trip.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.59
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Should I book Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) costs USD 6.79. Guided Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) tours start around USD 6.79 per person.
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