ISTANBUL DELUXE (Full-day private tour by car)

Private sightseeing tour Introduction:

Istanbul Deluxe is a full-day (approx. 7 hours) private guided tour of the city by car. You will be picked up from your hotel, or from your place of arrival (pier or airport) and guided to discover all the best Istanbul has to offer. Beside visiting the most beautiful and iconic monuments, you will have the chance to gain an insight of Istanbul’s daily life, seeing some aspects of the city which tourists normally miss. In an unforgettable day, you will learn a lot about the history, culture and traditions of ancient and present-day Istanbul.

Thanks to the privilege of the car, you will enjoy great comfort and full flexibility throughout the tour. The tour program will be tailor-made to fit your specific needs and wishes.

Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Maximum Number of People: 4

Tour Type: Transport Based

Tour Price: Price Per Group EUR €400,00

Tour Highlights:

This is only a suggested itinerary which can be adjusted to suit your specific needs and wishes.

Tour highlights (in the visiting order)

- Hippodrome

- Blue Mosque (cannot be visited on Friday before 3 p.m.)

- Topkapi Palace (closed on Tuesday)

- Hagia Sophia (closed on Monday)

- Basilica Cistern

- Grand Bazaar (closed on Sunday)

Tour description

Tour starts at the Hippodrome, the former circus where Roman horse-chariots used to race to the cheers of the crowds.

We'll continue to the Blue Mosque, a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture that combines Islamic and Byzantine elements.

We'll visit Topkapi Palace (closed on Tuesday), former residence of the sultans of Turkey for 400 years and a relic of the glory days of the great Ottoman Empire.

The wonderful Hagia Sophia (closed on Monday) embodies the mix of the 3 great civilizations - Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic.

Next stop will be the fascinating Basilica Cistern: in its magical subterranean atmosphere we'll stare at 1001 columns.

The tour ends at the Grand Bazaar (closed on Sunday), one of the oldest closed markets in the world. We will explore the maze of stalls and galleries where you can bargain for handmade carpets and antiques.

Tour Inclusions:

Private guided tour in English, Italian or Spanish

Private Car with driver (only for pick up and return transfers)

Tour Exclusions:

Entrance fees

Parking fees

Lunch

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Ana M. 11 May 2014

Excellent! Highly recommend, specially for Spanish speaking persons.

5 stars Dario D. S. 14 Oct 2012

Cem è veramente un'ottima guida: disponibile, gentile e molto preparata. Ci ha insegnato tantissimo sulla storia e la cultura di Istanbul e della Turchia senza mai annoiarci. Grazie a lui abbiamo visitato anche i posti meno turistici e più autentici della città, che da soli non avremmo mai visto. Il tour è stato stupendo, con la macchina siamo riusciti a vedere tantissime cose. Grazie Cem, ti raccomanderemo a tutti i nostri conoscenti. Tanti saluti, Dario e amici