2-Day Private Tour of Istanbul

2 Day Private Tour of Istanbul

2-Day Private Istanbul Tour

Day 1: Private Guided Old City of Istanbul Tour

The Hippodrome: In a U-shaped arena, 100,000 people watch an old horse race. The only parts of the Hippodrome that still stand are the Egyptian Obelisk, the Serpent Column, and the Constantine Columns. The seats, walls, and most of what was left have been destroyed.

Between 1609 and 1616, Sultan Ahmed built the Blue Mosque. During the Ottoman Empire, it was a royal mosque. It is called the Sultanahmet Mosque, but tourists gave it the name “Blue Mosque” because of the blue tiles inside.

The Topkapi Palace used to be the center of government and life for the Ottoman Empire. In the 15th century, Sultan Mehmet II built the palace. It later became the center of the Ottoman Empire’s government. Since 1924, it has been used as a museum.

The Istanbul Mosaic Museum has an amazing collection of Roman tiles, most of which are from the 4th to 6th centuries. The museum is in the Great Palace of Constantinople, which gives tourists a unique chance to see how intricately these mosaic works of art were made. The mosaics show different scenes, such as mythological characters, everyday life, and holy symbols.

The Turkish Islamic Art Museum in Istanbul has a wonderful collection of Islamic art and objects from many different places and times. There are many different kinds of art on display at the museum, such as illuminated texts, calligraphy, ceramics, textiles, metalwork, and wooden art. Visitors can look at the beautiful craftsmanship and intricate details of these works, which show off the Islamic world’s rich cultural history. The Istanbul Islamic Art Museum gives a fascinating look at how Islamic society has contributed to art and culture throughout history.

Day 2: Private Guided Tour of Istanbul

Between 532 and 537, Justinian, the Roman Emperor, built Hagia Sophia. It grew to be the tallest and largest church in the world. In the 1500s, the Ottomans turned the church into a mosque. In 1934, it was turned into a museum. In July 2020, the Hagia Sophia stopped being a museum and became a mosque again. Like the other churches, tourists can go to Hagia Sophia.

In the year 600, the Basilica Cistern was built by the Roman Emperor Justinian, close to the Hagia Sophia The tank is about 9,800 square meters and is 138 meters long and 65 meters wide. The upside-down and right-side-up Medusa heads on marble bases are the building’s most famous exhibits, instead of its columns.

The Istanbul Archaeology Museum has a huge collection of items from many different times and places. The museum has three main parts: the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of the Ancient Orient, and the Tiled Kiosk Museum. Artifacts from ancient cultures like Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome can be seen in the museum’s displays. There are figures, sarcophagi, pots, coins, and very detailed works of art in the collection. The Istanbul Archaeology Museum is a treasure trove of historical and cultural artifacts that take visitors on a fascinating trip through the region’s rich past.

The Grand Bazaar is the oldest market in the world that has always been open. There are more than 4,000 stores on 61 streets, and walls completely encircle it. In the 15th century, Sultan Mehmet II built the Grand Bazaar. Later, other sultans added to it. Your guide will be more than happy to help you find your favorite piece of Turkish art if you ask.

2-Day Private Tour of Istanbul Details

  • We suggest you wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes.
  • This tour is available every day.
  • The tour price does not include transportation but public transport.
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays.
  • The Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.

Meeting Point

At your hotel’s lobby

Meeting Time

Agreed before

Price Includes

  • A Private Professional Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees, Mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Public Transport Tickets

Price Excludes

  • Private Van ( You can book additionally) The price is 180 USD for full-day rental)
  • Meals & Drinks
  • Gratuities to Guide

Istanbul 2 Days Guided Tour Price

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$410 for 1 Person

$456 for 2 People

$494 for 3 People

$532 for 4 People

$570 for 5 People

$608 for 6 People

$646 for 7 People

$684 for 8 People

$522 for 9 People

$560 for 10 People

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    Day 1: Start your Istanbul itinerary adventure by exploring the iconic Sultanahmet area, home to some of the city’s most famous historical sites. Begin with a visit to the magnificent Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning architecture and religious significance. Next, head to the nearby Blue Mosque, also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, with its impressive domes and intricate tilework.

