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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided TourFull-day Tours

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour

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Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
per group
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$125.00
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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3 Days Private TourMulti-day Tours

Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3 Days Private Tour

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Make your Istanbul adventure totally unique with a 1- to 2-day private sightseeing tour. Opt for a single day and see the whole of the Old City, plus the Grand Bazaar. Extend the tour to include a second day and visit the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim, and Istiklal Street, plus a Bosphorus cruise. Please note that your guide is happy to alter the itinerary completely to accommodate your personal interests.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
per group
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$150.00
per group
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Istanbul Photography ToursBus Tours

Istanbul Photography Tours

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Capture incredible Istanbul on this private photographer tour: great for budding photographers or those wishing to brush up on their skills. Photograph sensational spots around the city, with the assistance of a documentary photographer working in the area for over 13 years. Wonder down Istiklal Street, enticing side streets and the vibrant area of Kadikoy. See incredible views from Uskudar Pier, Princes’ Islands and more: capturing moments as you go with the assistance of your guide.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.67
Price varies by group size
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$138.67
Price varies by group size

Private Tour: Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour including Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi PalaceFull-day Tours

Private Tour: Istanbul in One Day Sightseeing Tour including Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace

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Experience the finest attractions in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet district during this private, guided day tour of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. Marvel at these famous monuments alongside your expert guide who will give you individual attention on this private voyage.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$205.00
Price varies by group size
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$205.00
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Istanbul Lunch Cruise - Extended Bosphorus Cruise up to the Black SeaPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Istanbul Lunch Cruise - Extended Bosphorus Cruise up to the Black Sea

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Step aboard a cruise in Istanbul for a few hours to see the sights along the coast of the Bosphorus, all the way to the Black Sea. As you travel, sit down for a 2-course lunch accompanied by soft drinks and coffee or tea. You'll get great photo ops of the sights from the water, and stop in the fishing village of Anadolu Kavagi to visit the ancient fortress there. Book ahead to make sure you check this must-do cruise off your list.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$178.92
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$178.92
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Withlocals The 10 Tastings: Istanbul Private Street Food TourHalf-day Tours

Withlocals The 10 Tastings: Istanbul Private Street Food Tour

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Taste 10 of Istanbul's top culinary treats on this half-day private food tour. Your guide will walk you through a carefully curated itinerary of the best must-taste foods, including raki, durum, and baklava, among others. This private tour means undivided attention from your guide and plenty of chance to ask questions. You'll find some new favorites and places you'll want to return during the rest of your stay in Istanbul.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$77.53
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$77.53
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Istanbul: Galata Self-guided Photography Audio Tour by VoiceMapPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Istanbul: Galata Self-guided Photography Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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Galata—now known as Karaköy—sits on the north shore of the Golden Horn overlooking Istanbul’s Old City peninsula. With the help of this self-guided audio tour, find the best photo opportunities in the district, including viewpoints overlooking Galata Tower and the minaret-scattered Old City. The self-guided nature of this tour means you can spend as long as you want getting the perfect picture.
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  • 1 hour
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$6.79
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$6.79

Istanbul:Your Guide&Your WayPrivate and Luxury

Istanbul:Your Guide&Your Way

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Enjoy the total freedom of customizing your own tour of Istanbul, with the help of a guide. As a local expert, your guide will be able to make suggestions to suit your interests and needs, and you can decide on the final locations. Get to know the city up-close on a walking tour, and use public transportation to reach places further afield, just as Istanbul's residents do.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
Price varies by group size
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$65.00
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Istanbul Photography TourHalf-day Tours

Istanbul Photography Tour

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Develop your street photography skills on this half-day, private workshop tour, which caters to advanced photographers. Discover a mix of iconic and lesser-known Istanbul attractions as you wander hidden backstreets, bustling landmarks, and along the banks of the Bosphorus as you set out in search of the perfect city portrait.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$238.57
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$238.57
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A-Day-Tour of Ancient Battle Fields (Troy & Gallipoli)Day Trips

A-Day-Tour of Ancient Battle Fields (Troy & Gallipoli)

