Private full day city tour Istanbul for beginners

Private full day city tour Istanbul for beginners
great

I can only recommend the tour guide Mehmet to anyone.

Daniel1981_M
great

It was a really nice day.

Frobi
good

Very nice and competent guide, Memet responded to our wishes, was very flexible and was able to tell a lot, would also have good background knowledge.

Astrid
great

An extraordinarily exciting and varied guided tour with very nice stories all around The rainy day has not been bad at all by our guide.

Schicho Christine
great

Mehmet was an excellent guide through Istanbul.

Gerhard
great

We were not "guided" as tourists but also got an insight into the real life of the city.

Haas Familie
great

A lot of knowledge may mean a lot with a city guide/guest guide/tour guide. But even more important than knowledge is the gift of passing on knowledge to one's guests.

Volker H.
great

Absolutely TOP, everything worked out, perfect German, friendly, nice and incredibly competent.

H. Voggenreiter
great

Full of expectation we met with our guide "Mehmet" for the full day guided tour to the historical centre of Istanbul, which we booked via rent-a-guide "Mehmet" gave us one or two tips for our common "journey".

Karin und Claus
great

The day in Istanbul was clearly the highlight of our cruise.

Markus Z

You are in Istanbul for the first time and would like to get a first overview? You see everything that is a "must" in Istanbul. Not too long, not too short.

  • Customer review "great" (4.8)
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from 186.50 $ price
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You are in Istanbul for the first time and would like to get a first overview? You see everything that is a "must" in Istanbul. Not too long, not too short.

The facts

Details

  • Language: English, German, Polish, Russian, Czech, Turkish, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Ukrainian
  • Participants: 1 - 45
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Instant confirmation
  • private (no other participants)
  • mobile voucher is accepted
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Reviews for this offer

great

I can only recommend the tour guide Mehmet to anyone. He explicitly responds to the wishes of tourists and answers all questions at any time. The guide is very nice. It is also a good idea for the tour guide to design the programme in a personal way, as the tourists, who have never been associated with the Turkish natives before, get a different view of the people of Turkish descent.

Of course, the tourists may also bring their own concerns into the city tour. The great thing about the guided tour is that you don't get lost in Istanbul, because Istanbul is constantly growing and now has up to 18 million people.

By the way: Even if many tourists are of the opinion that one can explore Istanbul on one's own, I would advise against it and give the tourists the tour guide Mehmet to the hand. On the one hand, there are a lot of open questions on the part of tourists from my point of view and on the other hand, one gets a lot of information from the tour guide that one did not know as a tourist before.

Daniel1981_M
great

It was a really nice day. Very nice and competent leadership. Only to be recommended to get a first overview. More is not possible in such a big metropolis with so many sightseeings. The guided tour was individually designed according to our wishes and carried out very flexibly

good

Very nice and competent guide, Memet responded to our wishes, was very flexible and was able to tell a lot, would also have good background knowledge. It was a very nice day, also our friends were enthusiastic

great

An extraordinarily exciting and varied guided tour with very nice stories all around The rainy day has not been bad at all by our guide. Istanbul with many facets also off the beaten track. Thank you so much!!!!

Schicho Christine
great

Mehmet was an excellent guide through Istanbul. He has excellent knowledge of the historical sights and what was even more impressive for me was that he also told a lot about life in Turkey and Islam. A trip to Istanbul without a personal guide is not even half worth. I can only warmly recommend Mehmet. Many thanks for the unforgettable hours in Istanbul!

great

We were not "guided" as tourists but also got an insight into the real life of the city. Since it was agreed in advance what one would like to visit, the whole thing was also perfectly timed Mr. Faruk has a pleasant way of communicating facts and knowledge without it being too overloaded or intrusive. We really enjoyed the time.

Thank you very much !

Haas Familie
great

A lot of knowledge may mean a lot with a city guide/guest guide/tour guide. But even more important than knowledge is the gift of passing on knowledge to one's guests. We at Mehmet appreciate that. With much wisdom, patience and harmony Mehmet YAGCI guided us through Istanbul and shared his knowledge with us We have experienced that he did not somehow unwind something, but very precisely responded to our questions. It was an unforgettable day for us. We know we're definitely coming back We now also know that we need to bring more time with us Next time do a 2-3 day city tour with you. Dear Mehmet, thank you very much for the first taste we had with you. We take up Istanbul and Turkey with a completely different understanding. Thanks to your wisdom and passionate way of leading. All the best for you and your inquisitive guests!

great

Absolutely TOP, everything worked out, perfect German, friendly, nice and incredibly competent. Anytime again!

H. Voggenreiter
great

Full of expectation we met with our guide "Mehmet" for the full day guided tour to the historical centre of Istanbul, which we booked via rent-a-guide "Mehmet" gave us one or two tips for our common "journey". So we saw one or two peculiarities that we would not have noticed alone. Thank you very much Mehmet, we wish you continued satisfied guests and all the best. Greetings from Germany

Karin and Claus

Karin und Claus
great

The day in Istanbul was clearly the highlight of our cruise. Mehmet was always in a good mood despite the heat, time pressure and many people and led us super.

