Top 109 Things to do in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is a city that evokes so much charisma and appeal, hard to resist, with rich culture, history, and the sheer colorfulness of its day-to-day life. This transcontinental city in Turkey, located along the Bosphorus, in between Black Sea and Sea of Marmara, offers a tantalizing mix of gorgeous natural and manmade splendors. Istanbul excursions can be a treat for a lifetime, one that can transport you into a voyage into the past while fascinating you with its enigmatic present.

2-Day Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul
Explore one of Turkey's fantastical regions on this 2-day tour of Cappadocia. Walk through a land of surreal landscapes and curious rock formations at Göreme, climb Rose Valley, and visit the magnificent, remarkably preserved Kaymakli Underground City. Read More
2-Day Cappadocia Tour with Flights & Accommodation by Travelium
Discover the moon-like landscapes of Cappadocia on this 2-day tour. With its deep canyons, unusual rock formations, rock-carved homes, and underground cities, this lava-covered plain is brimming with natural wonder and fascinating heritage. Read More

Categories: Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

2 days

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$610

$371
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2-Day Ephesus & House of the Virgin Mary Tour by Bus from Istanbul
Weave through the Turkish hinterland as you make your way to Ephesus and Pergamum to scope out Greco-Roman ruins and holy sites on this 2-day excursion. Stay in a 4-star hotel and spend the majority of your travel time relaxing... Read More

Categories: Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

2 days

Free cancellation

$485
per person

2-Day Ephesus & Pergamum Tour with Airfare from Istanbul
Escape busting Istanbul and dive into cities that date back to ancient Greek and Roman times. Wander past the ruins of the Ionian League city of Ephesus, snap photos of temples in Pergamum, and visit the final home of the... Read More

Categories: Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

2 days

$758
per person

4-Day Cappadocia, Pamukkale & Ephesus by Bus from Istanbul
Wander between the fascinating formations around Cappadocia's Devrent Valley, explore Greek ruins in Ephesus, and take a dip in soothing thermal baths surrounded by glowing white limestone cliffs. Discover Turkey's hinterland on this 4-day excursion to Cappadocia, Pammukale, and Ephesus.... Read More

Categories: Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

4 days

Free cancellation

$610
per person

4-Day Cappadocia, Pamukkale & Ephesus with Flight from Istanbul
Explore breathtaking valleys filled with intriguing rock formations, slip into the healing waters of volcano-fueled thermal baths, and explore underground cities carved out of limestone cliffs. Discover the natural wonders and historic sites of Ephesus, Cappadocia, and Pamukkalie on this... Read More

Categories: Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

4 days

Free cancellation

$932
per person

Afternoon Bosporus Cruise & Ortakoy Excursion
The afternoon excursion begins with a bus ride to Ortakoy, a neighborhood along the bank of the Bosporus. Admire the First Bosporus Bridge, spend some free time in the colorful town of Ortakoy, and board a ferry boat for a... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$33
per person

Ancient Ephesus Full-Day Tour with Flights & Lunch by Travelium
As the home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Ephesus is one of mankind’s crown jewels. Leave modern Istanbul behind, and head back through history on this day trip to the ancient city. See ruins and remnants,... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

Free cancellation

$356
per person

Black Sea & Sumela Monastery Full-Day Tour with Flights
In the Trabzon Province admire the 4th-century Sumela Monastery and understand why it is traditionally significant. With a visit deep into the Altindere National Park and a city tour of Trabzon itself, you combine religious, historical, and cultural highlights in... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

$465
per person

Bosphorus Champagne Sunset Cruise
Few places in the world are as mesmerizing as Istanbul in the setting sun. Aboard an elegant yacht, drinking champagne and nibbling on crudités and fruits from tastefully arranged platters, you glide by palaces and minarets, while sailing the Bosphorus... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$87
per person

Bosphorus Cruise & 2 Continents Full-Day Tour with Lunch
This full-day tour takes you on a journey through Istanbul's lesser-known Asian side. Learn about the city's 2 continents and cruise along the strait that forms a boundary between Europe and Asia. Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$55
per person

