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2-Day Private Tour in Istanbul

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Is 1 day not enough for you to explore Istanbul?


First day will be for the classics such as Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern, the Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar.


Our second day let's go to some beautiful local markets and historical neighborhoods where you can get a local flavour.


Please feel free to contact me if you would like to spend more than 2 days with me or customize this tour.

09:00 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel, cruise ship port or a monument such as the German Fountain

- Day 1

09:30 AM

Hagia Sophia

It was built as a Roman church between 532 and 537 and turned into a mosque later. I can truly that this breathtaking place is the most iconic building you can see in Istanbul. You'll be amazed by the size of the building and the details of Byzantine mosaics and Ottoman callipgrahy.

10:40 AM

Topkapı Palace

Topkapı Palace was the home of the Ottoman royal family from the 15th to the 19th century. It has been a museum since 1924 and is one of the most visited places in Turkiye!

01:00 PM

Lunch break

Time to enjoy Turkish food!


Please let me know if you have any allergy or concern about food.


45-60 min.

02:00 PM

The Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque, built by Sultan Ahmed I and officially known as Sultan Ahmed Mosque, is one of the most iconic mosques of Istanbul. It has got hundreds of blue tiles and six minarets which is the only example from the Ottoman era.

02:30 PM

The Hippodrome

Hippodrome is a Greek word which means "horse path". It used to have amazing monuments but only 3 of them could survive. They are the Obelisk of Theodosius, the Serpent Column and the Walled Obelisk. Time to hear some crazy stories!

02:50 PM

The Basilica Cistern

It was built as a water reservoir in the 6th century and today it's the largest cistern of Istanbul. This breathtaking place has got 336 marble columns and several spolia/reused materials.

03:30 PM

The Grand Bazaar

It's one of the oldest and biggest covered markets in the world! It's believed that this giant complex has got 4000 shops and 61 streets.

04:00 PM

End of Day 1

We'll finish the tour in the Grand Bazaar which is open until 7-7:30 pm, so you can spend more time in the bazaar if you want or I can help you return to your hotel or cruise ship port.

09:00 AM

Meeting Point (Day 2)

At your hotel, cruise ship port or in front of Galata Tower

09:20 AM

Galata Tower

It's originally a Genoese tower built in the 14th century. It has one of the best panoramic views of Istanbul and each level of the tower has a small exhibition on the history of Galata and Istanbul.

10:00 AM

Istiklal Street

Istiklal Street is the longest pedestrian street of Istanbul and full of so many beautiful historical apartments mainly from the 19th century.

11:00 AM

Suleymaniye Mosque and Complex

Suleymaniye Mosque and Complex was built by Suleiman the Magnificent who ruled the Ottoman Empire for 46 years. It's where you can see a real Ottoman "külliye (complex)" and feel a spiritual atmosphere.


PS: We'll use metro/subway from Istiklal Street to the mosque

12:00 PM

Rustem Pasha Mosque

It was built by one of the most important grand viziers (prime ministers) of the Ottoman Empire and named after him. I can easily say that you'll see some of the greatest examples of İznik tiles in this mosque.

12:30 PM

Local market & Spice Bazaar (aka Egyptian Bazaar)

It's a 17th-century bazaar building which is famous for numerous spices, herbs, dried fruits and local products.

01:00 PM

Lunch break

Time to enjoy Turkish food!


Please let me know if you have any allergy or concern about food.


45-60 min.

02:00 PM

Fener & Balat neighborhoods

Patriarchal Church of St. George


It's the holiest and highest Orthodox church in the world. Its stunning architecture and holy relics are a great example to get an idea about Orthodox Christianity and art.


Fener Streets and Houses


Narrow streets and colorful houses. Time to take capture some cool moments!


Balat (Jewish neighborhood)


It's one of the most important areas for the Jews of Istanbul. Today it's also where you can see local life of Istanbul.


PS: We'll go to Fener from Eminönü (Spice Bazaar) by tram. It is 3 stops and takes about 5-7 minutes

03:30 PM

End of the tour (Day 2)

We'll finish the tour in Balat. I can help you return to your hotel or cruise ship port.

Ending Point

Balat

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel meet-up

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What‘s not included

Museum tickets per person below


Topkapi Palace: 1500 TL


Basilica Cistern: 600 TL


Hagia Sophia: 25 Euro


Galata Tower: 650 TL


Museums only accept Turkish lira or credit card.


Transportation Fees


Food, Drinks, Snacks


Souvenirs

Tour Important Information

Day 1


Please note that the Blue Mosque is closed from morning to afternoon (2:30 pm) on Friday, Topkapı Palace is closed on Tuesday and the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday and Eid holidays. There is a dress code for the mosques.


Day 2


The Spice Bazaar is closed on Eid holidays. Feel free to let me know if you have any specific requirement for the second day which can be customized upon your request.

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