Private Half Day Tour of Istanbul by Serhat Engul

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Istanbul Half Day Private Tour

Private Half Day Tour of Istanbul by A Licensed Guide

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.

  1. Hippodrome of Constantinople
  2. Blue Mosque
  3. Hagia Sophia Museum
  4. Basilica Cistern
  5. 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!
fast track hagia sophia museum

Long lines in front of Hagia Sophia April 2019.

Private Half Day Walking Tour Cost

Fixed rate for the half day tour is 120 USD (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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Contact Via E-Mail, WhatsApp or Phone Call

Istanbul Private Tour Guide Serhat Engul

E-Mail ✉

serhateng@gmail.com

Mobile Phone ✆

Whats App Available: +90 532 256 93 12

You may also fill up the form on our contact page.


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Private Half Day Tour of Istanbul by Serhat Engul


Half Day Walking Tour of Istanbul by Serhat Engul 2019

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