Istanbul Golden Tour

Soul and magic of Istanbul

/10 (297 votes)

Istanbul, Turkey

4 to 6 Hours

About this tour

Despite Istanbul’s age, the cultural heritage of the metropolis remains authentic as many remains of its opulent past remained intact.

Istanbul has many landmarks such as Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Dolmabahçe Palace, Grand Bazaar, and the Spice Bazaar. And then there are the lesser known, but not less beautiful, spots such as Süleymaniye Mosque, Basilica Cistern, the Galata Tower, as well as numerous churches from the Byzantine era.

Explore the highlights of Istanbul, in one day easily. You can’t leave Istanbul without visiting one of the world’s oldest and largest covered bazaars! You’ll find a huge collection of traditional and modern products, delicious food, coffees and teas, souvenirs and much more. We’ll take you to see a Turkish Handicraft demonstration and then you’ll have some free time to browse. This golden tour will take you to see it all.

Tour Highlights

  • Walk along the historic Hippodrome and see its impressive monuments, including the German Fountain.
  • Admire the beautiful architecture and interior of the Blue Mosque.
  • Experience centuries of religion and fascinating history at the magnificent Hagia Sophia
  • Step back in time as you walk the same halls as the Ottoman Sultans at Topkapi Palace.
  • Shop till you drop at the Grand Bazaar!

Practical information

What’s Included

  • The guided tour / Guided Tour

Not Included

  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance tickets to museums, tips. Museum fees, donations for the Mosques and gratuities
  • Transportation costs. Public Transportation on Bosphorus on boat, tram, bus or taxi

Additional information

Operated by Istanbul in Cuore


/10 (297 votes)

Had the most lovely experience with the kindest and friendliest guide ever. Günes truly made our trip much more convenient with her knowledge wit and lovely personality.We were a family of 5 and she was with us at all times for 3 days she’s a very family person and extremely helpful we lost our phone once and she helped us get it back almost instantly irrespective of the late hours she’s a very caring and enthusiastic tour guide who is ideal for families or anyone really looking for a friendly guide for the lovely Istanbul.

Review by A Tripadvisor Reviewer