Day Trips in Istanbul

THE 10 BEST Istanbul Day Trips

Day Trips in Istanbul

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Lunch Cruises
5 hours
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€75.00
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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€89.00
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Public Transportation Tours
6–7 hours
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€146.72
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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€150.00
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Bus Tours
4–8 hours
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€145.74
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Public Transportation Tours
5–6 hours
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€90.00
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Shore Excursions
6+ hours
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  • James Q
    4 contributions
    Great day cruise on the Bosphorus, with lunch. Fantastic tour guides with information during the cruise. Go do it...completely worth it!
    Written 23 November 2022
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  • Daryl D
    8 contributions
    Travel time was too long. But seeing the Trojn ruins was worth the wait! Wish the agency took the faster route though via the bridge so that we can save a few hours of travel time.
    Written 10 November 2022
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  • MonaVP
    Erial52 contributions
    I knew coming into Istanbul, I wanted to experience some sort of 'Food & Wine" tour. As many people, I went to Trip Advisor to get a general feeling of the reviews. This one did not disappoint, I can see why 90+ people have taken the time to give Fukran an amazing review. (please note, at no time does he ever ask to be reviewed on Trip Advisor or google, I'm taking the time because I enjoyed it that much). He really takes the time to get a sense of what you want, and based on the areas he takes you he will do his best to fulfill it. Plus the endless conversation is a plus, it was like hanging out with a local just having some fun eating your way thru town. I am a solo traveller, so for me the food and conversation were lovely. He also answered my endless questions without a hint of being annoyed, and texted me suggestions for the rest of my trip. By reading the reviews, We started with Karkoy, and then headed to the Asian side. The food choices were outstanding. Loved breakfast, Coffee under some beautiful vines. Baklava and ice cream., Yes also a shot. Tried an oyster for the first time, and surprisingly 'lamb intestines', (yeah, I know & I am not a big lamb eater), but it was cooked that well. We ended at our final stop, which again the food choices were bang on. My tour was 10:30am to 3pm. So as far as pricing, yes generally all food tours are expensive, but if you have to let one go to do this, do it. Thank you Fukran for the suggestions and the wonderful day. You well deserve all these wonderful reviews!
    Written 9 November 2022
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  • nzangoui
    Miami, FL1 contribution
    Trip to Capadoccia was great , but what made it more enjoyable was the professional and courteous service from Bellaturca travel agency- Everything was thought of pickup /drop off was on time of and every little detail was taken care of. The staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed And comfortable and It felt more like we were guests and among friends
    Written 17 October 2022
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  • Natalia M
    Atlanta, GA51 contributions
    This tour is amazing! I flew from Istanbul just got the day and everything was coordinated perfectly. They are very professional from drivers to tour guide all of them deserve 5 star reviews! Nizam was our tour guide, we had a blast with him; is very knowledgeable, super funny and friendly. Lunch was delicious, we also visited a rug place, did wine testing and visited a cute little town full of little shops and wine bars. This tour is worth the price.
    Written 20 November 2022
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  • Khurram M
    1 contribution
    The journey was worth it! Our guide Musa made it so interesting for us. His extensive knowledge about history made the trip more amazing. Loved the market too, it had stuff with the most reasonable prices. I hope all travellers get guides like Musa!!😄
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • alituran191518
    3 contributions
    Sapanca and Masukiye tour was good for us with the kids. It was nice to walk around the lake and village especially visiting the zoo was very nice.
    Written 22 October 2022
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  • 1takam
    5 contributions
    perfect just what I wanted, saw everything, good commentary, the stops were the right length of time but we were able to stay longer if we wished. I will recommend for any NZ or AUS
    Written 10 March 2020
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  • Saman H
    1 contribution
    We had a great time with Umut at Pammakule. The trip was very well organized, Umut was very friendly and knowledgeable, and we had plenty of time to explore the area on our own as well. Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone else!
    Written 8 June 2022
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  • Marie D.
    3 contributions
    It was such an amazing experience! Very educational and fun at the same time. Our tour guide Riza is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He’s very patient. I would highly recommend this tour!
    Written 29 October 2022
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  • Neda
    1 contribution
    Although our hotel was not in the initial list of pick up, the person who sent me the confirmation email acknowledged we will be picked up from our hotel. However, the next day someone came to the hotel and told us to follow him to the pick up point which was a twenty-minute walk we found exhausting. The rest of the tour was ok. The leaders were friendly and nice and lunch was tasty. At the end of the tour, we asked the van driver to drop us off in Taksim square which was one of the major pick up/drop off points.
    Written 12 November 2022
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  • Supriya R
    14 contributions
    Metin helped us book Pamukkale tour from Istanbul for my husband's birthday.We not only had a great and comfortable trip to pamukkale but also learned a few hacks from Metin regarding sight seeing in Istanbul. We had talked to a lot of agents before talking to Metin at Before Travel but glad that we made our booking with Before Travel.
    Written 25 May 2019
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  • Michel T
    1 contribution
    Metin is everything most people would want in a tour guide. He is well educated (especially in Turkish history), witty, kind, conscientious, loyal and a great story teller. I was in a group of 17 people, and he managed to entertain, guide, and protect all of us in locations throughout Turkey that were fascinating but sometimes complicated. At the end of the two week tour, many of us felt that he was the most fun person we had ever been on vacation with and a lifelong friend. He sincerely likes people and is skilled at engaging them and making them laugh.

    Regarding day trips in Istanbul, Metin lives there and is well acquainted with all that is necessary for maximum experience. He is very capable at guiding through the main attractions, but I believe he is extraordinary in directing his clients to the tastiest food places with the very best atmospheres and to extraordinary off the beaten track places (some examples: a traditional Meyhane Restaurant with great food, belly dancers and band, or a travel-back-in -time historic walking neighborhood).
    Written 4 November 2022
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  • p r
    United Kingdom1 contribution
    Great tour round Troy site with an excellent guide.
    Journey from/to Istanbul long but a useful break mid-journey each way.

    Hot at the site but enough shade to mean it wasn't too desperate.

    Nice to have ice cream & drinks available at shop/cafe at the end of the tour round the site.
    Written 25 August 2022
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  • Royann B
    London, UK2 contributions
    We were a group of 15 people. We decided to celebrate the new year party in Istanbul and we booked this tour two days before new year night. they picked us up from our hotel with a private car and everything was ready when we got to the ship food was very delicious and the dancer are amazing and at exactly 12 o'clock the night was lit up with fireworks. everything was really great and our driver was waiting for us when we got off the ship and we were very happy to see him because everyone in the group was very tired. Recommended!!!
    Written 8 November 2022
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