Private Tours in Istanbul

Last Updated on 20 February 2024 by TT

Private Tours in Istanbul

Private tours in Istanbul; if you are interested in a private, guided tour of Istanbul in English (or another language), please contact us using the form below. The tours are conducted by licensed private guides, offering priority purchase of museum entry tickets. This private luxury tour enables you to skip long lines for faster access to certain museums. Additionally, you will benefit from a personalized itinerary tailored to your specific interests and pace.

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PS; This website is designed to connect individual travelers with tour guides, and does not offer travel agency services. The tours listed below are provided as examples to inspire your travel plans.

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Private luxury tours in Istanbul: Recommended itineries, day tours and excursions

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 1During this tour, you will explore the most significant and treasured monuments of Istanbul, embarking on a journey through the magnificent histories of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras. The itinerary includes visits to the Topkapi Palace and its Harem section, the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Roman Hippodrome, and the Basilica Cistern. Time permitting, you may also have the opportunity to see the Tombs of the Ottoman Sultans, the Million Stone, and the world-renowned Grand Bazaar. Rest assured, there is no obligation to visit any carpet shops or other stores in the Grand Bazaar, and you will have free time for shopping. Please note, if you have mobility issues, this tour might not be suitable for you, although a wheelchair could enable you to see most of the sites. Lastly, we recommend meeting in the Sultanahmet area to maximize your tour time efficiently.


2- Gastro walking tour from European side to Asian Side

Duration of the tour; 5 hours | Kind of the tour; walking and by using ferry and possibily tram or taxi | Meeting point; at your hotel loby or in front of the Spice Bazaar in Eminonu | Language; English

Discover Istanbul’s authentic flavors on a 5-hour culinary journey from Eminönü to Kadıköy, designed specifically for international visitors. Our tour combines a delightful ferry ride from Europe to Asia, offering breathtaking views, with a chance to explore historical landmarks. Along the way, indulge in a variety of street foods and traditional Turkish cuisine, while also venturing into less-touristy areas of the city. This immersive experience is a unique opportunity to taste the real Istanbul through its culinary delights and hidden gems.

3- Boat tour on 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 2During 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.

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4- 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 3Thanks 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

5- Day tour in 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 4Districts 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.

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6- 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 5We 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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