Old City Istanbul Tour with a Private Guide
Istanbul has grown from the Historical Peninsula and has become what it is today. Undoubtedly, the most important region of the Historical Peninsula is Old City. Old City is the cultural center of the Ottoman and Byzantine Empires. It was the capital of the Byzantine Empire for 1058 years and the Ottoman Empire for 469 years. It contains so much historical places, and visiting all these places on any Istanbul holiday is almost impossible! In Old City of Istanbul, there are countless beautiful places such as the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia and more.
Then visit the Old City of Istanbul in the most efficient way with a professional private guide!
On this tour, you will meet your guide at Sultanahmet Square. This square is in a very important location and the history of this square is based on the ancient Constantinople Hippodrome. While in the area, you’ll see the Great Palace of Constantinople from afar, see Roman columns and where gladiators’ stays. The roads through which the Rome legions and Ottoman Janissaries passed, and many more…
Then, you will visit the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Mosque, which have been facing each other for centuries. Both of these mosques have exciting features and stories, and together with a private professional guide you will learn a lot of interesting information.
After visiting these places, you will wander the historical streets of Sultanahmet, witness the Ottoman buildings and see many shops and restaurants that carry the Ottoman culture. It’s up to you to take a break at one of these places. Then it’s time to enter Topkapi Palace, the most magnificent palace in Istanbul. This palace, which is about 600 years old, has witnessed many stories and events. Together with your guide, you will visit many rooms in this palace, and listen to the interesting events in history. And right after that, you will see the Hagia Irene church, the oldest Byzantine church in Istanbul.
- Tour Includes 24/7 support on program progress, entrance fee of Topkapi Palace and Hagia Irene Church (18$ pp), and professional guide fee.
- Personal spendings, enterance costs and hotel pick up
2 thoughts on “Old City Istanbul Tour with a Private Guide”
It was a long and beautiful experience. Helped immediately with the transportation problem I was experiencing, thank you
I was immediately helped with the places I wanted to visit, and my guide was very knowledgeable and naive 🙂