Istanbul Custom City Highlights Full Day Tour

8hr, Private Custom tour

OVERVIEW: On this guided 'private' tour for your group you have the ability to mix and match to 'customize' your Istanbul  shore tour. It's a popular choice of vacationers and Mediterranean cruisers coming to the port city of Istanbul, the "2010 European Capital of Culture”. You will learn from your highly educated guide why Istanbul is called the 'Crossroads of culture, art, religion, trade and thought'. 

INCLUDED:  Licensed guide, A/C vehicle, dependable driver

NOT INCLUDED: Entrance fees: lunch, and tips (appreciated when deserved)

HIGHLIGHTS:  Ability to customize your own private tour. For history: try the Archaeological Museum and combine it with the Hagia Sophia (considered the largest and most beautiful building for over one thousand years). Adventure lures you? Go underground to the massive football field size Basilica Cistern where you can also pose for photos in Sultan's and Sultana clothing or sign up for a 600 yr. old traditional Hamam massage/scrub. Foodie? Experience authentic Mediterranean cuisine from a combination of multiple cultures. Other options include the opulent Topkapi Palace with it's amazing tile work and the active Blue Mosque. You can choose to book a cruise down the  Bosphorus or shop til you drop in the Grand Bazaar or the smaller Spice Bazaar. If you need help/advice, just ask. It's fun for us to give you a great day in our city.

FYI: Visiting the Blue Mosque ladies are required to wear a scarf to cover head and shoulders please. 

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Key information

  • Private tour
  • Professional licensed tour guide
  • Transportation and driver included
  • Full day, approx. 8 hours
  • The tour duration includes allowance for time between sites/activities.
  • You may reserve some time for lunch by selecting it in your itinerary

Custom Itinerary (Click on activities to learn more)

45 min
Istanbul Hamam-Sultan
  • Minimum age: 10
1hr 30m
Istanbul Hamam-Sultan #2
  • Minimum age: 10
1hr 30m
Topkapi Harem
  • Groups of maximum 48 people
2hr 0m
Time for Turkish lunch
1hr 0m
Istanbul Hamam Cemberlitas - Turkish Bath with massage
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Children must be with an adult
  • Not recommended for persons with heart conditions
1hr 30m
  • Ferry departures after 11:00 every one hour
1hr 30m

Entrance Fees

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