Best of Istanbul: private guided tour of the Bosphorus
History & heritage tours

Best of Istanbul: private guided tour of the Bosphorus

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 7 hours
Do this because
  • Visit historical Istanbul streets with a local tour guide
  • Expand your knowledge with the explanations of your private guide
  • Customize your flexible itinerary by talking with your guide and set your pace accordingly
What to expect

Meet your tour guide at your hotel or at the cruise port and start the tour with the highlights of Istanbul:

The Spice Market is a colorful indoor bazaar and has lots of shops offering a variety of spices, purses, flavored teas, Turkish delight, nuts, as well as ceramics and small souvenirs.

Take then the public ferry for a Bosphorus Cruise to see both Istanbul’s European and Asian sides, Galata Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, the Rumelian Fortress, old Ottoman villas, the Bosphorus bridges and mosques.

Dolmabahce Palace is renown for its elegance and beauty with the most luxurious decorations, chandeliers, rugs, crystals and ceramic fireplaces. It is a beautiful palace, right on the Bosphorus, with gorgeous furnishings, paintings and porcelains.

Taksim Square, the great place defining modern Turkey. Close to Istiklal Street and Galata Tower. It has very good food joints, cafes, shops, bars and night clubs around.

After your tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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What's included
  • Private Tour
  • Professional Local Guide
  • Transportation
What's not included
  • Museum/Attraction Tickets
  • Lunch, Drinks
  • Gratuity

Alemdar, Basilica Cistern, Yerebatan Caddesi, Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Meeting point:

Your guide will be wearing a tour guide badge.

What to remember
  • Prices are per group (1-8 people) and not per person
  • Museum tickets are not included in the price of this tour and children under 7 can get free entrance tickets in museums: please make sure that you have the passport of children as museums will verify their ages for free tickets
  • Your guide will meet you in hotels in the areas of Sultanahmet, Taksim, Beyoglu, Ortakoy, Laleli, Sisli and Besiktas and start the tour from there. If your hotel or place of stay is outside these areas, by talking with your local service supplier, you can arrange a pick-up point or set a meeting point with your guide
  • Your tour guide will make necessary changes such as switching/swapping sites when the museums are closed
  • Dolmabahce Palace is closed on Mondays, due to regulations, live guide service is not available at Dolmabahce Palace
  • The Bosphorus cruise is operated by a public ferry
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  • Every day at 9:00am, 09:30am, 10:00am
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Guided Istanbul Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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