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Skip The Line: Istanbul Shore Excursion (PRIVATE TOUR)

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Beyoğlu, Turkey

From $60.00

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Tick through Istanbul’s highlights without transport hassles or getting lost, and with a guide to reveal their history on this small-group full-day tour. Admire and hear tales of the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and Hippodrome that you’d probably miss alone, and clearly hear the guide’s commentary with numbers limited to just 10. Plus, enjoy an included authentic Turkish lunch—an extra you might skip if exploring independently.
  • See Istanbul’s top sights on a full-day small-group city tour
  • Cover the must-sees and discover detail not obvious if exploring alone
  • Visit the Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar, and more, with a guide for navigation
  • Limited to 10 for clear commentary; Turkish lunch and entry fees included
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
You will see your private guide holding a sign with your name written on it.

Ports

  • ISTANBUL PORT enterance, Kılıçali Paşa, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey


  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note during the summer months and special holidays our tours do fill up quickly. We suggest you try to book as soon as you can, once your plans are firm.
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Daily Istanbul Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip The Line: Istanbul Shore Excursion (PRIVATE TOUR)?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip The Line: Istanbul Shore Excursion (PRIVATE TOUR).
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip The Line: Istanbul Shore Excursion (PRIVATE TOUR)?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Skip The Line: Istanbul Shore Excursion (PRIVATE TOUR).
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip The Line: Istanbul Shore Excursion (PRIVATE TOUR)?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip The Line: Istanbul Shore Excursion (PRIVATE TOUR).
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip The Line: Istanbul Shore Excursion (PRIVATE TOUR)?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Skip The Line: Istanbul Shore Excursion (PRIVATE TOUR).

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Traveler Tips


  • "Be advised that this is more of a walking tour so wear good shoes." See review

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Wonderful!
KSHITIJ G
, Oct 2019
Ayesha ma'am (our tour guide) is totally awesome! She gave us excellent knowledge about the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia etc. More importantly she paced the tour very well and made sure we went through the entire walk without tiring ourselves. She even helped out by recommending the other places to visit on Istanbul as per our tastes and interests. This is a must go tour as per me. It gives you a good idea about the history of Istanbul through the important buildings covered in the tour.
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Excellent Tour
rkhano
, Aug 2019
Aişa was an awesome guide. I met with her and our group in the morning, then we started the tour at the blue mosque of Istanbul, Sultan's Palace, and Hogia Sophia. The Grand Bazaar was closed due to Eid celebration, so we ended the tour with and finally ended with a tour of basilica cistern. Highly recommend
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Perfect Tour
aPuRaJa25
, Aug 2019
People, this is the tour to select if wanting to see most of Istanbul in one day. After spending much time researching, I was extremely pleased with this selection. My tour guide, Ayse, was incredible - well informed on the history of Istanbul (Turkey) and a great person overall! She even recommended other sites to visit that were not the normal tourist spots. Lunch is included on this tour; and, as a vegetarian, I was satisfied with the alternative option. I noticed many other, larger, tour groups around the popular sites but I was glad to have chosen this company because the tour felt more personalized. It was also quicker/easier to get around from one site to another with a smaller group. Be advised that this is more of a walking tour so wear good shoes. My tour was on a Friday and the Blue Mosque is busier on Fridays due to Friday Prayer. Therefore, there was an option to visit Basilica Cistern (purchase entry ticket) or head to the Grand Bazaar and then try the Blue Mosque afterwards. I opted to visit the Cistern, which I recommend doing if time allows. After the Cistern, we visited the Grand Bazaar. Prices at the Grand Bazaar may not be as competitive as the shops elsewhere, near the mosques for instance. I also decided to visit the mosque on my own after the tour was over to take an afternoon break. I went 30 minutes before closing time. The line was not long but due to restoration of the Blue Mosque, you are unable to fully see the mosque as the main dome and part of the mosque are covered. Overall, I HIGHLY recommend this tour to everyone!
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