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Private Half-Day Sightseeing in Istanbul

Spend the day sightseeing in Istanbul with your local driver who will show you around. Admire popular attractions from the comfort of your own private car in a fully customizable tour. Your Welcomer will share historical facts and immerse you into the Turkish lifestyle.

Explore the Historical Peninsula where the heart of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire once beat. The name might have changed - Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul - but the beauty remains timeless. Marvel at magnificent buildings such as the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Galata Tower, the Dolmabahçe Palace and unravel the past of the region. Finish off your tour admiring the view from the Bosphorus Bridge.

Our drivers are not licensed to accompany you into the sights but are very knowledgeable of the places visited and will provide all the necessary historical information and their local perspective.

At the end of the ride, your friendly driver will drop you off at your accommodation.

per adult from

$176

AUD

Duration

4 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Hotel Pickup & Dropoff
    • Personal English-Speaking professional Driver
    • Free wifi on board
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Fuel and Tolls
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fees for all attractions
    • Beverages and meals
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Official Tour Guide - Our drivers are English Speaking and very knowledgable of the places visited
    • Entry/Admission - Blue Mosque
    • Entry/Admission - Sultanahmet District
    • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Galata Tower
    • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Bridge
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    Or Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a still-functioning place of workship featuring stained glass windows with intricate designs and hand-painted blue tiles.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Sultanahmet District, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    Οnce the centre of public life in Constantinople, the Hippodrome was the scene of ferocious chariot races. The Obelisk of Theodosius, the Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine are located here.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Hagia Sophia Museum, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    The former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral dedicated to Holy Wisdom, later an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey

    An opulent complex of four courtyards, a harem, and a garden that served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Galata Tower, Buyuk Hendek Cad. 2, Istanbul Turkey

    Called Christea Turris by the Genoese — is a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of the city.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Dolmabahce Palace, Visnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahce Cd, Istanbul 34357 Turkey

    A 19th century, baroque-style building is one of the most glamorous palaces in the world. It was the administrative center of the late Ottoman Empire.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Bosphorus Bridge, Kuzguncuk Mahallesi 15, Istanbul Turkey

    Known officially as the 15 July Martyrs Bridge, is one of the three bridges spanning the Bosphorus strait while connecting Europe and Asia.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Traveler pickup is offered for any central hotel or location in Istanbul. Please note that pick up from Istanbul Airport will apply to extra charges. If you select Pickup from Istanbul airport the extra charge will be communicated to you beforehand.Airports
    • Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkey
    • Istanbul Airport, TayakadIn Terminal Street No. 1, Istanbul 34283 Turkey
    • Sabiha Gokcen, Istanbul Turkey
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Our operators are not official tour guides but English-speaking professional drivers and Locals that have been provided with all the necessary historical information about the sights visited. They cannot accompany you into the sights but will provide extended historical and local information to help you get the feeling of the city.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Welcome Pickups (Athens)

Activity ID: V-117866P29

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