Private tour of top five most visited sites of istanbul by car


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City, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car, Hagia Sophia upstrairs and Bazalica Cistern dont have access for wheel chairs.Topkapi Palace is closed every Tuesday, every Monday Hagia Sophia is close. Those days we replace the itnerary with something else

Maximum travelers: 5



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

Istanbul first commers

In this tour, we have the same itinerary with my walking tour but I pick you up by car from your hotel, bring to the old city then we start the tour with the monuments of the imperial center of the old Turkish Ottoman Turkish Empire. Visit the Blue Mosque, Beautiful mosque with predominantly blue stained glass windows and tiles, Topkapı Palace where you can get good understanding about how the Turks ruled and lived, The Grand Bazaar with more than 4 thousands shops and the relics of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire: Hagia Sophia church, turned mosque and now Museum is an excellent example of how different religions can have some much respect and tolerance for each other. The place is beautiful and peaceful, Very nice mix of beautiful Christian and Muslim calligraphy and stained windows, Basilica Underground Cistern with beautiful architecture with dim light, water and music and the Hippodrome where we will take nice pictures of Egyptian Obelisks. This is one of the most popular visits in Istanbul


- Blue Mosque

- Hippodrome

- Topkapi Palace

- Lunch in a traditional local restaurant ( it could be one of those close by according to your preference and my advices)

- Hagia Sophia

- Underground Basilica Cistern

- Grand Bazaar

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We will pick you up with the private driver from the cruise port of Istanbul or your hotel loby

End location: We will drop you back to your hotel or cruise ship port

Duration: 7 hours

It can be more or less according to arrival or departure of the cruise ship


Private driver and I will pick you up from your cruise ship or hotel drive to the old city where all attractions and historical sites, at the end of the tour we will drive you back to your hotel or cruise ship port

What’s Included

- English-speaking guide for the 6-7 hours duration of the tour
- Private car with private driver including road and parking tolls

Estimated Local Cash Needed

Topkapi Palace 15 USA Dollar per person
Hagia Sophia 15 USA Dollar per person
Bazalika Underground Cistern 5 USA Dollar per person

What’s Extra

-Enterence fees to museums. As local tour guides with licence we have got privilages to get tickets without getting in line. Only in blue mosque we have to go in line because it is free enterence temple with no ticket.
Topkapi Palace 15 USA Dollar per person
Hagia Sophia 15 USA Dollar per person
Bazalika Underground Cistern 5 USA Dollar per person
The prices of the enterence fees are to be in turkish lira in the enterence of the museums. Prices given above in USA Dollar are calculated acording to the todays exchange rate. It would be few dollars more or less on your arrival date.


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or i can arrange for a separate car and driver

A Recent Review of this tour

Dilek is aan outstanding guide and wonderful person. She met us at he hotel and took us to all important sites. We appreciated her willingness to talk about her Islam faith from her perspective. We learned alot from her. We recommend her highly
Gregory F.

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