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. Eric

    This excursion was a great way to kick off our few days in Istanbul. It gave us a nice kick start to the Istanbul visit. Selami was a knowledgeable and terrific guide. He knew the best timing to arrive at each place in the city and we covered a lot of territories and avoided a lot of lines in a day with him. Our travel agent from the office then sent us off with recommendations and ideas for the rest of the day. We recommend your team, guys. Thank you.

  2. Calitlin

    Really great daily tour, our local tour guide was highly knowledgeable and very friendly. We even got a lovely bracelet from her which he got from a local street artisan, which was so sweet and thoughtful. He answered all of our important/unimportant questions and made the entrance into the sites visited very smooth. This day was a great introduction to Istanbul as we were only there for a limited amount of time. Highly recommend!

  3. Elijah

    We have done this great Istanbul tour. The tour guide was very much knowledgeable about the history and details of Instanbul. He was very attentive to guest needs and was able to answer detailed questions about minor features we asked about. The lunch was excellent, definitely a cut above average. Highly recommend…

  4. Gillian

    My assistant booked the last minted excursions in Turkey from the web online. I didn’t think my day tours would be this good. This tour company pays attention to its business and cares a lot about the quality of the tours. Especially my tours in Istanbul and Cappadocia day tour were great. They were very well organized, not crowded, and had guides who were knowledgeable about Turkey and history knowledgeable. They are very chatty and exciting people, there was never a dull moment with them as our guides. I wonder how my Ephesus and Pamukkale day tour will be tomorrow. I will recommend this company to all my friends around.

  5. Bernad

    A must-do in Istanbul. Had this tour a year ago and had the chance to take it this year again with my girlfriend. An extraordinary experience with the best travel team in Turkey. Travel services and level of knowledge has increased even more this year. Everything was so detailed in the tour program and they really take care of you and your family’s needs in a day. Communication was good and English skills nice. You can contact them on whatsapp as well. Hope can visit other cities of Turkey on our next vacation. Thank you.

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