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Taksim Square (Taksim Meydani)

Taksim Square (Taksim Meydani)

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Taksim Square (Taksim Meydani), Istanbul’s main modern hub, is located at the end of the pedestrian thoroughfare Istiklal Avenue (Istiklal Caddesi). A popular meeting place, Taksim Square is anchored by the Monument of the Republic and buzzes with activity day and night. The area historically hosts public celebrations, parades, and demonstrations.

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

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

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Prepare to be awed by Istanbul’s magnificent architecture, rich history, and eclectic bazaars as you discover the unmissable highlights of the Old City on this 1-, 2-, or 3-day private tour. Marvel over the glorious Hagia Sophia, learn how the Blue Mosque earned its famous nickname, and see the ancient Basilica Cistern. Tour Topkapi Palace to gain an insight into the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman sultans and their harem, and browse the legendary Grand Bazaar, where you find everything from carpets to Turkish delight.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
per group
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$125.00
per group
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1 or 2 Days Private Guided Highlights of Istanbul Tour

1 or 2 Days Private Guided Highlights of Istanbul Tour

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There’s so much to see and do in Istanbul, it can be overwhelming for first-time visitors. This private 1- or 2-day tour is the perfect way to maximize your time. Tick off top attractions such as Topkapi Palace; admire architectural wonders like the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia; cruise along the Bosphorus between Europe and Asia; and shop for souvenirs at the famous Grand Bazaar.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.96
per group
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$119.96
per group
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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off

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Istanbul is one of the world’s greatest cities, and this hop-on hop-off tour offers a truly flexible way to explore it. Board your open-top, double-decker bus at any stop along the two routes, and enjoy the views as you listen to the audio commentary. Then, create your own sightseeing itinerary as you hop on and off at any of the stops to visit highlights such as the spectacular Topkapi Palace, the UNESCO-protected Hagia Sophia, the Egyptian Bazaar, and more. Your ticket is valid for 1, 2, or 3 days and entry to select attractions.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.59
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$60.59
Taking safety measures

1-2 or 3 Days Best of Istanbul Private Tour

1-2 or 3 Days Best of Istanbul Private Tour

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Make your Istanbul adventure totally unique with a 1- to 2-day private sightseeing tour. Opt for a single day and see the whole of the Old City, plus the Grand Bazaar. Extend the tour to include a second day and visit the Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim, and Istiklal Street, plus a Bosphorus cruise. Please note that your guide is happy to alter the itinerary completely to accommodate your personal interests.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
per group
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$120.00
per group
Taking safety measures

Guided Food and Culinary Walking Tour of Istanbul

Guided Food and Culinary Walking Tour of Istanbul

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Immerse yourself in the vibrant sights, sounds and most-importantly tastes of Istanbul on a personalized, private culinary walking tour. Try seasonal foods and beverages at hidden outlets that other tourists might miss, and confidently explore open-air markets with the help of your guide. Savor this delicious half-day stroll through the city, designed specifically to satisfy your taste buds.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$140.00
Price varies by group size
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$140.00
Price varies by group size
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Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour

Istanbul Evening Sightseeing and Food Tasting Tour

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Discover Istanbul’s delectable bites and illuminated sights by night on this food tour. Alongside a knowledgeable guide, head to the bustling Taksim Square, home to the mighty Monument to the Republic, in order to sample Turkish specialties from multiple eateries. Feast on Turkish dishes like icli kofte (spiced meat and nuts), sample an authentic Turkish kebab, and satisfy your sweet tooth with baklava, a traditional Turkish dessert. Round-trip hotel transport is included on this small-group tour, limited to 14 food lovers.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.70
Price varies by group size
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$72.70
Price varies by group size
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Istanbul Culinary Tour by Night: Local Tavern and Gourmet Street Foods

