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Istanbul Tours

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Istanbul Highlights Tours

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Must See Places in Istanbul

Istanbul
7 hours

It's always a good idea to see the highlights of the city during the first day of your visit to Istanbul for a good introduction accompanied by the stories of this stunning city blended with history, culture, mythology, geography and cuisine. For someone who is visiting a new city for the first time it's a place people are just passing by. When it comes to the exploring the hidden gems you may need a company.

FROM$300/ per group
Turkey Tour Guide - Duygu G.
Duygu G.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
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Top five most visited sites of Istanbul walking private tour

Istanbul
8 hours

Your walking tour will include the most visited (and most famous!) sites of Istanbul's historic peninsula. Your old Istanbul walking tour takes you to the imperial center of the old Turkish Ottoman Turkish Empire. Visit the Blue Mosque, Beautiful mosque with predominantly blue stained glass windows and tiles, Topkapı Palace where you can get good understanding about how the Turks ruled and lived, The Grand Bazaar with more than 4 thousands shops and the relics of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire: Ha

FROM$180/ per group
Turkey Tour Guide - Dilek O.
Dilek O.
5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
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Topkapi Palace and Harem

Istanbul
3 hours

This tour is for the travellers who want to know Topkapi Palace deeply with its harem. There has always been two different life in this palace, one for the men of the court which includes Sultan, all other politicians, soldiers, Enderun students, other one is for women including wives, concubines, daughters of Sultan. Throughout history very few people entered into harem, this has been the reason of curiosity. We will picture the life in harem together.

FROM$100/ per group
Turkey Tour Guide - Emine F.
Emine F.
5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)
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Magics of Istanbul

Istanbul
7 hours

Welcome to Magics of Istanbul. Today we will see the most visited places in the city. What we have in our program: Hagia Sophia-The Church of Divine Wisdom is the highlight of this day, the Roman / Byzantine Hippodrome, where the chariot races were organized by the Romans and Byzantines, Blue Mosque the only mosque with six minarets, The Grand Bazaar for demonstration of Turkish Handicrafts, Lunch time and Topkapı Palace

FROM$149/ per person
Turkey Tour Guide - Lütfullah F.
Lütfullah F.

Istanbul Art, Culture, & Historical Tours

Istanbul Food & Drink Tours

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Taste The Local Food in A Turkish Way

Istanbul
3 hours

Tonight is the time that you will try the Turkish food in a local way. We will go to different places like locals do.We try Simit, Turkish Alcohol Rakı, Turkish Tea, Turkish coffe and more. While you are trying the Turkish food you will have the chance liste to different stories about the food.It will be a walking tour.

FROM$159/ per person
Turkey Tour Guide - Lütfullah F.
Lütfullah F.
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Edible Beyoglu : walking food tour

Istanbul
3 hours 30 min

Uncover Beyoglu's rich history and culinary wonders. We'll stroll in one of the oldest covered market in Istanbul, explore regional specialties, taste traditional sweets and demystify Raki and meze rituals. Meet people behind specialty stores, learn about Istanbul's unique cuisine, its culture, and captivating history. Let's savour Beyoglu's deliciousness!

FROM$350/ per group
Turkey Tour Guide - Richard M.
Richard M.
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Cooking and eating together in my house in Asian Side

Istanbul
6 hours

After seeing all the historical sites of Istanbul may be you like to spare one day to pass in a place where you can see truly turkish local people live. Here is the plan I prepared for you, I will pick you up from the hotel. We would take a metro which pass under the Marmara sea to cross Asian Side. We will get off in Asian side, walk down the hill arive my apartmant. May be if there is a local vegetable market on that day we can stop by and walk with the beautiful smell of the vegetales and fri

FROM$150/ per person
Turkey Tour Guide - Dilek O.
Dilek O.
5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
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Edible Kadikoy: walking food tour

Istanbul
3 hours 30 min

Uncover Kadikoy's rich history and culinary wonders. We'll stroll in a vibrant market, explore regional specialties, taste traditional sweets and demystify Raki and meze rituals. Meet people behind specialty stores, learn about Istanbul's unique cuisine, its culture, and captivating history. Let's savour Kadikoy's deliciousness!

FROM$350/ per group
Turkey Tour Guide - Richard M.
Richard M.

Istanbul Shopping Tours

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Shopping in Old Bazaars With Your Local Guide

Istanbul
3 hours 30 min

Shopping in old bazaars always makes you confuse when you try to bargain. As bargaining is a tradition in Turkey it is better to go with a professional local guide. Firstly we visit Grand Bazaar and then walk down to Spice Bazaar which is also called Egyptian Bazaar.

FROM$59/ per person
Turkey Tour Guide - Lütfullah F.
Lütfullah F.
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Full-Day Strolling Through the Markets of Istanbul

Istanbul
7 hours

This has always been one of my favorite tours. I've always truly enjoyed watching the elegant architecture of Suleymaniye Mosque. It's a symbol of strength of an era.After this soothing start I'm sure Grand Bazaar will shine your eyes. The bazaar is a world consisting of contemporary shops, Turkish culture and ateliers of dying arts including more than 4000 shops. We head to SPICE MARKET. We will have a chance to try the most delicious Turkish delights of different kind offered by local vendors

FROM$300/ per group
Turkey Tour Guide - Duygu G.
Duygu G.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
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Bazaars Shopping Tour

Istanbul
4 hours

Grand Bazaar is a huge market where you can find authentic gifts for you and your loved ones. You may look for art pieces like calligraphy, miniature, handmade tiles, carpets, hand knitted ornaments and so on or you may look for tokens like a trinket, key chain, decorative pieces. Just walking through narrow streets of this bazaar is interesting enough.From here we will walk down until Spice Market where you can buy delicious Turkish lokum and your favourite spices.Both markets are picturesque!