Bosphorus Cruise & Dolmabahçe Palace
Panoramic views of the Golden Horn, the thrilling chaos of the Spice Bazaar, and the unbelievable opulence of the Dolmabahçe Palace are all revealed on this comprehensive day out in Istanbul. Relax on a scenic cruise on the Bosphorus strait... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$74
per person

Bosphorus Cruise & Istanbul's Egyptian Spice Bazaar by Travelium
As you cruise the calm waters that divide 2 continents but only 1 city, take in the iconic monuments that line both the European and Asian shores. Later, experience the vibrant pulse of one of Istanbul's most bustling bazaars. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$33
per person

Bosphorus Dinner Cruise, Belly-Dance Show & Live Music by Plan Tours
Breathtaking views open up as you cruise the Bosphorus strait, which divides Europe from Asia. Stunning sites such as the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace provide the backdrop as you enjoy Turkish cuisine, a fiery belly dance, and a folklore... Read More
Bursa, Green Mosque & Mount Olympus Small-Group Tour
Spend a day at the first capital of the Ottoman empire, learn about the birth of Turkish culture, and visit striking sites in the city, like the Green Mosque and the Green Mausoleum. Then venture up Mount Olympus for stunning... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours

Free cancellation

$115
per person

Camlica Hills, Bosphorus Bridge & Beylerbeyi Palace Half-Day Tour
Leave Europe and venture into Asia by crossing one of the world's longest bridges. Once over the Bosphorus, visit an elegant summer residence of Ottoman sultans and marvel at the city’s skyline from Camlica Hill. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$33
per person

Cappadocia Full-Day Tour with Flight
Explore one of the most distinctive sites in the world, Cappadocia. Walk through a fairy-tale world of chimneys and rock pillars, admire magnificent valleys, visit the underground village of Kaymakli, and indulge in a traditional Anatolian lunch. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

13 hours 30 minutes

$345

$295
per person

City Fish Nights at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel
Enjoy a delicious seafood meal, friendly chatter, and the enchanting smell of the sea during City Fish Nights at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel. A lavish seafood buffet featuring 10 types of fish awaits you during this dazzling dining experience. Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

4 hours

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$65

$57
per person

Coffee Tasting & City Tour with Rüstem Pasha Mosque Visit
Coffee is an important part of Turkish culture, and the Cup of Coffee with Istanbul tour lets you experience the beverage's influence first-hand. Learn to brew exquisite coffee during a master brewing class, take a fascinating city tour, and visit... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$38
per person

Combo Saver: Imperial City Tour & Turkish Night
Spend a day in the imperial city of Istanbul for an array of new experiences that is sure to leave a lasting impression. Visit attractions such as the majestic Hagia Sophia and the bustling Grand Bazaar, and enjoy a lively... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Culinary Experiences, Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours 15 minutes

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$138

$125
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Combo Saver: Sightseeing Tour & Turkish Night with Meals
Explore the treasure trove of sights in the vibrant metropolis of Istanbul on this combo tour to the city's major attractions. Visit the historic Topkapi Palace and the famous Hagia Sophia, and combine your sightseeing tour with a lively evening... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

14 hours 15 minutes

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$173

$160
per person

Combo Saver: Spice Bazaar, Bosporus Cruise & Turkish Night with Dinner
Explore a magical environment where east meets west as you see the sights of Istanbul that have impressed visitors from around the world. Browse the colorful Spice Bazaar, take a scenic cruise on the Bosporus, and feast on a traditional... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours 15 minutes

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$130

$120
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Comfort Domestic Lounge at Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST)
Kick up your travel-weary feet with a first-class relaxation experience in the Comfort Lounge. This peaceful oasis offers a convenient escape from the airport bustle, complete with amenities that run the gamut from useful to luxurious, from Wi-Fi to a... Read More

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4 hours

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$44

$37
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Cruise to the Princes' Islands with Lunch
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city life, spend a day sailing, and visit the charming Princes’ Islands. Sit back, relax, and feel the Turkish air against your skin as you island-hop along the Sea of Marmara.

