Discover Istanbul's major attractions as well as local mosques and markets with your personal guide. Tailor-made walking tour to take in all your desired sights
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Tailor-made sightseeing walking tour
See the major sights of Istanbul
Enjoy special treatment with your personal guide on-hand
Explore Istanbul a different way on a 6-hour private walking tour that takes in all your desired sights and attractions. Meet your personal guide at your hotel. Depending on the location, you either walk, hop on the public transport or a taxi in order to reach the old town of Istanbul.
From Sultanahmet Square, you walk along the old town. See historic attractions like the Blue Mosque, Roman Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, that are all in walking distance.
Do you fancy to see the Grand Bazaar and a historic spice market? They are also easily reachable on foot.
On request, you can also schedule a lunch break with traditional Turkish food.
Enjoy the advantages of your private guide in Istanbul as you do not have to wait at the entrances of museums. Have your guide always on-hand as you explore the beauty of Istanbul.
• 6-hour private walking tour • Entrance tickets for the guide
• Entrance for museums • Transport
We meet according to your wish, in the hotel, at the cruise port or individual
This deal can be cancelled for free up to 7 days before the date of the activity.
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With this tour, Cengiz and his colleagues offer a classical guided tour through the Old Town of Istabul. Explore the impressive sights around the Sultanahmet square, like the Hagia Sophia or the Blue Mosque and discovre traces of many cultures in the long and exciting history of the city at the Bosphorus.
Conclusion: A tour for everyone who want to know more about the unique history of the Turkish metropolis in a relaxed atmosphere and without long waiting times at the museums.
On the 30th of December 2013, we booked very short-handed - three days before the departure - a classical tour through Istanbul and everything went perfectly well: The fast, flexible booking via rent-a-guide and on site, we had a tour guide who not only spoke really good German, but also had a lot of knowledge and who was able to convey it very entertainingly. We can only recommend Cengiz Altuntas - also, because he didn't care that our six hours time were already up and showed us the cistern nevertheless. A really great tour Cengiz, thank you!
Our guide Yildiz spoke excellent German (which is no surprise, since she lived in Germany for 20 years...), was at the desired time at the hotel and besides the tour itself, she was able to give us many further tips and information very competently. Moreover, her energy and her positive attitude to life were contagious and the whole day was very relaxed and, inspite of the full programme, not very exhausting.
We (my wife and I) can only recommend such a private tour, especially, if you are in Istanbul for the first time and on the first day. As a tour guide, she bought the entrance tickets in advance so that we were able to skip the lines several times and saved about one hour of time – each time! That alone made the high, but decent price totally worth it (although, the tickets had to be paid on location additionally). With that, we were able to see all the important sights (Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Sultanahmet Mosque and the cisterns) in about 4-5 hours and got a really good impression. Normally, you would need about 2 days for all this.
Afterwards, we ate in a really good restaurant (which we probably wouldn't have entered without our guide), walked up to the Galata Tower, did get several valueable tips for our further stay and she also organised the Istanbul Card for us which we needed for the metro. So, all in all it was a terrffic start for our 4-5days trip to Istanbul. I would do it exactly like that again.
I also want to praise the responsible staff memers at rent-a-guide, who were able to organise a tour guide on such a short notice (5 days before the tour should start) which was not possible for other suppliers and who even did reply to my special wishes on December, 24 at 2pm.
Everything went perfectly - from the booking up to the tour! These are professionals who exactly met my expectations of a private city tour. We were a mixed group of seven men between the age of 35 and 65. Our guide Iris was well prepared and was also able to hide all the boring historical dates in interesting stories. She knows the place very well and it was a lot of fun to be guided through Istanbul by her. We surely will book via rent-a-guide again.