Personalized Istanbul Tour with Private Local Tour Guide

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  • Live Guide
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  • Day Trip
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 7 hr

Discover Istanbul with a local licensed Tour Guide. We'll organize a fully customized experience based on your requests and preferences. Travelers come from all over to visit the Constantinapol, some get here for the 1st time after years waiting for this trip, others will be here for the 100th time. We all have different expectations and ideas of what we would like to do once we land in Istanbul. With this Private Walking Tour, you can choose the number of things you will like to visit in 7 hours.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Turquia Estambul Tours by Eyewitness Viajes

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sultanahmet Square

Tour of "Sultanahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City in Istanbul" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. Our tour guide will meet you at the meeting point and you will start to explore all around in old city.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia once described as the greatest church in Christendom, is certainly a masterpiece with a synthesis of the Occident and the Orient. Built by Constantine the Great in 325 on the remains of a pagan temple. Rebuilt by Justinian and Theodora. In 1453, Mehmet the Conqueror added minarets to the huge, soaring dome and turned the former church into a mosque.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque, has a special place among the various Ottoman buildings constructed in the Sultanahmet Square. Constructed by Sedefkar Mehmet Aga who took classical Ottoman architecture and the Hagia Sophia into consideration in designing and construction of the Blue Mosque and created an interior space which is more spacious, well lighted and airy than the others. It is known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace(closed on Tuesday), which had been the seat of government for the Ottoman Empire that ruled three continents for centuries, was constructed between the years of 1460 and 1478 during the reign of Sultan Mehmed II(The Conqueror).

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Grand Bazaar

Grand Bazaar(closed on Sunday), is the oldest and biggest closed bazaar of the world. It was founded in 1461. Like an enormous labyrinth, it is a spectacular and unique part of Istanbul with 60 streets and over 3600 stores. The Grand Bazaar offers a wide range of products from copper to glazed tiles, from marriage articles to ready wear, and from various handicrafts to all types of spice. Western writers often mention the Grand Bazaar in their memories and travel journals.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hippodrome

Hippodrome, a public park used in the days of the Byzantine Empire for ceremonies and sporting events(chariot races, athletics).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Basilica Cistern

Built in the 6th century by Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, it served as a water reservoir for the Great Palace. Located southwest of Hagia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern is one of Istanbul’s most spectacular museums.

Duration: 1 hour
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