Discover the magic of Istanbul on a half-day private walking tour. Visit city highlights, including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, and more. Explore the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman history, and gain a better insight of modern day Istanbul.
What to Expect
Enjoy a 4-hour private walking tour of Istanbul and visit all the must-see monuments, discovering the best of the city with your own personal guide.
The tour explores the central Sultanahmet district, the peninsula between Europe and Asia, where over 2,000 years of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman history is waiting to be discovered. Stroll around the site of former Constantinople, an area selected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Gain an insight into the daily life of Istanbul’s modern-day inhabitants, discovering aspects of the city that tourists normally ignore. During an unforgettable tour, you will learn a lot about the history, culture, and traditions of ancient and present-day Istanbul.
As this is a private tour, the itinerary can be tailor-made to suit your needs, but suggested attractions considered essential viewing include the Hippodrome, the former circus built by the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus in 203 AD. Go to the iconic Blue Mosque, notable for its striking blue tiles. And visit inside the Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest examples of Byzantine architecture in survival.
No visit to Istanbul would be complete without exploring the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. With hundreds of small handicraft shops, selling everything from handmade carpets to Turkish coffee, the atmosphere is electric and a great place to try out your bartering skills.
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees