Private Istanbul Old City Walking Tour- Avoid the queues!

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Tour Number

Activity Level

5743


Categories

Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Let me know the ages of your children and I'll adjust the tour for them.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Spanish (advanced), Turkish (fluent)

Hagia Sophia, Underground Cistern,Hippodrome and Topkapi Palace


Hello, Welcome to Istanbul. .

Except for Blue Mosque I can avoid the lines, I have priority for museums but not a Blue mosque because it is not a museum and guides don't have priority for Blue Mosque.

Just like Rome, Istanbul's Old Town was built on seven hills. The district called Sultanahmet, on top of the first hill is the historic core of the city.

Today, Sultanahmet is Istanbul's single best sightseeing zone for visitors, playing host to Istanbul's most important and impressive former church( Hagia Sophia) and mosque ( the Blue Mosque) and great architecture building of Ottoman Palace
( Topkapi Palace)and its most significant Byzantine ruins ( the Hippodrome and Underground Cistern). In a day you will have a chance to see these amazing sites. It is a big advantage to have a private guide because you can ask any questions without any hesitation. After visiting these sites if we still have time that I can also take you Grand Bazaar. It is a huge bazaar with 4000 shops and more than 20 gates.

Itinerary

Departure from the Hotel
Hagia Sophia
Blue Mosque
Underground Cistern
Topkapı Palace
Hippodrome
Grand Bazaar
Back to the Hotel

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 7 hours

Time of tour is flexible, it might affect by traffic, etc..

Transportation

Walking tour and if we need that we can use public transportation.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Estimated Local Cash Needed

200 Turkish Lira - It is better to have some local currency.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Museum entrances fee
Hagia Sophia 60 Liras
Topkapi Palace 60 Liras
Underground Cistern 20 Liras

Restrictions

I am not a driver guide. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange a separate car and driver.
In some museums, we are not allowed to enter exhibition halls, we give information about the exhibitions and give you some free times to visit.

A Recent Review of this tour

Safiye gave us a solid introduction to Istanbul! It was our first time visit, so we did the most typical attractions and they did not disappoint! Safiye answered all our questions and then some. For a first time visit, it was perfect.
Torbjørn Amundsen

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