ABOUT PRIVATE TOUR IN ISTANBUL
On Private Tour in Istanbul, you can choose your own itinerary or choose from suggested itineraries. At the time best suits you, your private tour guide will collect you from your hotel, accommodation or Cruise Port Terminal. Your full-day private tour in Istanbul begins from the pick-up time. Your tour guide will accompany you for 8 hours.
- You can choose to do this tour with a private vehicle included or you can opt for just a private tour guide.
- You can choose to follow one of the suggested itineraries not to miss the city’s top attractions or you can create your own custom itinerary.
- We offer private tours in English, Spanish, German, Russian and French. Please contact our team for additional information.
|Tour with guide||Tour with guide & vehicle|
|Up to 4 people||90 €||175 €|
|Up to 9 people||100 €||190 €|
|Up to 13 people||110 €||195 €|
|Up to 19 people||120 €||280 €|
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
- Be accompanied by an English-speaking tour guide for 8 hours
- A tailor-made tour experience designed to fit your interests and preferences
- Hotel pick-up
- A private vehicle for 8 hours (optional)
- A professional English-speaking tour guide
- Transport by private vehicle (optional)
- No strangers, just you.
What’s not included
- Entrance to the museums
- Foods and drinks
ITINERARY IDEAS FOR PRIVATE TOURS IN ISTANBUL
From its historical city center to the top attractions of the Asian side, there’s so much to see and do in Istanbul that it can be challenging to know where to start when planning a private city tour in Istanbul. Without any doubt, Istanbul is one of the biggest cities in the world. There is probably more to see and do here than in any other big city. To help you out, your professional tour guide will recommend an itinerary considering your interests, needs and pace. Here is a great selection of inspirational itinerary ideas:
Discovering Istanbul’s old city
Discover Istanbul’s old city on a full-day private tour with an expert tour guide. You will visit the stunning Hagia Sophia known as the Holy Wisdom. This iconic structure was built in the 6th century by the Byzantine emperor Justinian. If you follow this itinerary, you will also visit Sultan Ahmed Mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque. This structure is an Ottoman-era mosque famous for its interior decoration. You will explore Hippodrome of Constantinople, a public arena for chariot races and gladiatorial games during the Byzantine Empire. The Hippodrome is decorated with the Serpent Column and Obelisk of Thutmosis. You will get the chance to visit Serefiye Cistern, one of the many ancient cisterns of Istanbul. Another stop on this itinerary is Topkapi Palace, a magnificent Ottoman palace used as the imperial residence of the sultans. No tour of Istanbul’s old city would be complete without a visit to the Grand Bazaar. You will enjoy the charm of Istanbul’s largest historical covered market with the company of your expert tour guide.
Exploring the vibrant city of Istanbul
This itinerary will take you to Taksim, an important commercial, shopping and entertainment center of Istanbul. Here, you will visit the Taksim Square and walk along the Istiklal Street. On your way to Galata neighborhood, you can visit Hagia Triada Church, Huseyin Aga Mosque, Flower Passage, Fish Market, Galatasaray Square, Saint Antony of Padua Church, Pera Museum, Tunnel Square and Galata Whirling Dervishes Lodge. You will also get the excellent chance to visit Galata neighborhood famous for its historical and cultural heritage. Here, you will see the Galata Tower, a medieval stone tower built by the Genoese. If you follow this itinerary, you will also visit Dolmabahce Palace, a 19th century Ottoman palace. This itinerary ends in Spice Bazaar, one of the oldest historical markets in Istanbul. Located in Eminönü, the Spice Bazaar is the perfect spot to try spices, nuts, honeycomb, apple tea and Turkish delight.
Highlights of Istanbul’s Asian side
Istanbul’s Asian side, also known as Anatolian side, is the eastern half of the city. The Asian side of Istanbul offers a different view and has its own soul and energy. If you choose this itinerary for your private Istanbul tour, you will get the chance to see the best view of Istanbul city as you will go to Camlica Hill. You will visit Beylerbeyi Palace, an Ottoman palace used as summer residence of sultans and his family. You will explore Uskudar, a popular historical neighborhood. Uskudar has the best sunset view of Istanbul. Here, you can see the Maiden’s Tower. One of the stops of this itinerary will be Kadikoy neighborhood which is famous for its nightlife as well as its art and culture hotspots.