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Private Sightseeing Tours

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

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 full-day, 2-day, 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
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  • 7 hours
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Full-day Tours

Bosphorus Full-Day Sightseeing Tour: Golden Horn and Bosphorus Cruise, Spice Bazaar, Camlica Hill and Dolmabahce Palace

Cruise the stunning Bosphorus Strait and Golden Horn and experience three of the best Istanbul sights on this adventure-filled full-day sightseeing tour. This tour takes you on a boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait to savor spectacular sights of bridges, palaces, mosques and fortresses. Stop at Dolmabahçe Palace for a guided tour and explore the alluring scents and colors of the Spice Bazaar. Visit Rüstem Pasha Mosque on top of Camlica Hill and capture wide views of the skyline. Plus, enjoy a delicious 3-course meal along the beautiful shoreline.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Luxury Tours

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Taste of Two Continents Food Tour

Get a taste for both sides of Istanbul. Indulge in a market breakfast in Europe in the heart of the historic Old City, before going to Asia and exploring the fashionable streets of Kadıköy. We’ll make more than 10 different stops during our walk with a variety of samples at each – enough to fill your belly to the brim with all the amazing Turkish flavours! From home-made dishes and street foods, to traditional kebabs and Turkish ice cream – the Taste of Two Continents tour is your chance to immerse yourself inside Istanbul’s food scene and acquaint yourself with Turkish culture and habits.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Layover Tours

Private Layover Tour from Istanbul Airport

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
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Food Tours

Istanbul Private Food Tour: the 10 Tastings

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
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  • 3 hours

Half-day Tours

Istanbul by Night: Local Food Tasting - Dining out in Turkish way as locals

Awaken your culinary senses with this small-group Turkish food night tour in Istanbul. This tour explores Istanbul’s off the beaten path eateries, letting you discover the best of Turkey’s traditional tastes. Visit a barbecue restaurant and roast kebabs over an open flame, savor classics from a ‘simit’ bakery and enjoy live music and delicious meze at a ‘meyhane’ (Turkish tapas bar). This small-group food tour is limited to 15 people, for more personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Walking Tours

Historic Off the Beaten Path Tour of the Real Istanbul

Discover Istanbul on a full-day tour that travels on foot and public transit to historic landmarks and local cultural hubs. Start by touring the Hippodrome, Serefiye Cistern and Grand Bazaar, then take a break for Turkish coffee, pastry and hookah (tobacco pipe). Visit the book and paper market Sahaflar Çarşısı, which started in the Byzantine era, then tour Istanbul University. Continue to Suleymaniye Mosque, the Spice Bazaar and the Church of St George before winding through the districts of Fener and Balat — the old Greek and Jewish neighborhoods.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Multi-day Tours

4 Day Small Group Tour of Magical Istanbul

The capital of Turkey for over sixteen centuries, Istanbul can be intimidating for the first-time sightseer. This four-day tour removes the guesswork and the stress of missing out. After you fly in to Istanbul and set up at your four-star hotel, spend your time exploring a number of significant historical and cultural sites: the Blue Mosque, the Hippodromme, Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, the Grand Bazaar, the Spice Market and the Egyptian Spice Bazaar.
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  • 4 days
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  • 4 days

Street Food Tours

A Taste of Istanbul: Street Food Tour

Experience the rich flavors, fragrant spices and decadent sweets that characterise Turkish cuisine on this 4.5-hour Istanbul street food tour, including hotel pickup and drop-off. Explore the sights, scents and tastes that make the city unique, as you browse the vibrant Kadikoy Market on Istanbul’s Asian side, stroll along the Galata Bridge and discover the atmospheric Galata district. Best of all, you’ll get to sample plenty of local specialties along the way, from pide (Turkish pizza) to simit (bagel-like bread), to the best baklava in Istanbul.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Food Tours

Private and guided Istanbul food tour - Taste of Istanbul

Turkey is full of culinary delights, and you’ll get to try a lot of them on this private guided food tour around Istanbul. As well as popular items, your local guide will introduce 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 will be lots of walking and eating, so come hungry and wear comfy shoes!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Literary, Art & Music Tours

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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Night Show from Istanbul

Enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner as straddle two continents on a 4-hour dinner cruise in Istanbul.The leisurely nighttime route along the Bosphorus takes you past the most iconic landmarks of both the Asian and European sides of the city. While you dine, enjoy live belly dancing, folk dancing, and whirling dervish performances. Afterwards, you’re free to join in the dancing.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Food Tours

Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour

Discover Istanbul’s delectable bites and illuminated sights by night on this food tour. Alongside a knowledgeable guide, you’ll head to the bustling Taksim Square, home to the mighty Monument to the Republic, in order to sample Turkish specialties from four different eateries. Feast on icli kofte (spiced meat and nuts), sample an authentic Turkish kebab, and satisfy your sweet tooth with baklava, a traditional Turkish dessert. Round-trip hotel transport is included on this small-group tour, limited to 14 food lovers.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Night Tours

Istanbul by Night Private Tour

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
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  • 3 hours

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Full-Day Wine Tour from Istanbul Including Lunch

Drink in delicious flavors during a full-day guided wine tour in the historical region of Kirklareli from Istanbul. Taste your favorite wine varietals at three classic wineries as you explore the heart of Thrace and its beautiful foothills beside the Strandja Mountains. At each stop, savor four wines and hear about the production of each grape varietal including merlot, cabernet sauvignon and zinfandel. Refine your palate as you discover each wine's particular qualities and learn about foods that pair well. Plus, spend time relaxing at a winery for lunch and gain more insight into the history of Turkey's incredible wine culture.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Sailing Trips