    Afterward, take a stroll through the Hippodrome, a former chariot racing track, and admire its ancient monuments, such as the Obelisk of Theodosius and the Serpentine Column. Continue your exploration with a visit to the Topkapi Palace, a grand complex that served as the residence of Ottoman sultans for centuries. Explore its opulent rooms, beautiful gardens, and the Treasury section that showcases dazzling artifacts.

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    Day 2: Embark on a Bosphorus cruise to experience the unique beauty of Istanbul from the water. Sail along the Bosphorus Strait, which divides the city into its European and Asian sides, and enjoy panoramic views of historical landmarks, including the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Rumeli Fortress, and the picturesque waterfront mansions.

    After the cruise, head to the vibrant neighborhood of Beyoğlu, specifically Istiklal Avenue. Explore the bustling pedestrian street lined with shops, cafes, and restaurants. Visit the Galata Tower for a bird’s-eye view of the city, and then venture into the quirky side streets of Galata, where you’ll find art galleries, trendy boutiques, and cozy cafes.

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    Day 3: Start your day by visiting the historic neighborhood of Sultanahmet again, this time to explore the underground marvels of the Basilica Cistern. Descend into this ancient water reservoir, adorned with atmospheric lighting and impressive Medusa heads, and immerse yourself in its mysterious ambiance.

    Next, make your way to the Spice Bazaar, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar. This bustling market is a paradise for food lovers, offering a wide variety of aromatic spices, teas, Turkish delights, and other local delicacies. Stroll through its colorful aisles, take in the enticing aromas, and don’t forget to pick up some souvenirs to bring back home.

    In the afternoon, visit the lively neighborhood of Kadikoy on the Asian side of Istanbul. Explore its bustling streets, browse through trendy boutiques, and savor the local street food at the Kadikoy Market. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and catch a breathtaking sunset over the city from Moda Park, which offers stunning views of the Istanbul skyline.

    To end your Istanbul journey, indulge in a traditional Turkish dinner at a rooftop restaurant, where you can savor delicious dishes while enjoying panoramic views of the city’s twinkling lights.

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    Day 4: On your fourth day, venture to the Asian side of Istanbul and discover the charming neighborhood of Üsküdar. Take a leisurely stroll along the scenic waterfront promenade, enjoying the views of the Bosphorus and the iconic Maiden’s Tower. Explore the bustling streets, visit local markets, and sample authentic street food such as simit (sesame-covered bread) or dürüm (a Turkish wrap).

    Afterward, make your way to Camlica Hill, the highest point in Istanbul, which offers breathtaking panoramic views of the entire city. Take in the sweeping vistas of the skyline, the Bosphorus, and the Princes’ Islands while enjoying a peaceful moment surrounded by nature.

    In the afternoon, delve into the rich history of Istanbul’s Byzantine era by visiting the Chora Church, also known as the Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora. Marvel at its well-preserved mosaics and frescoes, depicting biblical scenes and inspiring awe with their intricate beauty.

    Day 5: Dedicate your final day to immersing yourself in Istanbul’s artistic and cultural scene. Start by exploring the Istanbul Modern, a contemporary art museum housed in a converted warehouse along the Bosphorus. Admire the diverse range of Turkish and international artworks, showcasing modern and contemporary artistic expressions.

    Next, head to the neighborhood of Beyoğlu and visit the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. Delve into the world of Turkish modern and contemporary art through its impressive collection of paintings, sculptures, installations, and multimedia artworks.

    In the evening, savor the vibrant atmosphere of Istanbul’s nightlife. Make your way to the trendy district of Karaköy, known for its hip bars, rooftop terraces, and live music venues. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail or a traditional Turkish drink like raki while immersing yourself in the energetic ambiance of the city.

    Before bidding farewell to Istanbul, consider experiencing a traditional Turkish bath, known as a hammam, for a luxurious and relaxing spa treatment. Indulge in a steam bath, an exfoliating scrub, and a rejuvenating massage, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalized.

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    Day 1: Discovering Ancient Wonders Your adventure begins with a visit to the illustrious Hagia Sophia, a magnificent architectural marvel that has witnessed the passage of time and the rise and fall of empires. Marvel at its grandeur as your guide unveils its secrets, narrating captivating stories of its transformation from a Byzantine basilica to an Ottoman mosque and ultimately to a museum.

    Next, you will traverse the stunning Blue Mosque, renowned for its striking blue tiles and elegant domes. Step inside and feel a sense of serenity as you absorb the intricate details of its interior and learn about the Islamic traditions that shape this sacred space.

