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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 cable-car and cruise on the Bosphorus activities.

Visiting Sights
  • Blue Mosque
  • Hippodrome
  • Hagia Sophia Mosque
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Drive Along the Golden Horn
  • Pierre Loti Hill
  • Cable Car
  • Bosphorus Cruise Sightseeing
  • Dolmabahce Palace (from the Sea)
  • Ciragan Kempinski (from the Sea)
  • Maiden's Tower (from the Sea)
  • Beylerbeyi Palace (from the Sea)
  • Old Pasha Villas (from the Sea)
  • Rumeli Frotress (from the Sea)
Best of Istanbul Tour
  • Full Day
  • Regular
  • Everyday
  • 08:30
  • 17:00
  • +

Full Day Istanbul City Tour

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 Museum. 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 Pierre Loti Hill. From this area, you can watch the whole Golden Horn and have a drink. Pierre Loti Hill has a breathtaking view from a high area. There are also restaurants and cafés where you can have a snack. In addition to the area from the Cable Car to the down to Eyup district, there will be many views of the area.
  • 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.

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  • Pick up and drop off from Central Hotels.
  • English Speaking Licenced Tour guide
  • Bosphorus Boat Cruise
  • Cable car on Pierre Loti Hill
  • 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 is closed on Friday due to Friday Prayer. No Replacement.
  2. Hagia Sophia is closed in the winter period on Monday. Replaced with Underground Cistern.
  3. Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sunday. Replaced with Handicraft Store.


How do I pay for the tour?

If you accept the tour that you would like to join and ready to book you can use our online booking form on the mentioned page. You can click on (Book Now Pay Online) You can pay either deposit or full amount with your Visa or Master Card.

Do we pay the full amount?

Generally, we charge a minimum %30 deposit or some small amount according to tour content. The deposit may change according to the tour package you that you chose and it is shown on the website how much deposit we charge. If you pay only deposit the rest has to paid in CASH once.

Is there any discount for children?

Of course, we have a discount for children. You will see the discounts for children when you start the booking online.

What are the departure dates of the tour?

Our tours depart every day (unless otherwise stated)! You need to pick your date from the booking form and complete it then we will arrange your tour according to the chosen starting date.

What kind of vehicles do you use for your day tours?

We use fully air-conditioned non-smoking new-model touristic vehicles for our tours, like Mercedes, Wolksvagen, Isuzu, Otokar) – so that you can enjoying touring in comfort. Some of our tour Packages include local buses for conneting from one city to others. We use a good bus companies for your locla bus travel from one city to others.

Do your tours stop in shopping stores?

Our regular group tours stopping in some shopping places. But there is no obligation to buy. Mostly we stop unique goods shops belong to Turkey such as carpet store, leather store or jewelry stores. Once we stop here also you will get a lecture about the goods. Our private tours do not stop any shops unless you required.

Who will pick up from our hotel?

If you booked your own hotel and start the one of our tour from your hotel, one of our staff/driver will come to your hotel at given time that will be written on your confirmation voucher and take you the meeting point to meet with other tour participants and tour guide.

Do we have to carry our passport with us during the tour?

While you are on a city tour, you do not need to carry but just in case, once you arrive in your hotel, take the copy of your passport and carry passport's copy with you. If you travel from one city to other city and if you are going to use the flight or bus connection between cities, you have to take your passport with you.

How many people there will be in the group tours?

Group size changes day by day. We are not able to give you an exact number of the group but generally, group size is between 8 and 25 people.

Are tour guides licensed and speak English?

All of our tour guides are licensed by the Turkish Tourism & Cultural Ministry and all are educated and well experienced.

If I am Vegetarian, am I able to find any Vegetarian food during Turkey Trip?

Yes, It is very easy to find vegetarian food in Turkey. But please let us know your food preference at the time of booking.

What happen if I forget any valuables/any staff in the tours?

We are not responsable for any forgeten valuables/staff on our tour. But if you let us know immediately we will try to do our best to find it and deliver it to you according to the possibility.

When I pay by credit card, is it safe to use your online booking?

It is secured by SSL 128-256 bit and we do not see any credit card details. When you insert your credit card details the payment charged directly by our bank.

Do you pick up and drop off from/to hotels for the day tours?

Yes, we do pick up and drop off from Central Hotels like Sultanahmet, Laleli, Aksaray, Taksim, Fındıkzade, Karakoy, Beyoglu, Sirkeci. If the hotel that you booked is out of these areas, where you need to come by yourself to our meeting point or there will be an additional cost for pick up and drop off according to the possibility.

Do you drop off the airport after the tour?

Yes, we are able to transfer you the airport at the end of the tour with an additional cost. The price change according to the airport. Please let us know which airport at the time of booking.

If I have stopped over in Istanbul for a limited time, can I join the day tours?

According to your flight arrival and departure time, you are able to join. But there will be an additional cost for pick up and drop off the airport.

4 reviews for Best of Istanbul Tour
  1. Ronald Mclaren

    Being on our 50’s, we thought a private tour would be more comfortable for us.We almost always did private tours in the cities we have visited..First time in Istanbul turned to a great experience experience thanks to the effort of our agent and the tour guide. We had very short time but they made it a great trip. Istanbul is a a living history and in every step you come across a heritage. We learnt quite a lot from our guide. She was excellent. Thanks a lot..

  2. Evans

    The trip was outstanding. This travel company arranged the trip and met all our expectations. Everything about it was perfect. The guides and drivers were wonderful. Excluding traffic =)

  3. Zackary

    From the time we arrived in Istanbul until we checked into our return flight, the guides and the travel team took care that we moved effortlessly from place to place and that our lack of of language knowledge caused no problems. Thank you so much for that great day.

  4. Alfred

    Me and my wife love to discovering new cities and cultures. Main reason of our desicion was that turkish culture is completely different than ours in america. Your foods is kinda spicey but but excellent, and ofcourse the true hospitality. We decide to do this tour private couse for thepeople like us around 60’s hard to act with group. Every spot we visit was fabulous. Our guide she was a real lady. And specialy shoping at spice bazaar was huge fun. I’m glad that we choose the right agency for the right trip.

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