Highlights of İstanbul - private tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



Turkish (fluent), English (fluent)

Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sohia, Hipodrome and Grand Bazaar with a private guide

I will greet you at your hotel at 0900 to begin your walking tour of the capital of three great empires. The BASİLİCA CİSTERN (Turkish: Yerebatan Sarayı - "Sunken Palace"), is the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian ITOPKAPI PALACE, the former imperial residence from which the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled for nearly 400 years. Today a spectacular museum, it is famous for its collections of the treasury of the Ottoman Royal Family. From Topkapi Palace, you walk to HAGIA SOPHIA This 6th-century church, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture welcomes you with its legends and mosaics. You will have a chance to touch the history of this church, a main attraction of the city since its construction. After lunch, you will walk to BLUE MOSQUE, One of the biggest mosques and principal adornments of the Istanbul skyline. The final stop will be the GRAND BAZAAR.


*The Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii),

*The Roman Hippodrome,

*Hagia Sophia,

*Topkapi Palace,

*Basilica Cistern,

*The Grand Bazaar,

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: İn front of the main entrance of Hagia Sophia

End location: Hippodrome

Notice that in busy days entrance lines of the museums might affect the duration of the tour

Duration: 7 hours 30 min.

Notice that in busy days entrance lines of the museums might affect the duration of the tour


Walking tour (no need for transportation)

What’s Included

Other: Professional licensed tour guide fee,
All local taxes

Estimated Local Cash Needed

150 TL - enter fees to the sites

What’s Extra

Other: Entrance fees
Lunch and drinks
All personal expenses

A Recent Review of this tour

We had wonderful tour in Istanbul thank to Aykut who was so knowledgeable and made every effort to show us as much as possible and explained everything from long interesting history to way of living in Istanbul ! Aykut is one of the nicest people we met ,friendly, very patient with elderly and children's! We absolutely loved time spend with him and will highly recommend him to our friends and family!
Edita Svoren

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