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Istanbul Highlights in a Day

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 90 reviews.Fatih, Turkey

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Experience hosted by Ahmet

6 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in Arabic, English

What you'll do

We are currently open and available for tours through the week and on weekends. Istanbul is considered safe to visit though we recommend bringing a face covering or mask.

Our tour will include the most important mosques, amazing views of the Bosphorus, eating at local restaurants, asia side of Istanbul and on the hills of Istanbul. You will be immersed in the best of Istanbul, a mixture of the city's history and dining experiences.

ITINERARY
+ Hagia Sophia Mosque
+ Sultanahmet Mosque (1st hill)
+ Hippodrome Square
+ Lunch(Köfte or Kebab or veg. option)
+ Basilica Cistern
+ Nuri Osmaniye Mosque (2nd hill)
+ Grand Bazaar
+ Suleymaniye Mosque (3rd hill)
+ Rooftop Cafe (Best Turkish Teas)
+ Spice Bazaar
+ Usküdar(Asia Side)

*As the tour is customized based on my guests' interests, we may not visit all the places on the list. However, I will make sure you have the chance to experience the highlights of Istanbul.

MEETING POINT AND TOUR DURATION
Meeting Point: Sultanahmet Tramway Station
End Point: Üsküdar
Duration: 7-7.5 hours
TRANSPORTATION
This tour generally by walking
WHAT’s INCLUDED?
• English speaking host for entire duration of tour
• Advice for food, shopping and other things
ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED
• 45 euros will be enough for everything
REMINDERS
• Please have breakfast in the morning, as we will walk most of the tour
We are currently open and available for tours through the week and on weekends. Istanbul is considered safe to visit though we recommend bringing a face covering or mask.

Our tour will include the most important mosques, amazing views of the Bosphorus, eating at local restaurants, asia side of Istanbul and on the hills of Istanbul. You will be immersed in the best of Istanbul, a mixture of the city's history and dining experiences.…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    We can take our guests pictures with their phone. We will recommend good pi...
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Tue, 20 Oct
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wed, 21 Oct
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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₹2,867 per person
Thu, 22 Oct
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
₹2,867 per person
₹2,867 per person

Meet your host, Ahmet

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 90 Reviews
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Born and raised in Istanbul, I love sharing this cultural and historic city with my guests. I personally create the itinerary with my guests' interests in mind. I have been hosting for more than 1 year. I met my co-hosts, Bünyamin and Ubeydullah, at university where we began hosting for Istanbul. Both my co-hosts are fluent in English. Bünyamin is an avid traveler and has a background in Literature. Ubeydullah studied history and is also fluent in Arabic.

My background is in engineering. By day, you can find me at my office creating solutions for modern life. When I'm not doing that, I'm showing clients the best Istanbul has to offer.
Born and raised in Istanbul, I love sharing this cultural and historic city with my guests. I personally create the itinerary with my guests' interests in mind. I have been hosting for more than 1 year. I met my co-hosts, Bünyamin and Ubeydullah, at university where we began hosting for Istanbul. Both my co-hosts are fluent in English. Bünyamin is an avid traveler and has a background in Literature. Ubeydullah studied history and is also fluent in Arabic.

My background is in engineeri…
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Where you'll be

Hippodrome square has oldest columns. Sultanahmet Mosque is the most visited place of Istanbul. Hagia Sophia is one of the oldest structures in the city. Basilica Cistern is perfect for pictures. Süleymaniye Mosque offers views of the city. Spice Bazaar is good for shopping. Üsküdar has fabalous view of bosphorous Lastly, we will taste sort of Turkish coffees and teas.

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 90 reviews.

Josef Cornelio
September 2020
Great experience! Highly recommended. I got a private tour, and it was most enlightening. I was introduced to great places and delightful food that I would never have found or dared on my own.
Elizabeth
September 2020
I set up this experience for my 27 year old son who traveled to Turkey for an elective surgery. My son only had Sunday available to see Istanbul and Chat was agreeable to take him around. Just a side note, I requested the experience the night before. So I was very happy when Chat agreed to a next day experience. Chat met my son at his hotel the next morning. My son wanted to see the buildings, everyday life and culture. Chat took him on the bus and ferry. They went to see different neighborhoods and magnificent mosques. They ate local kabobs and drank lots of tea and coffee. He shopped the local markets with the help of Chat. My son and Chat are about the same age and have a lot in common. They became quick friends. Chat understands/speaks (American) English well. My son said he could have not asked for a better guide.
I set up this experience for my 27 year old son who traveled to Turkey for an elective surgery. My son only had Sunday available to see Istanbul and Chat was agreeable to take him…
Carolina
September 2020
Having Cihat as our guide was like walking around Istanbul with a local friend. We had a great overview of the city. Highly recommended.
Dejana
September 2020
The tour was great and the guide so spontaneous and easy going person, we were touring the city all day while he casually talked about the history of the places we visited and interesting stories. He has a great Flow in conversation and the day passed by so fast I didn't even notice how many hours passed. He bargained a good deal for me on the Bazaar and showed me great a turkish food and desserts. All in all, a unique experience worth your time
The tour was great and the guide so spontaneous and easy going person, we were touring the city all day while he casually talked about the history of the places we visited and inte…
Hashim
September 2020
Our tour was with Cihat, he is a very friendly host, he knows the city very well and know how to go around in the best easy way. we visited great city icons with so much good explanations. the coffee shop we went to have an amazing view of both Asia and Europe Istanbul part. I recommend this tour for anyone looking for a good local tour.
Our tour was with Cihat, he is a very friendly host, he knows the city very well and know how to go around in the best easy way. we visited great city icons with so much good expla…
Mishi
September 2020
I loved this walking tour! CiHat, our host pretty much covered everything we needed to see in a day both Europe and Asian side of istanbul! He’s very nice, friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable about the city. He gave us very good insights about historical landmarks in Istanbul! We wouldn’t have learned about these things on our own. He also brought us to have lunch at this local kebab place and tried this dessert at Lezzet-I - sark which was soo good, it became our favorite place to go 😁 You guys are gonna love it too.. He gave us enough time for stops at stores and to take photos as well. He even showed us the metro on our way back home. Overall the host, the tour and the experience were fun and THE BEST!!! Thank you! If your going to visit istanbul, go and book this tour Now!!
I loved this walking tour! CiHat, our host pretty much covered everything we needed to see in a day both Europe and Asian side of istanbul! He’s very nice, friendly, welcoming and…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Before our tour, please have a good breakfast. We will walk for most of the tour, please wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring 200tl in cash, (€25/$30) for food and other things.

What to bring

200Turkish Lira (approx US$30 and 25Euros)