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Bosphorus Dinner & Show Cruise (All Inclusive)

Book your evening cruise on the Bosphorus ahead of time; this must-do activity sells out quickly. Step on board the boat for views of Istanbul's top landmarks—including the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and the Blue Mosque—lit up for the night. Enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner with drinks, followed by entertainment.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Dinner Cruises

Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner and Belly-Dancing Show

Enjoy a night on the Bosphorus Strait filled with belly dancing and Anatolian folk music during this 3.5-hour dinner cruise from Istanbul. This Bosphorus dinner cruise traverses over the strait’s beautiful evening waters and passes Istanbul’s best sights. See the illuminated Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and Blue Mosque as you watch a traditional performance and savor great food and drinks.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Day Cruises

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Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul

Combine a visit to some of Istanbul's highlights with a cruise on the Bosphorus in a single day. Morning and afternoon tours are available; the morning includes the Egyptian Spice Bazaar and Rumeli Fortress; the afternoon includes the Golden Horn, Balat, the Rumeli Fortress, and others. Along the way, listen to engaging narration by your guide.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Istanbul Flexi : Best of Istanbul 1-2-3 Day packages

Unique Price Offer for mini group up to 8 people. Istanbul Flexi : Best of Istanbul 1-2-3 Day packages is a flexible solution for those who needs a comprehensive tour of the city by a certified guide. The program can be customized according to your needs. The program explores both Istanbul banks including back street to find out and taste the local cuisine while balancing its content with the highlights of Istanbul: Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Golden Horne, Asian Side with Kadıköy and Üsküdar, Pera and Galata including Istiklal Avenue and Taksim Square, Pierre Loti and Eyüp Mosque, Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahçe Palace and Bosphorus Strait with a nice cruise. Sample of Days Structures1 Day Istanbul Flexi: Visit Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar.2 Days Istanbul Flexi: Day 1: Idem Day 2: Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street. 3 Days Istanbul Flexi: All above + Kadıköy + Eyüp - Golden Horne
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Cultural Tours

Istanbul Old City: Hagia Sophia - Basilica Cistern - Blue Mosque - Spice Market

Discover the highlights of Sultanahmet, Istanbul's historic 'old town' on this half-day walking tour. Join your guide for a curated Istanbul experience, and avoid common Sultanahmet experiences like getting lost or being targeted by aggressive touts. Learn all about storied sites like the Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern from your English-speaking guide.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Full Day Istanbul Two Continents in One City Tour

See Istanbul on a full-day coach tour that includes a cruise on the Bosphorous River, which divides the continents of Asia and Europe. Cross the water by driving over the Bosphorus Bridge then take in the views from Camlica Hill, the highest point of Istanbul. Visit Beylerbeyi Palace — an architectural gem from the Ottoman Empire, then take in fragrant and colorful spices and other goods of the Egyptian Spice Bazaar. Cruise the Bosphorus River by boat for great views of Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace, waterfront mansions and the stunning city skyline.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Dining Experiences

Eat Like a Local: Istanbul Food and Culture Tour with Dinner at Local Family Home

For the true essence of Turkish heritage, eat like a local and explore the streets of Sultanahmet during this guided small-group Istanbul food and culture tour. Step inside a local’s home to meet the family and enjoy an evening experience of Turkish hospitality. The 4-hour night begins with a 3-course dinner of traditional dishes and concludes with an expedition into the backstreets of Istanbul. You’ll witness a backgammon or football game along the way and even have a chance to take a puff from the shisha pipe. People are limited to 12 on this tour, so you can receive more personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes

Bus & Minivan Tours

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Bosphorus Night Cruise by a Private boat Balık Ekmek (Fish & Chips) with pick up

Enjoy the night panorama of beautiful shores of Bosphorus with a private boat while you will taste delicious Turkish common street food “Balık Ekmek” (Fish and Chips) on board and listening to the commentaries of your guide. Fish and Chips (Balık Ekmek) is a common street food item in Turkish street cuisine. It is a sandwich of a filet of fried or grilled fish served along with various vegetables, inside a bun of Turkish bread.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Street Food Tours

Istanbul Culinary Tour: Local Tavern and Gourmet Street Foods

Get to know the complex food culture of Istanbul on this guided street food walking tour. Explore the Pera neighborhood and visit some of the hidden passages and streets including the Flower Passage, Hazzopulo, and Asmali Mescit. Stop at traditional meyhanes and food markets and sample a wide range of cuisine, including snacks, desserts, and drinks.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Rail Tours

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Istanbul Food Tour - An Introduction to Turkish Cuisine, Private Tour

We designed our Istanbul Food Tour to give our guests an overview of Turkish Cuisine which is one of the richest cuisines on the planet. That is due to the long historic background of Turkey and its mosaic of people from different ethnic and geographic origins. Turkish cuisine reflects the cultural richness and diversity of Turkey. Istanbul is the model of Turkey that offers you any kind of traditional Turkish dishes, specific tastes from all around the country and very special street food. Unlike other gourmet tours which have certain themes, we aim to give you a comprehensive introduction to Turkish cuisine with our Istanbul Food Tour. We introduce you to Turkish breakfast, pastries, mezes (starters), street food and kebabs as we explore the best places for coffee, Turkish tea and delicious Turkish desserts, whilst discovering the eating habits of locals and many, many more interesting facts.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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