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Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$78
per person

Culinary Secrets & Photography Tour
Uncover the Turkish capital's alluring highlights through the lense of your camera. Sample culinary delicacies and dishes popular among the locals and experience this historic city from the inside out on this fascinating half-day walking tour. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$35
per person

Culinary Treasures of Kadikoy Small-Group Walking Tour
Spend a morning indulging in traditional specialties while discovering the culture of the Asian side of Istanbul. Take advantage of a small-group setting of up to 12 food enthusiasts so you can have more personal attention from your local guide.... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$109
per person

Day Trip to Bursa's Green Mosque & Mausoleum with Lunch
Ferry across the Sea of Marmara to Bursa, the former capital of the Ottoman Empire. Take in the scenery of the Turkish countryside and arrive in the city to visit the famed Green Mosque, the Green Mausoleum, and the silk... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

14 hours

Free cancellation

$98
per person

Dolmabahçe Palace & 2 Continents Tour
An impressive marble façade overlooking the Bosphorus suggests there’s unparalleled opulence to marvel at behind the ornamental gates of Dolmabahçe Palace. Across the strait another continent beckons, and awe-inspiring views over the city’s skyline open up from Camlica Hill on... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$44
per person

Ephesus & House of The Virgin Mary Day Trip by Air
The ancient Greco-Roman world comes alive at the historic ruins of Ephesus. Take advantage of hassle-free transportation and the experience of a knowledgeable guide who introduces you to the intriguing secrets of this onetime Aegean metropolis. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

14 hours 30 minutes

$345

$295
per person

Full-Day Ephesus & House of the Virgin Mary Tour by Bus from Istanbul
Snap pictures of dusty ruins that date back to the time of Homer, explore ancient cities full of Greek temples and Roman theaters, and scope out the supposed final home of the Virgin Mary on this full-day excursion. Travel to... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 days

Free cancellation

$485
per person

Full-Day Ephesus & House of the Virgin Mary Tour with Airfare from Istanbul
Fly from Istanbul to Izmir to explore Ephesus and the House of the Virgin Mary. Meander through ancient Greek ruins and past centuries-old churches, uncover the home where the Virgin Mary is believed to have spent her last days, and... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

$594
per person

Galata Half-Day Small-Group Walking Tour
On a small-group tour of Galata, see the renowned Galata Tower, synagogues, and the Kamondo Stairs in the ancient area. Bring your camera and your walking shoes on this excursion and enjoy convenient roundtrip transportation to and from your hotel.... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$76
per person

Gallipoli Full-Day Tour
The peninsula of Gallipoli was the site of a furious battle in WWI; discover the history behind one of the bloodiest sieges of the Great War. With visits to genuine fighting locations and stirring memorials to fallen troops, you’ll not... Read More

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12 hours

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$165

$150
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Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque & Grand Bazaar Half-Day Tour
History and culture are around every corner on your journey through Istanbul. Discover the Hippodrome, the mighty Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sophia Basilica. See how traditions live on and are still part of daily life as you hunt for a... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$18
per person

Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar & Topkapi Palace Full-Day Tour
Witness the classic sites of heritage and history that abound in Istanbul on your full-day tour. Visit architectural masterpieces, marvel at awe-inspiring, Byzantine-era tile-works, and see the imperial treasures of Ottoman sultans. You also experience the customs of trade-life at... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$59
per person

Helicopter Tour & Cruise on the Bosporus
Get a look at Istanbul from every angle with a helicopter flight above the historic city and a sightseeing cruise on the waters of the Bosporus. Pass over landmarks from throughout the history of this ancient imperial capital and see... Read More

$260
per person

Hippodrome of Constantinople, Hagia Sophia & Basilica Cistern Tour
Visit landmarks from Constantinople and learn about the rich Byzantine history from your guide. In a group limited to 16 people, make your way to the Hippodrome of Constantinople, the Hagia Sophia, and the ancient Basilica Cistern. Do not miss... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$38
per person

Historical Peninsula & Istanbul by Helicopter
Take to the skies above Istanbul to see its collection of grand landmarks on a scenic helicopter tour. Fly over modern and historic areas of the storied city, get a bird's-eye view of some of the world's most iconic buildings,... Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

15 minutes

Free cancellation

$199
per person

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour by Big Bus
Hop aboard a double-decker bus with 360-degree views and uncover everything that the bustling Istanbul has to offer. Explore iconic landmarks on 2 continents—Europe and Asia—such as the Bosphorus Bridge, the Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, and Galata Tower. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

