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Istanbul Express Half-Day Private Tour by Car

Product ID: 27996
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Enjoy an express tour of Istanbul’s iconic sites on a private half-day tour by luxury vehicle. See the Blue Mosque with its dazzling Iznik tiles, discover relics of the old Roman and Byzantine Empires, and rummage for souvenirs at the Grand Bazaar.
About this activity
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian

Pickup included

Pick-up from Istanbul hotels or port of arrival (Galataport, etc.)

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  • Enjoy an express tour of Istanbul's most iconic sites and discover the city in a half-day
  • Follow in the footsteps of Roman charioteers at the Hippodrome
  • See the dazzling Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque
  • Discover the 3 great civilizations of the Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans at the Hagia Sophia
  • Wander the alleys of the Grand Bazaar and pick up some great souvenir gifts
  • Immerse yourself in the daily life of Istanbul and see sites most tourists miss
  • Tailor the tour to suit your preferences
Full description
Experience the main sights of Istanbul on a stunning 4-hour private express tour by luxury car. Following a pick-up from your city hotel, take a scenic drive to discover the must-see monuments, from the Grand Bazaar to the Blue Mosque.

En route, you will get an insight into Istanbul’s daily life, seeing aspects of the city most tourists miss. Your personal guide will describe the history, culture and traditions of Istanbul, through the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, to the present day.

The itinerary can be tailor-made to suit your specific needs, but recommended sites include the Hippodrome, where Roman chariot races used to thrill the crowds. Marvel at the Blue Mosque, a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture, and explore 3 great civilizations at the Hagia Sophia. End at the Grand Bazaar, and immerse yourself in the sights, scents and sounds of one of the oldest covered markets in the world.

Bargain for unique souvenir gifts, or try a cup of traditional strong sweet Turkish coffee.
  • Professional guide
  • Private car with driver
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Parking fees
  • Lunch
  • Airport Transfers are not included in the tour price
  • Tours starting from the Asian side of Istanbul will be priced differently

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that the Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
• Please note that the Hagia Sophia Museum is closed on Mondays
• You must remove your shoes in the temples and places of worship
• Please note that the Blue Mosque is closed until the afternoon on Fridays

From £267.56 Per group up to 2

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Product ID: 27996