Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day or Full Day Private Walking Tour

Istanbul, Türkiye
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What To Expect

The best choice for any first timer, Top sites of Old Istanbul, is a half-day and optional full day private tour. Discover what has made Istanbul such a majestic and historically significant city by hitting all of the hot spots and then some!

In half day tour you can visit; Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern and Grand Bazaar and if you like you can have full day with adding the Topkapi Palace.

Please note if you have half day tour, entry fee of the cistern is 450 TL per person and if you have full day with Topkapi Palace, entry fee is 750 TL per person additional fee.

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Important info

Wheelchair accessible. Stroller accessible. Near public transportation. Infant seats available. Most travelers can participate. Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque are mosques now and none has right the skip the lines of security.. Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays and our guide can show another bazaar instead.. Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and Half day tour is available on Tuesdays or will be replaced with Bosphorus Tour for full day tours. On Religious Fests; Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar are closed; May 13th,14th, 15th, July 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23th in 2021. Fridays are mosques are closed till 2 pm, We recommend starting half day private tours later after 11 am. Entry fee of the Basilica Cistern is 600 TL per person and if you book a private tour with Topkapi Palace entry fee is 1500 TL per person. This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate. Confirmation will be received at time of booking

What's included
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off with public transportation or taxi if necessary. Private walking tour with an official tour guide. Snacks - Borek or Simit with tea or Turkish coffee
What's not included
Food and drinks are not mentioned in the inclusion part. Gratuities. Entry fee of Cistern 600 TL per person, you can pay with credit card.. If you have full day tour, entry fee of Topkapi Palace 1500 TL per person
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Meeting Point

Pudding Shop Lale Restaurant, Alemdar, Divan Yolu Cd. No:6, 34400 Fatih/İstanbul, Türkiye
Traveler pickup is offered
Our guides can meet you at the city centers and either they use tram, metro or taxi depending location your hotel and please be aware of that old city is closed to traffic and public transportation is the fastest way to reach old city.


  • Sarayburnu
  • Main Port