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.
  • You will have a delicious lunch.
  • 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.
  • 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. Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia are closed on Friday due to Friday Prayer.
  2. This tour is not operated on Friday.


  1. Chandra

    I recently had the pleasure of embarking on a Bosphorus boat cruise during my visit to Istanbul, and I can confidently say that it was one of the most enchanting experiences of my life. From start to finish, this journey left me awe-inspired and completely captivated. The informative and engaging commentary provided by our guide added depth to the experience. Learning about the rich history and cultural significance of the Bosphorus Strait and its surroundings enriched my understanding of this incredible place. One of the most memorable moments of the cruise was passing beneath the famous Bosphorus bridges, a true engineering marvel. The sight of these colossal structures towering above us was a true testament to human ingenuity and added an extra layer of excitement to the journey. In conclusion, my Bosphorus boat cruise was nothing short of magical. The combination of stunning scenery, informative commentary, and an overall sense of wonderment left me with cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re a history buff or simply in search of a unique and captivating experience in Istanbul, I wholeheartedly recommend the Bosphorus boat cruise. It’s an adventure that will leave you spellbound and longing for more.

  2. Leanka

    A mesmerizing blend of ancient history and modern vibrance, Istanbul is a true gem that captivates with its stunning architecture, bustling bazaars, and rich cultural tapestry. The Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque stand as awe-inspiring testaments to the city’s past, while the bustling Grand Bazaar and delicious street food scene offer a taste of contemporary Turkish life. Whether wandering through the labyrinthine streets of the old city or cruising the Bosphorus at sunset, Istanbul is an enchanting destination that lingers in the heart.

  3. Nurulizwa

    Tour Company and Guide: I recently went on the Best of Istanbul City Tour with toursce.com and our guides Ali in the morning and Sumeyya in the afternoon on the boat. Our guide was knowledgeable, personable, and spoke excellent English. She made the tour both informative and enjoyable.
    Itinerary: The itinerary was well-planned and covered all the major attractions of Istanbul. We visited the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque / Ayasofya-i Kebir Cami-i Şerifi, Blue Mosque, and a boat cruise sightseeing on the Bosphorus river among other places. Our guides provided us with fascinating historical and cultural information at each site, making the tour even more meaningful.
    Transportation: The transportation provided by the tour company was comfortable, and our driver was skilled at navigating the busy streets of Istanbul. We were picked up from our hotel and dropped off at the end of the tour, which was a convenient service. The tour also included a delicious traditional Turkish lunch on the boat (lunch on the boat was a surprise for us), which was a highlight of the day.
    Overall Experience: The Best of Istanbul City Tour was an excellent experience. We were able to see all the major attractions of Istanbul in just one day, which was a great value for our time. The tour was well-organized, and our guides ensured that we had enough time at each site to explore and take photos. The lunch provided was delicious and authentic, giving us a taste of Turkish cuisine.
    Recommendations: I highly recommend the Best of Istanbul City Tour to anyone visiting Istanbul. The tour covers all the major attractions of the city and is an excellent value for your time and money. I suggest bringing comfortable walking shoes, as there is a lot of walking involved, and a camera to capture the beautiful sights.
    Overall, I had a fantastic experience on the Best of Istanbul City Tour and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to explore the best of what Istanbul has to offer. The tour company and our guides were professional and knowledgeable, making the tour both informative and enjoyable.

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