ISTANBUL TOURS

DAILY EXCURSIONS AND TOURS IN ISTANBUL

Istanbul tours guided in English. Private and group tours, excursions and boat cruises on Bosphorus

Daily Istanbul Tours


EASY BOOKING CONDITIONS !
Advance payment & credit card guarantee is not necessary for bookings (*)
Your confirmation by e-mail will be enough to book these city tours from us, if you are staying in hotels central districts (such as Sisli, Elmadag, Taksim, Sirkeci, Sultanahmet, Beyazit, Aksaray etc.).

(*) Please note exceptions are likely for hotel not close to city center, pick up from airports, cruise ships. We may also need advance payment for some private tours or on special busy days.


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HALF DAY MORNING CLASSIC ISTANBUL TOUR


Istanbul Tour #1 - Regular Group Tour (Half Day Morning)
Departure Days: Everyday except Mondays
You will visit: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Hippodrome area and the monuments around it such as Theodosius (Egyptian) Obelisk, Serpentine Column, and German Fountain. Half day morning group tours terminate at Sultanahmet center, in front of Santa Sophia.
Closing Days: Sunday Grand Bazaar is closed, replaced with similar shopping quarters.  Blue Mosque can be replaced by Kucuk Ayasofya Mosque if closed for some reason.
Tour Time : Pick up from your hotel between 08:00-08:30, returning by 12:30-13:00. Note: Pick up time depends on the location of your hotel.
Price : 35 Euro per person including hotel pick-up, English speaking guide, all entrance fees.

Istanbul Tour #1 - Private Tour (Half Day Morning or Afternoon)
Private Istanbul tour with knowledgeable and licensed tour guides.
This tour cover Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Hippodrome area and the monuments around it such as Theodosius (Egyptian) Obelisk, Serpentine Column, and German Fountain.
Closed: Grand Bazaar on Sundays replaced with Arasta Bazaar; Hagia Sophia on Mondays, replaced with Underground cistern. Blue Mosque can be Kucuk Ayasofya Mosque if closed for some reason.
Tour Time : 09:00 am (or at 13:00 o'clock). Flexible pick up time, if requested.
Tour time: 3,5 to 4 hours approximately
Ask for promotional prices: Private tour's per person prices change depending on total number of participants. Please ask.
Price includes: Private English speaking experienced & licensed tour guide. All entrance fees for museums. Two way private transfer with new model air-conditioned cars/minivans from Istanbul port or hotels (exception: hotels near Sultanahmet square).

 

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HALF DAY AFTERNOON CLASSIC ISTANBUL TOUR


Istanbul Tour #2 - Regular Group Tour (Afternoon)
Departure days: Everyday except Tuesdays.
You will visit Topkapi Palace and Ottoman Sultan Tombs. (Sultans Tombs closed on Monday and replaced with Little Hagia Sophia Mosque)
Tour Time : Pick up from your hotel between 13:00-13:30, returning by 16:30-17:00.
Note: Pick up time depends on the location of your hotel. Please be ready 10 minutes before departure.
Price : 35 Euro per person including hotel transfers, guidance in English, entrance fees to museums.

Istanbul Tour #2 - Private Tour (Morning or Afternoon)
Private Istanbul city tour with experienced tour guides.
Tour covers: Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome area and Grand Bazaar.
Closed: Grand Bazaar on Sundays, replaced with other authentic shopping streets. Topkapi Palace on Tuesdays, replaced with Underground cistern.  Blue Mosque can be replaced by Kucuk Ayasofya Mosque if closed for some reason.
Tour Time : 09:00 am (or at 13:00 o'clock). Flexible pick up time, if requested.
Tour time: 3,5 to 4 hours approximately
Ask for promotional prices: Private tour's per person prices change depending on total number of participants. Please ask.
Price includes: Private English speaking experienced & licensed tour guide. All entrance fees for museums. Two way private transfer with new model air-conditioned cars/minivans from Istanbul port or hotels (exception: hotels near Sultanahmet square).
 

