a la carte walking tour : old town, new town, asiatic Istanbul, hippodrome, blue mosque, your private roman cistern
After 26 years of official guiding, as of 2014 I am stopping to do the regular museum tours, and focus on my unconventional Istanbul experience tours only. I believe this provides a better exposure and more fun experience of Istanbul. Other TBL guides are at your disposal for the regular museum tours.
Major monuments of the old town Istanbul from Byzantine and Ottoman Empire periods .
Blue Mosque, your private roman cistern, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar.
(Every now and then I will also offer to show few photos, reconstruction pictures and short videos of the places we will be visiting: This helps to visualize what it used to look like, inc. 2 min. Bond movie footage 'From Russia with Love' : I realize this makes it more fun for kids as well as adults)
If you book two full day tours - with one day including transportation , this tour above can be paced by dividing some of the walking ( and standing load ) to the second day.
Although the itinerary suggests the sites as listed below; depending on your energy and places you may have seen before, we may tailor the tour according to what accomodates you the best.
Although the itinerary suggests the sites as listed below; depending on your energy and places you may have seen before, we may tailor the tour according to what accommodates you the best.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: meet up at the lobby of your hotel
End location: Drop off where you would like. ( Airport pick up & drop off has an add on charge ) .
Duration: 7 hours
( Tour departure time 9.30 am is of course flexible, subject to change as you wish, please specify what time you would like to begin am, or pm )
-English Speaking licenced Private Tour Guide
Estimated Local Cash Needed
150 TL - this should cover any entrance fees needed to be paid during the tour.
museum entrance fees
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Our tour guide Oguz was wonderful. 5 stars maybe 10 stars. We felt safe. we got in a week of tour and knowledge and eating and fun! But in only one day! He had amazing energy grace and knowledge. I highly recommend him!