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Best of Istanbul Private Guided tour with lunch and Ticket

Bosphorus Cruise

  • Schedule

    Everyday from 09:30 to 16:30
  • Food & Drinks

    Lunch (Drinks are an extra charge)
  • Museum

    Entry tickets for the museums and attractions
  • Guides

    Private professional tour guide

Best of Istanbul Private Guided tour with lunch and Ticket

Overview Duration: 7 hours
  Tour starting point: in front of the German Fountain at Hippodrome or at IBO Office
  Tour ending point: Grand Bazaar in Beyazit Distinct
  Timeline: The tour starts at 9:30 AM – Ends 4:30 PM
  Includes: Private tour, professional tour guide, lunch, entry tickets
  Excludes: Transfer, tips to guide, drinks

Schedule Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace Museum, Hagia Eirene, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar

Inclusions Private professional tour guide
  Private tour
  Entry tickets for the museums and attractions

Exclusions Transfer
  Tips for Guide and Driver

What to expect This tour is operated with maximum 10 people to make you feel more comfortable. With the advantages of a small group you can enjoy the highlights of Istanbul with a private tour guide will inform you about everything including history and local culture and cuisine.


You will meet with your tour guide in front of the German Fountain at Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square) or at IBO Office to start the tour.

Blue Mosque:

Second largest and most famous mosque in the old city built by the order of Sultan Ahmet the 1st also known as Sultanahmet Mosque which is the original name. Decorated with blue and turquoise tiles.


Ancient hippodrome that the Romans and Eastern Romans had been arranged Chariot races.

Topkapi Palace:

The first imperial palace of the Ottoman Empire built after the conquest of Constantinople from 1478 had been home to 24 generations of the Sultans. Also the holy relics of Islam are being exhibited.

Harem Of Topkapi Palace:

Family house of the Sultans where no other man were allowed to be. Decorated with beautiful tiles. Represents the lifestyle of the sultans.

Hagia Eirene Church:

Located in the inner courtyard of the Topkapi Palace oldest known chrurch in the city never been converted to a mosque. One of the three churches devoted to the attributes of God means Peace of God. Ottomans used it as an arsenal to store weapons.

Hagia Sophia:

The famous Hagia Sophia from 6th century used to be the patriarch church of the city. It had been the largest church in the world for over 9 centuries until converted to a mosque. It became one of the most important sanctuaries of the world both for Muslim and Christian community.

Grand Bazaar:

Largest historical bazaar in Istanbul from 1460. 3700 square meters 4000 shops and 61 streets located under its roof considered as the first mega mall of the world. You can enjoy exploring the grand bazaar with experts accompanying you during your Small Group Private Tour. The tour terminates at Grand Bazaar. Your tour guide will give the instruction about the shopping and places you wish to go. Please feel free to ask us about Bosphorus cruises that we are operating.

Please Note Topkapi palace will be closed on Tuesdays. Audio guides avaliable on demand otherwise tour guide will do the presentation Grand Bazaar will be closed on Sundays will be replaced with Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar.

  • Q: How long this tour is?

  • A: This tour lasts 7 hours.

  • Q: Is pick-up and drop-off included in this tour?

  • A: We do not provide any transfer service for this tour.

  • Q: How can I meet with the tour guide?

  • A: You will meet with your tour guide in front of the German Fountain at Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square) to start small group private tour.

  • Q: Is the lunch included for this tour?

  • A: Yes, the lunch is included. It will be served during your private tour given by the tour guide. You can decide where to eat or the tour guide can recommend.

  • Q: Are the guides licenced?

  • A: Of course. Our tour guides are licenced from Ministry of Culture and Tourism. (Unlicenced tour guides are illegal in Turkey.)

  • Q: How can I meet with the tour guide?

  • A: The guide will meet you at your hotel lobby to start your Istanbul combo tour.

  • Q: Which language is avaliable for this tour?

  • A: We can arrange a tour guide in English, Spanish. Please check for availability of a guide in other languages.

  • Q: How to buy enterance tickets for museums and attractions?

  • A: The tour guides have priority in most of the touristic places in Istanbul so your guide will assist you without waiting in the queue.

  • Q: How can I book and how do I pay?

  • A: You can book from your hotel or tour sales point, travel stores and also you can visit IBO Tours website. You can pay for this tour with credit card (MasterCard or Visa) or cash in any currency.

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