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. Hilary

    Yeap!!! Istanbul has it all… the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Suleiman Mosque, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern, Dolmabahce Palace, Galata Tower, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, and I haven’t even mentioned the museums and old villas. Even, I did not tell anything for two continents… Historic Istanbul has history from the Roman Byzantines, Ottomans to modern Turkey. Each period left a wonderful cultural legacy just waiting for us to explore. No city can lay claim to what Istanbul has to offer. Yeep, this is my crazy dream city that lives 24 hours…

  2. Deni

    Bilal was an amazing tour guide who was passionate about his craft. Highly recommend Bilal as your local guide with all his personal recommendations and tips on how to have a better experience in Istanbul. We went on the day tour, we saw most of the major attractions in all their beauty in Istanbul. Worth it!

  3. Joseph

    Bespoke itinerary and private guiding services in Istanbul!!! We had a 2,5 days stopover in Istanbul and a friend recommended I contact Erkan at Toursce for advice and what a recommendation it proved to be. Erkan is a remarkable font of knowledge for his beloved city. He ascertained what we had already seen on previous trips to Istanbul, and formulated a bespoke itinerary to suit our interests and time constraint. His and their travel team’s knowledge, enthusiasm, guidance, and attention to detail were impeccable throughout. Thanks, Erkan, for a truly memorable visit to your wonderful city.

  4. Kelly

    Excellent Istanbul daily tour! All we enjoyed a lot, Our guide was very knowledgeable, personable, enthusiastic, and clearly made an extra effort to engage us in the culture and traditions of Istanbul. Highly recommend the tour.

  5. Santiago

    That was our best 1-day tour in Istanbul. If you want to have a perfect experience make sure that you booked “the best of Istanbul tour” of the Toursce travel group. We had the pleasure to have Belma as our guide for the one-day tour in Istanbul. She speaks English fluently, is very polite, friendly, very knowledgeable, and professional as well. She is the kind of local guide that will make have a real local experience and give you all the good tips for shopping, food, etc… Truly an amazing experience where we visited all the important landmarks and became part of the astonishing history of those places for a day all because of Belma and Toursce tours… highly recommended and yes, two thumbs up👍🏼👍🏼

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