Full Day Best of Istanbul City Tour

Best of Istanbul Tour

Istanbul is one of the most famous cities. The city is described as the cultural capital of Turkey. In addition to its relatively dense population, the city’s historical buildings are also popular. Every year, many local and foreign tourists visit here as part of different Istanbul tour packages.

Thanks to the best of Istanbul tour, you will have a chance to visit different regions of Istanbul. Both historical and natural beauties will make you enjoy your vacation. This Istanbul tour includes historical parts of mystic Istanbul and a cruise on the Bosphorus between Asia & European continents activities.

Duration: Full Day
Tour Type: Regular
Departure Days: Everyday
Start: 08:30
End: 17:00
Transportation: +


08:00 – 08:30 am ─ You will be picked up from your hotel in Istanbul.
You will be transferred to the first location of the Istanbul city tour. Then, the tour starts.

  • The first destination will be Ancient Hippodrome. This area is located in the city center. This structure has been used by the Byzantines as the center of sportive activities in the past for many years. The region also has structures such as Kaiser Wilhelm II Fountain, Egyptian Obelisk, Serpent Column and Constantine Porphyrogenitus.
  • The second destination is the Blue Mosque. This structure is quite magnificent and has a total of 6 minarets. The building will be an excellent destination especially for those who are interested in the history of religions.
  • The third destination is the Hagai Sophia (The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque). The museum is an area used as a church in the past. This famous museum, which was later used as a mosque, is open to visitors. The mosque can sometimes be used as a place of worship. This structure is one of the most famous buildings in Istanbul.
  • The fourth destination was Grand Covered Bazaar. This bazaar is a cultural market where traditional and historical objects are sold. This market is located in a closed area. In general, the structure of the market has been the same for many years.
  • You will have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
  • The fifth destination is Golden Horn. This region is known as the Haliç in Turkish. The Golden Horn presents a historical story and a natural beauty to the people. Many sea tours are organized on the Haliç. Especially during the summer holidays, such trips can be extremely enjoyable.
  • The sixth destination is Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) for a while to see one of the biggest covered bazaars after Grand Bazaar. You will have a chance to test fresh spices and Turkish Delight and also shop here. Afterward, we walk across to road to the port to embark on the boat and start the sail between two continents.
  • Finally, you will be visiting the Bosphorus between Asia and Europe. Bosphorus is made Istanbul one of the most important cities in the world for centuries. It will cut your breath. There will be many buildings along the cruise on the Bosphorus tour. These structures can be listed as Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Kempinski, Maiden’s Tower, Beylerbeyi Palace, Old Pasha Villas, Rumeli Fortress.
  • You will be able to examine all the buildings listed above in the Bosphorus tour. Our licensed tour guides will give you historical and structural information about each building you see during the tour.

17:00 ─ The best of Istanbul city tour is ended.
You will be transferred back to your hotel in Istanbul.


  • Pick up and drop off from Central Hotels.
  • English Speaking Licenced tour guide
  • Bosphorus Boat Cruise
  • Lunch
  • Entrance Fees
  • All necessary land transportation by A/C Touristical Buses
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks at the lunch
  • Any extra fees for transportation if your hotel is not central


Closed Days

  1. Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sunday. Replaced with Arasta Bazaar or Handicraft Store.
  2. Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia are closed on Friday due to Friday Prayer.
  3. This tour is not operated on Friday.


  1. Elijah

    Well planned trip and good tour guide in Istanbul. It was a well arranged Istanbul day trip from start to finish. The tour guides were very knowledgeable in middle east history and Turkey and have been very helpful for our inquiries, so we really enjoyed our excursion every day. Also, the contact person from the agency was very responsible for the arrangement of our trips. Generally, all was very good.

  2. Alexandru

    We used your many services during our Istanbul stay, and all excursions were amazing. I don’t know how and where you find such a guide professional team. It was a wonderful Istanbul trip for us because of your wonderful assistance. Thank you soo much.

  3. Mirabela

    Spectacular Istanbul is eye candy for photographers, historians, and travelers… The picturesque nature of this fabulous city of 16 million people remains vivid regardless of the season, month, or weather. There is a lot to see in all good ways. You need to walk too much and commit to cobblestone streets and hilly ups and downs, but few cities in the world rival that one for history, diversity, and eye appeal. Truly one of the world’s major cities, Istanbul offers more than most will never be able to wrap their arms around. It is more than worth the money to get a professional local guide (small group) to show you around. The Istanbul traffic is too rough and the city too big to try and figure it out on your own. Maximize your travel time by leaning on a top-notch guide to usher you around. Well worth the money.

  4. Lewis

    Istanbul’s full-day tour was fantastic! Their tour guide was an excellent guide and it was such a great experience to be able to see fabulous Istanbul from a local’s perspective. Would fully recommend this tour.

  5. Walter

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