Private Tours in Istanbul
Private Tours in Istanbul; if you are looking for a city tour in Istanbul in English (or in any other language) please contact us through the form below. These tours are conducted by private tour guides and you will have priority to buy the entry tickets in the museums. By this way you not wait at the long ticket queues and enter faster. Licensed guides from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism will create a special route for you according to your interests and performance.
PS; this web page has been prepared with the aim of bringing together individual visitors with tour guides, travel agency services are not provided. The following tours are just to give an idea.
- Topkapi Palace fast entrance tickets
- Whirling Dervishes Show, 26 € per person
- Bosphorus dinner cruise + entertainment, 31,5 €
- Daily trip to Cappadocia, 199 €
Private tours in Istanbul – Recommended Tours
1- Istanbul Classic City Tour
- Duration of the tour; 6-8 hours | Kind of the tour; walking tour combined with taxi or tram | Meeting point; hotel or Sultanahmet Square | Language; English
Private Tours In Istanbul 1 – During this tour, you will discover the most essential and valuable monuments of Istanbul and take a journey through the maginificent Roman, Byzantium and Ottoman history. The places to visit during this tour are; Topkapi Palace + Harem section, Hagia Sophia Mosque, Blue Mosque, Roman Hippodrome and Basilica Cistern. If the time will be enough, you may also see the Tombs of the Ottoman Sultans, the Million Stone and the worldwide famous Grand Bazaar. You are not obliged to enter to any carpet shop or any other shop in Grand Bazaar and you will be free for shopping. If you have difficulty of walking this tour may not be suitable for your or you may use a wheelchair to see most of the places in the tour. And finally, we recommend you to meet up in Sultanahmet area to save your tour time.
2- Boat tour in the Bosphorus; Baroque palaces and waterside mansions
- Duration of the tour; 6-8 hours | Kind of the tour; boat tour + walking | Meeting point; hotel or Kabatas Square | Language; English
Private Tours In Istanbul 2 –During this tour, you will enjoy the Bosphorus of Istanbul, the straight connecting Asian and European continens and also one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Our boat will be a shared one and you will have opportunity to go out in certain points. During the trip you will see the beautiful slopes and coasts doted with the houses of the wealthiest families of Turkey, Ottoman palaces, and magnificent bridges. During stopovers you may visit Maritime Museum or Sakip Sabanci Museum, Dolmabahce, Beylerbeyi or Kucuksu Palaces. Of if you like you may visit Emirgan Park during the tulip festival in April. You may also visit Emirgan Park to enjoy the tulip festival in April..if you don’t want to visit any place you may sip your Turkish coffee or raki at a seaside restaurant enjoying the view.
3- Pera, Galata, Karakoy; Modern and bohemian faces of Istanbul
- Duration of the tour; 6-8 hours | Kind of the tour; walking | Meeting point; hotel or Taksim Square | Language; English
Private Tours In Istanbul 3 –Thanks to the Genoese who settled in the Galata region of Constantinopolis during the 14th century, today we have one of the most special districts of Istanbul. More than 200 years the area was symbolizing the westernized face of Ottoman Empire. The first night clubs, art galleries, cinema, theater and opera halls came to life in this region and today it maintains the same character. The region is spread over a wide area and consists of thousands of streets. You may meet witih your private guide in Taksim Square and the tour will start with Cihangir and Cukurcuma quarters which are popular by intellectual and young people. Here you will enjoy the bohemian streets, boutiques, cafes and antique shops. Your next destinations will be Istiklal Street, Pera, Asmalimescit, Galata and Karakoy quaters. During the tour you may see and visit numerious places. Here are some of the places to choose from;
Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence, Museum of Turkish Cinema, Galatasaray Football Club Museum, Pera Museum, Salt Art Gallery, Çiçek Pasajı, Pera Palace Hotel and Atatürk’s Room, Saint Antuan Church, Galata Mevlevi House, Galata Tower, Arab Mosque, The second oldest metro line of the world, Turkish Orthodox Patriarchate, Galata Bridge, Jewish Museum…
4- Golden Horn; Balat, Fener And Chora Museum Mosque
- Duration of the tour; 6-8 hours | Kind of the tour; private vehicle or taxi + walking | Meeting point; hotel or in front of Greek Patriarchate | Language; English
Private Tours In Istanbul 4 – Districts such as Fener, Balat and Ayvansaray, located on the shores of the Golden Horn, are one of the districts in Istanbul where you can get to learn on the heritage of Byzantine, Orthodox and Jewish. On the other hand Eyüp district is famous with Eyüp Mosque and the tombs of some important companions of Prophet Mohammad. There are numerious historical and religious places along the shores of Golden Horn and you can choose the ones you are interested in to visit; Iron Church (the Bulgarian Church), Greek Orthodox Patriarchate and Hagia Giorgios Church, colorful streets of Balat, Agora Tavern, Flea Market, famous cracker bakery, Pierre Loti Hill, Greek High School, Virgin Mary of the Mongols Church, Ahrida Synagogue, Street of Hill with Ladder, Surp Hrastakabed Armenian Church, Tekfur Palace and the Byzantine city walls, Eyüp Sultan Mosque, Kariye Museum Mosque.
5- Uskudar and Asian side of Bosphorus
- Duration of the tour; 6-8 hours | Kind of the tour; ferry and private vehicle | Meeting point; hotel or in Eminonu Square | Language; English
Private Tours In Istanbul 5 – We will start this tour by getting on a ferry running on the Bosphorus line and the first place to visit will be Kandilli Village on the Asian side of the Bosphorus. During the boat tour you will enjoy the beautiful views of the bosphorus, pass under the first bridge and drop off near the second bridge. In Kanlica you can taste the most famous yoghurt of Turkey from a 200 years of yoghurt shop on the sea side. Later on we will visit the places such as Hidiv Pavilion, Anadolu Hisarı and Küçüksu Pavilion with our private vehicle, and then you may taste the famous pastry of Cengelkoy by sipping your Turkish tea in a historical tea garden by the sea. Our next step will be Kuzguncuk, a popular quarter famous with traditional houses, typical lifestyle and Turkish serials. Then you can take the best panoramic photographs of Istanbul from The Camlica Hill, the highest point of Istanbul. If we still will have time we may visit Beylerbeyi Palace, the summer palece of Ottoman Sultans and the Maiden’s Tower, one of the symbols of Istanbul.
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