Explore the vibrant city of Istanbul on a private tour and choose which landmarks, museums and neighborhoods you want to visit. Your private guide will accompany you for 8 hours.
Private Tour of Istanbul
You choose the itinerary of this tour! At the time that best suits you, your private guide will collect you from your hotel, Istanbul Cruise Port Terminal or from the city center. From there, begin your 8-hour tour. For example, if your pick-up is at 9am, your tour guide will accompany you until 5pm.
If you are not sure what to see, your guide will recommend an itinerary considering your preferences. Our not-to-miss landmarks include Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmed Mosque and the Grand Bazaar.
You can book this tour with a private vehicle included or just a tour guide. If you prefer to book the tour without a car, which is the cheapest option, the tour is carried out by foot and public transport. If you prefer to get around by private car, the tour includes a car and professional chauffeur for the 8 hours.
If you only want to tour the Sultanahmet district to see the historical part of the city and you are staying near this area, we recommend booking the option without a vehicle.
The tour includes pickup from the following areas in central Istanbul: Bayrampaşa, Beşiktaş, Beyoğlu, Eminönü, Eyüp, Fatih, Kağıthane, Şişli and Zeytinburnu. If you are staying outside the above mentioned areas, you will have to go to the meeting point located at The Marmara Taksim Hotel 5*.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Pickup and drop–off at hotel, cruise ship or other preferred location in city centre
Transport by private vehicle (depending on selection)
Private and exclusive tour, with no one else in the group
Admission to the museums and monuments
Food and drinks
Public transport tickets
When to book?
You can book up until 36 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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- Provide a safe and satisfying experience.
- Reduce, reuse, recycle.
- Incorporate eco-conscious technologies.
- Uphold fair employment standards.
- Foster the growth of local communities.
- Preserve the integrity of local culture.
- Safeguard both cultural and environmental heritage.
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- Encourage sustainable behaviors among customers and staff.
This particular activity contributes as follows:
- No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Can we take the private tour leaving after 9:30 am?
A - Due to time restrictions this is not possible.
Q - How do I purchase tickets that are not included in the tour?
A - The guide will be responsible for purchasing them on the day of the activity.
Q - Why do this activity with Civitatis?
A - All Civitatis activities go through a selection process. Within our listings, you won't find two equal activities offered by different providers: we simply take the company with the best reviews and quality and stick with that one. If our users start leaving negative reviews on an activity, we understand that something is off, and we contact the provider to establish a solution. If this situation persists, we look for another company that responds to our commitment to excellence. That's why doing an activity with Civitatis means getting it right every time and ending up satisfied with the service.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
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