    As you continue your journey, a short stroll will lead you to the captivating Topkapi Palace, once the opulent residence of Ottoman sultans. Explore its lush gardens, opulent chambers, and treasury, where priceless artifacts and exquisite jewels are on display, offering a glimpse into the grandeur of the Ottoman Empire.

    To immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant atmosphere, take a leisurely walk through the bustling Grand Bazaar, a labyrinthine marketplace adorned with colorful stalls offering a myriad of treasures, from spices and textiles to intricate crafts. Experience the sights, sounds, and scents as you interact with local vendors and indulge in the art of bargaining.

    Day 2: Unveiling Modern and Historic Istanbul Embark on a cruise along the legendary Bosphorus, the waterway that connects Europe and Asia. Admire the magnificent skyline of Istanbul, adorned with towering minarets and modern skyscrapers. Witness the enchanting blend of old and new as you pass by iconic landmarks such as the Maiden’s Tower, Dolmabahçe Palace, and the breathtaking waterfront mansions, known as yalis.

    Following the cruise, delve into the historical district of Sultanahmet, where you will explore the mystical Basilica Cistern. Descend into the subterranean world and wander through the dimly lit chambers, adorned with captivating Medusa heads and supported by majestic columns. Feel a sense of intrigue as your guide unravels the mystery surrounding this ancient water reservoir.

    To conclude your journey, a visit to the awe-inspiring Süleymaniye Mosque awaits. Marvel at its elegant architecture, exquisite tile work, and peaceful courtyard. Gain insights into the life of the famous Ottoman architect, Sinan, as you appreciate the mastery and grandeur of this historic landmark.

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    Your day will commence with a pick-up from your hotel, followed by a tailor-made itinerary that weaves through Istanbul’s Byzantine and Ottoman legacies. Taste exquisite Turkish cuisine, walk down the ancient cobblestone streets, and engage with the city’s rich tapestry of stories, all told through the eyes of your personal guide.

    For those who opt for the 2-day tour, you’ll delve deeper into Istanbul’s soul, venturing off the beaten path. Discover the charming neighborhoods of Galata and Balat, experience the quintessential Bosphorus cruise, and enjoy exclusive access to hidden gems usually unknown to the casual traveler.

    The tour includes transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, along with entrance fees to all the attractions. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a culture vulture, or a culinary explorer, this private guided tour is crafted to offer you an unforgettable Istanbul experience.

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    Day 1: Begin your adventure by exploring the historic Sultanahmet district, home to Istanbul’s most iconic landmarks. Marvel at the magnificent Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and step back in time at the ancient Blue Mosque. Delve into the captivating history of the Topkapi Palace, once the residence of Ottoman sultans. Wander through the bustling Grand Bazaar, a treasure trove of colorful shops and stalls offering a variety of goods, from exquisite textiles to exquisite spices.

    Day 2: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Istanbul’s modern side. Visit the lively Istiklal Avenue, the heart of the city’s shopping and entertainment scene. Explore the trendy neighborhood of Beyoglu, where you can discover a fusion of contemporary art, fashion, and gastronomy. Take a leisurely cruise along the Bosphorus, admiring the breathtaking views of the city’s skyline and the strait that separates Europe from Asia.

    Day 3: Venture beyond the city center and uncover the hidden gems of Istanbul. Explore the charming neighborhood of Balat, known for its colorful houses and bohemian vibes. Discover the ancient Roman aqueduct, the awe-inspiring Chora Church, and the renowned Spice Bazaar. Indulge in the rich flavors of Turkish cuisine as you savor traditional dishes at authentic local eateries.

    Throughout your private guided tour, you’ll be accompanied by a knowledgeable and experienced guide who will provide fascinating insights into Istanbul’s history, culture, and traditions. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour, which allows you to customize the itinerary based on your interests and preferences.

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    Experience the enchantment of Istanbul with our exclusive Istanbul 2 day private tour. Immerse yourself in the rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning architecture of this mesmerizing city. With a knowledgeable guide by your side, you’ll uncover the hidden gems and iconic landmarks that make Istanbul truly unique.

    Day 1: On the first day, we’ll delve into the historical heart of Istanbul, exploring the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia, once a Byzantine church and later an Ottoman mosque. Marvel at its magnificent dome and exquisite mosaics as your guide shares captivating stories about its transformation through the centuries.

