371 reviews of Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour: Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar
Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour: Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Reviewed by Vee, May 2013
Super tour and introduction to the most famous sites in Istanbul, plus the guide and driver were helpful and adaptable in maneuvering around some of Istanbul's worst traffic. The tour group in the van was diverse in countries represented and a good time was had by all through the day and over the delicious Turkish meal at lunch time. The guide gave us options throughout the day so that people could go through some sites with him, have some time on their own, and meet together to journey to the next destination.
Reviewed by Matthew H, May 2013
Our tour guide was very knowledgable and informative. The tour itself is pretty full on, but well worth it as you get some excellent insight into Istanbul. Highly recommend it! :)
Reviewed by Fauzi Adnan, May 2013
Our guide was fantastic. He can be considered a walking historian. The best thing is we skip the line when we visited the underground cistern ( or else we had to wait at least 1 hour due to the queque). Enough time to venture at all places and most importantly, they were punctual when they pick us up at the hotel.
Reviewed by Paul R, April 2013
Had excellent tour guide TIbet. Totally passionate in her job. Incredible knowledge of all the sites. Needed less time in carpet shop and more in Bazaar. But the three main sites were spectacular and her knowledge and details made the tour very good.
Reviewed by Roberto A T, April 2013
The transportation pick-up was on time and courteous. The Tour guide that we had was very knowledgeable of all the places that we visited. We have enough time to look around our selves and take pictures. It was an excellent and enjoyable tour. I would be glad to recommend VIATOR to my friends when an opportunity comes up.
Reviewed by Vincent H, United Kingdom, April 2013
Very good tour, which was booked at the last minute. The pace was just right and the content was informative without being overbearing. The guide spoke excellent English and she tweaked the agenda to suit the group. We all agreed to skip the grand bizaar in order to spend some time at the cistern basilica. Lunch was also very good. Much better than the normal expectation for a tour so all in I would and have recommended bith the guide and the tour to collegues travelling to Istanbul.
Reviewed by Rosa F, April 2013
Excellent program, good explanations, brilliant tour guide!! Thank you!!
Reviewed by Antonette L, April 2013
Had a ball eating and getting the history of food. I have been to Rome multiple times, so this was a fun, different, and interesting tour to do. Luna and Giacomo were great. Grazie :)
Reviewed by Elyssa P, April 2013
We bought this tour because we had little time and wanted to see everything with a bit of background and history, so we can appreciate what we were seeing. This tour did just that. Since there are so many places to visit there is not much time to just relax, sit and appreciate each site, but it does allow you to see all the exhibits, take photos and then make your way to the next site via a brief walk or on the nice shuttle. Our guide, Tibet, was very professional, knowledgable and kind. So if you want to see everything in one day in a quality tour, this is your best bet. But if you want to take your time to explore, meander, take lots of photos and relax at each site, this is not your tour.
Reviewed by Paul C, April 2013
This was one of the best tours we have been on. The guide 'Omar' was excellent, very knowledgable and friendly. The lunch included was very pleasant too! On the way back to the hotel, one of the other guests mentioned they were thirsty and the driver immediately stopped and bought a pack of bottled water for us. That is a good example of the level of service.
Reviewed by Laureen D, April 2013
The tour was awesome. The guide was knowledgeable and easy to follow.
I recommend it.
Reviewed by Diana A, March 2013
Omar was the best guide. He was very knowledgable and patient with our huge group of 16. Lunch was outstanding with this tour, only wished we had a bit more time to shop at the Grand Bazaar.
Reviewed by Nilan J, March 2013
This trip is great and value for money. I recommend to anybody who is on a busy schedule. Hagia Sophia is one of a kind. Everything was very well organized. We had a nice tour guide called Derya she was very knowledgeable and was ready to answer any question that we may have. We had a satisfying lunch and people were very hospitable. I never felt we were rushed at anypoint during the tour, in fact had enough time to take some good snaps. Istanbul has something for everybody.
In addition to this tour I would highly recommend to all folks visiting Istanbul to take Bosphorus cruise at night! Amazing..! Thanks Viator, Neon, and our Guide Derya
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