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.
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.
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.
Excellent program, good explanations, brilliant tour guide!! Thank you!!
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 :)
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.
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.
The tour was awesome. The guide was knowledgeable and easy to follow.
I recommend it.
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.
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
It was an excellent tour. We didn't have a good weather day, but we made the most of the tour. It is a walking tour but all the sites are near each other. Our tour guide was excellent. Her name was Tibet. She was full of information for each of the sites. She provided enough time to spend on your own at each of the sites too.
In spite of the cold and wet, our guide Tibit gave us a very informative and enjoyable tour. Only having a short stay in Istanbul this was a very good introduction to the main sights of the city.
Very knowledgeable and incredibly kind. Got to see all the highlights
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave a lot of added information on the history of the locations. Lunch was pretty good. On most tours drinks including water are not included and some bathrooms are 1 TL to use them. Would recommend this tour.