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$38

$33
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Imperial City Half-Day Tour
In Istanbul uncover vestiges of the city's imperial age on this enlightening tour of its significant sights and landmarks. Visit a vast museum with thousands of artifacts, see the masterful engineering of cisterns underneath the streets, and practice haggling in... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

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$50

$40
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Istanbul Aquarium & Aqua Florya Shopping Mall
Explore one of the world's leading aquariums for a look at the 15,000 land and sea creatures that make the Istanbul Aquarium their home. See environments built to recreate climates ranging between the Black Sea and the Pacific for a... Read More

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5 hours

Free cancellation

$38
per person

Istanbul Aquarium Theme Park Admission
Spend a day exploring one of the largest themed aquariums in the world. Florya Istanbul Aquarium features 16 themed areas and includes a rainforest, 2 game areas, and approximately 1,500 animal species. Read More

Categories: Attractions

5 hours

Free cancellation

$71
per person

Istanbul in One Day Small-Group Tour
Explore the best of Istanbul in a single day. Visit Topkapı Palace, discover the Blue Mosque, wander through the Cistern Basilica, stop at Hagia Sophia, indulge in a traditional Turkish meal, and end at the Grand Bazaar. Read More

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8 hours

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$85

$75
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Istiklal Street & Galata, Genoese Small-Group Walking Tour with Lunch
Explore Istiklal Street, one of the liveliest and the most colorful streets of Istanbul. The avenue became a pedestrian street in 1988 and has been the center of the city nightlife for more 150 years. With stories from your expert... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$153
per person

Jewish District Small-Group Walking Tour
Walk in Galata and find yourself in intriguing streets full of colorful life. Get a glimpse of synagogues, the Jewish Museum, Jewish Apartments, the amazing story of Abraham Camondo, and other Jewish heritage sites such as the Camondo Stairs. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$76
per person

Legends of History Tour with Admission to Topkapi Palace & Blue Mosque
Meet your guide and discover the historical Sultanahmet district in the Old City of Istanbul among a group of 16 people. Admire the lavishly decorated Topkapi Palace and the massive Blue Mosque, known for the thousands of blue ceramic tiles... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$38
per person

Magical Golden Horn (Eyüp) & Pierre Loti Half-Day Tour
Take a trip to the Eyüp district—Istanbul's first Ottoman Turkish settlement—and discover the historical importance of the Golden Horn inlet. On your half-day guided tour, admire breathtaking views of the horn-shaped fjord from Pierre Loti Hill and see why thousands... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$41
per person

Meeting with Orthodox Constantinople Tour
Embark on a journey into the history of Orthodox Constantinople and lay your eyes on stunning churches, icons, and artwork from throughout the Byzantine Empire. Your tour guide shares fascinating tales that illustrate what life was like during this formative... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$38
per person

Morning Bosporus Cruise & Guided Tour of Eminönü District
Embark on a late morning cruise on a ferry leaving from Eminönü dock and enjoy a 90-minute non-stop journey to the Second Bosporus Bridge and back. Back on dry land, visit the Eminönü district, home to the iconic Süleymaniye Mosque... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$27
per person

One Face Two Cities Tour of Istanbul & Constantinople
Explore Istanbul and learn about the Byzantine history of Constantinople during a fascinating tour that's bursting with intriguing facts. Wander bustling markets and beautiful mosques while discovering remnants of the Ottoman Empire. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$38
per person

Ottoman Splendors Small-Group Tour
On this small-group tour, step back in time to the Ottoman era and discover the wonders of this historic culture. Visit iconic places that bear rich heritage, including the world-famous Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome and its obelisks, and the grand... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$45
per person

Prayers of Constantinople Tour
Immerse yourself in the rich history and fascinating aura of Constantinople and the Byzantine era during this visually stunning tour. Your journey is filled with sights of churches, ruins, and monasteries that paint a beautiful picture of an important bygone... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$38
per person

Primeclass International Lounge at Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST)
Take a break from the rush and bustle of Istanbul Atatürk Airport thanks to first-class amenities in the Primeclass Lounge. With features that range from useful to luxurious, from Wi-Fi and a PlayStation to fresh and tasty snacks, you can... Read More