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Visit Turkey’s most famous battle sites from ancient times to WWI on a full-day tour of Troy and Gallipoli from Istanbul. Take in the UNESCO-listed archeological dig at Troy, where Spartan and Achaean warriors laid siege during the Trojan War. Follow in the footsteps of the ANZAC troops that stormed fortified beaches along the Dardanelles, and explore their battlefields, trenches and cemeteries.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$234.00
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$234.00
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Private and guided Istanbul food tour - Taste of IstanbulDay Trips

Private and guided Istanbul food tour - Taste of Istanbul

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Turkey is full of culinary delights, and you get to try a lot of them on this private guided food tour around Istanbul. As well as popular items, your local guide introduces you to foods that you may not discover without insider knowledge. As it is a private tour, it is fully customizable to suit your needs—and appetite. There is lots of walking and eating, so come hungry and wear comfy shoes!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$140.00
Price varies by group size
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$140.00
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2-Hour Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with TransfersHalf-day Tours

2-Hour Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Transfers

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Get the best view of Bosphorus’ monuments, mosques, and mansions on a private yacht cruise from Istanbul. On this private sightseeing cruise, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of top Istanbul attractions from the water. Avoid crowded tourist boats and relish the privacy of your very own yacht, accompanied by guided commentary and drinks. Choose from a range of departure times at checkout and enjoy the convenience of round-trip hotel transport.   
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$625.00
per group
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$625.00
per group
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Full-Day Tour of Ephesus with Flight from IstanbulDay Trips

Full-Day Tour of Ephesus with Flight from Istanbul

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The ultimate VIP day trip, this all-inclusive excursion from Istanbul to Ephesus covers all the planning, leaving you free to take in the world-class ancient site. Door-to-door hotel transfers and domestic flights are included, plus air-conditioned car transfers between each attraction. You’ll also enjoy a tasty Turkish lunch, plus a traditional tea or coffee stop.
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  • 13 hours
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$450.00
Price varies by group size
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$450.00
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Istanbul Private TourHalf-day Tours

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Istanbul Private Tour

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Benefit from a flexible schedule and personalized attention on this half-day private tour in Istanbul. Perfect for those short on time, this private tour lets you move at your own pace and focus on things that interest you. Highlights can include a tram ride, a funicular ride, the neighborhood of Karakoy, and the Blue Mosque. All private transportation included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.39
Price varies by group size
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$101.39
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Istanbul by Night Private TourHalf-day Tours

Istanbul by Night Private Tour

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Venture out into Istanbul after nightfall on this private evening tour. With a guide accompanying you, you'll feel safe and comfortable, and you'll get a tour of the local highlights and hot spots, as well as some food tastings. This nightlife sampling will give you great ideas for places you'd like to return later in your trip.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.64
Price varies by group size
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$59.64
Price varies by group size
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Private Layover Tour from Istanbul Airport & HotelsDay Trips

Private Layover Tour from Istanbul Airport & Hotels

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Take advantage of extended layover time in Istanbul on a round-trip tour of city highlights from the airport, customized to suit your interests and schedule. Zip with ease between iconic sights such as the Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, or Topkapı Palace, and benefit from historic and cultural insights provided by your professional guide.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.07
Price varies by group size
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$155.07
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Private Istanbul Tour From Your Hotel or Cruise PortBus Tours

Private Istanbul Tour From Your Hotel or Cruise Port

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Experience the very best of historic Istanbul with a private, 6-hour tour of the city’s most important sites and landmarks. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour to set your own pace, with plenty of time to see the places that interest you most. Visit the stunning Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, then learn about royal intrigues, courtiers and harems in Topkapi Palace. See the Byzantine architecture of the hippodrome and soak up the sights and sounds of Turkish culture at the vibrant Grand Bazaar.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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$120.00
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Private Tour: Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul's Egyptian BazaarHalf-day Tours

Private Tour: Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul's Egyptian Bazaar

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Experience the Spice Bazaar and a Bosphorus cruise during this private guided tour in Istanbul. Explore the lively bazaars of Istanbul and discover their fascinating history with the full attention of your private guide. Plus, you will cruise the famous Bosphorus Straight to see stunning mosques and bridges spanning two continents along the historic waters.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
Price varies by group size
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$80.00
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Private Cruise trough Bosphorus IstanbulDay Cruises

