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Bosphorus Strait Cruise with Rumeli Fortress or Kücüksu Palace Tour

Sail between two continents and visit the extravagant Küçüksu Palace or Rumeli Fortress on this 2.5-hour Bosphorus sightseeing cruise in Istanbul. Learn about the sights and Istanbul’s history from the onboard guide, and admire splendid views of top Istanbul attractions as you sail the strait that divides Europe from Asia. Gaze out over the domes, towers and minarets of the historic peninsula, cruise under the vast Bosphorus Bridge, float by Dolmabahçe Palace, and go ashore for a tour of either the picturebook Rumeli (Mondays and Thursdays only) or Ottoman Küçüksu.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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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. You’ll also tour Topkapi Palace, where you’ll gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you’ll find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Day Cruise from Istanbul

Sail between two continents and into the Black Sea on this full-day cruise along the Bosphorus Strait from Istanbul, with an onboard guide, plus a delicious included lunch on deck. Gaze over the shores of Europe and Asia as you cruise along the Istanbul Bosphorus; stop to visit the city’s pretty Ortaköy neighborhood; and enjoy guided tours of the ornate Küçüksu Palace and Rumeli Fortress. Lastly, moor at the picturesque Black Sea village of Poyrazköy with time to swim in the sea; or explore the medieval castle of Anadolu Kavağı.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Istanbul Tour with Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace

Admire beautiful architecture and capture stunning views of illustrious palaces during a full-day tour in Istanbul including a Bosphorus cruise. Aboard a cozy coach explore the highlights of Istanbul including the Walls of Constantinople, views of the Golden Horn and witness the lively Spice Bazaar on foot. You will then experience a must-do in Istanbul, a Bosphorus Strait sightseeing cruise. The cruise concludes with a visit to the beautiful Dolmabahce Palace where Istanbul’s late sultans once resided. Plus, you will gaze over this east-meets-west city for eye-popping views at Yeditepe or Çamlıca Hill.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Istanbul City Tour

Experience Turkey’s Ottoman and Byzantine eras during this full-day guided Istanbul city tour in the Sultanahmet district. Aboard a comfortable coach, head to top attractions like Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and the UNESCO-listed museum Hagia Sophia. Witness the lively atmosphere of one of the world’s largest covered markets - the Grand Bazaar. Prior to lunch, enjoy engaging stories about sultans and their harems and other Istanbul lore from your friendly local guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bosphorus Strait Cruise and City Bus Tour with Cable Car

See Istanbul by boat, bus and cable car on a 6-hour tour of the city’s atmospheric neighborhoods, monuments and scenery. See the buildings and mosques along the Bosphorus Strait, with time to visit a 19th-century Ottoman palace. Follow streets lined with historic landmarks to the top Pierre Loti Hill, and enjoy free time to eat lunch, walk or simply enjoy the panoramic views of the city. Descend the hill by cable car, then ride alongside the high walls of the Old City and finish your tour at Sultanahmet Square.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Istanbul Ottoman Tour: Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque

Discover Ottoman history at the Blue Mosque and the illustrious Topkapi Palace during this guided morning tour in Istanbul. See Istanbul’s most famous monuments and enjoy a visit to the Hippodrome once the heart of Constantinople.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Imperial Istanbul Half-Day Tour: Hagia Sophia, Basillica Cistern and Grand Bazaar

Venture to imperial monuments rich with history and discover the Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and the Grand Bazaar during this half-day guided tour in Istanbul. Gaze at the Hagia Sophia’s massive columns and dome during a visit to one of the world’s largest basilicas and most popular museums in Turkey. This tour will take you underground to Basilica Cistern which was once the backbone of the Great Palace of Constantinople. Enjoy a trip to the Grand Bazaar where you can barter for souvenirs and feel the pulse of one of the oldest and largest covered markets on the planet.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group Istanbul Walking Tour: Hagia Sophia Museum and the Blue Mosque

Behold the magnificent Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque on this 3.5-hour small-group guided walking tour of Istanbul’s best monuments. You will delve into the complex culture of Istanbul as you discover its famous monuments intertwined history. Not only will you see the beauty of Hagia Sophia Museum and Blue Mosque, but explore the Hippodrome of Constantinople and the German Fountain. People are limited to 15 on this tour, so you can receive more personalized attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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, Blue Mosque 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.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Highlights of Istanbul Private Tour

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.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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Istanbul Two Continents Tour Including Dolmabahçe Palace and Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise

Discover one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, on this full-day guided sightseeing tour of Istanbul. Get around in comfort and style with a Mercedes minivan, and beeline with your guide to the Spice Bazaar, a historic market full of the smells and colors of Turkey. Stroll the old corridors of Dolmabahçe Palace, the final place that Ottoman emperors occupied. Then, cruise down the Bosphorus Strait, taking in the sights of the Asian and European sides. This tour is limited to 12 people to ensure a quality experience.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

Instead of driving around Istanbul all day in a stuffy tour bus, discover the city’s beauty in style on this relaxing sunset cruise down the Bosphorus, the waterway that marks the border between Asian Turkey and European Turkey. From the open-air deck of your luxury yacht, see riverside landmarks like the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Ortaköy Mosque and the Rumeli Fortress, all lit by the beautiful dusk light.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Istanbul Small-Group Walking Tour: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar

