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Private and guided OLD CITY layover tour of Istanbul

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  • 1
    Topkapi Palace
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Grand Bazaar Jewelers
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will meet you at the airport with a sign bearing your name on it.


  • Istanbul International Airport, Istanbul Turkey
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Entry/Admission - Topkapi Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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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We came to Istanbul three couples and since we had a short time to be in Istanbul we took Furkan to be our guide. He spent with us eight hours taking us to various places by walk, using the funiculare, the tram and the fairy. First of all he’s very kind, nice, has a lot of
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Response from furkangokcel, Manager at Private and guided OLD CITY layover tour of Istanbul
Responded 3 Jan 2019
Dear Iris. So happy to read your wonderful review. We are so pleased when our guests are kind enough to take time out from their busy lives to support us with the written words. Thank you so much. We hope to see you aboard another Private Istanbul Walking Tours soon. All the best, Furkan G.
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We booked this tour on the last leg of our honeymoon. He met us in the hotel and we walked the streets all day. Saw everything my Husband wanted to see and we had a great day just chatting. There is no easier way to be spoon fed this beautiful place!
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Response from Furkan G, Manager at Private and guided OLD CITY layover tour of Istanbul
Responded 3 Nov 2018
Dear Kayleigh W. Thank you so much. Delighted to read your review. It was a pleasure to guide you. I wish you both to fall in love again and again. Make your honeymoon most memorable. Take care of each other! All the best, Furkan G.
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It was fantastic to discover and explore the amazing Hagia Sofia, The Basilica Cistern and the Grand Bazaar guided by Furkan, who is incredibly well-informed on the highlights of the old city. We had a pleasant lunch and coffee break with stories about everyday life in Istanbul
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Response from Furkan G, Manager at Private and guided OLD CITY layover tour of Istanbul
Responded 3 Oct 2018
Dear Madalinacoj. Thank you so much for your kind words. Delighted to read your review. It has been a real pleasure and hope to see you soon for round 2. All the best, Furkan G.
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We are planners but when plans changed this 50-something yo couple turned to TripAdvisor to help find a last minute night time layover private walking 🚶tour of İstanbul 🕌. Called Furkan on WhatsApp and tho he was exhausted from just finishing an all day tour he accepted us.
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Response from Furkan G, Manager at Private and guided OLD CITY layover tour of Istanbul
Responded 13 Jul 2018
Dear DrTaras. What a fabulous review, thank you so much. It is so satisfying to read about your experience, this not only helps our business to grow but will be helpful for travelers wondering what Private Istanbul Walking Tours are all about. We hope you'll join us again very soon. All the best, Furkan G.
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We had a WONDERFUL quick layover tour with Furkan this week. We landed early (!) in Istanbul and Furkan was there waiting for us. He quickly grabbed our driver and off we went. Instead of sitting in the front and talking over the seat, he sat in the back with us so we could
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Response from Furkan G, Manager at Private and guided OLD CITY layover tour of Istanbul
Responded 26 May 2018
Dear 5pepers. So happy to read your wonderful review. We love it when our guests appreciate the finer details of our beloved Istanbul. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and really appreciate you taking the time to review us. It means a great deal to me and the team. Thank you for choosing Private Istanbul Walking Tours for your Istanbul layover tour and we hope it won´t be your last. All the best, Furkan G.
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About the operator

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By: Private Istanbul Walking Tours
292 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Texas City, Texas
Amazing guide and delicious food.
We went on a food walking tour of Istanbul and learned a lot of artists, foods, sultans and soccer teams. We were
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Phoenix, Arizona
Private Istanbul Old City Walking Tour.
Derya was an excellent guide. She was extremely knowledgeable, personable and willing to answer any of our
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Excellent Walking Tour of Old Istanbul
Furkan was wonderful. Not only did he pick us up from the airport but showed us around old Istanbul. I
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Cle Elum
Wonderful view of daily life in Istanbul with Furkan
Chris and I have been to Istanbul before and seen the top advertised sights in the area. This time, we wanted a
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Istanbul and Cappadocia vocation. 
Furkan and his team organized an unforgettable trip for me and my friends to Istanbul and Cappadocia. The entire
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Paris, France
Delicious and informative way to experience Istanbul
Our guide, Furkan, was wonderful! Despite the cold, rainy weather he made the tour very enjoyable and memorable.
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Sydney, Australia
Istanbul Delivers Again!!
It is my second trip to Istanbul in a year - it is my new favourite city. And both times I had the perfect guide
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Professional and Enjoyable Tour!
Furkan was wonderful guide for us. We were the first Japanese to join this tour. He took us the place which he
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Newark, California
Awesome tour guide
We are a family of 6 traveling to Istanbul for the first time. Furkan gave us two fun days of Istanbul. We spent
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Melbourne, Australia
Furkhan did a great job laying out a private tour itinerary for our family, we had a 7 and 10-year-old with, and
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Great tour
We booked this tour to be on our first day in Istanbul. We had Furkan who was fantastic! He understood that we
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Excellent guide to see an amzaing city
Absolutely excellent experience from the first contact, having a private tour guide in Istanbul was a smart
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Sydney, Australia
Wonderful walk around Istanbul.
Furkan was knowledgeable, spoke perfect English and entertaining guide. Though it was foggy and rainy, we had an
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Houston, Texas
Great Istanbul highlights tour
I had an amazing tour of Istanbul with Derya a few days ago. She was recommended by a friend and everything was
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Beauty of Istanbul
Furkan was an excellent guide for the 1 day walking tour. He collected us from the hotel at 9am and we arrived
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  • Languages Offered: English
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