Private Cruise trough Bosphorus Istanbul

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Having a Luxury Yacht cruise on Bosphorus is a lifetime experience which no one should avoid! But not just a cruise. For a few hours give yourself and your loved people the leisure to feel like a Sultan who is traveling around his city, watching from a length all the interesting see sights, by hiring one of our super luxurious yachts! We guarantee you an unforgettable experience which you will not want to end. Don’t forget this pleasure out of your significant moments of your life! Celebrate any case you could imagine by taking a Bosphorus cruise with the Private yacht. Bosphorus is a benefit which makes Istanbul unique! We offer great moments on this glorious straight during your yacht cruise until the second bridge! One of our cab drivers will take you to the yacht at the pre-appointed time while the captain and the crew will be expecting to meet you and help you to have a great time during the cruise.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$536.77
per group
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$536.77
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Best photoguide in Istanbul!Honeymoon

Best photoguide in Istanbul!

What could be better than to travel? That's right, revise photos from this trip! Thus, we save the most valuable memories for years. Therefore, if you are going to visit Istanbul I want to offer you my services, and help you to capture those elusive moments that later become so important. I know how to choose the perfect angle, lighting and location, I know this city, I speak several languages ​​( English, French, Russian, Ukrainian) and adore my profession. You can relax, trust a professional and enjoy the city, instead of non-stop taking pictures with your smartphone. Would love to work with couples, love-stories, weddings and family shootings! The photo tour will take 3-4 hours, and within the next week you'll recieve up to 25 retouched photos (optionally all the raw photos too) on e-mail.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$266.67
per group
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$266.67
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Istanbul Tour in Mercedes Vito with Private DriverFull-day Tours

Istanbul Tour in Mercedes Vito with Private Driver

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This private time-saver tour allows you to customize your own Istanbul sightseeing itinerary. Travel comfortably between locations in your own chauffeured and climate-controlled vehicle, stopping at must-see sites, from Topkapi Palace to the Grand Bazaar to the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. Round-trip hotel transfers are included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$286.28
per group
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$286.28
per group

Private Day Trip from Istanbul to Ephesus and House of Virgin MaryDay Trips

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Private Day Trip from Istanbul to Ephesus and House of Virgin Mary

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Visit three of Turkey’s most important historic and spiritual sites on this full-day tour from Istanbul and travel in style with a private guide, round-trip flights and luxury transfers by Mercedes-Benz. Explore the ancient ruins of UNESCO-listed Ephesus and stand in awe before the Grand Theater and Celsus Library, then pay a visit to the House of Virgin Mary, where the Mother of Jesus spent her final days. Finally, see the sparse ruins of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$248.00
$310.00
$62.00 savings
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$248.00
$310.00
$62.00 savings
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Highlights of Istanbul Private TourOvernight Tours

Highlights of Istanbul Private Tour

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From the minarets of Hagia Sofia to the colorful wares at the Spice Bazaar, Istanbul’s packed with must-see sites, but navigating the city’s bustling streets on your own can be overwhelming. Explore Istanbul with a private guide on a customizable tour. Choose one or two days of sightseeing, consider optional private car service, and check out Istanbul highlights on your own terms.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$75.00
Price varies by group size
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$75.00
Price varies by group size

Full-Day City Tour with Private Tour Guide and Red Carpet Treatment with Luxury MinibusDay Trips

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Full-Day City Tour with Private Tour Guide and Red Carpet Treatment with Luxury Minibus

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Enjoy a royal welcome to Istanbul as you’re picked up by a private guide, escorted around the sights in a luxurious Mercedes-Benz minibus and whisked to the front of the queue at the city’s most popular attractions. A great introduction to Istanbul for first-time visitors, this full-day tour includes visits to the historic Hippodrome, the exquisite Blue Mosque and iconic Hagia Sophia. You’ll also experience the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman Sultans with a tour of Topkapi Palace and spend time browsing the colorful stalls of the Grand Bazaar.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.92
$166.56
$41.64 savings
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$124.92
$166.56
$41.64 savings
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