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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2, or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

  • A comprehensive tour of Istanbul, with 1-, 2-, and 3-day options
  • Marvel at Ottoman sites like Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque
  • Shop like a local at the Spice Market and Grand Bazaar
Best of Istanbul: 1, 2, or 3-Day Private Guided Tour
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2-Day Private Guided TourMost Popular
2-Day Program: Day 1: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Hippodrome. Day 2: Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street.
USD 300.00
1-Day Private Guided Tour
See the sights of Istanbul that most interest you on a customized sightseeing tour with your private guide.Visit Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar.
USD 100.00
3-Day Private Guided Tour
Day1:Blue Mosq,Hagia Sophia,Topkapi Palace,Basilica Cistern,Grand Bazar Day2:Spice Market,Bosphorus Cruise,Dolmabahce Palace,Taksim Square Day3:Suleymaniye Mosq,Chora Church,Fener,Pier Loti Hill
USD 450.00
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The bridge between east and west, Istanbul is a vibrant city with magnificent architecture and a rich history as the former capital of the Ottoman empire. Cover top sites like the Blue Mosque and the Spice Market on this action-packed guided trip, which offers 1-, 2-, or 3-day itineraries to best suit your schedule. Because it’s a private tour, you’ll have plenty of time for questions along the way.

What to Expect
Day one begins with a visit to the Hagia Sophia, a 6th-century Byzantine cathedral adorned in spectacular gold mosaics. From there, you’ll cover attractions like the ancient Basilica Cistern in the heritage district of Sultanahmet, and learn how the Blue Mosque got its nickname. You’ll also have time to explore the treasures of Topkapi Palace, once home to the Ottoman sultans and their famous harems.

If you opt for a 2-day tour, you’ll begin with an visit to the bustling Spice Market, where you can haggle for saffron alongside shoppers. Cruise down the famous Bosphorus, where you might catch sight of river dolphins, explore the vibrant pedestrian street of Istiklal, and make a stop at Galata Tower, a medieval stone monument with incredible panoramas over the city.

The third day will cover Suleymaniye Mosque, the most beautiful of the Ottoman mosques, as well as the Byzantine frescoes in Chora Church. You'll also enjoy sweeping city views on a cable car ride on Pierre Loti Hill.
Reviews (328)
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Emre Akdeniz

Our tour was so good. So detailed explanation. Our tour guide Emre Akdeniz was so helpful and helped teach us tips and tricks of going around Istanbul and also advised us on the do’s and donts when making a purchase. Definitely worth it

Thank Zephina K
Reviewed today
Short Break

Our Tour Guide Sercan Kurt, was amazing, he made our tour interesting fun, full of knowledge, could answer any question we asked. took us to fabulous restaurants, and recommended others for our evenings. The two day tour took in the most famous Sites. We enjoyed...More

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Eclectic One Day Private Guided Tour of Istanbul :)

One of the things I don't particularly like is being in a big tour group..so finding this tour company on the net was an answer to prayer.. Emre (our tour guide aka " Russell Crowe of Istanbul" ) was simply amazing! He really went out...More

Thank Veronica0406
Reviewed yesterday
Private 2-day tour of Istanbul with Hasan

We had only 2 days to visit, but with the help of a guide we managed to visit everything that was planned. Hasan was very helpful, gave us a lot of information, adapted to our needs, helped to avoid "traps" for tourists. Wonderful 2 days...More

Thank Pawlaski
Reviewed 2 days ago
Fantastic 2 day introduction to Istanbul

Booking with Guided Istanbul Tours was really easy. I had to move dates around, and flip the itinerary and they were very accommodating. I mentioned I was interested in more of a photography tour and they gave me a guide that loved photography. My guide,...More

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17 October 2018|
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Response from MikeandIlona | Reviewed this property |
Ticket prices are extra; you give the guide money for the tickets and the guide purchases the tickets and you go through the priority queue. there is no waiting in line to buy tickets
Furqan T
10 October 2018|
Response from Relax822206 | Reviewed this property |
Hey, so the 2 day tour we took was divided as follows: Day 1: walking tour around the various historical sites in the Sultanahmat area (old city). Each site is about 300-500 metres away from each other so walking is the best... More
8 October 2018|
Response from Guided Istanbul... I | Property representative |
Dear Guest, Thank you for your message. Price is per a family, not per person. We kindly ask you to contact us directly so that we can provide you more information on ticket prices. our website is guidedistanbultours... More