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4 hours

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$44

$37
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Private 2-Day Tour of Troy, Çanakkale & Assos with Overnight Accomodation
Take a 2-day jaunt from Istanbul to discover the region's past, from ancient times through to the 20th century. See where monumental WWI battles took place in Gallipoli and Çanakkale, and then travel back to the eras of Homer and... Read More

Categories: Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

2 days

Free cancellation

$927
per person

Private Full-Day Tour of the Old City by Travelium
Discover Istanbul’s historic peninsula, Sultanahmet, also known as the Old City, on your comprehensive private tour. From the historic Hippodrome and bustling Grand Bazaar, to towering minarets and domes of ancient mosques—learn about the art and history of the Byzantine... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$98
per person

Private Full-Day Tour to Troy
Step into the setting of Homer's epic poem The Iliad with a full-day tour to the legendary city of Troy from Istanbul. En route, ferry across the Dardenelles, pass by battle sites from WWI, and see the waterfront landscapes of... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

17 hours

Free cancellation

$901
per person

Private Half-Day Tour of the Old City by Travelium
Explore the splendor of The Old City of Istanbul on this private-half day tour. Visit the must-see Hippodrome, the resplendent Blue Mosque, the magnificent Hagia Sophia Basilica, and the bargain-induced frenzy of the Grand Bazaar. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$52
per person

Private Helicopter Tour
See the sights of Istanbul spread out below you with an exclusive tour that shows you the city from an unforgettable perspective. Join a personal guide who takes you up for a helicopter flight over the iconic landmarks and spectacular... Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$1,500
per person

Private Jewish Heritage Half-Day Tour
For centuries a Jewish population has lived in Istanbul; hear some of that history while exploring famous sights pertaining to Judaism. From old residential areas, to long-standing synagogues your expert guide takes you on a tour of Jewish highlights, providing... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$217
per person

Private Shore Excursion: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia & Grand Bazaar
On this private tour of Istanbul, marvel at the Hagia Sofia—the stunning Byzantine architectural work built by the Emperor Justinian when Istanbul was Constantinople—as well as the impressive Blue Mosque. With your guide, explore the exciting shopping destination of the... Read More

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4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$222
per person

Private Shore Excursion: Bosphorus Cruise & Dolmabahce Palace
On this excursion with a rich variety of activities, take a mini-cruise to the Bosphorus, visit the archaeological museum of Sadberk Hanim, see Dolmabahce Palace, and stop for a delicious Turkish lunch. Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$293
per person

Private Shore Excursion: Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia & Blue Mosque
With visits to Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sofia, the Roman Hippodrome, and the impressive Blue Mosque, this shore excursion offers a glimpse of history as you visit impressive sites symbolizing a glorious past. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$269
per person

Private Topkapi Palace & Harem Tour
For most visitors, Topkapi Palace represents an incredibly foreign concept—a palace that once housed 4,000 people including concubines, eunuchs, sultans, and crowned princes. But how did it all work? Get the inside scoop with your own dedicated local tour guide... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$220
Group ( 1 to 2 Travelers )

Private Troy & ANZAC Battle Sites Full-Day Tour
Set out from Istanbul for a full-day exploration of Troy, Gallipoli, and the Dardanelles with a private guide. See battle sites where the ANZAC troops fought during WWI, take a ferry ride across the strait, and step back into one... Read More

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17 hours

Free cancellation

$886
per person

Private Turkish Flavors Cooking Class
During this half-day class, create a delicious 5-course meal and learn about Turkish cuisine, considered one of the richest in the world. Pick fresh ingredients from a traditional bazaar, learn how to prepare real Turkish food, and dine on lunch... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$370
Group ( 0 to 2 Travelers )

Private Yacht Cruise on the Bosphorus
Set sail for an unforgettable outing, cruising across the deep blue waters of the Bosphorus on a private yacht. Sip a glass of wine as you drift past the vestiges of ancient civilizations and beneath bridges that span the gap... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$343
per person

Scholar-Led Galata by Night Walking Tour
Immerse yourself in Istanbul's colorful port nightlife as you explore the banks of Karaköy with a knowledgeable guide. Discover the diverse history of this renowned district and learn how it has developed into the bustling and vibrant area that it... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$123
per person