Istanbul Culinary Tour by Night: Local Tavern and Gourmet Street Foods

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Get a taste of Turkey's varied cuisine during this half-day food tour through the Beyoglu (Pera) neighborhood. With a small-group limited to six, enjoy samplings of everything from mezes to baklava to kebabs; there is even a chance to enjoy raki, an anise-flavored liquor local to the region. Stop at bustling markets, street food stalls, restaurants, and backstreets for a closer look at Turkish culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.59
Price varies by group size
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$60.59
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Istanbul Culinary Tour: Local Tavern and Gourmet Street Foods

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Istanbul Culinary Tour: Local Tavern and Gourmet Street Foods

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Get to know the complex food culture of Istanbul on this guided street food walking tour. Explore the Pera neighborhood and visit some of the hidden passages and streets including the Flower Passage, Hazzopulo, and Asmali Mescit. Stop at traditional meyhanes and food markets and sample a wide range of cuisine, including snacks, desserts, and drinks.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.98
$79.97
$3.99 savings
Price varies by group size
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$75.98
$79.97
$3.99 savings
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Istanbul Evening Food Walking Tour

Istanbul Evening Food Walking Tour

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Treat your palate to Istanbul’s exciting flavors on a 3-hour evening food walking tour. Follow a food-enthusiast guide around hidden streets and neighborhoods, and scout out the best food haunts the city has to offer. Taste treats such as 'borek' (flaky pastry); nibble on enticing ‘meze’ (small appetizers) at a ‘meyhane’ tavern, and savor ‘raki’, the locals’ beloved anise-flavored firewater. As you walk and eat, learn about Istanbul’s cuisine and the ingredients and influences that have shaped it. Numbers are limited to 12 for a more personalized atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.43
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$106.43
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Highlights of Istanbul: 1 or 2 Day Private Tour

Highlights of Istanbul: 1 or 2 Day Private Tour

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From Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) to Topkapi Palace, Istanbul’s packed with must-see destinations, but simply covering the highlights of the historic center can be a challenge if you have limited time. Join a private guide for a personalized tour of Istanbul’s key sites, choosing from a menu of options that tailor the experience to you, and ensure that you don’t miss the destinations that matter most.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
per group
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$120.00
per group

Private Tour: Istanbul by Night with Turkish Dinner and Show

Private Tour: Istanbul by Night with Turkish Dinner and Show

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Delve into Istanbul’s evening culture during a private tour where you will enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner and show. A private chauffeur will transfer you to the restaurant where you will savor a 4-course meal of traditional Turkish cuisine. Following the meal, see a 3-hour show that displays traditional Muslim culture in the form of rhythmic belly dancers, classic Turkish folk musicnand traditional dance. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$112.50
Price varies by group size
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$112.50
Price varies by group size
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7 Day Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia Tour by Plane

7 Day Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Cappadocia Tour by Plane

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See Turkey’s historical and cultural highlights on this incredible 7 days Turkey tour from Istanbul. With either of Istanbul's two major airports, departure transfer plus six nights’ accommodation included, this tour enables you to see the best of the country with ease. Discover ancient cities like Ephesus and tour UNESCO-listed archeological sites such as Pamukkale. Travel along Turkey’s old Silk Road and fall in love with bewildering yet beautiful Cappadocia. Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque, The Hippodrome, Obelisk of Theodosius from Egypt, Serpentine Column from the Temple of Delphi, German Fountain, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,193.55
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$1,193.55
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Istanbul Food and Culture Walking Tour

Istanbul Food and Culture Walking Tour

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Sample your way through Istanbul on this small-group food and culture tour. Stroll the city’s historic streets with an expert guide, dipping into local markets and cafes along the way. Taste foods from typical streets vendors and patisseries (own expense), and peruse some local shops as well. This tour offers a great overview of Istanbul’s lively food scene. Group size is limited to 15 people to ensure a quality experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Istanbul Flexi : Best of Istanbul 1-2-3 Day packages