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FULL DAY CLASSIC ISTANBUL TOUR

Full Day Classic Istanbul Tour (Byzantine & Ottoman relics)

Istanbul Tour #3 Regular Group Tour

This tour is a combination of tour #1 and tour #2 with lunch.
Departure Days : Everyday.
You will visit : Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Sultan Tombs, Grand Bazaar and Hippodrome (including Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column, Constantine Column, German Fountain in Hippodrome area)
Closed: Hagia Sophia on Mondays replaced with Underground Cistern Topkapi on Tuesdays, replaced with Bosphorus boat tour; Grand Bazaar on Sundays, with other authentic shopping street.  Blue Mosque can be replaced by Kucuk Ayasofya Mosque if closed for some reason.
Tour Time : Pick up from your hotel between 08:00-08:30 am, returning by 16:30-17:00.
Price : 55 Euro per one person
Price include : All transfers from / to your hotel, professional guidance in English, entrance fees for museums and lunch (except drinks).

Istanbul Tour #3 - Private Tour
Private Istanbul tour with experienced tour guides.
Tour covers: Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome area, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar.
Closed: Hagia Sophia on Mondays, Topkapi on Tuesdays, can be replaced with Underground Cistern; Grand Bazaar on Sundays replaced with Arasta Bazaar
Possible inclusions: Archaeology Museums (closed on Mondays), Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (closed on Mondays) or Underground Cistern (open everyday). Topkapi Palace's Harem section (closed on Tuesdays, not included in group version). 15 Euro pp supplement required for each one. For a comfortable tour, maximum 1 place is recommended to be included in one day.
Tour Time : 09:00 am. Flexible pick up time, if requested.
Tour time: 7-8 hours approximately
Ask for promotional prices: Private tour's per person prices change depending on total number of participants. Please ask.
Price includes: Private English speaking experienced & licensed tour guide. All entrance fees for museums. Two way private transfer with new model air-conditioned cars/minivans from Istanbul port or hotels (exception: hotels near Sultanahmet square).
 

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HALF DAY BOSPHORUS TOUR


Istanbul Tour #4 - Half Day Bosphorus (Morning or afternoon)
You will visit: Spice Bazaar, Bosphorus boat cruise up to Rumeli Fortress (seen from outside). During the cruise you will also see (from the boat) Imperial Gardens of Yildiz Palace, Ciragan Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, Beylerbeyi Palace and Bosphorus Bridges connecting Europe and Asia.
Closed: Spice Bazaar on Sundays replaced with other authentic shops in old city.
Departure Days: Everyday
Morning Tour: Pick up from your hotel between 08:00-08:30 a.m, ending around 12:00. Half day morning tours terminate in front of Santa Sophia, Sultanahmet (hotel drop back is not provided with morning tour)
Afternoon Tour: Pick up from your hotel between 13:00-13:30, returning by 16:30-17:00. (return transfer to hotels are included only in afternoon version of the tour)
Note: Bosphorus boat tour can be operated on public boat if there is no sufficient number of participation
Price : 35 Euro including transportation, hotel transfers, English speaking tour guide, all entrance fees.

Private Version: Please ask for price for groups. Private version of this tour may be expensive for few people.
 

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HALF DAY DOLMABAHCE PALACE TOUR


Istanbul Tour #5M (Half Day Morning Dolmabahce)
This half day morning tour will cover:
Dolmabahce Palace the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons.
Yildiz Royal Garden was once part of the imperial garden of Yildiz Palace.
Tour Time : Hotel pick up between 08:00-08:30 a.m returning around 13:00 o'clock.
Price  : 40 Euro including transportation, English speaking tour guide, all entrance fees.
Closed: Dolmabahce on Mondays and Thursdays replaced with Kariye /Chora Museum,s.
 

