Istanbul City Tours

Last Updated on December 23, 2019

half-day or full-day Istanbul city tour is a good way to get your bearings and a sense of the city’s geography.

Airport Stopover Istanbul Tour

If you have a flight stopover in Istanbul of 6 or more hours, or if you’re changing airports, you can arrange a quick sightseeing tour of the city. More…

Istanbul in 1 Day

If you only have a day in Istanbul, with good planning you may still be able to see the top sights. More…

Weekend in Istanbul

Flying into Istanbul for the weekend? Here’s how to make the most of your short time there. More…

2 to 5 Days in Istanbul & Turkey

You can see all the major sights in Istanbul in only a few days, and maybe even make an excursion to another Turkish destination. More…

Istanbul with an Archaeologist

Led by an eminent archaeologist professor with extensive experience in Istanbul, this 8-day/7-night Exploring Istanbul Tour by Peter Sommer Travels delves deep into the city’s history, art, architecture and culture. Lodging is in a fine boutique hotel. More…

Istanbul Walking Tours

On your own or with a guide, a walking tour is the best way to discover the real Istanbul. You’ve got lots of possible choices. More…

Hop On – Hop Off Bus Tours

How to get the lay of the land and stop at only the sights that interest you? You might try a hop on – hop off bus tour. More…

Excursions from Istanbul

Believe it or not, you can make day-trip excursions from Istanbul to BursaEdirneGallipoli, and even Ephesus if you do it just right. With a bit more time, an overnight makes it a more satisfying trip. More…

Top Sights in 6 Days

Only have 6 days in Turkey? Plan your travel just right and you can see the country’s top sights in that time. More…

Best Turkey Itineraries

Whether you join a tour or do it on your own, here are my recommended itineraries for seeing Turkey. More…

Tour Suggestions

Efendi Travel offers innovative half-day tours to see some out-of-the-way Istanbul sights such as the Süleymaniye MosqueKariye Museum (Church of the Holy Savior in Chora), City WallsPierre Loti caféGolden Horn, and Egyptian Spice Bazaar for as little as 35. More…

They also offer a walking tour of all the top sights in and around SultanahmetMore…

Many other travel agencies also offer tours. Here are the ones I know and recommend.

—by Tom Brosnahan

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