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Private Istanbul Old City Walk provided by Private Istanbul Walking Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Benefit from a private guided tour of the old city center of Istanbul (Sultanahmet) that covers the major attractions in depth. Skip the long entrance lines at the Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, and visit the Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. Learn about the ancient city's history and get insider tips from your guide.
Itinerary
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  • 1
    Historic Areas of Istanbul
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Hippodrome
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Blue Mosque
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 4
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 5
    Hagia Sophia Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Grand Bazaar
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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Highlights
  • Have more flexibility with a private tour
  • Includes admission tickets to Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace
  • Navigate the busy attractions and streets with help from the guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off provided from the old city and Taksim
Important Information
Duration
6–7 hours
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Entrance fee of the Topkapi Palace.
  • Entry/Admission - Historic Areas of Istanbul
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Harem entrance at Topkapi Palace.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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charto wrote a review Jul 2020
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii4 contributions
Everything about this tour was excellent. I have waited a long time to visit Istanbul and Istanbul was more amazing and breathtaking than I expected. Istanbul was so rich in history and culture. I was a solo female traveler and Furkan made it feel safe and informative. He was
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Old City Walk
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Chartongwen. Thank you so much for your kind words, it really does mean so much to us to hear such wonderful feedback. It's so heartwarming to know that all the passion that we inject into every tour is appreciated and makes you want to come back for more. It was a pleasure to meet you and roll on next year. All the best, Furkan G.
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Coco wrote a review Apr 2020
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This was our first trip to Istanbul, and Furkan was a great help in deciding where to go and what to do while we were there. He was excellent at getting back to us in a timely manner and thoroughly listened to what we wanted. Everything went according to plans. Not only did we
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Old City Walk
Responded 4 May 2020
Dear Coco90716. Thank you so much for your kind words, reviews like this make us truly proud of what we do. We're so glad you enjoyed your trip with Private Istanbul Walking Tours. We hope to see you back on another Private Istanbul Walking Tours experience one day very soon. All the best, Furkan G.
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zazzy wrote a review Mar 2020
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Our trip to Istanbul and Gallipoli has been a wonderful experience thanks to Furkan and his team who helped us craft a trip of our preferences along with their recommendations. We were very impressed with their response time and attention to detail while putting together our
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Old City Walk
Responded 6 Mar 2020
Dear zazzy45fg. Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with us, it's a pleasure organizing activities for such enthusiastic travelers. Derya enjoyed her time with you just as much. We really appreciate you taking the time to review us. It means a great deal to me and the team. We are very proud of the service we provide and receiving reviews like yours motivates us to strive forward. We hope to see you aboard another Private Istanbul Walking Tours experience very soon. All the best, Furkan G.
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lorry wrote a review Feb 2020
Perth, Australia6 contributions
This was our first trip to Istanbul. Furkan delivered a perfect experience for us with lots of cultural information and local delicacies. He was professional, friendly, sensitive to our unique interests, and very knowledgeable. He was also very helpful and timely with
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Old City Walk
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Dear Allamerk. Thank you so much for your kind words. So happy to read your wonderful review. We really appreciate you taking the time to review us. It means a great deal to me and the team. We are very proud of the service we provide and receiving reviews like yours motivates us to strive forward. We hope to see you aboard another Private Istanbul Walking Tours experience soon. All the best, Furkan G.
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Gringo wrote a review Feb 2020
Kentucky4 contributions1 helpful vote
My family and I just came back from the most memorable trip from Turkey. After speaking with several travel agencies we selected this one to produce our travel itinerary and so happy with our choice. We knew Furkan had the best knowledge and experience to plan our Turkey
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Old City Walk
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Dear Gringo801. Thank you so much for your considered and detailed review. It's a pleasure organizing activities for such enthusiastic travelers. We truly appreciate your words of recommendation, it makes what we do all the more pleasurable to know we have such an impact on people. Please come back again soon. All the best, Furkan G.
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A taste of Istanbul.
Our tour guide Furkan was so outstanding that he made our trip to Istanbul memorable for all of us. He demonstrated
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Istanbul personalized tours.
This was the first tour we have ever been on with a local guide and it certainly will not be the last. Istanbul is
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Everything about this tour was amazing Istanbul is a safe city and the people are friendly and warm. this was our s
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Private walking tour of Istanbul.
Furkan provided great service. His responsiveness, reliability, and attention to detail were terrific. We loved the
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Istanbul at its best. 
My wife and I travel a lot and we have worked with a lot of tour guides and Furkan was by far the most attentive, r
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Private food and old city tours in Istanbul.
Furkan was an exceptional person. His knowledge of Turkey's history and culture was incredible. I've always wanted
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Furkan put together an amazing itinerary for my family and we couldn't have asked for a better trip. He went above
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Amazing custom designed Istanbul tours.
Our 3-day Istanbul itinerary was carefully planned and we really had a wonderful time. It was a pleasure to work wi
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Istanbul family tour. 
This was certainly one of the best tours of my life. Our guide Furkan did an excellent job. Furkan was extremely kn
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The perfect 2 days in Istanbu
We took a Mother-Daughter trip to Istanbul and with the help of our tour guide Furkan and his travel company we h
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Food tour in Istanbul. 
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We would like to thank Furkan for the amazing walking food tour in Istanbul we had last week. Well, that was not
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Istanbul at its best.
My wife and I had a wonderful time in Istanbul. Furkan did a great job organizing the trip, selecting fine restaura
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6–7 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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