Private tour

Istanbul: Best of the City Private Full-Day Walking Tour

4.7 / 5

76 reviews

Activity provider: City Of Sultans
Private tour

Istanbul: Best of the City Private Full-Day Walking Tour

Activity provider: City Of Sultans
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From US$ 149 per group up to 20

Likely to sell out

Enjoy a royal welcome to Istanbul with a full-day private guided tour. Get whisked to the front of the queue at the city’s most popular attractions with your guide’s priority entrance pass. This is the perfect activity for first-time visitors.

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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Japanese, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish
Private group


  • Enjoy the perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Discover the city with a private guide
  • Visit the sights that interest you the most
Full description

This private experience is the perfect introduction to Istanbul for first-time visitors. Enjoy a guided full-day tour to discover the best of the city. The tour can be fully customized to suit your needs, simply tell your guide what interests you the most.  Visit the historic Hippodrome, the exquisite Blue Mosque, and the iconic Hagia Sophia. Experience the lavish lifestyles of the Ottoman Sultans with a tour of Topkapi Palace, or browse the colorful stalls of the Grand Bazaar.

Enjoy priority entrance to all sites and spend your day exploring the city of Istanbul.

  • Private full-day tour
  • Guide
  • Entry fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the Hagia Sophia.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 76 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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Istanbul is quite a magical place with so much history and Ali really made it all come alive. He’s an extremely personable and knowledgeable, with a fantastic command of English. He was very flexible with the time and plan, allowing me and sharing his knowledge with a visit to the basilica cistern, in addition to the Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Topaki Palace and Blue Mosque (which was unfortunately still under restoration). He also gave a lot of tips as much as a local could, and the agency handled all the logistics seamlessly. Fully recommend the tour and to request for Ali.

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November 11, 2022

We had one day in Istanbul, as a stop on a cruise, but were not interested in another huge group tour with slow moving hordes. We spent our day with Kenan, who was knowledgeable, interesting, and a great guide and companion for the day. Definitely better than a group tour!!

October 18, 2022

Our guide Ali was amazing. He was extremely knowledgeable and made great recommendations on how to customize the day for us. He was also flexible to get our needs as well including a stop at our hotel later in the afternoon to drop off our sons who had seen enough. Additionally it’s great to have a guide as you can skip the lines - a couple of attractions had 30-60 minute lines that we quickly passed by. 100% recommend

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August 12, 2022

Product ID: 346111