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Istanbul: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour with Commentary

1. Istanbul: 1-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour with Commentary

Explore the beautiful city of Istanbul at your own pace with this hop-on-hop-off bus ticket including audio commentary in 8 languages. Your ticket is valid for 1 day and will let you spend more time discovering the highlights that most interest you. Jump aboard your double decker bus and enjoy a tour designed for those who want flexibility during their sightseeing exploration of Istanbul. With additional commentary from your audioguide, you will learn interesting facts about key sights whilst savoring delicious complimentary snacks on board. During the route you can stop at locations like Sultanahmet Square, Eminönü, Karaköy, Galataport, Dolmabahçe Palace, Naval Museum, Beylerbeyi Palace, Taksim Square, Beşiktaş Bazaar, Şişhane, and Egyptian Spice Bazaar.

İstanbul Welcome Card

2. İstanbul Welcome Card

When you arrive in Istanbul your welcome package will be waiting at your hotel. Inside the package, find your card loaded with 10 rides for public transportation and vouchers to join the Bosphorus Cruise, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and Topkapi Palace tours. Skip the lines and explore the Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, and the Topkapi Palace with a historian guide. Have fun on a cruise along the Bosphorus and witness breathtaking views over the shimmering waters of Istanbul's magnificent river. See bridges, palaces, fortresses, seaside residences and, many other historical places. Travel around the city with 10 transportation tickets including metro, tram, ferry, funicular, bus, and metrobus. Take advantage of numerous discounts at many top attractions across the city and discover museums with the included audio guides at your own pace.

Istanbul: Private Transfer to/from SAW Airport (SAW)

3. Istanbul: Private Transfer to/from SAW Airport (SAW)

Ensure your trip to Istanbul is hassle-free with a convenient private transfer to or from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW). Choose from 2 suitable vehicle options that all give you the comfort and space your transfer needs. For groups of 4 passengers or fewer, choose from a sedan vehicle that can fit 4 standard-sized pieces of luggage. For groups of up to 8 passengers, choose the minivan option that can fit 8 standard-sized pieces of luggage. On the day of travel, enjoy a friendly meet and greet service from an English-speaking professional driver at the airport's arrivals terminal. Get some help with your luggage and sit back in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.

Istanbul Airport Private Transfer Service

4. Istanbul Airport Private Transfer Service

Take the worry out of your arrival or departure from Istanbul Airport and avoid the unreliable local taxis with a guaranteed transfer to or from your accommodation in all areas of Istanbul. Avail of a reliable and hassle-free ground transportation provider and get a welcome meet and greet on arrival. Sit back and relax in a vehicle exclusive to you and your group, and make your way directly to your hotel, apartment or private residence with ease. Benefit from flight tracking to avoid any unnecessary waiting fees and to make sure that your driver is ready on time. The service is available 24/7 to suit your needs, whatever time your flight is scheduled to arrive or depart.

Istanbul: Private Transfer to/from Istanbul Airport (IST)

5. Istanbul: Private Transfer to/from Istanbul Airport (IST)

Ensure your trip to Istanbul is hassle-free with a convenient private transfer to or from New Istanbul Airport (IST). Choose from 2 suitable vehicle options that will give you the comfort and space your transfer needs. Whether you are traveling in a group of 3 passengers or fewer, choose from a Sedan vehicle that can fit 3 standard-sized pieces of luggage. Alternatively, for a group of up to 8 passengers, choose the minivan option that can fit 8 standard-sized pieces of luggage. Enjoy a friendly meet and greet service from a professional driver at the airport's arrivals hall. Have assistance with your luggage, then board the comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as you are taken to your destination.

Istanbul: Round-Trip Ferry Tickets to Princes Islands

6. Istanbul: Round-Trip Ferry Tickets to Princes Islands

Exchange your voucher at the ticket office in Kabatas and get access to the boat. The boat departs from Kabatas ferry station in the morning and returns in the evening. A Marine Officer will welcome you at the departure pier, help you onto the boat, hand you a Bosphorus cruise plan, and explain to you what you will see during the crossing. Set off for the Princes' Islands, which in Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman times were used as exile sites and as a monastery region. Today only 4 of the total 9 Princes’ Islands are open to public settlement. Arrive at the most famous and beautiful of these islands called Büyükada, or 'Big Island'. Spend the day exploring the island at your own pace. Take a walk through the center and get used to the silence that reigns on the island. See the Merkez Eczanesi, a pharmacy from 1870, and feel you have stepped back in time. Go to Hamlaci Street 4 and see the ruins of the villa where Trotsky lived in exile between 1929 and 1933, writing his autobiography and 3 volumes on the "History of the Russian Revolution". Alternatively, rent a bike and cycle around the island admiring the magnificent old villas lining the streets. Explore the Greek Orthodox St. George Church on top of the island's tallest hill where you can also admire fantastic views of Istanbul, the Marmara Sea, and the neighboring islands.  Stop over and visit the former Greek Orphanage, Europe’s largest and the world's 2nd largest wooden house. Enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the many restaurants around the harbor. Go to one of the public beaches (Halk Plaji) or beach clubs for swimming and sunbathing. If you like hiking, you can also walk around the island on foot. When you have finished exploring, take the return ferry to Istanbul at your leisure. The boat returns from Büyukada (Big Island) to Kabatas ferry station at 3:30 PM.

