Private tour

Istanbul: Full-Day Private Highlights Tour

Istanbul: Full-Day Private Highlights Tour

From US$ 154.11 per person

Discover Istanbul with a private full-day tour. See Byzantine architecture at the Hagia Sophia and Hippodrome. Marvel at Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque. Do some shopping at the Grand Bazaar.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please arrive in your hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The guide will be holding a sign with your last name on it.
Wheelchair accessible
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  • Visit the Topkapi Palace which was the residence of the Ottoman Sultans
  • View the Hagia Sophia, which was once the largest Christian church in the world
  • Walk through Grand Bazaar which has over 3600 shops
  • Admire Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque
  • See the Hippodrome, German Fountain, and the Egyptian Obelisk
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Experience the top sights in Istanbul with this private full-day tour. Enter Topkapi Palace, learn about the Hagia Sophia, view the Egyptian and Constantine obelisks, see the Hippodrome and spend some time in the Grand Bazaar.

Stroll through the rooms of the Topkapi Palace where there were once harem ladies, eunuchs, pashas, viziers and concubines. See royal dresses, jewels, and porcelain. View the Topkapi dagger, the spoonmaker's diamond, and relics of John the Baptist.

Next, head to the Hagia Sophia to learn about how it was built and how it has transformed over the years. Continue to the Hippodrome where Byzantine emperors once enjoyed horse races. See the Egyptian and Constantine obelisks.

Drive to the German Fountain to hear about the alliance it represents. Visit the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, to find out why it is called the Blue Mosque. Finally stop at the Grand Bazaar to stroll through a colorful variety of carpets, craftworks, tiles, and crockery.

  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • City map
  • Headset
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities/tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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  • Comfortable shoes
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