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 (conversational), 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 Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We will meet you at the hotel reception.

End location: I will drop you off to your hotel.

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

Other: 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

100 Turkish Lira - Entrance fees of Hagia Sophia Museum, Underground Cistern and Topkapı Palace, etc.
Topkapi Palace: 40 TL(turkish lira)
Hagia Sophia: 40 TL
Underground Cistern:20 TL

What’s Extra

Other: You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks,entrance fees, tokens for public transportations and restaurant meals.

Restrictions

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.

A Recent Review of this tour

Loved, loved , loved our time with Safiye. Loved her so much that we booked her for an additional day primarily to take my wife to the good shops (spices, jewelry, rugs, etc.). I cannot offer a higher recommendation, her command of English is excellent as is her knowledge of Turkish history. Being with a guide takes you straight to the front of the line. Walking is the only way to go, everything is close together in the historical area.
Mike Parker

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