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Private Classic Istanbul Old City Tour

Bosphorus Cruise

  • Schedule

    Everyday from 09:30 to 16:30
  • Languages

    English (Extra charge for ohter languages)
  • Guides

    Private professional tour guide

Private Classic Istanbul Old City Tour

Overview Duration: 7 hours
  Tour starting point: In front of the German Fountain at Sultanahmet Square
  Tour ending point: Grand Bazaar in Beyazit Distinct
  Timeline: Start 9:30 AM – Ends 4:30 PM
  Includes: Professional tour guide, private tour
  Excludes: Entry tickets, lunch, drinks and transfer

Schedule Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace Museum, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hagia Eirene Church, Grand Bazaar
Inclusions Private Tour
  Private Professional Guide

Exclusions Entry tickets for the museums and attractions
  Lunch and Drinks
  Tips for Guide and Driver

What to expect Istanbul classic city tour includes must-see places of the city with the comfort of a private tour. And another benefit of this tour to save your valuable time without waiting in the long queues.


You will meet with your tour guide at your hotel lobby or cruise port to start your tour. The tour guide will accompany you until end of the tour.


Ancient hippodrome that the Romans and Eastern Romans had been taken place 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.

Hagia Eirene Church:

Located in the inner courtyard of the Topkapi palace. One of the oldest known churches 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. It is the most important monument for daily Istanbul tours.

Blue Mosque:

The second largest 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.

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.

** After the completion your private Istanbul tour, your tour guide will accompany you on the way back to your hotel or cruise port.

Please Note Topkapi palace is 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 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: On booking with your request private transportation can be arranged and it will pick you up and drop you off to your hotel if not our tour guide will inform you with public transportation options.

  • Q: Will there be vegetarian or vegan options?

  • A: Yes there will be. Please let us know how many people vegetarians or vegans so we can arrange.

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

  • A: The guide will meet you in front of the German Fountain at Sultanahmet Square.

  • Q: Will there be lunch break?

  • A: There will be lunch break 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: Which language is avaliable for this tour?

  • A: We can arrange a tour guide in English, Spanish.

  • 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.

  • Q: Will there be other groups with us during the tour?

  • A: This is a private tour so you or your group will be the only ones.

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