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Full Day Private Istanbul Tour

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Istanbul, Turkey
Full Day Private Istanbul Tour

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Safety measures
icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 7 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Step into the golden ages of the Ottoman, Byzantine and Roman empires with a full-day, private tour through Istanbul’s Old City. See the monuments and historic sites of Hippodrome Square, where Roman charioteers raced in ancient times, then explore St. Sophia's stunning architecture and museum. See the iconic tiles, mosaics and slender minarets of the Blue Mosque and browse traditional handicrafts inside the Grand Bazaar. Learn about the lives of sultans and courtiers at Topkapi Palace, which contains a remarkable collection of Turkey's greatest holy relics, imperial treasures and artwork.
  • Full-day, private tour of Istanbul
  • See the city's most important sites
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour
  • Learn about local history and culture
  • All entrance fees, lunch and transfers included
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Local taxes
Local guide
Professional art historian guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off from city center hotels
Drinks
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Lunch

Departure Point

Istanbul, Istanbul

Traveler pickup is offered
we pick up from all hotels in city center

Ports

  • karakoy


Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY AYHAN AKKILIC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full Day Private Istanbul Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Private Istanbul Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full Day Private Istanbul Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Private Istanbul Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full Day Private Istanbul Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Private Istanbul Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full Day Private Istanbul Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Private Istanbul Tour.

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star-5
Old city Istanbul day tour
George_D
, Aug 2020
Emre of Istanbul Tours was a great guide and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. The Bazzar market place is a little overwhelming but worth seeing for another 1 hour max. Just don’t make eye contact with any of the vendors because they will harass you to buy something. The food at the Pudding Restaurant was pretty good but mostly for tourists.
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Had a great time!
Elizabeth_G
, Jan 2020
Our tour guide was nice and very knowledgeable and took us to all the sites we wanted to see. We had a fun and relaxing time. We would highly recommend this travel group. We also took an evening boat cruise and during the time between the two tours the trip organizer personally showed us around a few more sites and got us to the boat and made sure we were properly taken care of. The company went above and beyond putting their customers first and making us feel welcome in their beautiful city. Thank you for an amazing time!
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Expectations Exceeded
Ana M
, Jul 2019
Istanbul was more than what we anticipated. We could not have had a better guide than Unal Aydin, His historical knowledge of the city and historical locals visited was extraordinary and we learned so much from him. Visiting the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, the Grand Bazaar Market, and Topkapi palace was a highlight for us. However, we also enjoyed the walk and the discussions regarding the Hypodrome. We visited a true Turkish rug maker and watched her weave. My daughter even got a taste of the difficulty of such artistry. Overall, we highly recommend this tour for all ages.

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