Private Istanbul Tour with Car and Guide

7. Private Istanbul Tour with Car and Guide

Explore Istanbul/Turkey with a professional licensed tour guide. You will travel in a private car or a mini van and can choose where you want to go and what you want to see. Your guide will take you on a customized tour throughout Istanbul or other cities in Turkey. You build the itinerary and your licensed and experienced tour guide keeps your sightseeing smooth and informative. They will give you information about the sites that you visit and the areas in which you travel, leaving you with fantastic and vivid memories of your time in Istanbul and Turkey. This tour guarantees that you will be taken care of from the moment you enter Turkey. You will travel in full luxury without the need to navigate language differences or worry about where and how to find transportation.

Istanbul: Private Car Hire with Driver

8. Istanbul: Private Car Hire with Driver

Enjoy a private car hire with a driver and explore Istanbul. The drivers have local knowledge and know the city very well.  Let the driver handle the traffic and relax while going to business meetings, shopping, or visiting restaurants, cafes, and historical places. The drivers wait for you in the car while you visit places and are ready to drive to your next stop. All the minivans offer WiFi and GPS. The cars are disinfected on a regular basis, are fully insured, and have a modern interior. This service is available from 4 hours until up to 8 hours, with a distance limit depending on the time.  At the end of the rental, you can drop off at any location in Istanbul.

Istanbul Transfers: Airport, Hotel or Return Trip

9. Istanbul Transfers: Airport, Hotel or Return Trip

Begin your stay in Istanbul with a private and worry-free airport transfer from Istanbul Airport to your hotel in the city center. The service offers chauffeured executive cars, taxis and limousines for hassle-free transportation from Istanbul Airport and cruise ports to centrally located Istanbul hotels. Transfers are also available in the opposite direction, from city hotels to the airports and cruise ports. There’s no need to waste time and effort looking for taxis and negotiating prices. Booking your transfer in advance will give you peace of mind. Pre-book your Istanbul airport or cruise ship terminal transportation for any time of the day, on any day of the week. You will be met outside the customs area by an English-speaking representative and driven to your centrally located Istanbul hotel in comfort.

Istanbul: Fener/Balat Walking Tour, Pierre Loti Hill & Ferry

10. Istanbul: Fener/Balat Walking Tour, Pierre Loti Hill & Ferry

Meet your guide at the Fuego Café and Restaurant in Sultanhamet, in the heart of the main tourist area of Istanbul. From here you’ll take the local tram to Eminönü Harbor and begin a 5-hour excursion into Istanbul’s heritage. Travel by public bus to the colorful Fener/Balat district, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods and at one time home to Istanbul’s Ottoman Orthodox and Jewish residents. See traces of Ottoman life, including wooden houses, mosques, churches, and synagogues, standing together and demonstrating the multicultural and religious ways of the Ottoman Empire. After walking along the cobblestoned streets of the Fener/Balat World Heritage area, you’ll continue along the historic Byzantine city walls that date to the 4th century A.D. and the time of Constantine the Great. Visit the historic Eyüp mosque complex, a sacred area where pilgrims come to visit the mosques and the tombs of Muslim saints. From here you’ll take a short cable car ride up to the famous Pierre Loti Café, a popular meeting point for locals. Enjoy stunning panoramic views of Istanbul while sipping a drink in one of the cafés where French Poet Pierre Loti was inspired to write Aziyade, part biography and part love story about his escapades in Istanbul in the late 1800s. Walk back down to Eyüp to catch the local ferry for a cruise on the blue waters of the Golden Horn. See Ottoman houses, shipyards, the old and new Galata bridges, Ataturk Bridge, ancient city walls, mosques, churches, and other historic and modern sites. You’ll disembark at Eminönü Harbor, where the tour ends.

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What people are saying about Istanbul

Fantastic tour. No more to say. The weather was really good. The places we visited was an observatory where you can see all the scenery of city (actual city) and far away you can see the Pamukkale. We did not expected to much but the place was really good and refreshing. The city of Pamukkale was a ancient museum itself with the best scenery you could put it in your eyes. Everyplace we walked through showed beautiful landscape. Cleopatra pool was also good. After long walk, my family could take a rest and with additional charge for the pool, you can actually swim in the pool. There's a locker where you can change and take a shower (shower is open space so, it's only washing with a cold water..) Pamukkale itself was breathtaking. There's no way I can describe the experience. It's not that deep. starting from the top you can take so many good pictures.

The card was delivered to my hotel on time and included all the tickets and benefits as promised. The quality of the experiences was satisfactory and cost effective.

Very well organised. Very friendly guides. Excellent WhatsApp helpline super fast and super efficient

The driver was punctual and professional and his car was very clean and comfortable

They were super efficient in delivering the card, which worked quite well