Istanbul Half Day Private Tour
Private Half Day Tour of Istanbul by Serhat Engul
This tour gives you a great insight about the Istanbul’s history, culture and hidden treasures. It’s easy to combine this tour with your other activities. Recommended time to start is 10:00 O’clock in the morning. Duration of the tour is approximately 3 to 4 hours.
Private Half Day Tour of Istanbul Old City
Private Half Day Walking Tour is very useful for those who wants to discover the history of Istanbul.
- Hippodrome of Constantinople
- Blue Mosque
- Hagia Sophia Museum
- Basilica Cistern
- Spice Bazaar
Half Day Istanbul Tour Itinerary
You can meet your guide in the morning around 09:00 or 10:00 O’clock. Start the tour from Hippodrome to see the oldest monuments like Seprent Column and Obelisk of Theodosios. Comprehensive information will be provided about the Greek and Roman history of Istanbul.
Then visit the Hagia Sophia to improve your knowledge about Byzantine history. Enjoy the history and architecture of Hagia Sophia for nearly 1 hour. Then visit the Basilica Cistern which is truly impressive. The last stop will be the charming Blue Mosque in order to get to know Ottoman history.
The tour ends with a nice walk to Spice Bazaar by walking over the oldest streets of Istanbul. So that I can introduce you the local restaurants and dessert shops of Old City as well as the whirling derwishes cultural center (Hodjapasha).
Manage Your Time Efficiently
There are long queues in front of important landmarks such as Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace especially in high season, which make it unbearable to wait for so long. Visitors with private tour guides are able to skip long queues and enter the landmarks quickly.
Skip The Long Lines with a Private Guide!
Private Half Day Walking Tour Cost
Fixed rate for the half day tour is 120 EURO (total price up to 4 people) Please consider that it’s a private guided tour and there will be just you!
You can visit Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque and Spice Bazaar within 3-4 hours. This history tour would definitely give you a good overview about Istanbul’s history and culture.
Frequently Asked Questions
Museum entrance fees are not included in the price. You will need to pay 72 Turkish Lira for Hagia Sophia and 20 Turkish Lira for Basilica Cistern. Museums are free for the guides. There is no entry fee for other places in our itinerary.
Transportation is not needed for this tour. We meet at the Sultanahmet Tram Station which is just next to Blue Mosque and Hippodrome. This is a private walking tour.
Summarizing The History of Istanbul
I use maps and visuals to help you understand the diverse history of Istanbul. I provide detailed information about Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman periods.
I share my history knowledge in an entertaining way. It’s the distinguishing feature of my tours. You may also check my TripAdvisor reviews to see what people think about my service.
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Private Tour Guide in Istanbul Serhat Engul
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