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Istanbul: Best of the City Private Full-Day Walking Tour

Istanbul: Best of the City Private Full-Day Walking Tour

Activity provider: City Of Sultans
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From US$ 149 US$ 119.20 per group up to 20

Enjoy a royal welcome to Istanbul with a full-day private guided tour. Get whisked to the front of the queue at the city’s most popular attractions with your guide’s priority entrance pass. This is the perfect activity for first-time visitors.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Discover the city with a private guide
  • Visit the sights that interest you the most
Full description
This private experience is the perfect introduction to Istanbul for first-time visitors. Enjoy a guided full-day tour to discover the best of the city. The tour can be fully customized to suit your needs, simply tell your guide what interests you the most.  Visit the historic Hippodrome, the exquisite Blue Mosque and the iconic Hagia Sophia. Experience the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman Sultans with a tour of Topkapi Palace, or browse the colorful stalls of the Grand Bazaar. The choice is yours. Benefit from pickup and drop-off at your centrally-located hotel. With your private guide you’ll enjoy priority entrance to all the sights, so standing you won’t waste time standing in queues.
Includes
  • Private full-day tour
  • Guide
  • Entry fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the Hagia Sophia.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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Kenan was helpful, knowledgeable and professional. Nice sense of humor as well, my husband and I had a nice experience overall and felt we were able to squeeze a lot in one day, and Kenan was flexible enough to adapt to our wants and needs… It was amazing how he seems to know the Grand Bazaar like the palm of his hand! I wanted to see fabrics and he took me to three exquisite small stores, had tea with the owners, made me feel like a local, not a tourist. At Topkapi he knew so much about the architecture, the time frames, and very interesting anecdotes and folk legends… and hey I am an Art Historian! Recommend

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May 13, 2022

Our guide Hikmet Köksal was just great. Not only that he can serve as an instructor for every history teacher, he is also super friendly, speaks perfect German and takes you to places in Istanbul that you would otherwise not see. The restaurants we went to together were also extremely good. If we should make it to Istanbul again, it would always be with Hikmet. So here you really do everything right when you let Hikmet show you the city.

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October 18, 2021

Baris was an awesome guide to have while touring Istanbul. His knowledge of the city and its history went well beyond surface level, and we were able to have many interesting conversations where he answered all of our questions. He was also a very accommodating guide, curating the tour to our interests and questions. I recommended his guidance highly.

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October 2, 2021

Product ID: 346111