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Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day or Full Day Private tour

  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off by public transportation

  • Learn about Istanbul from your guide

  • Walk through the historical Sultanahmet district

Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day or Full Day Private tour
From USD 115.86
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Private Half Day 2+ passengersMost Popular
Half Day Tour of Top Sites of Istanbul, Departs 09:00 am. Includes Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar. Minimum 2 people
From USD 115.86
Full Day Tour 2+ passengers
Full Day Tour of Top Sites of Istanbul, Departs 09:00 am. Includes Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar. Minimum 2 people
From USD 139.03
Full Day Tour 1 Passenger
Full Day Tour of Top Sites of Istanbul for the single supplement, Departs 09:00 am. Includes Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar.
From USD 208.55
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Get an in-depth exploration of Istanbul on this full-day or half-day private tour. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide and stroll through the Sultanahmet neighborhood. Visit the Hippodrome, the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern, and the Grand Bazaar. Choose to add Topkapi Palace to a full-day itinerary.

What to Expect
The best choice for any first timer, Top sites of Old Istanbul, is a Half-day, private tour. Discover what has made Istanbul such a majestic and historically significant city by hitting all of the hot spots and then some!

Top Sites of Old Istanbul covers:

Hippodrome: The former center of sportive and political activities of Constantinople. You will be able to see the Obelisk from Egypt, Serpentine Column from Delphi and fountain of Willhelm II.

Blue Mosque: One of the biggest mosques of Istanbul from 17th-century architecture is one of the principal adornments on the skyline of Istanbul. Also famous for its blue tiles and 6 minarets.

Basilica Cistern: The Basilica Cistern is one of Istanbul's most surprising tourist attractions. This huge, palace-like underground hall, supported by 336 columns in 12 rows, once stored the imperial water supply for the Byzantine emperors.

St. Sophia: The magnificent Byzantine Church of all times; one of the finest and largest architectural works of art in the world.

Grand Bazaar: In addition to its historical importance, it's a bazaar that will tempt even the nonshoppers with its rich collection. (on Sundays, Grand Bazaar is closed and will be replaced with Spice Bazaar)

You have the option to add Topkapi Palace to turn your tour into a full day
Reviews (12)
1 - 5 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Had one day in Istanbul, Yunus didn't disappoint

We met Yunus in the lobby of our hotel at 9am sharp; he was friendly, polite and an amazing tour guide. We started with the short walk to the Hippodrome, then on to the Blue Mosque, the Cistern, Hagia Sophia (was closed), into and all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 390leons
Reviewed 26 July 2018
Beautiful Day in Istanbul!

I had a 24-hour layover in Istanbul, so I booked a half-day private tour to see the major sites in my limited time there. It was a wonderful use of time, and I am so glad I did it! My guide was Yunus, and he...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank greeenshoes
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile
Great day, Leyla was the perfect guide!

This was a perfect introduction to Istanbul for a first time visitor. Layla went into great detail about the history of the city as well as the specific sites we visited. I could not have asked for a better or more knowledgeable guide. Highly, highly...More

1  Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile
Best tour guides ever!

Yanus and his team provided us with a fantastic service. The guides where very profesional and qualified. Our guide was very knowledgable about Istanbul's history, telling many stories about the history of the sites and notable characters from its history. He was also very frank...More

Thank ZenobiaN3
Reviewed 2 May 2018
Five stars to our guides from Real Istanbul Tours

I had the pleasure of exploring Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Ephesus with Real Istanbul Tours. My group guide was Yunus Emre who shared his diverse knowledge on every step -- be it Roman, Byzantine or Ottoman, he had knowledge of all the eras. Our trip, conducted...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SamreenAhsanCanada
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7 June 2018|
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Response from SamreenAhsanCanada | Reviewed this property |
Half day is till afternoon and the full day lasts till evening. But they all end around 6:00 pm. Most of the attractions are open weekends but some of them do close on Mondays. Always check their schedule before your trip