Istanbul Daily  Tours from £95 pp

Istanbul Regular Tours: from £110 per person 

Tour 1 - Istanbul Classical Tour - £120 per person ( Private tour: £160 PP)

Uncover the Rich Heritage in One Day Duration: 9 am to 4 pm.

Explore the iconic landmarks of Istanbul on our immersive Istanbul Classics Tour, a full-day adventure that promises to take you on a journey through history. Our experienced guides will ensure you have a memorable experience as you visit the following historic sites:

1.    Hagia Sophia Mosque: Step into the awe-inspiring Hagia Sophia, a masterpiece of Byzantine architecture. Marvel at its grandeur and discover its rich history.

2.    Byzantine Hippodrome: Travel back in time at the Byzantine Hippodrome, where chariot races once captivated the crowds. Learn about the events that unfolded at this ancient arena.

3.    Blue Mosque: Admire the stunning architecture and intricate blue tiles of the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque), a symbol of Ottoman splendor.

4.    Topkapi Palace: Discover the opulence and intrigue of the Topkapi Palace, the former residence of Ottoman sultans. Explore its exquisite rooms, courtyards, and priceless treasures.

5.    Aya Irini Church: Visit the serene Aya Irini Church, an architectural gem hidden within the walls of Topkapi Palace, and soak in its peaceful ambiance.

6.    Grand Bazaar: Immerse yourself in the bustling energy of the Grand Bazaar, one of the world's oldest and largest covered markets. Shop for souvenirs, carpets, jewelry, and more.

This comprehensive tour lasts approximately 6 hours, starting at 9 am, and includes entrance fees. We'll pick you up from your hotel, ensuring a hassle-free and enriching experience. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the heart of Istanbul's heritage with us. Book your Istanbul Classics Tour today!

Tour 2 - Istanbul Two Continents Tour - £110 per person (private city tour & Regular ferry boat £150 pp)

A Scenic Journey Across Europe and Asia Duration: 9 am to 4 pm

Prepare to be captivated by one of the world's most breathtaking natural wonders, the Bosphorus Strait, which gracefully divides two continents, Europe and Asia. Our Istanbul Two Continents Tour promises an unforgettable experience, taking you on a full-day adventure that spans the continents. Here's what awaits you:

1.    Bosphorus Cruise: Embark on a mesmerizing Bosphorus Cruise, where you'll witness the enchanting beauty of Istanbul from the water. Marvel at historic landmarks, charming villages, and the seamless blend of Europe and Asia.

2.    Spice Bazaar: Immerse yourself in the vibrant and aromatic atmosphere of the Spice Bazaar, where you can explore a world of exotic spices, teas, sweets, and Turkish delights.

3.    Rustem Pasha Mosque: Visit the exquisite Rustem Pasha Mosque, an architectural gem adorned with intricate Iznik tiles. Discover the spiritual and artistic significance of this hidden treasure.

4.    Beylerbeyi Palace: Step back in time as you explore the opulent Beylerbeyi Palace, a symbol of Ottoman grandeur. Admire its stunning architecture and learn about its royal history.

5.    Bosphorus Bridge: Cross the iconic Bosphorus Bridge, which connects Europe and Asia, offering panoramic views of the city and the strait. Capture breathtaking photos at this engineering marvel.

6.    Camlica Hill: Conclude your journey at Camlica Hill, one of Istanbul's highest points, where you can savor panoramic vistas of the city's skyline, Bosphorus, and the Marmara Sea.

This captivating tour, lasting from 9 am to 4 pm, will provide you with an in-depth exploration of Istanbul's unique geography and cultural heritage. Our knowledgeable guides and comfortable transportation ensure a seamless experience. Don't miss the chance to witness the magic of Istanbul's two continents. Book your Istanbul Two Continents Tour today!


Tour 3 - Bosphorus Night Cruise with Dinner - £95 per person 

 A Magical Evening on the Bosphorus Duration: 19:30 pm - 23:30 pm (Pick-up time varies by hotel location)

Prepare for an enchanting evening as we embark on a Bosphorus Night Cruise that promises to leave you with unforgettable memories. This captivating journey takes place under the stars, offering a unique perspective of Istanbul's splendor. Here's what you can expect:

1.    Scenic Drive: After a short drive to the boat, you'll set sail on the Bosphorus, the picturesque waterway that gracefully divides Europe and Asia. As you cruise, you'll pass under the illuminated suspension bridges, providing a mesmerizing view.

2.    Ottoman Treasures: Admire the beauty of Ottoman summer palaces, charming waterside mansions, and modern villas that adorn both the European and Asian shores. Each of these architectural gems tells a story of Istanbul's rich history and cultural diversity.

3.    Panoramic Night Views: Witness the magic of Istanbul as the city comes to life at night. The panoramic views from the Bosphorus are nothing short of spectacular, with the city's iconic landmarks bathed in the soft glow of lights.

4.    Delicious Dinner: Indulge in a delectable dinner featuring a selection of Turkish cuisine, offering a taste of the country's rich culinary heritage. Savor the flavors of traditional dishes that will tantalize your taste buds.

5.    Entertainment: Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of Turkey with captivating traditional folk dancing and mesmerizing belly dancing performances. These art forms are deeply rooted in Turkish history and will add to the enchantment of your evening.

