Istanbul Half-Day Private Walking Tour
Private Istanbul Old City Tour
We are sure you will enjoy all these places in the itinerary of the old city of Istanbul. Because all of them are the top things to do in Istanbul. You will be picked up from your hotel and start the half-day private guided walking tour of Istanbul’s old town.
Morning Private Tour
09.00 – Pick up from your hotel and start to private Istanbul tour.
09.30 – Hagia Sophia Mosque (Santa Sophia)
10.30 – Blue Mosque
11.10 – Basilica Underground Cistern
11.40 – Hippodrome of Constantinople
12.10 – Grand Covered Bazaar
13.00 – Your private tour ends.
Afternoon Private Tour
13.00 – Pick up from your hotel and start to private Istanbul tour.
13.30 – Hagia Sophia Mosque (Santa Sophia)
14.30 – Basilica Underground Cistern
15.15 – Blue Mosque
15.45 – Hippodrome of Constantinople
16.15 – Grand Covered Bazaar
17.00 – Your private tour ends.
* Please let us know if you are not happy with this program, The itinerary is changeable, and we can customize this private tour for you however you like.
Brief Info about the sites:
Hagia Sophia Mosque (Santa Sophia): This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great, in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time.
Basilica Cistern: It was built by the Roman emperor Justinian in 537 as the biggest water reservoir. It used 336 recycled Corinthian, doric, and ionic styles columns to build it.
Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii): Across from St. Sophia built in the 17th century by the architect Mehmet, this is known as the Blue Mosque because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.
Grand Covered Bazaar (Kapali Carsi): In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area; the goldsmiths’ street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx ware and meerschaum pipers.
Hippodrome (At Meydani): The scene of ancient chariot races, the ancient Hippodrome, with its four monuments; the German Fountain of Wilhelm II, the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.
Hotel or Cruise Port Pick Up & Drop Off with Luxury Van
Private Professional Licenced Local Tour Guide
All Eentrace Fees to the Museums
Private Vehicle and Driver
Gasoline & Parking Fees
Services Charges & Local Taxes
Lunch & Drinks
Entrance to other museums if you have enough time.
Optional Istanbul Private Tours
Price is depending on the number of people or group, the age of children and the location of your hotel in Istanbul (If you are not cruising traveler).