Private tour

Istanbul: Full-Day Private Guided Tour

4.8 / 5

43 reviews

Activity provider: Guided Istanbul Tours
Private tour

Istanbul: Full-Day Private Guided Tour

Activity provider: Guided Istanbul Tours

From US$ 271.12 per group up to 8

Spend a delightful day on a customizable private tour of the sites at the heart of Istanbul. See the Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, or explore the vibrant Grand Bazaar.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish
Pickup included
Your guide will pick you up from your central hotel on foot.
Private group


  • See the Blue Mosque and admire its beautiful blue tiles
  • Visit Hagia Sophia with its mosaics and largest dome
  • Experience the visually stimulating Grand Bazaar
  • Visit the exhibitions and kiosks in Topkapi Palace
  • See the horse racing track of Romans, the Hippodrome square
Full description

Meet your private guide at your hotel to begin your tour. Marvel at the iconic tiles and minarets of the Blue Mosque, built in the 1600s for Sultan Ahmet. Feast your eyes on the mosaics of the Hagia Sophia and discover a stunning and seamless blend of Christian and Islamic influences. Amble through the world's largest (and oldest) covered market on a tour of the Grand Bazaar and see the Basilica Cistern, an beautiful underground water storage system. Travel back further to the Byzantine Empire, when the city was known as “Constantinople” at the Hippodrome and its 4 monuments; the Fountain Of Wilhelm II, the Obelisk Of Theodosius, the Serpentine Column, and the Column Of Constantine. Go to Topkapı Palace to see the last Imperial residence of the Ottoman sultans and the seat of the Parliament.

  • Fully licensed private guide
  • Pickup on foot from centrally located hotels
  • Hotel drop off
  • Entrance tickets to museums
  • Lunch

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays
  • The Blue Mosque is closed between January 1 and April 1
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 43 reviews

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Easy to book through Get your Guide app. Used many times before in different countries. Sema my guide arrived on time picked me up from the hotel and took me on a 7 hour walking tour adventure in Istanbul. Full of knowledge. spent time enjoying the food and culture learning the history Just fabulous

March 28, 2023

My wife and I hired Caner recently for a day-long private tour of some of Istabul’s most important sights, and we were so happy that we did! Caner is one of the best guides we’ve ever had – he is warm and friendly, his English is excellent, and his knowledge of Istabul’s history is incredible! He clearly loves the work that he does, and his enthusiasm is infectious. (He even takes great pictures!) Most of all, we were so appreciative of how he went out of his way to make sure that the day was as comfortable as possible for my wife, who is pregnant. We highly recommend doing this tour with Caner!

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March 28, 2023

My guide Ozgur spoke perfect English and Was very knowledgeable, answered all my questions and concluded the tour in the hours I wanted. I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to get to know Istanbul and it’s rich history. Also, Melissa who coordinated with me via email was very professional and prompt. This is a company you can trust.

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 54383