Scholar-Led Immersion into Istanbul's Asian Side Walking Tour
Venture into Istanbul's lesser-known Asian side and uncover a part of the city that many miss. Explore diverse neighborhoods, admire panoramic views of the European side, and discover local monuments and hidden treasures—all giving you insight into this often-overlooked part... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$129
per person

Scholar-Led Istiklal Street Small-Group Walking Tour
Istanbul’s present is as intriguing as is its past, evidenced by the fashionable crowds on Istiklal Avenue, a nearly-mile-long (1. 4-km) elegant shopping street on the city’s European side. Walk along the vibrant district's eclectic mix of Art-Nouveau buildings and... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$105
per person

Scholar-Led Ottoman Architecture Small-Group Walking Tour
Led by a scholar trained in architecture, this tour introduces you to the elegant interiors mastered by the Ottomans. History meets present as you watch daily life pass by under towering minarets and domes of ancient mosques in the old... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$105
per person

Scholar-Led Small-Group Hagia Sophia Seminar
An architectural wonder of the world, the Hagia Sophia with its enormous domes, light-infused interior, and precious Byzantine mosaics takes your breath away. A scholar guide reveals secrets from the structure's Roman origins to its Ottoman revival during this small-group... Read More

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3 hours

Free cancellation

$105
per person

Scholar-Led Turkish Art: Glamor & Grunge Walking Tour
Learn about the history and emergence of Turkish art on this walking tour led by an art historian. Explore creative districts of the city, meet local artists, and pass by venues that showcase the evolving art scene in Istanbul—where East... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$123
per person

Shopping Paradise Half-Day Experience
Embark on a bargain-hunting journey and enjoy a small-group tour. Explore the ancient bazaars of a city bursting with local and exported goods. See and shop for unique scents, colorful ceramics, precious handmade artifacts, and top-quality Turkish carpets. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$44
per person

Shore Excursion: Istanbul in a Day
Explore the must-see sights in the Turkish capital, discover Byzantine and Ottoman monuments, and learn about the history and culture of Istanbul on this full-day tour. You also visit the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi, and Blue Mosque before indulging in a... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$78
per person

Shore Excursion: Mysterious Istanbul Full-Day Tour
See the best of Istanbul with your knowledgeable guide. Be sure to take your camera with you to visit famous monuments including the exquisite Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered markets in the... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$60
per person

Shore Excursion: Ottoman Splendors Small-Group Tour
On this small-group tour of Istanbul, step back in time to the Ottoman era and discover the wonders of this historic culture. Visit historic places seeped in rich heritage, including the world-famous Blue Mosque, the Hippodrome and its obelisks, and... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$45
per person

Shore Excursion: Small-Group Mosaics of Istanbul Full-Day Tour with Lunch
Explore the best of Istanbul in a single day during this fascinating small-group city tour. Visit Topkapı Palace, discover the Blue Mosque, stop at Hagia Sophia, indulge in a traditional Turkish meal, and end at the Grand Bazaar. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$85
per person

Shore Excursion: Spice Bazaar & Bosporus Cruise
Explore a magical environment where east meets west as you see the sights of Istanbul that regularly impress visitors from around the world. Browse the colorful Spice Bazaar, take a scenic cruise on the Bosporus, and feast on a traditional... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$40
per person

Shore Excursion: Turkish Night Out, Belly Dancing Show & 4-Course Dinner
Spend an evening dining on fine Turkish cuisine in the company of beautiful belly dancers showing off exotic and sensual moves, folk groups performing traditional dances from different regions of Turkey, and a remarkable singer entertaining guests with international and... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Events & Shows, Restaurants & Nightlife, Sports, Tickets & Passes

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$88
per person

Sightseeing Cruise on the Bosphorus
Your Istanbul trip isn’t complete without sailing the Bosphorus. Jaw-dropping views of iconic landmarks glide by as you relax in the comfort of a private boat. Options include either a taste of the morning bustle at the Spice Bazaar or... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$38
per person

Skip the Line: Extended Topkapi Palace & Harem Tour
Get a fresh look at Topkapi Palace on this extended tour, and see new locations just recently opened to the public. Save time with skip-the-line entry and use your additional access tickets to visit the harem and new openings within... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$46
per person

