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Best of Istanbul on a 4 Day Private Tour

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Duration: 4 days
Product code: 4869
Overview

On this fantastic 4 day tour, you will get to visit all the essential sites in the fascinating city of Istanbul.

Admire the Blue Mosque, also known as the Mosque of Sultan Ahmet which boasts a unique feature of 6 minarets. View its great interiors and distinctive blue tiles.

Explore the Topkapi Palace, once the seat of the Ottoman Empire and is now a museum palace with an extensive collection of porcelain, antiques, holy relics and other treasures.

Make a visit to Hagia Sophia, the church of Divine Wisdom and one of the greatest marvels of architecture and built as a basilica in the 2nd century by Emperor Justinian. St Sophia was the largest cathedral in the world for nearly a thousand years and is considered a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture.

Shop at the Grand Bazaar, one of the biggest covered markets in the world with over 60 streets and 5000 shops. In this labyrinth is where you will find an authentic oriental atmosphere and all kind of gifts, including leather clothing, rugs, antiques, jewellery, hand-woven fabrics, and so much more.

Enjoy a Bosphorus cruise where the Bosphorus divides Europe and Asia geographically but connects it culturally & historically.

Visit the Spice Market where the air is full of enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other herb and spice you can think of.

This is the best tour to discover the ancient capital of Roman-Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.

Highlights
  • Admire the Blue Mosque distinctive for its interior of blue tiles
  • See the magnificent Topkapi Palace, once the seat of the Ottoman Empire
  • Explore Hagia Sophia, the church of Divine Wisdom and one of the greatest marvels of architecture
  • Shop at the Grand Bazaar, one of the biggest covered markets in the world with over 60 streets and 5000 shops
  • Enjoy a Bosphorus cruise where Europe and Asia connect
  • Visit the Spice Market where the air is full of enticing aromas of herbs and spices
Know Before You Book
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Italian
  • Duration Duration: 4 days
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from Istanbul Airport
  • Cancellation Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • On Request On Request
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 3 days before the tour starts. Please note we reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • All accommodation
  • Transfers in a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
Itinerary
Days

Once you arrive at Istanbul Airport, you will be greeted by your friendly driver and transferred to your hotel.

  • Accommodation : Hotel in Istanbul

Explore Hagia Sophia which was initially built by Emperor Constantine in the 4th century, and then converted into a mosque sometime in the 15th century by the ottomans.

Go to the Topkapi Palace, once used by the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to 19th centuries and see the magnificent collection of priceless jewels, silver, crystal, and porcelain, robes that were worn by the sultans and the relics of the prophet Mohammed. (Entrance to the Harem is extra).

We will visit the stunning Blue Mosque that was built for Sultan Ahmet I. The Blue Mosque is a unique piece of architecture with six minarets and features around 20,000 beautiful Iznik tiles.

See the Grand Covered Bazaar with its many shops perfect for your holiday souvenirs. 


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Istanbul

Visit the exotic Egyptian Spice Market located on the Golden Horn before boarding your cruise of the Bosphorus where the waterway separates the two continents Europe and Asia.

Pass by Rumeli fortress which was built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452, so he could prepare for his conquest of Istanbul.

Cross over the Bosphorus Bridge to Asia where you will visit Beylerbeyi Palace, which was once the summer address of the Ottoman Sultans, then on to Camlica Hill for a fantastic view of Istanbul.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Istanbul

Transfer to Istanbul Airport to connect to your international flight.

  • Breakfast
Meeting Point
Pick up from Istanbul Airport. Times will be confirmed once the booking has been made

Additional Info
  • Please check if you need a visa to enter Turkey
  • Make sure you have adequate insurance before you travel
  • Flights tickets are e-tickets. Calculation is based on promotional class and rates are subject to change until ticketed. You will receive references to flight tickets after booking.
  • This itinerary is subject to change and may be reversed without prior notice according to weather, museum closing days, daily events or other unforeseen circumstances
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Reviewed by Eileen McDonald GB   July 20, 2019
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Istanbul is just breathtakingly beautiful it was lovely getting to see the Turkish culture and some the traditional dishes I never realised how much there is to see in Istanbul. so many fascinating sights to see like Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar and much much more.
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Amy GB   July 20, 2019

Hello Eileen, Glad to hear you enjoyed this tour. Thank you for your review. Kind regards Amy.

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Reviewed by Robert L AU   June 01, 2019
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My guide was amazingly good. He is knowledgeable about all the tour points, history and background etc. He made me know more about the religion, the culture and the people of Turkey.
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Lisa US   June 01, 2019

Thank you for letting us know that the guide was amazingly good.I will pass your review on to our team.Kind regards, Lisa.

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Reviewed by S Packer VI   May 09, 2019
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Excellent tour. Highly recommend. My tour guide was very professional and customized my tour according to our needs.
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Karen US   May 10, 2019

Thank you very much for your review.Very positive words.Kind regards, Karen.

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Reviewed by S Rhandi ID   April 13, 2019
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Saw a great deal of Istanbul in just 4 days with a tour guide who seemed like an old friend and took care of us like family.
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Maria US   April 14, 2019

Thank you S Rhandi for your review.I am pleased to hear the guide treated you very well.Kind regards, maria.

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Reviewed by Lee M US   March 12, 2019
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I would highly recommend the 4 day private guided tour of Istanbul as a way to seeing the city and and learning about the culture. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. He ensured our experience was stress free, he adjusted our itinerary to manage long queues/closures and adapted to our specific interests. Thanks to our 4 days in Istanbul was a highlight of our 4 week vacation.
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Brooke US   March 13, 2019

Hello Lee M.Thank you for taking the time to write this review.But more for your recommendation of this tour.I will make sure your positive feedback will be passed on to our team.They will appreciate your words.Thanks again, Brooke.

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