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- Exclusive Istanbul tour led by a private guide
- Comprehensive tour of the city over one, two, or three days
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Customize the itinerary according to your schedule
Departure & Return
Departure PointTraveler pickup is offered
Tour guide meets you at central Istanbul hotels or port. If hotel is not centrally located,
meeting point with tour guide is the front of German Fountain.
If van service is not chosen your guide will pick you up at centrally located hotels on foot.
If private van service is booked, please note that there will be a surcharge if your hotel is located outside of the city center or on the Asian Side.
- Istanbul Cruise Port
- Galataport İstanbul, Kılıçali Paşa Mah. Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No: 8 İç Kapı No: 102, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
- Galataport İstanbul Tanıtım Ofisi, Kemankeş Cd. No:65 Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, 34425, Kemankeş Karamustafa Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Topkapi Palace and Hagia Irene Church is closed on Tuesdays
- Blue Mosque is closed until 2pm on Fridays
- Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
- For multiple day booking, private van service will be advised according to your hotel location and size of the group
- Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays
- Due to museum regulations, live guide service is not available at Dolmabahce Palace
- When booking the tour with van, if your hotel is located in Sultanahmet you will be steps away from the museums, so the van will not be used as much.
- Galata Tower will be visited from outside as tour guides have no priority to skip the line due to Galata Tower regulations
- Annual Closing Dates of all museums and bazaars in Istanbul in 2021 as follows; January 1-New Year. May 13/14/15-Ramadan Celebrations. July 20/21/22/23-Eid Celebrations. October 29-Republic Day.
- Hagia Sophia will be closed for visit during praying time
- Families with young children will be accompanied by kid-friendly tour guide
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- For last minute bookings, tour starting time can be flexible.
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- OPERATED BY Guided Istanbul Tours
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour.