Private Old City Tour

Start From 70.00€

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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION From Hotel
DEPARTURE TIME 09.00
Return TIME 17:00
WEAR Confortable Shoes for long walks at the region. While visiting a mosque in Istanbul, women need to cover their heads, shoulders, knees.Chest and legs should be covered.You can carry your own scarf to cover your head but please note scarves are provided at the entrance of every mosque. If you are wearing leggings, tights or skirts, wraps will be provided at the entrance.
INCLUDED
Private Licensed Tour Guide
Private Minivan or Minibus
Experienced Driver
All the entrance fees to the mentioned museums
Lunch (drinks are extra)
Parking fees
NOT INCLUDED
Drinks During The Lunch
Tips
Pick Up Info On Sundays the Bazaar is closed, we will take you to the Spice Bazaar instead.

The private old city tour will be exceptional for you. Thanks to this tour, you will be able to witness the unique heritage of both the Byzantines and the Ottomans. Tour the old city filled with churches, mosques, and other structures. The tour guide accompanying you will help you learn all the details down to the last one.

Thanks to the private old city tour, you can see the route that hosted car races during the Byzantine period. You can reach the vast square in front of the Blue Mosque. You can also look at the German Fountain, Serpent Column, Obelisk of Theodosius, Walled Obelisk, and Statues of Porphyrius.

Overview

Discover Istanbul's oldest residential area with a private old city tour. See Hagia Sophia, an essential building for the whole world. Check out the Grand Bazaar, one of the world's largest and most famous bazaars. Look at Topkapi Palace, one of the most precious palaces of the Ottoman period, and try to understand the Ottoman reign.

Hagia Sophia: It was built by the Byzantines in 532 to be the most important place of worship in the world. With the Ottomans dominating the city, it undergoes a change of identity but never loses its importance. Discover the most famous structure of Istanbul with a private old city tour.

● Blue Mosque: Visit the mosque, which was opened in 1616 and reflects Ottoman architecture at its best. You will want to admire the tiles inside the mosque, which crowns the city's silhouette with its six minarets. Your tour guide provides you with the information you need.

● Roman Hippodrome: It is the area where the city's sports events were held during the Byzantine period. It has a large car racing track. Following the hippodrome route, you can see valuable structures such as the Serpent Column, Obelisk of Theodosius, Walled Obelisk, and Statues of Porphyrius.

● Grand Bazaar: The Grand Bazaar is the most essential building that lives up to its name. You can find carpets, accessories made of precious metals, leather products, and ceramic products in the wholly covered bazaar. Even if the Grand Bazaar is like a maze, it is effortless to find the way.

● Basilica Cistern: The cistern built during the Byzantine period was built in place of a basilica. It has hundreds of marble columns, and its primary purpose is as an underground water tank. It is one of the city's hidden treasures and is as refreshing as it is spooky to wander around.

What is included?

You are offered additional opportunities to explore the old residential area of Istanbul. A licensed private tour guide assists you in exploring the places. There is a private minibus or minivan wholly reserved for you. There is no need to worry as the fees required to enter the specified areas are within the scope of the tour.

● Hotel pick-up at the start and drop-off at the end

● Professional English-speaking licensed private tour guide

● Entry permit to Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern

● Lunch at one of the well-known local restaurants (not including drinks)

● All taxes and service charges (not including tips)

● If your hotel is on the Asian side, a long-distance fee will be charged

Pick-up info: Hotel pick-up at the start of the tour is valid in certain areas. Please contact us to learn more about the pick-up possibilities offered. For our private tour, price differences may arise for the Asian and European sides. The reason is the payment of bridge fees for the crossing from Asia to Europe.

What to expect?

The private old city tour is a tour that offers you various flexibility. If the places to go are close, you can visit all of them. Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern, and Grand Bazaar are places you can quickly see. If your tour guide deems it appropriate, you can also visit Topkapi Palace.

This tour is invaluable for getting to know the old city. You will discover the most important architectural structures from the Byzantine and Ottoman periods. When you complete your holiday and return to your home, what you see on this particular tour will be among your most important memories.

Additional info for Private Old City Tour

The private old city tour allows you to discover the cultural heritage of the Byzantines and Ottomans. To get the most out of the tour, you should pay attention to the information presented before you set off. Thus, you will not have any problems during any period of the private tour, and you can enjoy your trip.

● Additional information may be requested from you for confirmation during the reservation process.

● The hotel details and contact information you provide while participating in the tour must be correct.

● Not all destinations are wheelchair accessible in this private tour.

● Not suitable for those with back problems and heart problems.

● You should know that Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays.

● Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays, and we go to Spice Bazaar.

The private old city tour is an activity that will meet your needs. If you want to cancel your reservation and get a full refund, you must have completed the transactions at least 24 hours in advance. You can get more information about cancellation and refund by contacting Istanbul Travel Voyage.


The Price is NOT PER PERSON it's per day and a total of 240 EURO till 3 PASSENGERS

So; the first 1-2-3 passengers will pay 240 euro

After the 3 rd. Passengers will be added 60 euros per participant.

Let's say if you are 6 persons your total payment will be 240 €+(60 €x3 = 180)=420 euro

For all Istanbul Asian Continent Hotel bookings, we have to add (+100 euros) as a long-distance fee + intercontinental bridges fee

240 € + 100 € = 340 €

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ALL INCLUSIVE OLD CITY TOUR

During the tour you will visit :

 - ST. SOPHIA (HAGIA SOPHIA)

  - BLUE MOSQUE

  - ROMAN HIPPODROME SQUARE

  - GRAND BAZAAR (on Sundays the Bazaar is closed, we will take you to the Spice Bazaar instead)

- UNDERGROUND ROMAN CISTERN (Water Reservoir)

For all Istanbul Asian Continent Hotel bookings we have to add (+100 euro) as a long distance fee + intercontinental bridges fee

240 € + 100 € = 340 euro 

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