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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 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 take you on a 2.5-hour boat ride on the Bosphorus Strait to savor spectacular sights of bridges, palaces, mosques and fortresses. You will 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, this tour comes with a delicious 3-course meal along the beautiful shoreline.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Istanbul by Night: Turkish Food Tour

Awaken your culinary senses with this small-group 5-hour Turkish food night tour in Istanbul. This tour explores Istanbul’s off the beaten path eateries, so you can discover the best of Turkey’s traditional tastes. You will 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, so you can experience more personalized attention from your guide.
  • 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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Bosphorus Bridge, Camlica Hill and Dolmabahce Palace Tour in Istanbul

Go beyond Istanbul’s top attractions and discover more of the city on this multi-faceted 5-hour sightseeing tour. Traveling between the sights by air-conditioned coach, visit Çamlıca Hill on the Asian side to witness the breathtaking panoramas over the Bosphorus, European side and old city. Then, drive across the Bosphorus Bridge, the vast suspension bridge that connects Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus Strait. Finish with a guided tour of the 19th-century Dolmabahçe Palace. Stuffed with lavish chandeliers, gold and marble, this ornate sultans’ residence will astound you with its opulence!
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Istanbul: Private Tailor-Made Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a customised private tour for your group with a private guideMeet your guide at your accommodation or at the dockVisit Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia with skip-the-line ticketsLearn about Islam and mosque architecture in the Blue MosqueSavour the history of Grand Bazaar through the eyes of a local
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Istanbul Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia: Skip-the-line Small-Group Tour

Experience the splendor and charm of Islamic architecture during the Ottoman EmpireDiscover the art of Islam in its calligraphy, handmade tiles, floral and geometrical patternsLearn about the beautiful Byzantine architecture inside Hagia Sophia Museum with priority admissionAdmire the basilica’s stunning dome and minarets, and countless mosaics, paintings, columns, and mosaics gallery.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Topkapi Palace and Harem Tour with Historian Guide

Discover Topkapi Palace and Harem with a local historian guide, enjoy fast track entry and get a real sense of the palace history. Highlights:▶ Benefit from fast track entry▶ Learn from a local historian guide▶ See all rooms, gardens and galleries▶ Get to know the story of the harem▶ Topkapi Palace Tour by Historian Guide Enjoy and learn about the glorious Topkapi Palace with one of the few Historian Guides in Istanbul.Did you know that Fatih Sultan Mehmet was only 21 years old when he conquered Istanbul? And did you know that he spoke six languages? All these and the full history of the Ottoman Empire you will learn on this Topkapi Palace Tour. Starting from the Square and Fountain in front of the Topkapi Palace, we will pass by each of the famous gates with interesting stories and surprising details about legendary figures from history.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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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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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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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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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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Topkapi Palace and Harem In Istanbul

Skip the lines at Topkapi Palace and the Harem on this walking tour. Stroll through the palace gardens and learn about the history of the Ottoman Empire from your guide. View the holy relics in the museum and visit the imperial kitchens and royal court. Admire the architecture and tilework in the Harem. Take in views of the Bosphorus.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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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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Bosphorus Cruise With Dolmabahçe Palace and Fortresses

Visit the Dolmabahçe Palace and enjoy a 1.5-hour Bosphorus cruise on this 5-hour private Istanbul tour. Explore the Dolmabahçe, the last, lavish palace of the Ottoman sultans, and the Rüstem Pasha mosque. Then, enjoy an afternoon Bosphorus cruise, passing the Rumeli and Anatolian fortresses, Bosphorus Bridge and Topkapi Palace before finishing with time at the Spice Market. A flexible itinerary, choice of departure times, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 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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Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace Half Day Tour ( 9:00am and 1:00pm )

Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace are two of the city’s unmissable cultural and historic sites. Focusing on these two places will allow you to concentrate on their beauty and unique histories at leisure, without rushing on to other sites. Save time by skipping the lines with priority access, definitely a bonus whether it’s your first time in Istanbul or you’re a repeat visitor.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Turkish Coffee Tour and Coffee-Making Class

Discover traditional techniques to making a perfect cup of Turkish coffee during this 3.5-hour small-group coffee tour and coffee-making class in Istanbul. Alongside your professional guide, enjoy learning the craft of coffee production at a shop, plus sip delicious coffee at a few local establishments. Continue your java journey at a spice bazaar, where you will uncover the Ottoman secrets to store coffee and visit several of Istanbul's favorite coffee joints. Numbers are limited to 15 coffee connoisseurs, to maintain a more intimate experience with your guide. 
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Istanbul: Suleymaniye Mosque and the Ottomans

Explore one of Istanbul’s most impressive mosques in-depth on this tour of Suleymaniye Mosque. Set out on a small-group walking tour and stroll through the Suleymaniye neighborhood. As you visit the mosque, learn about the Ottoman Empire, Suleyman the Magnificent, mosque architecture, and the history of the area from your guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full Day Istanbul Classics and Bosphorus Cruise Tour

Step into the world of Ottoman sultans, Byzantine emperors and spice merchants on a full-day, small-group Istanbul tour with a sightseeing cruise of the Bosphorus Strait. Trace an all-star route through the Old City, from Hagia Sophia to the Blue Mosque and Hippodrome Square. Pause for a traditional Turkish lunch at a neighborhood restaurant, then immerse yourself in the exotic scents of the Spice Bazaar. Leave the city walls behind for a boat trip along the Bosphorus, and take in views of Istanbul’s palaces, villas and fortifications from the water.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Byzantine Istanbul Tour Along the Golden Horn

Delve into Istanbul’s Byzantine history on this 8-hour tour of the Golden Horn from Istanbul. Beginning with a ferry ride that covers both sides of the legendary waterway, straddled by the famous Galata Bridge, you'll stroll beside what remains of the 4th-century Walls of Constantinople, visit the hilltop perch of the mighty Palace of the Porphyrogenitus, and marvel at the Church of Cora, a magnificent example of early Christian architecture. See, too, the historic districts of Balat and Fener. Small-group tour limited to eight participants.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Istanbul:Small-Group Topkapi and Hagia Sophia Tour

Visit the two major highlights of historical Istanbul with a small group of maximum 8 peopleSee the Hagia Sophia from inside out and enjoy the mozaics galleryLearn about the Ottomans as you walk through the Topkapi Palace and visit the Harem as wellHave the privilage of a professional and local guide for priority admission and skip-the-lines
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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3-Hour Istanbul Express Walking Tour

Get your bearings in Istanbul on this 3-hour walking tour of Sultanahmet with an informative guide. See top attractions from the outside including the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace; and visit the Grand Bazaar. As you explore, get insider recommendations on restaurants and other sights, and learn practical tips such as how to use the tram system. If you wish, get your guide’s help to buy a money-saving Museum Pass (own expense), setting you up to sightsee independently afterward. Numbers are limited to eight for a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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