FROM$100/ per group
Turkey Tour Guide - Emine F.
Emine F.
5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)
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2-Ancient Bazaars & Bosphorus

Istanbul
7 hours

This is number 2 of my recommended tour in Istanbul. In this tour, we will follow the paths of ancient traders who came to the city for trade. We will visit 2 of the most spectacular Ottoman mosques that are constructed by Mimar Sinan. At the end of the day, we will join a cruise ship and sail next to the shores of İstanbul to understand the Bosphorus.

FROM$90/ per group
Turkey Tour Guide - Berkay A.
Berkay A.

Istanbul Day Trip Tours

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First Capital of Ottomans - Bursa Tour- from Istanbul (car)

Istanbul
10 hours 30 min

Bursa is the first capital city of Ottoman Empire, was also its center of silk production and trade. If you have few days in Istanbul and you do not know what to do, Bursa is the right place to come, just 2 hours from Istanbul via modern bridge over the Marmara Sea. You will try best kebab here. You can go to the roots of the Ottoman Empire. Bursa has a lot to say to its visitors. Mosques, caravanserais, tombs, silk markets, historical Turkish baths and so on...

FROM$490/ per group
Turkey Tour Guide - Emine F.
Emine F.
5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)
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One City Two Continents

Istanbul
7 hours

Let's begin the day in a nice neighbourhood where I've always enjoyed listening to the stories about old Istanbul from the residents, Visiting ORTAKOY district where you will enjoy the trademark view of Istanbul. USKUDAR to enjoy the view of the Maiden's tower accompanied by a cup of Turkish tea. We will also stroll through the local market. Heading to the highest spot of the city, Camlica Hill which is overlooking to the Bosphorus where you will enjoy the spectacular view of Istanbul.

FROM$700/ per group
Turkey Tour Guide - Duygu G.
Duygu G.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
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Full Day Bosphorus Tour

Istanbul
7 hours

Bosphorus is the strait dividing Asia from Europe. This tour contains visits from both continents. The best way to learn about history of beautiful Ottoman Palaces, historical mansions, mosques, castles located by the Bosphorus is joining a boat tour which takes 1 hour 40 minutes. Our second stop is Spice Market with its vivid colours. Have a local lunch then head to 19th century Ottoman summer palace Beylerbeyi and to Camlica hill which is the end of the tour.

FROM$350/ per group
Turkey Tour Guide - Emine F.
Emine F.
5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)
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Three in One ( New Europe, Old Europe and Asia )

Istanbul
8 hours

Do we only have one day in Istanbul? Do you want to see a little bit of everything in Istanbul? Three in One is just for you. We usually explore three regions of Istanbul (the New European part, the Historical Peninsula and the Asian part of Istanbul) with a walking tour. Sometimes we also take public transportation to see local people. We go to local restaurants to taste the food eaten by local people. We shop like local people in historical bazaars. A beautiful day awaits you in Istanbul.

FROM$150/ per group
Turkey Tour Guide - Rasim T.
Rasim T.

Istanbul Tour Reviews

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Felixberto generoso n M.

5 / 5
Jan 2, 2024

History based City Tour

Istanbul
4 hours 30 min

Istanbul personalized tour

It was great considering the short, short time. He showed me all the tourist places in Istanbul, at least the important ones due to time limitation. The Topkaki Palace was already closed by then so I did not get to see it. But got to see the beautiful mosques not only the Hagia. He is very knowledgeable of the history of, and proud of his city - Istanbul. Would have been great if this was a whole day tour, but time limitations due to flight arrivals late in the afternoon prevented that. Anyways, try him, you will not regret it. Thanks

Very enjoyable tour

It was great fun to walk the basic course of Istanbul with Dilek. She was very cheerful and kind. In addition, she seemed to be friends with many guides in the city, so I was able to walk very efficiently while obtaining the latest information on congestion and other things from them.

Hiroshi T.

Hi Hiroshi Thank you very much for your positive review. It is a big motivation for me to see you were satisfied with my tour. Thank you very much for your interest in my country and for your visit.

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Kevin S.

5 / 5
May 27, 2023

Must See Places in Istanbul

Istanbul
7 hours

Great tour

Excellent guide. Quite pleasant and very informative. Really good way for someone with a mobility issue to see the city. Rather than me having to keep up with a ship’s tour, she was able to adapt to my slow speed.

Kevin S.

Thank you very much Kevin. I really enjoyed guiding for you and Mary and I'm hoping to see you again some day. Please take care and stay well

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Travel like a real local. With our lineup of varied tours we want to help you customize and realize your ideal tour in Istanbul. Our guides can arrange for you to visit areas specific to your interests, so there will be no filler in the itinerary! Browse all the tours we offer in Istanbul, and find the perfect one for you. The tours come in a variety of categories and lengths, so chances are you will be able to find the tour for you. Looking for something you couldn’t find in our lineup? Go ahead and send a message to one of the guides, they will create your tour for you! Teaming up with a local guide and getting their help in planning the itinerary is the smart way to travel, so let them sort everything out for you.