Head back in time and discover the old world of the Sultanahmet area during this full-day small-group guided walking tour in Istanbul. This tour explores the amazing UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hagia Sophia Museum and the Blue Mosque which exemplify why Istanbul is the city where east meets west. Enjoy a walk through the famous Topkapi Palace where Sultan's roamed and harems flourished. Plus, spend time observing the Hagia Irene’s Byzantine architecture and stroll through the Grand Bazaar to witness handicrafts created by local artists.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Istanbul Walking tour

Stroll the atmospheric streets of Istanbul on a private walking tour that features four of the city’s most significant landmarks. See the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapı Palace while a knowledgeable guide provides informative commentary about each architectural treasure of the Ottoman Empire. Then browse for goods in the covered Grand Bazaar, which dates back to the 15th century.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Istanbul Two Continents Half-Day Tour

See two continents in one incredible afternoon during this 4-hour guided tour from Istanbul. Visit the elegant Beylerbeyi Palace on the European side and capture stunning panoramic views from the Asian side while receiving informative commentary from your expert guide.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Legends of History Tour: Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

Combine two of Istanbul’s most memorable historic sites on this 3.5-hour small-group tour of Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque. Hear the colorful tales of the sultans, concubines and courtiers that once inhabited the opulent Topkapi Palace, as you explore the notorious Harem and admire the jewels and arms of the Treasury. Next, marvel over the exquisite interiors of the Blue Mosque, adorned with an incredible 2,000 Iznik tiles and 260 stained glass windows.
  • Duration: 3 hours 18 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 18 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Dolmabahce Palace and Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise with Küçüksu Palace

Step into the fascinating world of Ottoman sultans, courtiers and harems with a 5-hour tour of Istanbul that includes two imperial palaces and a 1-hour sightseeing cruise. Explore the exquisite grounds of Dolmabahçe Palace, a 19th-century court surrounded by manicured grounds and water views. Leave Eminonu Pier for the Bosphorus Strait, and spot iconic towers, palaces, mosques and fortifications along the shoreline. Learn about the elaborate Ottoman hunting parties at Küçüksu Palace then enjoy views of the Asian side of the city while returning to your hotel.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Luxury Small-Group Tour of Imperial Istanbul Including Lunch

Immerse yourself in Istanbul’s fascinating cultural highlights on this small-group, full-day tour in a luxury Mercedes minivan. Cruise through Istanbul in comfort and style as your expert local guide details the captivating events that shaped this great city. Hear tales of its different rulers, from the Romans to the Ottomans. Savor a 4-course traditional Turkish meal at the famous  Matbah restaurant, then tour the Chora Church, the Hagia Sophia, the Istanbul Archaeology Museum and  Topkapi Palace. This tour is limited to eight people to ensure a quality experience.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Licensed Tour Guide

Appreciating Istanbul’s many iconic landmarks can be difficult on a self-led tour. Discover the city on a private tour and benefit from your guide’s undivided attention and insights as you explore attractions including the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Grand Bazaar. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour to customize your itinerary and departure time to suit you, and save time with included pickup from your hotel or harbor.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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A Unique Walking Tour with Serif Yenen: Underground Istanbul (What Lies Beneath)

Go underground and discover what’s underfoot on this walking tour. Learn about the history of Istanbul across empires from your guide. Vist the ruins of the Byzantine Great Palace, located below a cafe. Pause at Panagia Hodegetria Church and Sacred Water, hidden below a carpet shop. Descend into Istanbul’s cisterns and stop at the Greek Orthodox Church of Myrelaion. Enjoy a break for afternoon tea.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Istanbul Photography Tour

The three hour, private tour teaches photography skills as well as encourages your creativity and photographic development. The tour is organized with IFSAK (Association of Turkish Photography Artists) pro level photographers.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Evening Walk and Best Local food tasting tour

Sample some of Istanbul’s favorite foods on a relaxed 4-hour evening walking tour. Meet an expert local guide and visit four much-loved food stops as you stroll through historical Sultanahmet  to Taksim Square across the Golden Horn. Absorb the evening bustle and sights of Sultanahmet; enjoy sunset views of the city from the Galata Bridge; and try staples such as fried mussels and ‘baklava,’ the seductively sweet honey-soaked filo parcels that are a Turkish favorite, along the way. Numbers are limited to 14, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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Istanbul Sightseeing Tour Including Süleymaniye Mosque and Lunch

Take in two of Istanbul’s most iconic sights and two of its lesser-known gems on this unique full-day sightseeing tour, including hotel transfers and a delicious 3-course lunch. Marvel over the spectacular Süleymaniye Mosque, the biggest in the city, then venture underground to explore the eerily beautiful Basilica Cistern, which dates back to Roman times. Spend time browsing the myriad stalls of Istanbul’s legendary Grand Bazaar, then prepare to be dazzled as you tour Topkapi Palace, the lavish former residence of the Ottoman sultans.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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