Best Highlights of Istanbul: Private Guided Tour 1, 2 or 3 Days

Along the way and with the great help of our professionally licenced, passionate privat eguides we’ll give you an insight into what makes Istanbul so very special.

The city is captivating, enchanting, vibrant, historical, cultural, romantic and totally unique as it spans two continents. You can also discuss with your tour guide and create your own itinerary!

per adult from

$169

NZD

Duration

3 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Private Professional Tour Guide
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance Fees
    • Transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia
    • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica Cistern
    • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
    • Entry/Admission - Beylerbeyi Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Bridge
    • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Galata Tower

  • Day 1: Best of Istanbul Highlights First Day

    Stop At: Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    The former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled. Today a spectacular museum that has one of the largest collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the very famous treasury of the Royal Family. ** closed on Tuesdays and replaces with Basilica Cistern.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarest.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey
    The former center of sprotive and political activities of Constantinople. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Grand Bazaar, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
    In addition to its historical importance, it's a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewellery, leather and souvenirs.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica Cistern, Alemdar Mahallesi, Yerebatan Caddesi, No:1/3, Istanbul 34410 Turkey
    One of the magnificent ancient buildings of İstanbul is the Basilica Cistern located in the southwest of Hagia Sofia. Constructed for Justinianus I, the Byzantium Emperor (527-565), this big underground water reservoir is called as “Yerebatan Cistern” among the public because of the underground marble columns. As there used to be a basilica in the place of the cistern, it is also called Basilica Cistern.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Best of Istanbul Highlights Second Day

    Stop At: Misir Carsisi (Spice Market), Rustem Pasa Mahallesi, Erzak Ambari Sok. No:92 Eminonu - Fatih, Istanbul 34116 Turkey
    mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish etc..
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    Bosphorus Cruise, through the waterway separating the two continents, Europe and Asia, with a possibility to take photographs of marble palaces, ancient wooden villas of Ottoman architecture besides modern residentials and luxurious apartments.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Camlica Hill, Turistik Camlica Cd. Uskudar, Istanbul Turkey
    exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul and Bosphorus from the best point of view.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Beylerbeyi Palace, Abdullahaga Cad., Istanbul Turkey
    summer residence of the sultans, is located at Beylerbeyi neighborhood on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus. It was ordered by the sultan Abdulaziz and built between 1861-1865 by head architects Sarkis Balyan and Agop Balyan, imperial architects of Armenian origins, in French neo-baroque style with a traditional Ottoman house plan.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bosphorus Bridge, Kuzguncuk Mahallesi 15, Istanbul Turkey
    unique chance to step from one continent (Europe) to another (Asia) in 2 minutes.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Best of Istanbul Highlights Second Day

    Stop At: Dolmabahce Palace, Visnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahce Cd, Istanbul 34357 Turkey
    The last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Famous with the great collection of European antiquity, furniture and 4.5 tons chandelier.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Taksim Square, Gumussuyu Mh., Istanbul 34435 Turkey
    is the most known modern city center of Istanbul. Many hotels and restaurants are in or near the Square and on Istiklal Street, and there is a local bus terminal for public transportation and the main subway station.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Istiklal Caddesi, Istiklal Street Taksim Beyoglu, Istanbul Turkey
    Although it is the beating heart of the city, the three million people that pass it every day, can make it rather challenging to traverse. Yet it serves as a microcosm of Istanbul itself and although chains and fast food joints are starting to edge out the more old fashioned shops, there’s still traces of old Istanbul here.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Galata Tower, Buyuk Hendek Cad. 2, Istanbul Turkey
    located closed to the main junction of Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. When you get in the area, an open view will make the tower quite visible. There are signs everywhere too. The tower is not just high, but it also has a cone cap. It dominates the local skyline from pretty much any direction you look at it.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ortakoy, Istanbul Turkey
    is one of the nicest neighborhoods of Besiktas districts in the European side of Istanbul on the Bosphorus Strait, right under the first Bosphorus bridge. In Turkish it means "middle village" because it was in the middle of the strait, and during the Ottoman period it was just a small fishing village and a resort for the Ottoman dignitaries because of its attractive location. After many years, the district is still a popular spot for local people and foreign visitors.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmet, Ayasofya Meydanı No:1, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your Private Professional Tour Guide will meet you at your hotel located in Fatih, Sultanahmet, Taksim, Sisli, Besiktas, Harbiye or Ortakoy areas.. Otherwise; we will kindly ask you to meet in front of the Hagia Sophia Museum entrance gate at 09:00.Ports
    • Sarayburnu
    • Salipazari
    • Istanbul Port
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by City of Sultans

Activity ID: V-6804P47

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