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Istanbul: Private Full-Day Introductory Tour

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Key Details
8 hours
Skip the Line
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Instant Confirmation
Live Guide
Turkish, English, German
Wheelchair Accessible

Pick-up service

Pick-up in the lobby of your hotel on request.

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What You'll Do
  • Discover the highlights of Istanbul in just one day
  • Experience the special atmosphere of the city
  • See Hagia Sophia, admire the old town, and take a trip to the Asian side of the city
  • Admire the German Fountain and the Obelisk of Theodosius from the temple of Karnak in Luxor
Gain an overview of the famous highlights of Istanbul on this private 8-hour guided tour. Learn more about the history of the Ottoman Empire and explore monuments from bygone times. See Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and much more.
What to Expect
Gain an overview of the beauty of Istanbul and discover the impressive sights and monuments as well as the lifestyles of the local people in just one day.

Start the tour at the agreed meeting point and visit Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Basilica Cistern (Sunken Palace), Sultanahmet Square with its monuments, the German Fountain, the Obelisk of Theodosius from the temple of Karnak in Luxor, and the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque).

You can enjoy lunch at a traditional Ottoman café and restaurant on Çamlıca Hill (not included in the tour price but available at a reasonable price).

In the late afternoon you will head into the district of Eyüb, which was named after the legendary flag carrier of Prophet Muhammad – Ebu Eyyûb el-Ensarî. Here you can visit Eyüp Sultan Mosque and ride a gondola to Piere Loti café, where you can enjoy the fantastic view.
What's Included
  • Tour guide
What's Not Included
  • Transfers to the Asian side of the city (EUR 150-200 per day, with driver)
  • Lunch
  • All entrance fees: Hagia Sophia (TL 30), Topkapi Palace (TL 30, closed on Tuesdays), Basilica Cistern (TL 20), Sultan Ahmed Mosque (donations of around TL 5), Eyüp Sultan Mosque and grave of Ebu Eyyûb el-Ensarî: donation of TL 5 per person, ride of the Piere Loti cable car (TL 4)
  • Alternatives on closure days: Chora Church (TL 15, closed on Wednesdays) and Beylerbeyi Palace (TL 20)
Meeting Point

Arrivals hall at the airport, at your cruise ship terminal, or another location of your choice.

What to Remember
You will not lose time waiting to purchase tickets. Tour guides with a recognized license from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism can pick up tickets for tour group participants directly at the ticket office.

Please note that a vehicle is required to drive to the Asian side of the city and Piere Lotti as the city is very large. Vehicles for up to 6 passengers can be rented for EUR 150 to 200 from 09:00 to 17:00 (including driver).

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