Guided Istanbul Tour
Visitors with a short amount of time can take a Private Half-Day Guided Istanbul Old City Tour, which includes both Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia. Afterward, with the assistance of the Istanbul tour guide, go on a guided tour of this lovely city.
Private Half-Day Guided Istanbul Old City Tour Itinerary
A tour of Istanbul’s historic center Both the Romans and the Ottomans had their capitals in the Old City. This route has been designed for time-constrained travelers who want to see the legacy of the empire firsthand. We created the program, which features ancient structures from the Roman and Ottoman eras. Which are:
Hagia Sophia: Built between 532 and 537 by the Roman Emperor Justinian, it rose to become the world’s tallest and largest cathedral. In the 1500s, the Ottomans turned the church into a mosque. In 1934, it was turned into a museum. The Hagia Sophia stopped being a museum in July 2020 and went back to being a mosque. Hagia Sophia, like the other mosques, is accessible to tourists.
The Topkapi Palace was formerly the administrative and residential center of the Ottoman Empire. Sultan Mehmet II built the palace in the 15th century, and it later served as the center of the Ottoman Empire’s administrative system. Three gates and four gardens make up the palace complex. Thousands of Ottoman relics are on display in Topkapi Palace’s exhibition rooms. The Topkapi Palace has been a museum since 1924.
You can visit the Grand Bazaar if you have time.
Information for a Private Half-Day Guided Tour of Istanbul’s Old City
The private half-day guided Istanbul old city tour includes walking.
We advise you to dress comfortably and to wear casual shoes.
The tour lasts four hours.
Transportation is not included in the tour fee.
You can take a taxi if your hotel is far from the ancient city, or if you prefer, we can arrange a transfer for you.
Your tour guide can meet you at the meeting location or at your hotel.
On Tuesdays, the Topkapi Palace is closed. (Istanbul Archaeological Museums can be used as a substitute.)
On Mondays, the Grand Bazaar is closed.
At your hotel
Private Half Day Guided Istanbul Old City Tour Price
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$140 for up to 5 Person
$180 for up to 10 People
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Private Half Day Guided Istanbul Old City Tour
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Q: What is included in a half-day private Istanbul old city tour?
A: A half-day private Istanbul old city tour typically includes a professional tour guide. You can ask for transportation, and entrance fees to popular landmarks such as the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Blue Mosque. The tour itinerary can be customized to suit your interests and preferences.
Q: How long does a half-day private Istanbul old city tour last?
A: A half-day private Istanbul old city tour typically lasts 4-5 hours.
Q: How much does a half-day private Istanbul old city tour cost?
A: The cost of a half-day private Istanbul old city tour can vary depending on the size of your group, the tour itinerary, and the tour guide.
Q: Can the tour itinerary be customized to suit my interests?
A: Yes, the tour itinerary can be customized to suit your interests and preferences. You can discuss your interests and preferences with your tour guide to ensure you get the most out of your tour.
Q: What language is the tour guide able to speak?
A: Most tour guides in Istanbul can speak English, but some may be able to speak other languages as well. You can inquire about the language abilities of your tour guide before booking your tour.
Q: Can I make changes to the tour itinerary once it has been confirmed?
A: Yes, you can make changes to the tour itinerary before or during the tour. However, changes may affect the cost of the tour.
Q: Is transportation included in the tour price?
A: Yes, transportation is usually excluded from the tour price. We can arrange for transportation to and from the landmarks included in the tour itinerary.
Q: Are entrance fees to landmarks included in the tour price?
A: The entrance fees to popular landmarks such as the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Blue Mosque are excluded from the tour price.
Q: What should I wear for the tour?
A: It is recommended that you wear comfortable, modest clothing for the tour. Some landmarks, such as the Blue Mosque, require visitors to dress modestly and cover their heads. Your tour guide will provide advice on appropriate attire for the landmarks included in the tour itinerary.