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.
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.
I found this to be a very good introductory tour to Istanbul. You see all the major sights. We had a very good tour guide, as well. So I would highly recommend this tour.
We read several positive reviews before leaving for Istanbul about our particular guide, Omar, and they were absolutely correct. The man is a walking historian and is knowledgable from the history of Istanbul/Turkey to the myths of the ancient inhabitants. I read quite a bit about Istanbul before traveling to Turkey and when I asked him questions, he had all the correct answers. We were so impressed with his skill and passion for his job, this was a fabulous first full day in Istanbul. I might add Neon Tours is the best tour company. We booked 4-5 tours with them and every one was fanatic. I even booked a tour with another company and mistakenly called Neon who stated they would happily contact the other company for us to verify the tour specifics. That to me, indicates a top rate company. In addition, my daughter left her sunglasses in the van that picked us up from the hotel to deliver us to the airport. When we called them upon our return to Istanbul later that night, they not only called around and found them but cleaned and delivered them to our hotel the next morning! Compliments to "Dokham" for providing us with A+ service during our stay. I would not book with any other tour company but Neon while visiting Istanbul/Turkey.
This was a day well spent. Our guide was outstanding and the itinerary perfect and very well paced. We enjoyed the small group (7 people). We really appreciated being picked up and dropped off at our hotel. We went to the Grand Bazaar but since it was closed on Sunday, we only got to photograph Gate 1 and actually appreciated that opportunity. We returned to the Grand Bazaar on our own another day and were glad to be able to do it on our own since we didn't care to spend much time there.
Once again our tour guide, Omar was very knowledgeable. The Blue Mosque was amazing. The Palace is a must see! I quite enjoyed the cistern--what advanced thinking on the part of the architect. Both the tours I took were outstanding and made my trip to Turkey better than expected!!
I purchased a tour because I was traveling alone and was not confident in navigating the city on a tight schedule. It was the best decision I made for this trip. The guide was so full of information at each stop we made and incredibly knowledgeable. If you are going to Istanbul I would highly recommend this tour and ask for the guide by the name of "Tibet" She was excellent! I felt safe, comfortable and learned so much about this beautiful part of Istanbul. What an incredible value --to have my own private tour guide!