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Private Istanbul Old City Walk provided by Private Istanbul Walking Tours

Private Istanbul Old City Walk

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US$122.00
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Date
2 adults
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Overview
Benefit from a private guided tour of the old city center of Istanbul (Sultanahmet) that covers the major attractions in depth. Skip the long entrance lines at the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, and visit the Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. Learn about the ancient city's history and get insider tips from your guide.
Itinerary
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  • 1
    Historic Areas of Istanbul
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 4
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 5
    Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Grand Bazaar
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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Highlights
  • Have more flexibility with a private tour
  • Includes admission tickets to Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace
  • Navigate the busy attractions and streets with help from the guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off provided from the old city and Taksim
Important Information
Duration
6–7 hours
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Entrance fees of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace.
  • Entry/Admission - Historic Areas of Istanbul
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Harem entrance at Topkapi Palace.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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zazzy wrote a review Mar 2020
Alabama Mountain Lakes, Alabama7 contributions
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Our trip to Istanbul and Gallipoli has been a wonderful experience thanks to Furkan and his team who helped us craft a trip of our preferences along with their recommendations. We were very impressed with their response time and attention to detail while putting together our
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Old City Walk
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear zazzy45fg. Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with us, it's a pleasure organizing activities for such enthusiastic travelers. Derya enjoyed her time with you just as much. We really appreciate you taking the time to review us. It means a great deal to me and the team. We are very proud of the service we provide and receiving reviews like yours motivates us to strive forward. We hope to see you aboard another Private Istanbul Walking Tours experience very soon. All the best, Furkan G.
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lorry wrote a review Feb 2020
Perth, Australia6 contributions
This was our first trip to Istanbul. Furkan delivered a perfect experience for us with lots of cultural information and local delicacies. He was professional, friendly, sensitive to our unique interests, and very knowledgeable. He was also very helpful and timely with
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Old City Walk
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Dear Allamerk. Thank you so much for your kind words. So happy to read your wonderful review. We really appreciate you taking the time to review us. It means a great deal to me and the team. We are very proud of the service we provide and receiving reviews like yours motivates us to strive forward. We hope to see you aboard another Private Istanbul Walking Tours experience soon. All the best, Furkan G.
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Gringo wrote a review Feb 2020
Kentucky4 contributions1 helpful vote
My family and I just came back from the most memorable trip from Turkey. After speaking with several travel agencies we selected this one to produce our travel itinerary and so happy with our choice. We knew Furkan had the best knowledge and experience to plan our Turkey
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Old City Walk
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Dear Gringo801. Thank you so much for your considered and detailed review. It's a pleasure organizing activities for such enthusiastic travelers. We truly appreciate your words of recommendation, it makes what we do all the more pleasurable to know we have such an impact on people. Please come back again soon. All the best, Furkan G.
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Carol O wrote a review Jan 2020
Phoenix, Arizona8 contributions10 helpful votes
Derya was an excellent guide. She was extremely knowledgeable, personable and willing to answer any of our questions throughout the entire experience. We were able to hit all the highlights of Istanbul and we never felt rush. A good amount of time at each stop and very
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Old City Walk
Responded 30 Jan 2020
Dear Carolorg. Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased when our guests are kind enough to take time out from their busy lives to support us with the written word. If you are ever back in this corner of the world, please let us know. All the best, Furkan G.
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Mann6 wrote a review Jan 2020
Maryland63 contributions27 helpful votes
Furkan was wonderful. Not only did he pick us up from the airport but showed us around old Istanbul. I particularly appreciated that he showed us the Hagia Sophia in great detail. What an amazing place. Thanks also to Furkan for suggesting exactly what my grandchildren might
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Old City Walk
Responded 30 Jan 2020
Dear Mann6. Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to guide you. We hope to see you aboard another Private Istanbul Walking Tours experience very soon. We would dearly love to host you again. All the best, Furkan G.
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By: Private Istanbul Walking Tours
carorlineboo
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Private Istanbul guided tours.
Furkan makes you feel very comfortable and safe as he guides you in and around the city. He is knowledgeable, kind,
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MdameZazou
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Higly recommended
We would like to thank Furkan for the amazing walking food tour in Istanbul we had last week. Well, that was not
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Mobibambino8
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Istanbul at its best.
My wife and I had a wonderful time in Istanbul. Furkan did a great job organizing the trip, selecting fine restaura
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patrickgP2015YD
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Best Part of My Time in Istanbul
After a tour of the main sites in Sultanahmet, this was the perfect way to see other parts of the city and taste lo
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Ravingmona32
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Private tour of Istanbul
Derya not only showed us the natural beauty of Istanbul but the warmth and generosity of the people. She was the mo
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georgeusdavid
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Amazing guide and delicious food.
We went on a food walking tour of Istanbul and learned a lot of artists, foods, sultans and soccer teams. We were a
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Jmdavies001
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Wonderful view of daily life in Istanbul with Furkan
Chris and I have been to Istanbul before and seen the top advertised sights in the area. This time, we wanted a mo
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mcjsa78
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Delicious and informative way to experience Istanbul
Our guide, Furkan, was wonderful! Despite the cold, rainy weather he made the tour very enjoyable and memorable.
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TheBugThatTravels
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Istanbul Delivers Again!!
It is my second trip to Istanbul in a year - it is my new favourite city. And both times I had the perfect guide
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MinamiN29
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Professional and Enjoyable Tour!
Furkan was wonderful guide for us. We were the first Japanese to join this tour. He took us the place which he used
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S2foodie
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Awesome tour guide
We are a family of 6 traveling to Istanbul for the first time. Furkan gave us two fun days of Istanbul. We spent t
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685aadilm
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Great tour
We booked this tour to be on our first day in Istanbul. We had Furkan who was fantastic! He understood that we were
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wonderergwen
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Excellent guide to see an amzaing city
Absolutely excellent experience from the first contact, having a private tour guide in Istanbul was a smart choice.
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Kristyrad
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Great Istanbul highlights tour
I had an amazing tour of Istanbul with Derya a few days ago. She was recommended by a friend and everything was gre
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geochrz
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First trip to Istanbul and Ephesus.
5-day tour of Istanbul and Ephesus ranks high among our all-time favorite holidays, with the perfect blend of cultu
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6–7 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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