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FULL DAY BOSPORUS TOUR


Istanbul Tour #6 - Full Day Bosporus Cruise & Beylerbeyi Palace
You will visit: Pick up from your hotel, after a mini sight-seeing tour visit Spice Bazaar, take a Bosporus boat cruise up to Rumeli Fortress (seen from outside), crossing Bosporus Bridge (from Europe to Asia), tea break at Camlica Hill on the Asian side offering the best panoramic view of Bosphorus and Istanbul, visiting Beylerbeyi Palace on the Asian shore and transfer to your hotel.
Closed: Beylerbeyi on Mondays and Thursdays replaced with Kariye (St. Savior in Chora) Museum. Spice Bazaar on Sundays replaced with other authentic shops in old city.
Tour Time : Pick up from hotels between 08:00-08:30 am, returning by 16:30-17:00 o'clock
Price: 55 Euro per person.
Price include : All transfers from / to your hotel, professional guidance in English, entrance fees for museums and lunch (except drinks).

Private Version: Please ask for price. Per person prices highly depend of number of participants for private groups.
 

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ISTANBUL PRINCE ISLANDS TOUR


Istanbul Tour #7 - Full Day Tour of Prince Islands
Departure days: Everyday
Pick up from your hotel between 08:00-08:30 a.m. and will be transferred to the pier. After an approximately 45 minutes cruise on the Marmara Sea we will arrive to the Prince's Islands, once the pleasure island of Byzantines Princes'. You will stop in Buyukada, the popular summer resort with sandy beaches and pinewood scenery, dotted with cafes and fish restaurants - behold splendid Ottoman and Victorian summer villas with colorfully flowering gardens, and explore this island in a tour by horse-drawn carriage (fayton). These Islands are now closed to car traffic. Lunch in a lovely fish restaurant by the water-front restaurant is included. In the evening return to Istanbul by the evening ferryboat and transfer to hotels by 17:30-18:00. During the journey you will also see Topkapi Palace, Leander's Tower and historical Uskudar district located by the Bosphorus from the ferryboat.
Tour Time : Pick up from hotels between 08:00-08:30 am, returning by 16:30-17:00 o'clock
Price: 55 Euro per person
Price includes: Hotel transfers, ferry tickets, guide in English and lunch. Drinks are excluded in lunch.

Private Version: Please ask for price. Per person prices highly depend of number of participants for private groups..
 

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BOSPHORUS BOAT TOUR BY NIGHT


Istanbul Tour #8 - Bosphorus Tour by Night (Boat Tour & Dinner).
A stay in Istanbul is not complete without a traditional and unforgettable boat trip up the Bosporus, the winding strait that separates Europe and Asia. Its shores offer a delightful mixture of past and present, grand splendor and simple beauty, decorated with beautiful shorefront wooden villas, marble imperial palaces, stone fortresses, small fishing villages both on the European and Asian sides.

Tour Time - The tour time is roughly from 20:00 o'clock until 24:00, midnight. Please note that hotel pick up / return times can differ depending on the location of your hotel.
Boat Cruise - An enchanted night cruise will start while you sip your welcome drink as the sun sets on Istanbul. We will pass beneath the Bosphorus Bridge by moonlight, watching Ciragan and Dolmabahce Palaces on the European shores and Beylerbeyi Palace and Anatolian Fortress on the Asian shores.
Shows - This is not just a cruise, but a traditional way of Turkish entertainment. The program includes shows such as international/Turkish live music, DJ music and belly dancers or other local folk dance performances. You can be sure it will be a memorable day of your life.
Dinner - A rich dinner menu will be served including a variety of hors d'oeuvres, main meal with grilled fish, chicken or meatballs options, fresh season's salad, fruit, dessert and unlimited (soft and alcoholic) local drinks.
Price - 65 Euro per person including hotel transfers, Bosphorus cruise, dinner and shows
Winter Discount: 60 Euro (between December 1-March 15)

Private Version: We can book a private boat for Bosphorus Cruise and organize dinner or other shows for you. The price of this cruise will depend on the number of participants, the size and capacity of the boat, duration of the cruise, extra activities requested, quality of the meal and drinks. Please tell us your expectations in details and ask for price.
 

