Blue Mosque,Hippodrome,Topkapi Royal Palace,Underground cistern,Grand Bazaar,Dolmabahce Palace and more......
This tour will be a walking tour. Istanbul has a pretty good transportation system.
Sometimes we will take tram, sometimes bus, sometimes ferry and sometimes we will walk. Don't forget the best way to exploring a new city is using public transits and walking. After a moment that you start to feel like a local. My goal is to show you my city with local perspective. We will buy Istanbulcard for each of you then started to explore Istanbul.
1st Day-- 9:00am Departure from the hotel or port.
* Blue Mosque
* Hippodrome Square
* Underground Cistern
* Topkapi Palace
* Grand Bazaar
Back to the hotel
2nd Day 9:00am Departure from the hotel or port.
* Suleymaniye Mosque
* Spice Bazaar
* Public Ferry to Asian Side ( Kadikoy), local fish market and farmers market
* Galata Tower and Istiklal Avenue
Back to hotel
PS: Turkey is a heaven of handicraft goods. If you have any interest to see some of them that I know best shops in town. You will have a chance to see some demonstrations of handicrafts.
* Please let me know that if you are not happy with this itinerary, itinerary is changeable, and if you want this tour with vehicle, it is also possible, I can customise this tour for you however you like.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise Port or Hotel
End location: Cruise Port or Hotel
Duration: 2 days
Traffic might affect to duration of tour. I might take less than 8 hours or more.
Public transportations, ferry,bus,subway,tram...
My services as your personal tour guide and help with transportation to and from the cruise ship terminal and around the city.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
300 TL - Around 100 USD.You will need some Turkish Lira for public transit, museum entrances and lunch.
-Entrance Fees for museums
-Tokens for public transit
-Restaurant service tips.
I am not a driver guide. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
Some museums in Istanbul, we are not allowed to enter exhibition halls, we explain and give free times to guests.
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This was our first experience with tourbylocals and indeed a wonderful one! Safiye is an absolute delight. She was like our traveling companion for the two days in Istanbul. Very passionate about her city, its culture and its ways of life, it was a pleasure to see Istanbul through her eyes. She is very friendly - my 12 yr old daughter just loved her. Though the weather was a spoiler, but Safiye made it a memorable trip. Glad we booked our tour with her! Definitely visiting Istanbul again, hopefully soon