Istanbul Flexi : Best of Istanbul 1-2-3 Day packages

Unique Price Offer for mini group up to 8 people. Istanbul Flexi : Best of Istanbul 1-2-3 Day packages is a flexible solution for those who needs a comprehensive tour of the city by a certified guide. The program can be customized according to your needs. The program explores both Istanbul banks including back street to find out and taste the local cuisine while balancing its content with the highlights of Istanbul: Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Golden Horne, Asian Side with Kadıköy and Üsküdar, Pera and Galata including Istiklal Avenue and Taksim Square, Pierre Loti and Eyüp Mosque, Spice Bazaar, Dolmabahçe Palace and Bosphorus Strait with a nice cruise. Sample of Days Structures 1 Day Istanbul Flexi: Visit Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar. 2 Days Istanbul Flexi: Day 1: Idem Day 2: Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street. 3 Days Istanbul Flexi: All above + Kadıköy + Eyüp - Golden Horne
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$201.96
per group
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$201.96
per group
Taking safety measures

Istanbul Food Walking Tour of Beyoglu by Night

Istanbul Food Walking Tour of Beyoglu by Night

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Savor traditional bites on this guided Istanbul food walking tour through the lively Beyoğlu district. Beyoğlu is a maze of winding back streets with top notch grills, restaurants, and eateries around every bend. On this tour, explore with a local guide and open up your temporal senses trying an array of delicious foods like classic kebab and ‘islak’ burgers, tomato sauce-drenched rolls on either side of a burger. This night is has it all: scrumptious meze platters, cosmic fortune telling and traditional Turkish coffee. Top it off with sips of anise liquor ‘raki’ that will have you rolling.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.17
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$121.17
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The Eclectic Istanbul - Private Tour with Bosphorus Cruise (regular ticket)

The Eclectic Istanbul - Private Tour with Bosphorus Cruise (regular ticket)

Start the tour with the elegant Dolmabahce Palace. We next take finucular to Taksim. After a short exploration, we walk down to Galata along Istiklal Street. Your guide will tell the stories of the famous buildings. Next we climb the Galata Tower for a panoramic view of majestic Istanbul. After a lunch break at a local restaurant we explore Karakoy. A stylish, old neighborhood of Istanbul. We continue with a walk across the picturesque Galata bridge. Next we will visit the Spice Bazaar and around and continue to Rustem Pasha Mosque. Rustem Pasha Mosque is famous for its exquisite Iznik tiles from the 16th century. Our last hightlight is the Bosphorus Cruise up to the second bridge. You will discover old neighborhoods along the Bosphorus and amaze at the beautiful "Yalis" (waterfront, wooden mansions).
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.00
Price varies by group size
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$148.00
Price varies by group size

Istanbul:Your Guide&Your Way

Istanbul:Your Guide&Your Way

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Enjoy the total freedom of customizing your own tour of Istanbul, with the help of a guide. As a local expert, your guide will be able to make suggestions to suit your interests and needs, and you can decide on the final locations. Get to know the city up-close on a walking tour, and use public transportation to reach places further afield, just as Istanbul's residents do.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
Price varies by group size
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$65.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Istanbul Tour in 1, 2 or 3 Day

Private Istanbul Tour in 1, 2 or 3 Day

Visit most popular sights of Istanbul with your private tour guide who has skip-the-line priority in 1-2 or 3 days; DAY-1 Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace. DAY-2 Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Istiklal Street, Galata Tower(from outside). DAY-3 Suleymaniye Mosque, Chora Church, Fener-Balat Districts, Pierre Lotti Panorama Hill by Cable Car.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$181.76
per group
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$181.76
per group