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Your experience

Highlights

  • Discover Istanbul on a private, all-day city tour
  • German speaking tour guide
  • Customizable program
  • Look forward to an authentic lunch
  • Optimal first impression of the city with many highlights - Especially suitable for first-time visitors

Description

You can look forward to a full day private guided tour of Istanbul with a German speaking tour guide. You will be picked up by your guide at the airport, the passenger port (cruise ships) or at your hotel and embark on a unique discovery tour through the metropolis of millions.

The program of your guided tour through the impressive city starts in the old town followed by a drive to the Asian side and finally to the end of the Golden Horn. This program is particularly suitable for first-time visitors to the Turkish metropolis, as you will get an optimal overview of the city.

The city tour starts in the morning hours, 08:30-09:00, and you will first visit the following sights

  • Hagia Sophia
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Yerebatan Sarnici (Sunken Cistern or other Sunken Palace)
  • Hippodrome Square (Sultan Ahmet Square) with its monuments (Emperor Wilhelm II. Fountain, Egyptian or Theodosius I. Obelisk/ from the Temple of Karnak in Luxor, Serpent Column/ from the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, Walled Obelisk)
  • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque)

You will enjoy lunch on the Çamlica Hill. The Ottoman café and restaurant is highly recommended and prices are moderate. You can also look forward to the opportunity to drink Çay with keyif (pleasure) during your city tour.

In the late afternoon the journey continues to the district Eyüb, which is named after the legendary flag bearer of Prophet Muhammed Ebu Eyyûb el-Ensarî.

We visit the Eyüp Sultan Mosque and take a gondola ride to the magnificent view from Piere Loti Café.

The program of the private guided tour can be individualized.
You are welcome to tell your private tour guide your wishes and in this way you can incorporate your own suggestions into the tour.

Please note that we need a vehicle for the trip to Asia and Piere Lotti, because the dimensions of the city are very extensive

From 09:00-17:00 o'clock there are additional costs of 150€ - 200€ (including driver, up to 6 persons)

Please note

Additional information

Please provide us with your mobile phone number, which you will carry with you on the day of the excursion.

For the trip to the Asian side a vehicle is essential. Additional costs: 150 - 200-€/ day (08:00-17:00, for about 9 hours), including driver.

The winter time goes from 20.10. to 15.04. and most museums close here already at 17:00 o'clock and also the visit of the mosques is then only allowed until 17:00 o'clock at the latest, with some exceptions. For children under 12 years of age (exceptions reserved) admission to the museums is free (on presentation of ID).

Included in the price

  • - Private tour guide in the booked language
  • - For groups of 16 persons or more, each guest will receive a headset during the tour
  • - All private expenditure
  • - All entrance fees and donations to the sights & highlights
  • - All transport costs and travel expenses (unless otherwise agreed or booked early)
  • - If a private vehicle is rented: parking and toll fees (total approx. 10-30 €)
  • - All applicable tips (optional)

Meeting point

Reception area of your respective hotel. (radius of max. 20 km from the old town centre.) // Reception at the desired place (radius of max. 20 km from the old town centre.) // Reception at Atatürk Airport. // Reception at Sabiha Gökce Airport (Asia) will be charged extra. // Reception at the passenger port for cruise ships

Cancellation Conditions

This tour cannot be cancelled free of charge. Exception: Force majeure & environmental disasters

  • 365 - 29 days before the tour: 30 %
  • 028 - 15 days before the tour: 50 %
  • 014 - 07 days before the tour: 75 %
  • 006 - 01 days before the tour: 100 %

This deal can be cancelled for free up to 365 days before the date of the activity.

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Opinions and Experiences

All Customer Reviews

57 customer reviews 4.8 out of 5 stars - great
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I can only recommend the tour guide Mehmet to anyone. He explicitly responds to the wishes of tourists and answers all questions at any time. The guide is very nice. It is also a good idea for the tour guide to design the programme in a personal way, as the tourists, who have never been associated with the Turkish natives before, get a different view of the people of Turkish descent.

Of course, the tourists may also bring their own concerns into the city tour. The great thing about the guided tour is that you don't get lost in Istanbul, because Istanbul is constantly growing and now has up to 18 million people.

By the way: Even if many tourists are of the opinion that one can explore Istanbul on one's own, I would advise against it and give the tourists the tour guide Mehmet to the hand. On the one hand, there are a lot of open questions on the part of tourists from my point of view and on the other hand, one gets a lot of information from the tour guide that one did not know as a tourist before.

Rating by for

It was a really nice day. Very nice and competent leadership. Only to be recommended to get a first overview. More is not possible in such a big metropolis with so many sightseeings. The guided tour was individually designed according to our wishes and carried out very flexibly

Reply of the supplier on 30. May 2017

Lieber Herr Frobi,

DANKE! Es hat mich sehr erfreut, dass Sie die Führung genossen haben. Für uns ist es ein grosses Anliegen, alle Gaeste zufrieden zu stellen. Ihre Bewertung ist für uns ein Beweis, dass wir unsere Arbeit gut gemacht haben.

Hoffentlich dürfen Sie bald wieer begrüssen zu dürfen.

Ihr Mehmet

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Very nice and competent guide, Memet responded to our wishes, was very flexible and was able to tell a lot, would also have good background knowledge. It was a very nice day, also our friends were enthusiastic

Reply of the supplier on 30. May 2017

Herzlichen Dank!

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