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

  • A comprehensive tour of Istanbul, with 1-, 2-, and 3-day options
  • Marvel at Ottoman sites like Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque
  • Shop like a local at the Spice Market and Grand Bazaar
Best of Istanbul: 1, 2, or 3-Day Private Guided Tour
From US$150.00
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2-Day Private Guided TourMost Popular
2-Day Program: Day 1: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Hippodrome. Day 2: Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street.
From US$300.00
1-Day Private Guided Tour
See the sights of Istanbul that most interest you on a customized sightseeing tour with your private guide.Visit Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar.
From US$150.00
3-Day Private Guided Tour
Day1:Blue Mosq,Hagia Sophia,Topkapi Palace,Basilica Cistern,Grand Bazar Day2:Spice Market,Bosphorus Cruise,Dolmabahce Palace,Taksim Square Day3:Suleymaniye Mosq,Chora Church,Fener,Pier Loti Hill
From US$450.00
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The bridge between east and west, Istanbul is a vibrant city with magnificent architecture and a rich history as the former capital of the Ottoman empire. Cover top sites like the Blue Mosque and the Spice Market on this action-packed guided trip, which offers 1-, 2-, or 3-day itineraries to best suit your schedule. Because it’s a private tour, you’ll have plenty of time for questions along the way.
What to Expect
Day one begins with a visit to the Hagia Sophia, a 6th-century Byzantine cathedral adorned in spectacular gold mosaics. From there, you’ll cover attractions like the ancient Basilica Cistern in the heritage district of Sultanahmet, and learn how the Blue Mosque got its nickname. You’ll also have time to explore the treasures of Topkapi Palace, once home to the Ottoman sultans and their famous harems.
If you opt for a 2-day tour, you’ll begin with an visit to the bustling Spice Market, where you can haggle for saffron alongside shoppers. Cruise down the famous Bosphorus, where you might catch sight of river dolphins, explore the vibrant pedestrian street of Istiklal, and make a stop at Galata Tower, a medieval stone monument with incredible panoramas over the city.
The third day will cover Suleymaniye Mosque, the most beautiful of the Ottoman mosques, as well as the Byzantine frescoes in Chora Church. You'll also enjoy sweeping city views on a cable car ride on Pierre Loti Hill.
Reviews (432)
1 - 5 of 306 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
1-Day Private Walking Tour

Saw all the best spots in Istanbul in 6 hours. Our guide Sercan was amazing; knew everything about everything, had connections at shops in the Bazaars, and cool to talk to and eat with in between the touring. Best tour guide in Istanbul!!

3  Thank jakepemby
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
3 days Istanbul

My husband and I enjoy our time in Istanbul more that we ever expected! Our guide Alper was excellent! From sharing his knowledge of the Zultans, the many Mosque, and most exciting for us trying all the different flavors of Turkish Delight! Alper was quick...More

1  Thank Traveler786396
Reviewed 1 week ago
Best One Day Tour

Fantastic One Day Tour of Istanbul with Sercan my guide. Being a female on my own I was slightly worried about finding my way around and seeing all the wonderful historical sites. Sercan was amazing, met me at my hotel and guided me through all...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Sally T
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent Tour & Guide

Our guide, Emre, was excellent. He picked us up at our AirBnB. He was very accommodating. For example, he arranged for our transportation to the airport after the tour and before the tour he adjusted the time of the tour based on a change in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank toniWisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Best of Istanbul, 1 day private tour

Great day all around. Our guide Sercan, show us around all the main Istanbul historical places. Tour was very informative and interesting. Would recommend to do it for everyone!

1  Thank ViktorijaJa
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19 February 2019|
Response from Lim S | Reviewed this property |
No idea. You can enquire directly with the agent. I was still pregnant so they did not charge me extra for that 😅..
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Response from TheBusfields60 | Reviewed this property |
We had the choice to pay for a private driver, we chose to pay for a taxi from our hotel to the main site area then walked from place to place (easy as everything is very close together in the old town) then our guide... More