Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul tours, things to do and tickets

The full list of day trips and activities in Istanbul. Favorite family holidays, group or individual tours to Istanbul with a detailed description, real reviews and photos.

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Istanbul: Best of the City Private Full-Day Walking Tour

(69)
Duration: 8 hours
Enjoy a royal welcome to Istanbul with a full-day private guided tour. Get whisked to the front of the queue at the city’s most popular attractions with your guide’s priority entrance pass. This is the perfect activity for first-time visitors.
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Best of Istanbul: 1, 2 or 3-Day Private Guided Istanbul Tour

(2625)
Duration: 7 hours
Visit highlights of Istanbul with your private tour guide in 1, 2 or 3 days with flexible itinerary.

Here you can see the daily tour itineraries below (7 hours per day);

Day 1 - Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome Square, German Fountain, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar.

Day 2 - Bosphorus Cruise by Public Ferry, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street, Cicek Passage, Galata Tower (from outside), Spice Market.

Day 3 - Suleymaniye Mosque, Fener and Balat Districts, St. Stephen Church (Iron Church), Pierre Lotti Panoramic Hill by Cable Car, Rahmi Koc Museum (or alterntive sites).

*As Hagia Sophia is not a museum anymore, tour guides don't have skip-the-line priority there. You may need to wait in the security line, in order to avoid queues we suggest departing at 8:30am or 9:00am.

Istanbul: Mevlevi Sema and the Whirling Dervishes Show

(1639)
Duration: an hour
See the stunning Mevlevei Sema ceremony in Istanbul. Enjoy a complex musical repertoire with whirling dervishes and go on a mystical dance journey representing man’s spiritual ascent through mind, love, and perfection.

Taste of Two Continents Food Tour

(1253)
Duration: 6 hours - 7 hours
Ready to taste the best food on both sides of Istanbul?

Start with a delicious traditional Turkish breakfast in Europe in the heart of the historic Old City, before you sail across to Asia and explore the vibrant streets of Kadıköy.

With your foodie guide, you’ll make 10 delicious stops during your walk with a variety of samples at each – enough to fill your belly to the brim with all the fantastic Turkish flavors!

From street foods and world-famous restaurants to traditional kebabs and Turkish ice cream, The Taste of Two Continents tour is your full-day immersion inside Istanbul’s food scene and a glimpse of Turkish culture and daily life.

Small-Group Tour Including Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern and Hagia Sophia

(1290)
Duration: 8 hours
Visit six top Istanbul attractions in one day on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city! The action-packed day includes a comprehensive tour of the historical Sultanahmet neighborhood where many of the city’s finest architectural legacies and landmarks are found. Visit the Blue Mosque and museums of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, as well as Istanbul Hippodrome, the sunken palace of Basilica Cistern and the dazzling Grand Bazaar. A delicious 3-course lunch is also included halfway through the day.

Numbers are limited to 14 on this small-group tour ensuring a personalized experience.

Hagia Sophia: Entry with Guided Tour

(1057)
Duration: an hour
Enter the magnificent Hagia Sophia, which is the world’s largest place of worship, built by Emperor Justinian in 532 AD. Enjoy a guided tour inside and see the tallest dome of the largest Christian church in the world.

Istanbul: Bosphorus Music and Dinner Cruise w/ Private Table

(1058)
Duration: 3 hours
Experience a lively cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. See the palaces of the Ottoman sultans after dark and soak up the views of the European and Asian coastlines. Dine on delicious Turkish cuisine.

Istanbul Transfers: Airport, Hotel or Return Trip

(1023)
Duration: 30 minutes - an hour
Relax as you arrive in Istanbul with a private transfer from Istanbul Airport to your centrally located city hotel. Pick-up service is also available from cruise ports of Salipazari and Karakoy. Transfers are available all day, every day.

Istanbul: Dinner Cruise & Entertainment with Private Table

(986)
Duration: 3 hours
Cruise between 2 continents as you dine on Turkish meze on a 3-hour Bosphorus cruise of Istanbul. Marvel at monuments from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, and enjoy a full program of entertainment, such as folk and belly dancing.

Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise with Audio App

(845)
Duration: 2 hours
A Bosphorus cruise is one of the best things to do in Istanbul, even when you have little time to spend. Get your ticket and audio guide at the Kabatas Pier, and board one of the boats departing every hour.

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht

(681)
Duration: 3 hours
Your Most Personalised Bosphorus Cruise Experience in Istanbul.

Experience Istanbul from an unusual point of view and take in the sunset from a 25-meters luxury yacht. Relax and enjoy the refreshments on board. Board our luxury yacht, SUNSET BOSPHORUS and you'll soon be heading out to sea in these 2-Hours and 30 min. shared sunset cruise on the Bosphorus. As the crew raises the sails you can sit back, relax and enjoy some music. Take in views of the Istanbul skyline as you enjoy a glass of Champagne, white wine, or soda.

There's nothing like a Bosphorus sunset right in between two continents of Europe and Asia, and nothing beats seeing a sunset at sea. Enjoy a scenic cruise toward the Black Sea and back down the city, pausing on the way back to catch the moment the sun slips below the horizon by Maiden's Tower! More than just a cruise, it's an experience of a lifetime! Book your Bosphorus Sunset Cruise experience with the official Sunset Bosphorus Yacht.