Istanbul's Old European Quarter: Taksim Square- Istiklal Street- Beyoğlu-Karaköy

Istanbul's Old European Quarter: Taksim Square- Istiklal Street- Beyoğlu-Karaköy

Experience the lively Taksim district under the knowledgeable eye of your guide. Sample locally produced lokum (Turkish Delight) in between seeing the area’s noteworthy attractions. You’ll enjoy the centuries old traditional of having your fortune read in your Turkish coffee grounds. Veer away from the hustle and bustle of Istiklal Avenue to discover the beautiful side streets and historical passages that get missed by tourists and Turks alike.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$6.06
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$6.06
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One Way Istanbul Airport Transfer

One Way Istanbul Airport Transfer

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Enjoy a private transfer between Istanbul International Airport or Sabiha Gokcen airport and your hotel in Istanbul Taksim, Fatih, Besiktas, Sisli. Transfer services are available 24/7. Forget about the anxiety of transportation from/to the airport in Istanbul, with a private transfer from all airports in Istanbul to hotels in the city center or visa verse. Transfers are executed by modern, comfortable, and air-conditioned vehicles. when we pick our guests from the hotel to the airport, we make sure drop-offs at the Airport with plenty of time for your flight check-in so that you don't worry about arriving late. Free WI-FI, air conditioning in all our vehicles, experienced and highly professional, handsome drivers is what make us unique . Our Drivers speaks English, Russian and Arabic.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.23
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$24.23
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adventure in istanbul

adventure in istanbul

a great adventure in Istanbul with following a great leader. seeing a new look of the middle east and black sea
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$251.00
Price varies by group size
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$251.00
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Highlights of Istanbul: 1,2 or 3 Days Private Guided Tour

Highlights of Istanbul: 1,2 or 3 Days Private Guided Tour

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Whether you are interested in history, architecture, or how to brew the perfect Turkish tea, our 1,2 or 3 day tours will covel all. We are ready to take you around Istanbul for one day or the duration of your trip.Our guides will fascinate you with the story of Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, will wander with you in our bazaars and spice markets, and host you in our favorite restaurants off the tourist track. Istanbul is a heaven of handicraft goods, if you are interested you will have a chance to see some demonstrations of handicrafts. -Best Local Guides -The Top Attractions along with off beaten paths -Customize the itinerary according to your interest -Taste local food and desserts.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
per group
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$160.00
per group

Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour in Istanbul

Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour in Istanbul

Make the most out of your stay in Istanbul with a local driver who will show you around. Admire the most popular attractions from the comfort of your own private car in a fully customizable tour. Your Welcomer will share historical facts and immerse you into the Turkish lifestyle. Explore the Historical Peninsula where the heart of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire once beat. The name might have changed - Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul - but the beauty remains timeless. Marvel at magnificent buildings such as the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Galata Tower, the Dolmabahçe Palace and unravel the past of the region. Finish off your tour admiring the view from the Bosphorus Bridge. Our drivers are not licensed to accompany you into the sights but are knowledgeable of the places visited and will provide all the necessary information and their local perspective. At the end of the ride, your friendly driver will drop you off at your accommodation.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$274.66
Price varies by group size
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$274.66
Price varies by group size

The Best of Istanbul Walking Tour

The Best of Istanbul Walking Tour

Planning a trip to Turkey? Looking for Off-the-Beaten-Path Tour in Istanbul? Which are the top sightseeing places in Istanbul? The vibrant Istanbul offers an interesting selection of museums, parks, buildings, and attractions that you must see once in a life. Which are Istanbul's best attractions? Hagia Sophia is just the beginning of the city's charms. The most populous city in Turkey offers you the chance to discover Byzantium and Constantinople heritage. Get stunned with one of the biggest cities in the world and its sights. Get ready to experience Turkey from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about Turkish history and culture.
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  • 6 hours
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$581.63
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Taksim Square (Taksim Meydani) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 64 Taksim Square (Taksim Meydani) tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Taksim Square (Taksim Meydani) costs USD 112.50. Guided Taksim Square (Taksim Meydani) tours start around USD 112.50 per person. See all 64 Taksim Square (Taksim Meydani) tickets and tours on Viator.