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€ 68.00
Adult (Age 6-90)

Full-Day Private Tour of Istanbul and See the Ottoman Sultan Empire

5 / 5 total 6 reviews
Duration: 7 to 9 hours
Product code: 2405
Overview

The tour begins with a pickup from your central Istanbul hotel. Meet your private guide and settle into your private, air-conditioned vehicle. If you’ve decided to visit the Hagia Sophia during its regular opening hours, make your way first to this incredible UNESCO-protected building.

Be awed by the soaring dome and bright mosaics as you discover its tangled history. Built as a Christian basilica by the Emperor Justinian in the 6th century, this magnificent edifice was then changed into a mosque by the Ottomans. Continue to the beautiful Blue Mosque, whose six minarets are a popular fixture on Istanbul’s skyline. Look inside for a guided tour of the beautiful interior.

Stop by the Hippodrome, and then visit the Topkapi Palace. This opulent palace was the basis of the Ottoman Sultans for more than 400 years and boasted ornamental courtyards, opulent chambers and precious treasures that bear witness to the sultans’ wealth and pampered lives.

Have a Turkish coffee and then stroll along the waterfront and admire the beautiful views over the Bosphorus Strait.

Highlights
  • See the Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome
  • Visit The Blue Mosque, one of the most stunning sights in Istanbul
  • Find all your Turkish souvenirs in the maze of the Grand Bazaar
  • Explore and learn the history of the magnificent Hagia Sophia
Know Before You Book
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Dutch
  • Duration Duration: 7 to 9 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from your Istanbul hotel
  • 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.
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 24 hours before the tour starts. Please note we reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Luxurious Vehicles For Transportation
  • Parking Fees
  • Entrance Fees
Exclusions
  • Food and drink
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional Gratuities
Meeting Point
Pick up and drop off at your Istanbul hotel (time will be confirmed once the booking is made)

Additional Info
  • Comfortable footwear will be important for your experience
  • Make sure you wear appropriate clothes while in the religious sites
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Reviewed by Ian D US   May 16, 2019
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Our private guide met us at our hotel and we were transported up to the Blue Mosque. Our guide quickly assessed the lines and diverted us to the Grand Bazaar first and then back to the Hagia Sophia and on from there. He was very knowledgeable and we had a great (long) day. Even though this wasn't our first time in Istanbul It certainly gave us an insider's appreciation for their history and culture. I would really recommend this tour if you have only a day or two in Istanbul.
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Sandy US   May 20, 2019

Hello Ian.Thank you for recommending this tour and writing this review.Kind regards, sandy.

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Reviewed by Sally O GB   May 13, 2019
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A wonderful way to see the city and get to know the local customs. A great guide that knew his history but was able to judge when you had had enough. He gave us a lot of useful information that helped enhance the rest of our stay.
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Donna GB   May 13, 2019

Thank you, Sally, for sharing with us that the guide was great. I will pass this on to our team, it will be appreciated very much. Thanks , Donna.

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Reviewed by Jian X CN   May 07, 2019
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Wonderful tour. Our tour guide was very personable and is English was very easy to understand. His knowledge of the sights and local culture is excellent. It provided us with an in-depth knowledge of Istanbul that we could not have gotten on our own. I would highly recommend this tour while travelling in Istanbul.
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Linda US   May 07, 2019

Nice to hear this was a wonderful tour with a personable guide. Thank you for sharing, I will pass your feedback on to the team. Thanks again, Linda.

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Reviewed by Amy S LU   April 29, 2019
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We had a great day with our private tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about all the places we went on the tour and about the history of Istanbul and Turkey. He was very friendly and we enjoyed the tour very much. 
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Yazmine GB   April 30, 2019

Hello Amy.Thank you for your positive feedback on this tour. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. Kind regards, Yazmine.

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Reviewed by Chiu G JP   April 05, 2019
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We are very pleased with the entire tour. The pick-up vehicle was luxurious and the English speaking guide was very friendly and knowledgable. We have a wonderful tour.
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Patricia US   April 06, 2019

Hello Chiu.Always great to hear that customers were very pleased with a tour.Thank you for sharing this in a review. Hopefully till next time with Goodman Tours for an other experience. Kind regards, Patricia.

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Reviewed by Randu G IN   March 23, 2019
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The guide was fantastic. He was very professional and personable. It was one of the best tours we have ever experienced. Well worth the money.
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Lisa US   March 24, 2019

Wow, thank you for your great review. I will pass this feedback on to our team,they will be happy to hear this. Thanks, Lisa.

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