Highlight of Istanbul with a private guide
Two days tour program of Istanbul is one of the best tour that you can see most important places. Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. And Beautiful phosphorus.
Please note; In any case of crowded ticket cues, I buy the tickets before we meet in advance. Paying cash for the tickets is in preference.
DAY-1 Departure from the hotel. Visits; BLUE MOSQUE; One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul. HIPPODROME SQUARE;The former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. TOPKAPI ROYAL PALACE(Museum);The former imperial residence from where the Great Ottoman Empire was ruled.
HAGIA SOPHIA(Museum); one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian. UNDERGROUND CISTERN;It is the largest of several hundred
ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of
16:30 -Backto hotel.
DAY-2 Pick up from your hotel.
Visits; DOLMABAHCE PALACE;Recent residence for Ottoman Sultans. SPICE BAZAAR; Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc. BOSPHORUS CRUISE; Unique chance to see both two continents (Europe) to another (Asia)on the boat.
PIERLOTY HILL; Exposing a panoramic view of Istanbul and Golden Horn from of the best point of view. GRAND BAZAAR;You will enjoy 4000 traditional and historical shops.
Back to hotel.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel, pier, Istanbul cruise harbour.
End location: Hotel, pier, Istanbul cruise harbour.
Duration: 2 days
Weather, traffic, time of year might affect the duration.
I pick you up an airconditioned car.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
118 TL - Dolmabahce Palace TL 35 : USD 15 Per Person
Local Cruise Tickets TL 12 : USD 7 Per Person
Hagai Sophi Museum TL 40 : USD 15 Per Person
Topkapı Palace TL 40 : USD 15 Per Person
Lunch is Around : USD 17 Per Person
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Hanifi provided a terrific 2 day tour of Istanbul. Hanifi's timing generally beat the crowds and a perk of having a registered guide is they can buy the tickets without waiting in line, a huge advantage. The cruise was outstanding, just long enough to get a good feel for the Bosporus and its environs. A special treat was the lunch location, 6 floors up with unobstructed views of Hagia Sophia/Blue Mosque. He did a great job of alternating riding in the car and walking. We felt completely safe, at all times