Istanbul Heritage Tour


  • Topkapi Palace and Harem
  • Grand Bazaar and Spice Market
  • Bosphorus Tour by boat
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Blue Mosque
  • Hippodrome
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Lunches at Deraliye and Ciya Restaurants

You can see the full itinerary day by day at the bottom of the page. 

Please bear in mind; we can always redesign this tour according to your interest and time. 

During these two days, you will learn about the history of Istanbul, visit its highlights and have some delicious stops at famous local restaurants. 

On the first day, your guide will meet you at your hotel. Together you will visit Topkapi Palace, which was the house of the Ottoman sultans for centuries. Here, unlike most of the tours, you will also visit the Harem section of the palace to unveil the hidden stories of the royal families. 

The lunch will be at Deraliye Restaurant, where they serve Ottoman Palace Cuisine from 14th to 17th century.  

The rest of the day will be at the famous markets of Istanbul. You will visit Grand Bazaar and Spice Market to feel their different atmosphere.

After all that razzle-dazzle, you will rest on the boat while you watch the old Ottoman palaces, houses, and castles during the Bosphorus Tour. Then back to the hotel.

“Holy Istanbul! Your name is the most enchanting one of all names enchants me.
Pierre Loti”

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The second day’s tour will start after breakfast. With your guide, you will visit Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, and Basilica Cistern.

Then you will continue to Golden Horn to catch a ferry to the Asian part of Istanbul to the neighborhood known as City of The Blind People. You will listen to this exciting story on the ferry, and when you disembark, you will walk through the neighborhood market to get to Ciya Restaurant. As you have lunch here, you will also learn the philosophy of Anatolian cuisine. After exploring this district, you will head back to the hotel. 

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  • All the entrance fees to the sites
  • Assistance of a local guides
  • Transport (local ferries, taxi, tram or private A/C van depending on number)
  • Treats to experience different tastes
  • Lunch

Not Included

  • Gratuities to guide and driver
  • Any items not specifically mentioned as included

Are you interested in this tour? Just contact us.


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