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Skip The Line Private Istanbul Tour (Single Price up to 12 PAX)

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Istanbul, TR
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Skip The Line Private Istanbul Tour (Single Price up to 12 PAX)

4 (18)
Istanbul, TR
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Escape to the golden ages of the Ottoman, Byzantine, and Roman empires with a Skip the Line Private Istanbul Tour. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Istanbul's Old City as you explore iconic landmarks such as Hippodrome Square, St. Sophia's stunning architecture, and the Blue Mosque with its mesmerizing tiles and minarets. Experience the opulence of Topkapi Palace, home to Turkey's greatest holy relics and imperial treasures. Discover the hidden beauty of the Basilica Cistern, an underground water storage with a mysterious ambiance. And don't forget to indulge in the timeless artistry of Istanbul's leather craftsmanship. With a knowledgeable guide and the flexibility of a private tour, this full-day adventure is an unforgettable journey through the heart of Istanbul's captivating past.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 6 hours - 9 hours
  • Suitable for 1-12 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Step into the golden ages of the Ottoman, Byzantine, and Roman empires
  • See the stunning architecture and museum of St. Sophia
  • Marvel at the iconic tiles, mosaics, and minarets of the Blue Mosque
  • Explore the remarkable collection of holy relics and treasures at Topkapi Palace
  • Visit the Byzantine Cistern, one of Istanbul's best historical sites
  • All Taxes Included
  • Licensed professional tour guide
  • Private Tour to Places listed in the details.
  • Transportation (non-smoking), air-conditioned van or coach
  • Hotel or Port pick-up and drop off by guide
  • Personal Expenses
  • Topkapi Palace Entrance Fee - 750₺
  • Lunch. (There will be time for lunch, but our guests will pay by their own)

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Introduction

Immerse yourself in the captivating history and rich cultural heritage of Istanbul with the Skip The Line Private Istanbul Tour. This full-day tour takes you on a journey through the golden ages of the Ottoman, Byzantine, and Roman empires, allowing you to explore the iconic landmarks and historic sites that define this enchanting city. From the Roman chariot races in Hippodrome Square to the awe-inspiring architecture of St. Sophia's, every step on this tour is a step back in time.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect to experience the best of Istanbul's Old City. Marvel at the grandeur of the Blue Mosque with its stunning blue tiles, mosaics, and slender minarets. Discover the fascinating stories behind the Hagia Sophia Mosque, a true architectural marvel that once stood as the largest church in the world. Explore the Topkapi Palace, home to sultans and courtiers, and discover the remarkable collection of holy relics, imperial treasures, and artwork. Descend into the hidden world of the Basilica Cistern, a Byzantine wonder that once provided water to the city.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, culture lovers, and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Istanbul's rich past. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a small group of friends or family, this private tour is tailored to accommodate up to 12 people. So whether you're a first-time visitor to Istanbul or a seasoned traveler looking to delve deeper into its history, this tour promises to offer a captivating and immersive experience for all.

Why book this?

By booking the Skip The Line Private Istanbul Tour, you can enjoy the flexibility and personalized attention of a private tour. This means you can explore at your own pace, ask questions, and fully immerse yourself in the stories and secrets of Istanbul's past. With skip-the-line access to major attractions, you won't waste time waiting in queues, allowing you to make the most of your valuable time in Istanbul. Let your experienced local guide take you on a journey through time, bringing the history and culture of this vibrant city to life.

Good to know

When embarking on this tour, ensure you're dressed appropriately, as some religious sites require modest attire. Comfortable shoes are also recommended, as there will be a fair amount of walking involved. Remember to bring a hat, sunscreen, and a bottle of water, as Istanbul can get hot during the summer months. Additionally, be prepared to navigate crowded areas, as popular landmarks attract many visitors. Rest assured, your knowledgeable guide will provide insightful commentary, answer your questions, and make your tour as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Reviews

Travelers who have experienced the Skip The Line Private Istanbul Tour have raved about the depth of historical knowledge provided by the guides. They praise the seamless organization of the tour, appreciating the skip-the-line access that allowed them to maximize their time. Many have described the tour as a mesmerizing journey through Istanbul's fascinating history, with expert guides bringing the ancient stories to life. Visitors have also expressed gratitude for the personalized attention and the opportunity to explore at their own pace. Overall, the tour has received high praise for its informative and engaging nature, leaving visitors with a newfound appreciation for the wonders of Istanbul.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Your Itinerary

Hippodrome

Hippodrome, the former circus built in 203 AD by the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus. Three monuments from the original building remain, including the Egyptian Obelisk, the Serpentine Column, and the Constantine Column. You will also pause to look at the German Fountain of Wilhelm II, made from 8 marble columns.

Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque, more officially known as the Sultanahmet Mosque. The mosque’s striking blue tiles give it its more common name and make it one of Istanbul’s most iconic attractions. Located close to Topkapi Palace, Sultanahmet Mosque was considered the Supreme Imperial Mosque in Istanbul.

Hagia Sophia Mosque

Hagia Sophia, great architectural beauty, and an important monument during the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. For many centuries, this was the largest church in the world, and it still boasts the 4th largest dome after St. Paul’s in London, St. Peter’s in Rome, and the Duomo in Florence. Dedicated to the Hagia Sophia or ‘divine wisdom’, it is one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture.

Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace, a relic of the glory days of the great Ottoman Empire. The former palace boasted a population of about 4,000 people at its peak and was home to 25 sultans over a period of 400 years. Located on a promontory overlooking the Golden Horn, it sits in tranquil gardens that provide shade from the blazing heat of the summer. Pop into the museum to see the gorgeous Iznik tiles and the ornate stateroom of the harem, among other attractions.

Admission Not Included

Basilica Cistern

Byzantine Cistern; was the water storage providing drinkable water to the citizens of Constantinapolis, especially during periods of the siege. Now, it's one of the best historical values to visit in Istanbul.

Admission Not Included

Luxury Fur Leather Istanbul

Experience the timeless artistry of Istanbul's leather craftsmanship, where tradition meets innovation, creating exquisite pieces that embody both style and durability.

Reviews

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4 (18)

Sherry_C

The tour guides never showed up and when we contacted the company they said they didn't have our reservation. We paid in full for the 2 tour buses and ended up having to find something last minute for our own group. This company was not responsible at all.

S9427GZjohna

Koray was a wonderful tour guide of Istanbul for our family of four, which included two kids. He had great historical knowledge of Turkey and shared it in a very understandable way. Koray was easy to tour with and got us around town very efficiently. Would highly recommend Koray!

Belovislav

Koray is an incredibly knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. He is very honest and transparent, which is not always the case in this city. His passion for Ottoman history generates great curiosity and interest in this subject, especially whilst exploring the historic sites in the citt. He provided a tour of Istanbul’s old city, including Hagia Sophia, Topkapi palace, Blue Mosque and others. He covers all the key historic and cultural facts and figures pertaining to the tour in great detail. Highly recommend exploring Istanbul’s old city only with him.

ALMABETSY_R

Our guide was wonderful! He knew the history of Istanbul from it’s development to the the 20th century and the best places to buy carpets and leather😁 I would recommend him to any visiting this lovely City!

Venture18685695611

It was limited time bc of our business meetings. We concidence with Takk Travel on internet and decided to book day tour with them. And result was awesome. We decided to go Cappadocia with them also.

Maps01067461585

We travelled with few of our friends . And it was good choice to travsl with Takk Travel. Istanbul is good city and Mr. Koray is very good guide . Go with him.

Coastal20455746221

It was good arranged day activity for us. While booking, we had concerns, but later on your day, we got very good service. And decided to book more tors with same company. Highly recommended

Trail12920419826

We love it. Me and my husband had last minute booking in istanbul for city tour. And we found Takk Travel after kur searches. They gave very good service.

Panaporn P

Me and my friends had last minute booking with Takk Travel. And they handled all of our requests professionally. We love the city and our guide Mr. Korat did very well

kwanchanok l

He demonstrated exceptional knowledge of the city's history and was able to answer all our questions with great expertise. He also had good communication skills and speaking clearly.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-13 16:22