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Private Istanbul Combo Tour: Classic Old City and Bosphorus Cruise

Bosphorus Cruise

  • Schedule

    Everyday from 09:30 to 16:30
  • Languages

    English (Extra charge for ohter languages)
  • Guides

    Private professional tour guide

Private Istanbul Combo Tour: Classic Old City and Bosphorus Cruise

Overview Duration: 7 hours
  Tour starting point: Hotel or Cruise Port
  Tour ending point: Grand Bazaar
  Timeline: Starts at 9:30 AM – Ends 4:30 PM
  Includes: Professional tour guide, private tour
  Excludes: Entry tickets, lunch, transfer, tips to guide

Schedule Bosphorus Cruise, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Pierre Loti Hill

Inclusions Professional tour guide
  Private tour

Exclusions Entry tickets for the museums and attractions
  Lunch and drinks
  Tips for guide and driver

What to expect This combo tour is a must if you want to experience Istanbul. Classic Old City Tour and Bosphorus Cruise offer the best views in the city and nearly every building surrounding are historical. It is a great way to get to know the city and relax.


You will meet your tour guide at your hotel lobby or IBO Office to start your private Istanbul combo tour.

Bosphorus Cruise:

A relaxing cruise with your tour guide. Bosphorus offers magnificent views and important monuments on its shores like most of Ottoman palaces, Kiosks and wonderful looking private mansions called yali.


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.

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.

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 combo tour, your tour guide will accompany you on the way back to your hotel or cruise port.

Please Note During the boat tour you will be given information by the tour guide with microphone and speakers. You can choose private boat or public ransportation boat. During city bus tour there is a microphone in every bus we use. And buses are air conditioned.

  • Q: Will the tour guide make explanation about the places we will visit?

  • A: Your tour guide will explain all the cultural and historical monuments during your tour.

  • Q: Do we need a scarf during visiting mosques?

  • A: Yes, you need a scarf and you have to cover your hair and body. Also most of mosques provide a scarf etc. as well.

  • Q: Will we walk much at the tour?

  • A: Yes you will, most of the tour is walking tour.

  • Q: Do we have free time for personal needs during the tour?

  • A: Yes, you have free time during the tour.

  • Q: Can we visit a mosque when the praying time?

  • A: It is forbiden to visit a mosque when the praying time.

  • 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: 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 get a suggestion from the guide.

  • 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 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.

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