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Private Istanbul Old City Walk provided by Private Istanbul Walking Tours

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RM 445.51
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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
  • You'll get picked up
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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
    Stop: 60 minutes
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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
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 8 Jul 2020
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
Alabama Mountain Lakes, Alabama7 contributions
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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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Carol O wrote a review Jan 2020
Phoenix, Arizona8 contributions10 helpful votes
Derya was an excellent guide. She was extremely knowledgeable, personable and willing to answer any of our questions throughout the entire experience. We were able to hit all the highlights of Istanbul and we never felt rush. A good amount of time at each stop and very
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from furkangokcel, Manager at Private Istanbul Old City Walk
Responded 31 Jan 2020
Dear Carolorg. Thank you for your kind 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 word. If you are ever back in this corner of the world, please let us know. All the best, Furkan G.
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One of the best tours I had in Istanbul, Furkan was amazing with my family especially the kids. We explored a new p
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The perfect holiday.
We had an amazing holiday in Turkey and most certainly could not have organized such a diverse trip without Furkan'
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This tour was the highlight of our honeymoon
This review is long overdue. We went to Istanbul on our honeymoon- and this tour was the highlight of the entire t
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Furkan did a wonderful job organizing our trip to Istanbul and Cappadocia and he provided plenty of guidance in eve
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Solo female travel in Istanbul.
I heard about this tour company from a friend. She highly recommended it and Furkan didn't disappoint me. Furkan wa
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First time trip to Istanbul.
All our tours with Furkan were phenomenal. Furkan made every single step of the tours easy and stress-free in these
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Custom tour of Istanbul.
Furkan planned the most amazing trip to Istanbul for my husband and me. He listened to what we wanted to see, made
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Beat food tour ever!
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2-day tour of Istanbul. 
Furkan was unbelievable and I would use his service again and again. He was super easy to work with and based on ou
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My family and I were very lucky to have come across this wonderful walking tour run by Furkan. During our 10 day st
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5th Anniversary trip to Turkey
My husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary for 2 weeks in Turkey, Furkan and his team were terrific in
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We had an incredible trip over the 2 days seeing things we had only seen on the internet and in books,The Grand Baz
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6–7 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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