Private tour

Istanbul: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with a Local

Activity provider: Welcome Pickups
Private tour

Istanbul: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with a Local

Activity provider: Welcome Pickups

From US$ 102.48 per person

Discover the wonders of Istanbul on this private sightseeing adventure. With a local driver, explore the city at your own pace and visit the landmarks that interest you most. Along the way, learn about Istanbul’s history, culture, and traditions.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your driver will pick you up outside your hotel or accommodation, they will be holding a sign with your name on it. After booking, you will receive information about your driver, his phone number, and how to recognize him.
Private group


  • Enjoy a private and customizable half-day tour of Istanbul
  • Listen to your local driver's fascinating insight and recommendations
  • Explore Istanbul's vibrant neighborhoods and hidden gem locations
  • Marvel at iconic landmarks including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Topkapi Palace
  • Learn about the city's impressive history, culture, and traditions
Full description
Spend half a day exploring the sights and landmarks of Istanbul with a local driver. The tour begins with pickup from your hotel and some time to discuss and customize the tour to suit your interests. From there, head off into the city and immerse yourself in the magic of Istanbul. Discover the rich-history of the city, dating back to the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires. Marvel at iconic buildings including Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Galata Tower, and the Dolmabahçe Palace. As you explore, listen to your driver share fascinating local insight into Istanbul’s impressive history, culture, and traditions. Finish the tour with a visit to Bosphorus Bridge where you can admire epic views. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of Istanbul’s history and landmarks, as well as plenty of recommendations to enhance your vacation.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking driver
  • Wi-Fi in the car
  • All taxes and handling charges
  • Fuel and tolls
  • Entrance fees to any of the attractions
  • Official tour guide
  • Food or drink
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note, your driver is not an official tour guide. However, drivers are very knowledgable about the city and the landmarks and can provide fascinating commentary
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Omer is a unique human being- He took us like you would take a family member to the best places and restaurant. He was extremely flexible literally it was our day, us and nothing else! We would go again with him without hesitation!

December 1, 2022

Product ID: 382966