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

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Take your travel experience in Turkey to the next level with this Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Istanbul Tour. This historical tour is one of the best shore excursions Istanbul has to offer.

This popular istanbul tour starts at Istanbul and will take you to stunning travel destinations like Grand Bazaar, Fener Rum Patrikhanesi, Historic Areas of Istanbul, and Bulgarian Orthodox Church.

During your adventure, you’ll see top attractions like Sultanahmet District, Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Meydani), German Fountain (Alman Çeşmesi), and Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya). Some of the best local sights are also located nearby, such as Balat, Istiklal Street (Istiklal Caddesi), Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarayi), and Golden Horn (Haliç).

Travelers who have booked this istanbul tour before have rated their experience an average of 5 out of 5 stars in 3,806 reviews.

Make sure to thoroughly explore the "Included" and "Good to know" sections below to find out more about the inclusions and insights provided by this shore excursion.

The activity is offered in 4 languages: German, English, French, and Spanish.

The group size for this shore excursion will not exceed 8 travelers.

The cancellation policy for this shore excursion is as follows: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

This tour also has taken the following health and safety measures: , , vehicles used in this experience are regularly sanitized, guides are required to regularly wash their hands, and.

Make your time in Istanbul special by booking the unique Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Istanbul Tour. Choose your travel dates and reserve a slot for this istanbul tour before it gets fully booked!

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Professional local guide
Private tour
Guide meets you at central hotels



Sultanahmet Square, Binbirdirek Mahallesi, Fatih, Istanbul, Marmara Region, TurkeySultanahmet Square
A picture of the Dolmabahce Palace.Dolmabahçe Palace
Çiçek Pasajı, Hüseyinağa Mahallesi, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Marmara Region, TurkeyÇiçek Pasajı
Hagia SophiaHagia Sophia
Topkapi Palace MuseumTopkapı Palace
Suleymaniye MosqueSüleymaniye Mosque
Mısır ÇarşısıSpice Bazaar
Galata TowerGalata Tower
Çengelhan Rahmi M. Koç Museum is Ankara's first industrial museum. Çengel Han is located in the historical caravanserai.Rahmi M Koç Museum
Sultan Ahmet Park
Basilica Cistern ancient Byzantine subterranean cistern in Istanbul.Basilica Cistern


1-Day Private Guide & Van Tour
Private Guide & Mercedes Vito
Pickup included
2-Day Private Guided Tour
2-Day Program:Day 1: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Hippodrome.Day 2: Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street.
Pickup included
1-Day Private Guided Tour
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace Museum, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar.
Pickup included
3-Day Private Guided Tour
Day1:Blue Mosq,Hagia Sophia,Topkapi Palace,Basilica Cistern,Grand BazarDay2:Spice Market,Bosphorus Cruise,Dolmabahce Palace,Taksim SquareDay3:Suleymaniye Mosq,Fener,Pier Loti Hill
Pickup included

Good to know

Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Public transportation options are available nearby
Specialized infant seats are available
Skip the line service is not available for active mosques - there is a queue for the entrance.
If one of the mosques is not visited, Basilica Cistern will be visited as a replacement.
On Fridays, Hagia Sophia or Blue Mosque will be visited from outside because of the worship.
Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays. Due to museum regulations, live guide service is not available at Dolmabahce Palace.
As Hagia Sophia is not a museum anymore, tour guides don't have skip-the-line priority there. You may need to wait in the security line, in order to avoid queues we suggest departing at 8:30am or 9:00am.
Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays can be replaced with Spice Market.
Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays can be replaced with alternatives.
For the tours that start later than 11 am, kindly note that you may have to skip one/a couple of sites as the sites are closed by 7 pm. Your guide will adjust the program according to your priorities.


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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