ABOUT VIP TOUR IN ISTANBUL
VIP Tour in Istanbul is the perfect chance to discover the magical city of Istanbul on an all-inclusive private tour. You can choose your own itinerary or choose from our suggested itineraries. At the time best suits you, your private tour guide will collect you from your hotel, accommodation or Cruise Port Terminal. Your VIP private tour in Istanbul begins from the pick-up time.
Your private tour guide will accompany you for 8 hours. This tour includes tickets to museums, a delicious full-course lunch, and transport by a private vehicle.
- You can choose to follow one of the suggested itineraries not to miss Istanbul’s main attractions or you can create your own custom itinerary.
- We have private tours in English, Spanish, German, Russian and French. For more information, please contact our team.
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
- No strangers, just you.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- A private vehicle for 8 hours
- A delicious full-course lunch
- A professional English-speaking tour guide
- Transport by private vehicle
- Entrance to the museums
- A full-course lunch
What’s not included
- Personal expenses
SUGGESTED ITINERARIES FOR VIP TOURS IN ISTANBUL
Istanbul is known to be world’s one of the biggest cities. There’s so much to see and do in Istanbul that it can be quite challenging to know where to start when you are visiting this city. Getting recommendations from expert tour guides will ensure the best itinerary considering your likes, needs and pace. You can have a look at our suggested itineraries for an inspiration.
Discovering the imperial Istanbul
It is always a good idea to discover Istanbul’s old city on a full-day private tour with a professional tour guide. A trip to Istanbul wouldn’t be complete without walking through the old city center of Istanbul.
Hagia Sophia is one of the breathtaking landmarks you will visit in Istanbul’s old city. This stunning building is also known as the Holy Wisdom. It was built in the 6th century by the famous Byzantine emperor Justinian. You will also visit Sultan Ahmed Mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque. This Ottoman-era mosque has stunning interior decorations.
You will discover Hippodrome of Constantinople which is the ancient public arena for chariot races and gladiatorial games during the Byzantine Empire. The Hippodrome is decorated with iconic monuments such as the Serpent Column and Obelisk of Thutmosis.
You will have the perfect chance to visit Serefiye Cistern which is a popular ancient cistern in Istanbul. Topkapi Palace is another stop on this itinerary. Every year millions of people visit this magnificent Ottoman palace which was used as the imperial residence of the Ottoman sultans. The last stop will be the Grand Bazaar. You will be amazed by the charm of Istanbul’s largest and oldest covered market with the company of your private tour guide.
Exploring the cosmopolitan Istanbul
Taksim and its surrounding is definitely one of the most popular areas of Istanbul. If you follow this itinerary, you will get the great chance to discover Taksim which is known as the shopping and entertainment center of Istanbul. You will see the Republic monument at Taksim Square and learn about Ataturk and the history of the modern Turkish Republic.
Accompanied by your private tour guide, you will walk along the Istiklal Street. On your way, you will explore the Galata neighborhood and 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.
Another stops during this tour will be the breathtaking Galata Tower, a medieval stone tower built by the Genoese. You will also visit the Dolmabahce Palace, a 19th century Ottoman palace. Your last stop will be the popular Spice Bazaar. This ancient bazaar is still one of the most important markets of Istanbul. The Spice Bazaar is the best spot if you want to taste traditional spices, nuts, honeycomb, apple tea and Turkish delight.
Embracing Istanbul’s Asian side
Istanbul is a city of two continents. During your visit to this beautiful city, make sure you visit both European and Asian parts of Istanbul. It is always a good idea to explore the Asian part as it offers a different view of the city.
If you follow this itinerary, you will get the perfect chance to marvel at the best view of Istanbul city as you will go to Camlica Hill. You will also visit Beylerbeyi Palace, an Ottoman palace used as summer residence of sultans. Accompanied by your private tour guide, you will discover Uskudar which is a historical neighborhood famous for the Maiden’s Tower. Uskudar has the best sunset view of Istanbul. The last stop of this itinerary will be Kadikoy, one of the most famous neighborhoods of Istanbul. It is now full of art and culture hotspots as well as cafes and pubs.