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Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Customizable Guided Tour

Activity provider: Guided Istanbul Tours

Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Customizable Guided Tour

Activity provider: Guided Istanbul Tours

From US$ 211.10 per group up to 8

Join a private guide and create a customized itinerary to experience the best of Istanbul such as Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Bosphorus cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Galata, and Fener-Balat neighborhood.

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Duration 7 hours - 3 days
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel. Additional charges may apply if your hotel is outside of the city, or located on the Asian side of Istanbul.
Private group


  • Create a sightseeing tour of Istanbul that suits your interests
  • See the imperial residence of the Ottoman Sultans, Topkapi Palace
  • Admire the blue Iznik tiles of the Blue Mosque and great dome
  • See Byzantine Cistern, the underground water storage from Roman period
  • Go to the former church turned to a mosque at Hagia Sophia
Full description

Explore Istanbul according to your own interests on a tailor-made sightseeing tour. Meet your guide at your hotel or port and work together to create an itinerary that suits you best, leaving you satisfied that you have seen all of Istanbul. On 1st day, marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, such as Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia and Byzantine Cistern. On 2nd day, take the public ferry to Bosphorus to see both Istanbul’s European and Asian sides. From here, visit Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street, Galata area and the Spice Market. On 3rd day, guide takes you on a walk through the streets of Fener-Balat neighboorhood. Enjoy a cable car ride and soak up views of Pierre Loti Hill, then visit Iron Church, and see the Suleymaniye Mosque. You can create your own itinerary with your tour guide on tour day, to have an idea, here you can see our suggested tour itineraries are below; Day 1 - Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome Square, Byzantine Cistern, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Irene Church, Sogukcesme Street, Grand Bazaar Day 2 - Spice Market, Bosphorus Cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street, Cicek Passage, Galata Tower (from outside) Day 3 - Suleymaniye Mosque, Fener and Balat Districts, St. Stephen Church (Iron Church), Pierre Lotti Panoramic Hill, Rahmi Koc Museum (or alternative options)

  • Private Tour
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Pickup from your accommodation on foot
  • Transportation by van (if option chosen)
  • All entrance & attraction fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Transportation (unless option booked)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with epilepsy

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Topkapi Palace and Hagia Irene Church are closed on Tuesdays.
  • Hagia Sophia entrance will be restricted during praying time.
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.
  • Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays. Due to regulations, a live guide service is not available at Dolmabahce Palace.
  • Blue Mosque is closed until 2 pm on Fridays.
  • Children aged 7 and under are free of charge. Please make sure that you have passport copies of children as you have to verify their ages at museums for free tickets.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 226 reviews

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This was a fantastic tour! Istanbul is a wonderful city and Ekrem was an outstanding guide. The tour was well organized, covering all the main sites such as Aya Sofia, Topkapi palace, Dolmabahce palace and more . Ekrem was very knowledgeable and provided us with interesting historical and cultural insights, all in perfect English. He was also kind and patient in answering all of our questions. He was flexible, adjusting the program to avoid the rain, beat crowds and for us to spend more time at the Grand Bazaar (which we loved!). He also suggested great food and was very helpful in guiding us on how to use the tram and find our way around the city. Overall, my husband, adult daughter and I highly recommend this tour - be sure to ask for Ekrem as your guide!

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September 16, 2022

Great tour of Istanbul with a fantastic guide, Ahmet, who in addition to sharing his knowledge about the city and its monuments, was a great travel companion, sharing the best places in the city and above all with exemplary punctuality and closeness. Our 2-day visit to the wonderful Istanbul met our expectations: our guide was a crack and the company in charge of the private tour (Guided Istanbul Tours (GIT)) was very good, who impeccably coordinated the organization of the tour from when they contacted us until The tour began. A great private tour for my family, a great guide, a great driver (1 of the days we took a van to get around) and a great agency guaranteed a trip that we will always remember.

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July 27, 2022

Guided tour without a hitch, which we customized during the 3 days following the advice of Kadri our guide. Kadri turned out to be an exquisite person, with great experience and with an excellent Italian: he allowed us to get to know a city with a thousand facets, accompanying us in the visit of the "classic" sites and making us savor the differences of the various districts, of the different cultures and religions that they coexist in this city. Being accompanied by a quida like Kadri allowed us to discover places and panoramic points that we could never have intercepted on our own. With him we were able to better understand the history and evolution of the city with all its beauties and contradictions.

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June 7, 2022

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