Skip-the-Line Hagia Sophia & Grand Bazaar Small-Group Tour
Marvel at the majestic architecture of Agia Sophia as you’re guided through its beautiful interiors. Hear about its construction dating back to the 5th century, continue for a walk in Istanbul, and complete your experience with a visit to the... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$44
per person

Small Group Best of Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern & Blue Mosque
Discover the best of historic Istanbul on this guided tour. Traveling in a small and intimate group, you can experience the benefit of having a licensed local guide as you skip long general queues at Hagia Sophia and the Basilica... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

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$60

$48
per person

Small-Group Asian Markets & Food Tour with Tastings
Experience the best of Turkey’s renowned cuisine on this guided tour, which takes you across the Bosphorus by ferry for a more authentic experience in Kadıköy. Learn about local food and spices, and taste everything—from stuffed mussels to sweet and... Read More

$82
per person

Small-Group City Tour with Skip-the-Line entrance to Topkapı Palace
Marvel at the majestic architecture of Topkapı Palace as you're guided through its stunning interiors. Hear about its construction, dating back to 1465 AD, and then continue to the Istanbul city center to visit the Süleymaniye Mosque. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$44
per person

Small-Group City Tour, Dolmabahce Palace & Museum of Modern Art
Spend a half-day exploring the sights of Istanbul with an expert guide and see some of the most important locations in the recent history of this ancient city. See the last palace of the Ottoman sultans and the new Modern... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$45
per person

Small-Group Complete City Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Hagia Sophia & Bazaars
See the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, and Galata Tower—all in one day—and also take a Bosphorus cruise and dine on a traditional Turkish lunch. With skip-the-line tickets at the busiest sites, you won’t waste... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

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$120

$96
per person

Small-Group Culinary Walking Tour of Beyoğlu by Night
Beyoğlu —also known as Pera, is the cultural heart of the city’s art, cuisine, and entertainment scene. By night the district comes to life; discover the area’s back-streets, sample culinary delicacies, and taste popular dishes among the locals, on this... Read More

$109
per person

Small-Group Dolmabahçe Palace Half-Day Tour
The splendor of Dolmabahçe Palace, the last seat of power for the Ottoman Empire, invites you for this half-day tour. Explore the city that bridges Europe and Asia, look out over the Bosporus from Istanbul's highest peak, and get a... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$38
per person

Small-Group Golden Horn Tour: Eyüp Sultan Mosque & Tomb
Visit one of Istanbul’s most sacred sites at the Eyüp Sultan Mosque and Tomb. Continue to the famous Pierre Loti Coffee House, see the the Golden Horn from a high vantage point, and explore the impressive Miniatürk. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$33
per person

Small-Group Home Cooked Meal by Urban Adventures
The smell of lentil soup and stuffed eggplant wafts towards the front door as your host family welcomes you into their home. Immerse yourself in Turkish culture by dining with a local family, then explore their cozy neighborhood and hit... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$46
per person

Small-Group Istanbul Conquered Tour by Urban Adventures
Follow in the footsteps of powerful sultans as you conquer Istanbul in 1 day. Visit the must-see places, such as the jaw-dropping Hagia Sofia, the stunning Blue Mosque, and the Topkapi Palace. Then indulge in a traditional Turkish lunch to... Read More

$86
per person

Small-Group Istanbul Uncovered Tour by Urban Adventures
Discover vibrant Istanbul—Turkey's largest city—and soak up the history and culture brimming around every corner. From popular sights to hidden gems, this guided walking tour ensures you see the finest of what this Turkish metropolis has to offer. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$29
per person

Small-Group Jewish District Walking Tour & Bosphorus Cruise
Explore the legacy of Jewish life in Istanbul and take to the waters along the city's famous waterfront on this full-day tour. Combine a look at the synagogues and apartments of the Galata quarter with a cruise along the shores... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$114
per person

Small-Group Luxury Imperial Tour with 4-Course Ottoman lunch
Explore centuries' worth of imperial monuments from Istanbul's long and storied history on this full-day tour. Visit the center of Ottoman power at Topkapı Palace; see the Chora Museum, the Istanbul Archeology Museum, and Hagia Sophia; and enjoy a traditional... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