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AFTERNOON GOLDEN HORN & BOSPHORUS


Istanbul Tour #9- Half Day Afternoon Golden Horn & Bosphorus
Tour covers: Cable Car, Bosphorus By Boat, Golden Horn, Pierre Loti Hill.
We will pick you up from your hotel (city center hotels), then you will meet with your group and guide at the meeting point. We will cruise on Bosphorus, visit Pierre Loti Hill, Cable Car, Citty Wals (by bus), Golden Horn (by bus). End of the tour we will drop you off to your hotel.
- Bosphorus by boat-An amazing cruise between the two continents, Europe and Asia, along the Bosphorus by Dolmabahce Palace and Beylerbeyi Palace.
-The Rumeli Fortress (from the sea)-Castle was built by Mehmet II to prevent the Byzantine fleet, which had control of the Bosphorus, from communicating with its northern allies.
-Cable Car- Ride from the top of the hill to the Golden Horn. Pierre Loti Hill-Hill was named by French author of famous novel ‘’Aziyade’’. It is said that Aziyade was the name of Ottoman woman who Pierre fall in love. The name of hill was given by him because of his support to the Ottoman Empire. (
If Cable Car doesn’t operate dues to technical reasons there will be no replacement.)
-Golden Horn (by bus)-As natural and secure harbor, the Golden Horn has played an important role in the development of Istanbul. The inlet separates the European shore into two.

Departure Days
: Everyday. Availability of the tours depends on number of participants, and will be clear short time before. Please ask 1-2 week before.
Tour Time : Daily departs at 13:00-13:30 and returns around 17.00-17:30. Pick up / return times depend on location of hotels. More specific times will be informed during booking procedure.
Price:  35 Euro per person including transportation, museum fees and English speaking guide. Hotel pick-up & drop-off service are available only from the hotels located in the city center. There may be an extra charge for transportations from other locations or airports

 

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FULL DAY DOLMABAHCE + GOLDEN HORN


Istanbul Tour #10- Full Day Dolmabahce & Golden Horn Tour
Tour covers: Dolmabahce Palace,  Clock Tower, Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan Mosque, Bosphorus By Boat, Golden Horn (by bus), Pierre Loti Hill (by bus). Cable Car (Pierre Loti Hill to Golden Horn)
Departure Days: Everyday. Availability of the tours depends on number of participants, and will be clear short time before. Please ask 1-2 week before.
Tour Time : Daily departure around 07:30-08:30 a.m and returns around 17.00-17:30. Pick up / return times depend on location of hotels. More specific times will be informed during booking procedure.
Price:  70 Euro per person including transportation, museum fees, lunch and English speaking guide. Hotel pick-up & drop-off service are available only from the hotels located in the city center. There may be an extra charge for transportations from other locations or airports
 

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TURKISH NIGHT SHOW & DINNER


Istanbul Tour #11 - Dinner & Turkish Night Show.
Do not miss this experience. With the price of a rich dinner you will also enjoy the best samples of traditional Turkish entertainment. The menu will include main meal, aperitif plates, 2 local alcohol-drinks and either fruit or desert plate. There will be variety of shows such as belly dancers, live music in various languages, traditional Turkish music and shows, asuk-masuk body show, Turkish folk dance groups etc.

Price: 50 Euro per person including dinner, shows and hotel transfers.
You will be picked up from your hotels around 19:30-20:00, and will be dropped back around midnight. Pick up and return times can differ depending on location of your hotel.
 

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DAILY TOURS TO OUTER ISTANBUL


Istanbul Tour #12 Bursa Daily Tour from Istanbul
There is no trip to Turkey which is complete without visiting Bursa. As the final stop on the Silk Road, and the first major capital of the Ottoman Empire, Bursa has an extremely rich cultural heritage. Known as ‘Green Bursa’ because of its parks and gardens, this full – day trip explores the verdant city nestled at the foot of Uludag (ancient Mt. Olympus), near by villages and natural wonders....
Click here for tour prices and more details about these daily tours.
 



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