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. Ryan

    Firstly, I will like to commend Toursce for its customer service. We initially booked a 2 days tour of Istanbul, then we were told that we had to pay extra hotel pick up and drop off fees due to the fact that we were in a far hotel on the Asia side of town. We requested a cancellation and refund and that was done promptly and courteously. We then moved to a city center hotel and we booked the best of Istanbul tour privately. Our tour guide was so nice and an excellent guy all around. He was punctual at the meeting at the hotel lobby and met us with a smile. We had a wonderful day in the city with him. The guided local tour was informative, at our own pace, and with the required humor. We skipped the lines and were given vip treatment at the sites. He’s so deep knowledge of Istanbul and his passion for what he does is outstanding. We strongly recommend this tour company for your Istanbul tours. Those audio narration does not compare with using a local tour guide. It is worth each penny. Thanks to Toursce Istanbul, Turkey!

  2. Sammie

    A wonderful and remarkably memorable tour operated by the toursce team. Our local tour guide is very kind humble and energetic. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable and gave us a fantastic day in Istanbul. We learned about art, culture, history, and much more. We are very well traveled around Istanbul and we were very happy with the package. Worth time and money. Will definitely recommend you to all my friends and family.

  3. Barbara

    We were in Istanbul for a conference and were able to take in several outings. Erkan was so accommodating about working around our schedule. He knew exactly the right kind of Istanbul sights to show us and what was the most important. The excursion that stands out in my mind most was the Bosphorus Cruise between Asia and Europe continents. We got off at a quaint fishing village on the Europe shore, had the most fabulous lunch with a view of Bosphorus, and toured the local shops. Tour guides’ personal knowledge and method of storytelling are above reproach! Toursce travel group made all of my hotel arrangements and suggested all the best restaurants and of course included a walking tour. One can’t say you’ve been to Istanbul city unless you’ve been to the Spice Market. Erkan’s attention to detail and customized offerings will keep me coming back and referring all my friends. Love Istanbul! Highly recommend this company and its tailor-made programs.

  4. Rachel

    Our guide was outstanding in giving us a great tour of Istanbul. We were the only nine clients for the tour in this quiet time of the year. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, very professional and we developed a strong bond with him during the tour. It was a fabulous day out in Istanbul. Would recommend it very strongly.

  5. Zhang

    The tour was well organized with hotel pick up and drop off. The best part of the tour was the combined old city and Bosphorus in a day. Then their tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. All in all highly recommended this daily trip and tour guide.

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