    Next, we’ll visit the grand Topkapi Palace, the former residence of Ottoman sultans. Wander through its opulent halls and tranquil courtyards, discovering treasures from the imperial collections and enjoying breathtaking views of the Bosphorus.

    After a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, we’ll embark on a leisurely cruise along the legendary Bosphorus Strait. Admire the city’s skyline, dotted with majestic palaces, charming waterfront mansions, and the iconic Maiden’s Tower. This serene journey will provide a different perspective on Istanbul’s beauty.

    Day 2: Our second day will begin with a visit to the sprawling Grand Bazaar, one of the world’s oldest and largest covered markets. Lose yourself in a labyrinth of vibrant stalls and shops, where you can haggle for exquisite Turkish carpets, intricate ceramics, colorful textiles, and more.

    Next, we’ll explore the stunning Blue Mosque, renowned for its magnificent blue tiles and six minarets. Discover the peaceful ambiance inside as you learn about the mosque’s fascinating history and its importance to the local community.

    To wrap up our tour, we’ll venture to the ancient Hippodrome, once the social and sporting center of Constantinople. Admire the ancient monuments that remain, including the impressive Obelisk of Theodosius and the Serpent Column.

    Throughout both days, you’ll have the flexibility to customize the itinerary according to your preferences and pace. Our experienced guide will provide insightful commentary, ensuring you gain a deep appreciation for Istanbul’s vibrant past and present.

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    2-day Istanbul Tour

    Day 1: Historical Istanbul

    Start your 2-day Istanbul tour with a visit to Sultanahmet District, Istanbul’s historical heart. Begin at the impressive Hagia Sophia, a former Byzantine cathedral turned Ottoman mosque and now a fascinating museum.

    Just across the square is the Blue Mosque, an iconic structure famous for its six minarets and blue Iznik tiles. Make sure to explore the interior, where stained glass windows cast multi-colored lights onto the mosque’s carpeted floor.

    A short stroll away is Topkapi Palace, the residence of Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years. Wander through the opulent courtyards, viewing stunning Islamic art, the lavish harem quarters, and the relics of the Prophet Muhammad.

    In the afternoon, make your way to the Grand Bazaar. One of the world’s oldest and largest covered markets, it offers a colorful array of handicrafts, textiles, jewelry, and more. Don’t forget to bargain!

    End your day with a traditional Turkish meal at a local restaurant, trying specialties like kebabs, baklava, and Turkish tea.

    Day 2: Cultural Exploration and Bosphorus Cruise

    Start your second day in Istanbul at the Istanbul Modern, the city’s first museum dedicated to modern and contemporary Turkish art. From there, visit the Galata Tower for panoramic views of the city.

    Take a leisurely stroll across the Galata Bridge, watching fishermen catch their daily haul, to reach the vibrant Spice Bazaar. Breathe in the aromas of the various spices, teas, and sweets, and maybe purchase a few as souvenirs.

    In the afternoon, enjoy a Bosphorus cruise. It provides a fantastic perspective of Istanbul’s skyline, linking Europe and Asia, with many of the city’s most stunning sights visible from the water, including Dolmabahce Palace, the Maiden’s Tower, and Rumeli Fortress.

    End the day with a visit to the trendy district of Karaköy. Here you can explore the area’s unique blend of traditional and modern Turkish culture with a selection of chic boutiques, cozy cafes, and hip restaurants.

    This two-day tour will provide a glimpse into Istanbul’s rich history and vibrant culture, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

    2-Day Private Tour of Istanbul


    Istanbul, the city where East meets West, is a mesmerizing fusion of history, culture, and modernity. An adventure here is like taking a walk through time. Planning a 2-day private tour? Let’s dive into the unique experiences waiting for you.

    Day 1: Discovering Istanbul’s Ancient History

    Your journey starts with the rich history of Istanbul.

    Hagia Sophia

    The Hagia Sophia, a testament to the city’s Byzantine and Ottoman past, is your first stop. Marvel at its awe-inspiring architecture and captivating murals. But why stop at just viewing? On a private tour, you get to hear the stories etched in its stones from your personal guide.

    Blue Mosque

    A short walk away is the Sultanahmet or Blue Mosque. Named after the beautiful blue tiles adorning its interior, this majestic structure reflects Islamic architectural prowess.

