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

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Istanbul, Turkey
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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

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.
  • 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
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • 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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "If your budget allows for it, do opt for the full three day tour- the beauty of Suleymaniye Mosque and frescoes at Chora Church are really well-worth it."
  • "If your budget allows for it, do opt for the full three day tour- the beauty of Suleymaniye Mosque and frescoes at Chora Church are really well-worth it."
  • "As to transportation, Guided Istanbul Tours offers private car and private boat rentals, however Istanbul public transportation is excellent and there is no need of a car or boat."
  • "As to transportation, Guided Istanbul Tours offers private car and private boat rentals, however Istanbul public transportation is excellent and there is no need of a car or boat."
  • "It is not a cheap product but it is really worth."

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1 (and a half) day tour
Alex_FC
, Aug 2020
An excellent tour. Ozgur is a superb guide: friendly, knowledgable and couldn’t do more to provide an excellent (and personalised) experience. One of our planned sites was closed on the first day of our tour, and Ozgur kindly offered to take us to it the following day (at no additional cost). Communications with the tour company were also excellent. Highly recommended.
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2 Day Guided Tour with Mustafa
Liz_and_Doug
, Apr 2020
We did a 2 day guided tour in February. The first day was spent seeing Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Cistern and Grand Bazaar. The second day was mostly a cruise on the Bosphorous, Dolmabahce Palace and the Spice Bazaar. We had already been to Istiklal Street so we skipped that. The weather cooperated with no rain and pleasant temperature. Our guide, Mustafa, was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. We were lucky because there was only two of us in the tour. Besides Turkish and good English, he also spoke Greek. He always had interesting facts and history to tell us about. He picked a couple of really great restaurants for lunches. We stopped at some good shops in the Spice Bazaar and the Grand Bazaar that he knew of. He also took us to a place where they make wool and silk rugs by hand. We were fascinated to see how they are made and, although we hadn't planned on it, we ended up buying one. That might not be for everyone, but we are happy with it. It was delivered before we got home with no extra charges for duty, etc. It looks really nice in our home. We are glad we didn't try to see everything on our own. Mustafa was really interesting and enjoyable company for us.
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A Trip To Remember
Brandon_B
, Mar 2020
Had an amazing 2 day tour through Instanbul with our tour guide Metin. I was on the fence initially on if I should hire a private tour guide or just figure it out on my own since I have traveled quite a bit and I decided to get on in the end, and I can say it literally made the trip! Metin is hands down the best guide I have ever experienced. He has the best energy and was so real and authentic through the whole 2 days, catering to our needs and making us a top priority. Thank you Metin for your hard work and making Instabul one of the top 5 places I have ever experienced.
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Best of Istanbul 2 day tour
Lydia_W
, Feb 2020
I enjoyed the tour a lot Sercan was very knowledgeable about everything. The tour does require a lot of walking if you opt out of the car option, so be prepared! I'm happy I booked the tour, but I don't think it was worth the price considering that admission to the places was not included.
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Best of Instanbul walking tour
rangmd
, Feb 2020
Our guide ceren was super! So knowledgeable and friendly, and really tailored the tour to our interests and expectaions. Highly recommend.
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Enjoyable excursion
kingsongeo
, Feb 2020
Istanbul is one of the richest city in the world culturally and historically. With a very lofty expectation, Caner, the guide, still managed to deliver and then some. Highly recommend.
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1-Day Private Guided Tour with Cenar
DayTrip44357657611
, Jan 2020
My family had a wonderful tour of the important sites in the Old City with Cenar. Cenar was very knowledgeable about the history of the sites we visited and had excellent command of the English language. Cenar was very patient with our four children and directed us to an excellent rug and Turkish delight store. We were quite happy with both stores and purchased products willingly, without any undue sales pressure from the store owners. Highly recommended. I wish we had booked a 2 or 3 days tour, but our time in Istanbul was limited.
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Excellent Tour
817sylviaa
, Jan 2020
This tour esa exactly what we were looking for. The best guided three days in Istanbul. The operator very efficient and replied all our inquieries immediately. Fully recomended.
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relaxed and memorable guided tour
lukaren10
, Jan 2020
We had 3 days private tour guided by Caner, he is friendly and knowledgeable.He explained to us the history in general and in details again once we stopped by a specific place. He plans the route well to avoid the crowd so we get to see the most of the places. He also takes us to try the local foods and shop the creditable stores to get traditional quartz tiles, handmade lamps and honey made Turkish Delights. It's our first time visit Istanbul and thanks for Caner we had a great time.
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Excellent tour of old Istanbul
rpras248
, Dec 2019
Caner was a great guide. Arrived on time and gave a great orientation. Patient and understanding, he allowed me to take as many pictures as I wanted at each location. Great walker, which was good for me because I wanted to see as many things as possible in one day. Took me to the right place for lunch, and to merchants tailored to my interests. And that was on top of thorough tours of Topkapi palace, Blue Mosque. Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Basilica cistern, Suleimanniya mosque, Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar! In the end he gave me useful instructions to get to Asian Istanbul, which I did on my own at the end of the tour. A private tour goes a long way in learning about a new city. Strongly recommended.

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