This unforgettable experience, which runs from 19:30 pm to 23:30 pm, promises a magical night on the Bosphorus. The pick-up time varies based on your hotel's location, ensuring convenience for all guests. Don't miss the opportunity to create lasting memories on this Bosphorus Night Cruise with Dinner. Book your experience today and let the beauty of Istanbul at night take your breath away.


Tour 4 - Istanbul Byzantine  City Tour  - £110 per person ( Private tour: £150 PP)

Embark on our captivating Byzantine tour of Istanbul, where you'll discover the city's rich history through these remarkable sites:

  1. Blachernae Palace: Begin your journey at this captivating remnant of the former Imperial Palace, echoing with centuries of imperial grandeur.

  2. Yedikule Fortress: Experience the harmonious blend of Ottoman and Byzantine legacies at this stoic sentinel guarding the city's history.

  3. Valens Aqueduct: Witness ancient engineering brilliance as you pass beneath this awe-inspiring structure, a testament to the ingenuity of the past.

  4. Balat's Enchanting Streets: Stroll along cobblestone paths that unveil the stories of centuries gone by, immersing yourself in the charm of Balat's vibrant streets.

  5. The Enigmatic Iron Church: Discover this hidden gem with a mystical aura that beckons explorers, a place where history and mystery converge.

  6. Church of St. George: Conclude your journey at the spiritual heart of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, where history truly comes alive in the most profound way.

As part of this immersive experience, enjoy the convenience of included entrance fees and savor a delicious lunch, ensuring a seamless and memorable adventure through Istanbul's Byzantine heritage.

Join us for a day of discovery, where the past intertwines with the present, creating an unforgettable exploration of Istanbul's Byzantine treasures. Book your tour today and embark on a journey through time with us.

Tours Information and Inclusions:

  • Professional English-speaking Tour Guide: You will have the expertise of a knowledgeable and experienced English-speaking tour guide who will accompany you throughout the duration of the tour. They will provide insights, historical context, and make your tour informative and engaging.
  • Transportation: For tours that require transportation, we offer fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicles to ensure your comfort and convenience. Please note that some tours, like Tour 1, may not require vehicles and will involve walking.
  • Pick-up & Drop-off: We provide hassle-free pick-up and drop-off services from your Istanbul hotel. Our aim is to make your experience as convenient as possible, so you can relax and enjoy your tour without worrying about logistics.
  • Entrance Fees: All entrance fees to the attractions and sites listed in the tour itinerary are included in the package. This ensures that you have unrestricted access to these remarkable destinations.
Join us on these enriching tours and uncover the wonders of Istanbul's history, culture, and stunning landscapes. We are committed to providing you with an exceptional experience and look forward to welcoming you on our tours.

Please Note:

1.    Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off: Pick-up and drop-off services are exclusively provided to and from your hotel.

2.    Pick-up Time: The pick-up time for your tour will fall between 08:00 and 09:00 am (some cases 9.30), depending on the location of your hotel. This ensures that we can accommodate guests staying in various parts of Istanbul.

3.    Topkapi Palace Closure: On Tuesdays, when Topkapi Palace is closed, we will replace the visit with a trip to the Underground Cistern and the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum.

4.    Grand Bazaar Closure: If your tour falls on a Sunday, when the Grand Bazaar is closed, we will replace it with a visit to the Spice Bazaar, ensuring you still get to explore a vibrant marketplace.

5.    Hagia Sophia Closure: Hagia Sophia is closed on Mondays. In such cases, we will replace the visit with a trip to the Underground Cistern, ensuring your tour remains enjoyable and informative.

6.    Beylerbeyi Palace Closure: On Mondays and Thursdays, when Beylerbeyi Palace is closed, we will adjust the itinerary to include a visit to the Imperial Yildiz Park and Yildiz Porcelain Factory.

Guaranteed Departure: Our tours are guaranteed departures, meaning they will proceed as scheduled regardless of the number of participants. You can book with confidence, knowing your tour will take place as planned.

Tour Highlights:

  • Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque): Admire the stunning interior adorned with blue and white Iznik tiles in this iconic mosque, built between 1609-1616.
  • Topkapi Palace: Explore the opulent residence of Ottoman Sultans, featuring highlights like the Harem, treasury with famous jewels, and historical artifacts.
  • Hagia Sophia: Visit the Church of the Divine Wisdom, an architectural marvel that transitioned from a church to a mosque and now stands as a museum.
  • Grand Bazaar: Shop in one of the world's oldest and largest covered markets, offering a vast array of souvenirs and goods in its labyrinthine streets.
  • The Bosphorus: Take a memorable cruise along the Bosphorus, the strait that divides Europe and Asia, and enjoy stunning views of landmarks such as the Dolmabahçe Palace as you head towards the Black Sea.

Important Note: Please be advised that the information provided regarding the closure days of specific attractions is subject to change based on decisions made by local authorities. These changes are beyond our control, and we cannot be held responsible for any modifications or closures that may occur. While we make every effort to offer a seamless and enjoyable experience, unforeseen circumstances or regulatory adjustments may require alterations to the tour itinerary. In such instances, we will do our best to provide suitable alternatives to ensure your tour remains both engaging and memorable. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility in the event of any necessary adjustments and assure you that your safety and satisfaction remain our top priorities.


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