Skip The Line: 1-2 or 3 Days Private Istanbul Guided Tour

See the sights of Istanbul that most interest you on a customized, 1 ,2 or 3-days tour with a private guide. Marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, such as Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern.

per adult from

$147

AUD

Duration

3 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • 1 . 2 or 3 days (depending on option selected)
    • Private Tour
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities (suggested)
    • Museum/Attraction Tickets
    • Overnight Accommodation
    • Lunch
    • Transportation from/back to hotel and between sites (unless option selected)
    • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia
    • Entry/Admission - Dolmabahce Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Bosphorus Strait
    • Entry/Admission - Galata Tower
    • Entry/Admission - Fener Rum Patrikhanesi
    • Entry/Admission - Chora Museum

  • Day 1: 1 Day Private istanbul Guided Tour Day:Blue Mosq,Hagia Sophia,Topkapi Palace,Basilica Cistern,Grand BazarDay

    Stop At: Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Mah At Meydani Cad No 7, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    The Blue Mosque (Called Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish) is an historical mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Topkapi Palace, Cankurtaran Mahallesi Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    Topkapı Palace was not only the residence of the Ottoman sultans, but also the administrative and educational centre of the state. Initially constructed between 1460 and 1478 by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople, and expanded upon and altered many times throughout its long history, the palace served as the home of the Ottoman sultans and their court until the middle of the 19th century.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kapali Carsi, Kalpakcilar Cad. Sorguclu Han No: 22, Istanbul 34126 Turkey
    One of the largest and oldest covered bazaars in the world, the Grand Bazaar is 30,700 square meters with over 60 streets and alleys and 4,000 shops.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Hippodrome, Binbirdirek, Sultan Ahmet ParkI No:2, Istanbul Turkey
    Hippodrome of Constantinople, located in Sultanahmet/Istanbul, was a public arena mainly for chariot races. The word hippodrome comes from the Greek hippos (horse) and dromos (way). The Hippodrome of Constantinople was also home to gladiatorial games, official ceremonies, celebrations, protests, torture to the convicts and so on.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hagia Sophia, Ayasofya Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    The Hagia Sophia, one of the historical architectural wonders that still remains standing today, has an important place in the art world with its architecture, grandness, size and functionality. The Hagia Sophia, the biggest church constructed by the East Roman Empire in Istanbul, has been constructed three times in the same location.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamami, Ayasofya Meydani No:2 Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Fatih, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    The Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam in Istanbul was designed and built by Mimar Sinan, the chief Ottoman architect. It was built at the request of Hurrem Sultan (Roxelana), the wife of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century (1556-1557 AD). It was built where the ancient public baths of Zeuxippus (100-200 AD) used to stand, between the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. The area is also particularly significant as the site where the Temple of Zeus once stood. In Turkish bath where men coldness, warmness, hotness sections and women hotness, warmness and coldness sections follow each other.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: 2 Days private istanbul Guided Tour : Spice Bazaar, Bosphorus cruise, Dolmabahce Palace, Istiklal Street, and Taksim

    Stop At: Dolmabahce Palace, Visnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahce Cd, Istanbul 34357 Turkey
    The Dolmabahce Palace is located along the European shore of the Bosphorus Strait. Originally there was a shallow bay where the Ottoman fleet used to anchor their ships. After the 17th century the coast was filled in and converted into a nice garden with a couple of pavilions named as Besiktas Waterfront Palace complex, where the sultans used to relax enjoying the views.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Taksim Square, Gumussuyu Mh., Istanbul 34435 Turkey
    Taksim Square (Taksim Meydani), Istanbul’s main modern hub, is located at the end of the pedestrian thoroughfare Istiklal Avenue (Istiklal Caddesi). A popular meeting place, Taksim Square is anchored by the Monument of the Republic and buzzes with activity day and night. The area historically hosts public celebrations, parades, and demonstrations.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
    The Bosphorus Strait defines Istanbul. It is the divide between Europe and Asia, and the main connection between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Dotted with parks and elaborate Ottoman mansions, including Dolmabahce Palace, and spanned by three intercontinental bridges, the Bosphorus is the veritable heart of the city.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Rumeli Fortress, Yahyakemal Cad. No.28, Istanbul 34470 Turkey
    Built over just four months, the 15th-century Rumeli Fortress played a key role in the fall of Byzantine Constantinople. Together with the Anatolian Fortress (Anadolu Hisarı) on the Bosphorus, Rumeli Fortress was used by the Ottomans to cut off aid and supplies to Constantinople. Today, it serves as both an open-air theater and site of historical interest



