Private Istanbul Old City Walk

Cultural & Theme Tours in Istanbul
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Tour description

Napoleon Bonaparte once said: "If the world were a single state Istanbul would be its capital." There's a lot to see and do in Istanbul. We want to share the culture and history of Istanbul with you, in a way you’ll never forget. Private Istanbul Walking Tours are not like every other tour company. We specialize in escorted excursions and private tours of Istanbul, uncovering a unique land of contrast, art, gastronomy, culture and ‘duende’ – getting to the heart of the Istanbul you never knew on a 7-hour insider walking tour with a local guide.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Historic Areas of Istanbul, IstanbulTopkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque and The Grand Bazaar. Duration: 7 hoursStop At: Hippodrome (At Meydani), IstanbulThe Hippodrome, a center for sports activities and ceremonies and it is also famous for the chariot races during the Roman and the Byzantine era.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Blue Mosque, IstanbulThe Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque is the second largest mosque in Istanbul and it was built during the Ottoman Period. It is known for its blue Iznik tiles and being the only Ottoman mosque with 6 minarets. The Blue Mosque is partly closed due to the restoration works. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Topkapi Palace, IstanbulTopkapi Palace, which was the main palace of the Ottoman Sultans until 1856. Many famous exhibitions are housed in the palace. The Imperial Treasury is another part of the palace and it has an 86 carat diamond on display. We will have a splendid view of the Bosporus and the Golden Horn from the palace. Please note that on Tuesdays The Topkapi Palace is closed to visitors so we visit another site such as Basilica Cistern. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), IstanbulHagia Sophia, one of the most important buildings in the history of world architecture. Built as a church by the Byzantines and decorated with mosaic tile icons, it then served as a mosque during the Ottoman era. You will definitely be impressed by being in a 1500 years old museum. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Grand Bazaar Jewelers, Istanbul the Grand Bazaar. It is the largest bazaar in the world with its 52 small streets and more than 4000 shopsDuration: 1 hour

What's included

  • Afternoon tea
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Old city and Taksim areas hotel pickup
  • Entry/Admission - Historic Areas of Istanbul
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)

What's not included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions