F.A.Q – Private Istanbul Guide

Private Istanbul Guide – Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Private Istanbul Tour Guide?

There are plenty of tour options in Istanbul, depending on experience, and professionality rates are changing. We suggest checking our ‘Istanbul Tour Guides‘ page to choose the best for you.

Where can I visit Istanbul?

Istanbul is one of the world’s best cities, which is covered with Museums, religious buildings, and thousand-year of monuments. We suggest checking our ‘Istanbul Highlights‘ page to see the most visited highlights in Istanbul.

How many hours take to visit Istanbul?

The city is divided by Europe and Asian Continents; however, most of the highlights are located on the European Side, such as Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Taksim.
There are tour options for 8 hours for city discovery, 8 hours tour for Bosphorus Cruise, Free Schedule Istanbul City tour, 2 Days Istanbul Tour, and 3 Days Istanbul Tour

What is the best way to explore Istanbul?

You need a professional Istanbul tour guide so that you can explore Istanbul city with his/her knowledge and through their eyes. You can book a licensed Istanbul tour guide from our website which has the best Istanbul tour guide

What are some of the best historical sites in Istanbul?

Istanbul has many historical places. The most popular one is The Old City which is known as Sultanahmet. All the main highlights are located in the Old City: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Basilica Cistern, etc.

How should I spend my 6 days in Istanbul?

6 days Istanbul Tour is more than enough to explore the city with all the highlights and the local parts. Let us design your Istanbul Tour Package with our experienced staff.

Is Istanbul worth visiting?

Istanbul hosted 13 million tourists in 2019, and this number declined in 2020 naturally because of pandemics in 2020. Istanbul is always one of the world’s top tourist destinations its museums, mosques, churches, streets, and local life are worth seeing for everyone. 

What are the best architectural attractions in Istanbul?

Istanbul is the biggest city in Turkey, and it used to be the capital city of the Romans, Byzantines, Latins, and Ottomans for centuries. All those civilizations remained their architectural traces in Istanbul. Today, Istanbul houses the most iconic architectural attractions such as Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahçe Palace, Grand Bazaar, etc. Besides those buildings, you can see the neo-Ottoman buildings as well. 

What can I do in Istanbul with 12 hours between flights?

You can book our Istanbul Layover Tour with a professional Istanbul tour guide and private van, then explore Istanbul’s ancient and local sights. Your guide will introduce the highlights of Istanbul; Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, Bosphorus, Taksim, etc. Click to find your Layover Istanbul Tour.

Is it easy to drive in Istanbul for a tourist?

Istanbul is the most crowded city in Turkey with 16 million people; the traffic is generally jammed and fast. Even the local people spend most of their time in traffic. We recommend you join our tour and explore the city with our professional Istanbul tour guides. Explore Istanbul with a walking tour and save time.

How to make the best out of Istanbul in one week?

There are many destinations to spend one week out of Istanbul, Bursa, Cappadocia, Antalya, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Trabzon, etc. You can combine one of those places and visit them one by one. Click the Homepage and let us design your Istanbul Tours with our 14 years of experience.

What should I see in Istanbul during a 17 Hour layover?

17 hours in Istanbul would be enough to see the main highlights. You can hire your professional Istanbul tour guide and van from our website and then start to explore Istanbul’s historical parts and modern parts. You can start with the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar, then visit Taksim or the Asian side of Istanbul. 

What can we see in Istanbul in four days?

Four days tour is definitely enough to explore Istanbul. You can visit the Old City, Bosphorus, and local neighborhoods and try local tastes of Turkish Cuisine. Let us lead your Istanbul trip with our experienced Istanbul tour guides to make it memorable.

What are the top things to do in Istanbul, Turkey?

Istanbul is the oldest city whose life still goes on; this feature makes Istanbul the most attractive city in Turkey. We have created some top things to do in Istanbul. 

Which is better Istanbul Asia or Istanbul Europe?

Most travelers prefer to stay on the European side to be around the historical places. If you wish to be among the local people and life, you should remain on the Asian side of Istanbul. 

What’s a good itinerary for Istanbul?

We recommend 3 day Istanbul Tour: Istanbul Old City Tour with Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and Grand Bazaar. Bosphorus Cruise with the highlights of the Bosphorus and between Europe and Asia. Istanbul Local Sights Tour with the hidden gems of Istanbul or the other popular tour, Istanbul Flavours Tour with the local Turkish Cuisine in Istanbul’s streets.

What are the hidden gems in Istanbul?

The local life of Istanbul is getting more popular among travelers in recent years. We have created Istanbul Local Sights Tour so that our guests explore the hidden gems of Istanbul with our professional tour guides. We are taking our guests on a journey to visit the local parts of Istanbul between Europe and Asia.

When is the best time of the year to visit Istanbul?

You can visit Istanbul at any time of the year. In winter, Istanbul gets a little snow and, in general, 10 Celsus. In summer, the city is a little humid since it is situated by the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. In spring and autumn, Istanbul is a little cool with the winds. Not only Istanbul and also the other cities of Turkey can be visited at any period of the year. Click our website and let us design your Turkey Tours with our 14 years of experience.

How should I spend one day in Istanbul?

1 day is not enough to visit the entire of Istanbul. Nevertheless, you can see some highlights of Istanbul. The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Hippodrome, and the Grand Bazaar can be visited in 1 day. You should hire a tour guide from our website and visit those highlights by beating the long queues in the museums as the guided groups have priorities in the museums. Save your time!

What is the best fish restaurant in Istanbul?

Seafood is prevalent in Istanbul as well as kebab. Since Istanbul is situated between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, the fishermen catch a lot of fish from the water. Meanwhile, many local people catch fish from the Bosphorus by hooks. Naturally, some fish restaurants are located by the Bosphorus. If you want to avoid touristy ones, we recommend Sultanahmet Fish House Restaurant in Sultanahmet as we are taking our guests to that restaurant during the tour. Join our Istanbul Tours, then enjoy yourself at that restaurant.

Is it worth hiring a private guide for Topkapi Palace?

You should hire a private guide for Topkapi Palace and the other historical places in Istanbul to avoid long queues in the museums as the tour guides have priorities to beat the crowd. Hiring a local private Istanbul guide is always a great advantage to exploring a city from locals to save your time and money. 

How should I plan my 3-day Istanbul trip?

Let us plan your 3 days Istanbul trip with our professional and experienced staff. We Romos Travel Agency based in Istanbul since 2009. We are organizing Turkey Tours for every destination in Turkey, such as Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Antalya, Pamukkale, Izmir, Bodrum, etc.

Are the Islamic relics held in Topkapi Palace authentic?

Since 1517, The Turks have been keeping the Islamic relics in Topkapi Palace. The palace houses the first Quran, prophet Mohamed’s footprint, the turban of Abraham, the swords of the companions (sahaba), etc. 

Why is the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul so famous?

The Ottomans built the Grand Bazaar in the 15th century since then, the market has been active and people are buying Turkish products. The Grand Bazaar houses more than 5,000 stores, 65 streets, and 22 gates. 

Is it safe for someone clearly Jewish to tour Istanbul?

Istanbul has a Jewish population and houses synagogues that they can be visited. You can hire one of our tour guides and start to Istanbul Jewish Heritage Tour. 

What foods should I try in Istanbul?

Turkish Cuisine is world-famous and contains many different flavors from Anatolian civilizations. You can join our Guided Istanbul Flavours Tour and then try those foods during the Istanbul tour.

What are the advantages of a private tour?

A private tour means that you will have your guide and driver explore the city you are visiting in the best way. You can spend a bit more than regular tours and design your trip to your interest, and you do not have to follow the strict Schedule without a rush. Let us organize your private Istanbul Tour with our years of experience.

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