    Pass By: Bosphorus Bridge, Kuzguncuk Mahallesi 15, Istanbul Turkey
    The Bosphorus Bridge (Bogazici Koprusu) in Istanbul is one of three continent-spanning bridges over the Bosphorus Strait, connecting Europe and Asia. When it opened in 1973, the 5,118-foot (1,560-meter) bridge was the fourth-longest suspension bridge in the world. And though it has since slid down the rankings, it is still an impressive sight to behold



    Pass By: KIz Kulesi, Uskudar, Istanbul Turkey
    Maiden’s Tower (Kiz Kulesi)
    Located on an islet in the Bosphorus Strait, just offshore from Istanbul’s Uskudar neighborhood, Maiden’s Tower (Kiz Kulesi) is a historical site that has inspired myths and legends. The Ottomans expanded and rebuilt the structure, and today it contains a restaurant and bar with views of the city.



    Pass By: Galata Tower, Buyuk Hendek Cad. 2, Istanbul Turkey
    Rising high above its namesake neighborhood, Istanbul’s Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi) dates back to the Genoese presence in Constantinople in the 14th century. An elevator takes you up to a viewing platform located under the roof, which offers panoramic views of the Old City peninsula and Beyoglu neighborhood.



    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: 3 Days Private istanbul Guided Tour : Galata Tower,Fener Rum Patrikhanesi,Kariye Museum,Pierre Loti Tepesi,kadıköy

    Stop At: Galata Tower, Buyuk Hendek Cad. 2, Istanbul Turkey
    We will see the tower FROM OUTSIDE, due to the regulations unfortunately tour guides don't have skip the line priority here so it takes long time to wait queue. Your tour guide will make you explanation about tower.


    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Fener Rum Patrikhanesi, Dr. SadIk Ahmet Cd. No:44 Yavuz Sultan Selim Mahallesi, Istanbul 34083 Turkey
    A historically Greek area located on the Golden Horn, the Fener District offers a peek into Istanbul of old. The neighborhood is home to Byzantine and Ottoman-era homes, churches, and other buildings, along with the Greek Patriarchate. Walk the side streets where you can't help but pass historic buildings and trendy cafes, stores, and galleries.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Chora Museum, Kariye Mahallesi, Kariye Camii Sokak, No: 18 EdirnekapI Fatih, Istanbul 34087 Turkey
    The Kariye Mosque, or the Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora (Greek: Ἐκκλησία τοῦ Ἁγίου Σωτῆρος ἐν τῇ Χώρᾳ; Turkish: Kariye Müzesi, Kariye Camii, Kariye Kilisesi), is a medieval Greek Orthodox church[1] used as a mosque today in the Edirnekapı neighborhood of Istanbul, Turkey. The neighborhood is situated in the western part of the municipality (belediye) of the Fatih district. The Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora was built in the style of Byzantine architecture. In the 16th century, during the Ottoman era, the Christian church was converted into a mosque; it became a museum in 1945, but was turned back into a mosque in 2020[2][3] The interior of the building is covered with some of the oldest and finest surviving Byzantine Christian mosaics and frescoes; they were uncovered and restored after the building was secularized and turned into a museum.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Pierre Loti Tepesi, Idris Kosku Cad. Eyup, Istanbul 34050 Turkey
    Pierre Loti Hill to be visited with your tour guide for panaromic view of the Golden horn.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Kadikoy Istanbul Boga Meydani, Bahariye Caddesi, Istanbul Turkey
    Kadıköy is a large, populous, and cosmopolitan district in the Asian side of Istanbul, Turkey on the northern shore of the Sea
    Duration: 45 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Tour guide meets you at central Istanbul hotels or port. If hotel is not centrally located,meeting point with tour guide is the front of Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya).Ports
    • İSTANBUL PORT
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Blue Mosque is closed until 2pm on Fridays
    • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays
    • Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays
    • Annual Closing Dates of all museums and bazaars in Istanbul in 2021 as follows; January 1-New Year. May 13/14/15-Ramadan Celebrations. July 20/21/22/23-Eid Celebrations. October 29-Republic Day
    • For last minute bookings, tour starting time can be flexible.
    • Galata Tower will be visited from outside as tour guides have no priority to skip the line due to Galata Tower regulations
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • 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 - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Unique Ephesus Tours

Activity ID: V-74036P27

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