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Istanbul: Private Guided Tour

4.8 / 5

25 reviews

Istanbul: Private Guided Tour

Activity provider: Tour Altinkum
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From US$ 132.05 US$ 112.25 per group up to 12

Enjoy a tour with a private, professional tour guide and together decide the places you would like to see, focusing on the sights that matter to you. Discover the beauty of Istanbul in a unique, personal way.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Russian, Japanese
Pickup included
Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Choose the places you would like to see such as museums and local markets
  • Walk at your own pace, stopping as often and for as long as you decide
  • Learn everything you want to know about Istanbul from your private, professional guide
Full description
Meet your guide at your hotel's reception or a pre–arranged meeting point and receive a brief introduction from your tour guide about the attractions in Istanbul. Together with your guide, decide the places you would like to see such as museums, local markets and local restaurants, and then start your full-day tour. Discover the places in Istanbul that interest you most and learn about these spots from your own private guide.  Take the tour at your own pace, stopping as frequently and for as long as you like without the hassle of waiting for other people. The tour is designed as a full day walking tour and at some points, you can use the public tram and subway metro to avoid the heavy traffic in Istanbul.
  • Professional, licensed tour guide
  • Public transport
  • Entry fees at any stops
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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Memories of a lifetime

We told you where we wanted to go on the day and had you guide us. I would like to go to where I would like to go, and I deleted one of my desired places and added the suggested places. The result was really good! I wanted to go because it was on the guidebook, so I wanted to go there, so I changed it and it was a great answer! Because it was private, I stopped by a store I wanted to stop on the way and was quite flexible and I could use my time effectively.

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October 6, 2019

It was very helpful

Istanbul seems to be able to enter sightseeing spots preferentially with a guide, and it was very comfortable to be able to enter quickly without lining up even where it is quite lined up. At each spot, a wide range of explanations, such as stories about history and religions, made the trip dozens of times more enjoyable. What saved me in particular was that I wanted to see the walls of Theodosius and the Valens Aqueduct, etc. However, I was able to see it and was impressive.

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July 18, 2019


GIZEM WAS AMAZING! She had so much knowledge and handled all our random questions. Great value for money (it was just 4 of us, so totally worth the cost); great to be able to set our own schedule & pick the things we wanted to see and do! The default time to start was 9am, but we requested 10am and that worked fine. Wish we had known that guides get quick and free access -- so when they buy your ticket for you (eg Hagia Sophia), it's basically like skipping the line (note: bring cash for this)! We chose to do Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar...we also got: an amazing local spot for lunch, help buying stuff at the Bazaar, a walk through of the Spice Market, and a drop off at a place with the best Turkish Coffee. Even more, she left us with reco's for the best Turkish Coffee, where & which company to use for a Bosphorus cruise, and a great lunch suggestion for another day! (We are kicking ourselves for seeing Topkapi Palace on our own day day before =)

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May 15, 2018

Product ID: 158352