    Topkapi Palace

    Next is the Topkapi Palace, the royal residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Here, you get an intimate look at royal life, complete with a peek into the Sultan’s harem.

    Grand Bazaar

    The day wraps up at the Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest and largest markets in the world. Remember to haggle while shopping for unique souvenirs!

    Day 2: Exploring Modern Istanbul

    After an enticing day of history, it’s time to see what contemporary Istanbul offers.

    Taksim Square

    Start with a morning stroll in bustling Taksim Square, the heart of modern Istanbul. Witness the city come to life as you walk down Istiklal Street, lined with shops, art galleries, and cafes.

    Dolmabahçe Palace

    Next is the Dolmabahçe Palace, a symbol of Turkey’s transition from the Ottoman Empire to the modern Republic. Its grandeur and opulence are a stark contrast to Topkapi Palace.


    In the afternoon, you’ll explore the charming neighborhood of Ortaköy. Enjoy a famous “kumpir” (baked potato) while soaking up views of the Bosphorus and the iconic Ortaköy Mosque.

    Bosphorus Cruise

    Finally, your day ends with a serene Bosphorus cruise. Sail between two continents, admire the sunset, and reflect on your Istanbul adventure.

    What to expect

    Now you have an idea of the fantastic journey ahead. With a blend of fascinating history and dynamic modernity, this 2-day itinerary showcases the best of Istanbul.

    The Advantage of a Private Tour

    Private tours allow you to explore Istanbul at your own pace. Your guide will cater to your interests, whether they lean toward history, culture, food, or shopping. You’ll get in-depth insight, personal anecdotes, and the flexibility to linger at your favorite spots. Plus, you skip the long lines at popular attractions!

    Tips for Your 2-Day Tour

    Prepare for your trip by packing comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and a refillable water bottle. Also, remember to respect local customs, especially when visiting religious sites.

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    Experience the wonders of Istanbul like never before with our exclusive private tours of Istanbul, tailored to your interests and preferences. Our expert local guides will lead you on an immersive and personalized adventure through this mesmerizing city, ensuring a unique and unforgettable experience.


    In the end, a 2-day private tour of Istanbul offers a balance of historical exploration and modern discoveries. It’s a city that tells stories, whispers legends, and showcases a diverse culture that’s hard to forget.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Private 2-Day Tour of Istanbul

    How do I make a reservation for a private 2-day tour of Istanbul?
    A: It’s easy to set up a private 2-day tour of Istanbul. Just call or visit our website to get in touch with our travel service. Our friendly staff will help you choose the times for your private tour, customize your itinerary, and take care of all the other details.

    Q: Can the schedule be changed to fit my interests?
    A: Absolutely! One of the best things about a private tour is that you can make your own schedule. We know that every tourist has different tastes, so please let us know what you’re interested in and what you have to see. Our expert guides will work with you closely to make a custom schedule that fits your needs.

    Q: What does the tour plan include?
    A: Our 2-Day Private Tour of Istanbul includes a professional tour guide, private transportation during the tour, and hotel pickup and drop-off. Also, entrance fees to sites also can be added.

    Q: Does the tour plan include meals?
    A: Usually, meals are not part of the tour package, but our experienced guides can suggest places to eat based on what you like. They will help you find the best places to eat in Istanbul, from traditional Turkish food to modern restaurants.

    Q: Can I go to places that aren’t on the itinerary?
    A: Of course! Our plans are made to include the most famous and well-known places in Istanbul. But if there are places you’d like to see that aren’t on the list, please let us know when you book the tour or tell your guide while you’re on it. We will do our best to meet your needs and make the plans that are needed.

    Q: Is the tour good for families with kids?
    A: Absolutely! We have special tours for people of all ages, including families with kids. We can change the plan to include things and places that are good for kids. Please let us know ahead of time if your family has any special needs or hobbies, so we can make the tour fit them.

    How many languages do the guides know?
    A: Our guides are skilled in English as well as other languages. We can give you guides who speak languages like Spanish, French, German, Italian, and more. When you book, please let us know which language you prefer, and we will do our best to meet your needs.

    On a 2-Day Private Tour of Istanbul, our experienced team will make sure you have a unique and enjoyable trip. Explore the charming city at your own pace and according to what you like. Dive into its rich past and enjoy its lively culture.

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