Istanbul: Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on a Luxurious Yacht

(665)
Duration: 3 hours
Have a relaxing evening on a luxury yacht, admiring the stunning evening lights of Istanbul's celebrated towers, bridges, and landmarks, narrated by an informative and entertaining tour guide.
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Istanbul: Bosphorus Dinner Cruise & Show with Private Table

(691)
Duration: 3 hours
Take in sights of the Bosphorus on board a mega yacht. Enjoy the city view with a 3-course meal while you listen to live music and watch stage performances at private tables.

Party Pub Crawl - Pub Crawl with a Party Bus

(588)
Duration: 7 hours
We are an all woman owned & lead event planning company that runs Party Pub Crawls in Istanbul for over 7 years! We have it all planned; party bus, drinking games, free shots, VIP access to the best bars/clubs and party photos! Don't lose time by searching for the best places to go or get stuck in tourist traps, join our Party Pub Crawls!

Happening every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
(Please contact for the other days.)

Quick Info
Meeting Time: 9 PM
Meeting Point: Just Bar in Sultanahmet
Departure Time (to the clubs) by Party Bus: 10.30 PM

*** The tour ends at Taksim in the last club around 3 am. If you need, our team happily help you to get an uber/taxi in the end.

Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Stopover on the Asian Side - (Morning or Afternoon)

(554)
Duration: 3 hours
Morning Bosphorus Cruise on Luxury Yacht
See both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul on a 2.5-hour boat cruise of the Bosphorus Strait. Get the opportunity to visit a lovely village on the Asian side and try the most delicious yogurt in the world ever.
The best way to see Istanbul is from the water! Board SUNSET BOSPHORUS YACHT, our two-deck yacht, for an unforgettable Istanbul sightseeing cruise. You’ll get a panoramic view of the Bosphorus Bridges, Dolmabahce Palace, Rumeli Fortress, Beylerbeyi Palace, Maiden's Tower, and more.

During your 2 hours and 30 min Bosphorus sightseeing cruise, you’ll be free to wander between decks to capture the best shots of Istanbul’s attractions. Our experienced guide will illustrate the history of what you see during the cruise; Bosphorus has a storied past, and our guides know the fun facts you can’t find in a tourist handbook. See why this is one of the best Istanbul city sightseeing cruises. Book now and enjoy your adventure with us!

Istanbul Sunset Cruise - Luxurious Yacht Cruise with Live Guide on the Bosphorus

(544)
Duration: 3 hours
See the Bosphorus and Istanbul from a remarkable perspective on this 2.5 hrs. sunset cruise on a luxurious yacht. Aboard our luxury yacht, you’ll glide across the water while savoring delicious snacks, baklava, fresh seasonal fruits and drinks. While romantics will delight in watching the sunset over the old part of Istanbul, our legendary guide will tell you interesting stories of the Bosphorus.

The cruise will take you from PIER KABATAS and past Istanbul's icons, Dolmabahce Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress Maiden's Tower and much more. Continue to take in the many sights while the sun goes down as you go through the Asian side, and around The Maiden's Tower. The best part is after sunset when we approach the Galata Bridge and Bosphorus Bridge. Watch as the entire western span of the bridge lights up and transforms into LED light sculpture creating a never-repeating dazzling display. Don’t miss this breathtaking experience from the best seats on the Bosphorus!
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90 Minutes Istanbul Kickstart Tour

(1366)
Duration: 2 hours
First time in Istanbul? Wondering where to go and what to see in this colorful city? We got you! Kickstart your time in Istanbul with a 90-minute introduction to the city with the help of your favorite local. See the main highlights of Istanbul and discover the best the city has to offer. Your local host will answer all of your travel questions and will provide you with local insights and recommendations according to your liking. On this private tour, you’ll visit the must-see historical spots of the city, but also see hidden places that will give an authentic feeling of the city. Go to the glorious Topkapi Palace, the breathtaking Hagia Sophia, and see how two religions coexist in harmony. Hear all about the city’s remarkable infusion of cultures. Ready for a unique private history lesson? Wondering about the best places for food and drinks? Get your personal recommendations from your local host plus extra tips and tricks on what to see and do in Istanbul. Get insights on the local lifestyle and find out the true stories about the city’s past as you take in vibrant, full-of-life present Istanbul. Historical facts, local stories, and great tips & tricks. What can be more awesome than that? Any questions? Go ahead and ask your host about anything that pops into your mind and get all the answers you need for the perfect Istanbul trip. Locals always know best. And don’t forget, this private tour can be personalized 100% according to your wishes!

Istanbul: Topkapi Palace Guided Tour and Skip The Line

(554)
Duration: an hour - 2 hours
Skip the line and enter the most important museum of Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula. Enjoy a guided tour inside and see the four courtyard museum including the Audience Hall, High Court, Historical Kitchens, and The Treasury.

Istanbul: Basilica Cistern Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

(559)
Duration: 30 minutes
On this 30-minute tour, visit the 4th-century Basilica Cistern and discover the mystery of Medusa heads from Greek mythology.

Best of Istanbul in 1 Day

(515)
Duration: 7 hours
Embark on a day out in Istanbul and see all the iconic sites. Learn about the rich history from your guide, and visit the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and the Hagia Sophia.