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$130

$115
per person

Small-Group Night Tasting Trail Tour by Urban Adventures
Immerse yourself in Turkish culture and explore Istanbul's culinary delights. Delve into the city's food scene as you sip anise-flavored raki and sample flaky borek, deep fried meatballs, mussels stuffed with rice, and other traditional delicacies around town. Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$89
per person

Small-Group Princes' Islands Cruise & Büyükada Walking Tour
The Princes' Islands, once a retreat for exiled royalty, offer a beautiful setting for you to spend a day away from the bustle of Istanbul. Take a cruise to the largest of the islands and see mansions, palaces, churches, and... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$76
per person

Small-Group Street Food Picnic on 2 Continents by Urban Adventures
A trip to Istanbul is not complete without experiencing its traditional food, spices, and of course the famous Turkish Delights. Wander through Istanbul markets and the very special Spice Bazaar, where you can sample a variety of local foods, including... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$46
per person

Speedy Shuttle: Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST)
Arrive at your hotel quickly by taking a shared Speedy Shuttle, which makes a maximum of 3 stops. For transfers to and from Istanbul Ataturk Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour

Free cancellation

$14
per person

Speedy Shuttle: Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW)
Arrive at your hotel quickly by taking a shared Speedy Shuttle, which makes a maximum of 3 stops. For transfers to and from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$30
per person

The Ancient City of Constantinople - Byzantine-Era Half-Day Tour
Step back in time, to the grandeur of the Byzantine era in Istanbul. Visit some of the most representative sites from that time and wander around the great city walls to learn more about the Eastern Roman Empire and renowned... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$33
per person

The Story of a Moment: Morning Galata Tower and City Tour
Istanbul is a city that envelops you with unforgettable images, legends, and history, and this city tour and trip to the top of the Galata Tower is the perfect way to take it all in. The 206-foot (63-m), cone-topped tower... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$38
per person

Topkapi Palace & Rustem Pasha Mosque Afternoon Tour
Admire the Ottomon treasures of the grand Topkapi Palace residence and the precious Iznik tiles of the Rustem Pasha Mosque. This guided half-day tour lets you hear stories and discover the history of the Ottoman period. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$36
per person

Touch of Heaven: Çamlıca Hill & Maiden's Tower
They say those who fall in love with Istanbul become surrounded with special care and hospitality. This trip to Çamlıca Hill and Maiden Tower presents a completely different impression of Istanbul, revealing just how striking the city is in its... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$38
per person

Traditional Turkish Shave
Treat yourself to the shave of a lifetime. A traditional Turkish shave gives you a perfectly clean-cut and smooth face, free from razor burn, cuts, or nicks. Visit a local barber shop with your guide and receive a quality shaving... Read More

Categories: Spas & Beauty

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$52
per person

Turkish Baths Experience at Cemberlitas Hamam with Private Transfer
Enjoy some rest and relaxation with a visit to the Cemberlitas Hamam, one of the most well-preserved hamams in Istanbul, and experience the old-age tradition of a Turkish bath. Revel in the heating, cooling, and cleansing of the body, exhilarate... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Spas & Beauty

4 hours

Free cancellation

$55
per person

Turkish Coffee Trail Small-Group Tour
On this guided tour, get a taste of Turkish Delight and learn about the history of coffee—a popular national drink in Turkey with a long historical tradition. With a small group of 15 people, see small streets, take a coffee... Read More

$55
per person

Turkish Night Out, Belly Dancing Show & 4-Course Dinner
Spend an evening dining on fine Turkish cuisine in the company of beautiful belly dancers showing off exotic and sensual moves, folk groups performing traditional dances from different regions of Turkey, and a remarkable singer entertaining guests with international and... Read More

$88
per person

Whirling Dervishes or Turkish Dance at Hodjapasha Center
Let the rhythmic moves of this arresting event transport you back to an Ottoman court where belly dancers and performers would entertain the sultan, or witness the mysterious ceremony of whirling dervishes, whose spiritual dance brings an ancient tradition to... Read More

Categories: Events & Shows, Restaurants & Nightlife, Sports, Tickets & Passes

1 hour

Free cancellation

$23
per person

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