General

An excellent Samyeli Travel tour for guests who wants to spend some time in a palace, a museum and a mosque

You will meet Samyeli Travel guide at the Port of Istanbul from where you will start your Private Istanbul Tour. The first place you will visit is the Kariye Museum (Church of St. Saviour) and the Walls and after that we will head to the magnificent monument, Suleymaniye Mosque which was built between 1550 and the 1557 by the famous architect Sinan. Topkapi palace will be our next stop. This was a home of the Ottoman sultans in the period from 15th to the 19th century. Spoonmakers diamond, Topkapi dagger, collections of crystals and Chinese porcelain, as well as the robes of the sultans and their families you will have a chance to see from close.

Besides, in this place is placed one of the oldest underground cistern with 336 decorated columns in the world which was built in the 6th century, during the Emperor Justinian reign. We will visit the Grand Bazaar where you will have the opportunity to buy souvenirs and handmade crafts and to feel the spirit of the bargain. Jewelry- silver and gold, leather jackets, carpets made of silk, all of that you will find in the Grand Bazaar. Once the tour is finished you will be returned to the Port of Istanbul.
Price for Istanbul Tour includes:

  • Pick-up & Drop-off at Port of Istanbul
  • A/C private transportation
  • Professional guiding service
  • Entrance fees*

*Only for a sight in plan
Notice: Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sunday, Topkapi Palace on Tuesday and Kariye Museum on Wednesday

DURATION: approx 5-6 Hours

You will be met by your guide at the Port of Istanbul where you will begin your Private Istanbul Tour.

First we will visit Kariye Museum (Church of St. Saviour) and the Walls.

Then drive old city center and visit Suleymaniye Mosque The mosque of Süleyman the Magnificent was built between 1550 and 1557 by the famous architect Sinan whose wish was to surpass the builders of St. Sophia which is conspicuous from its great size, emphasized by the four minarets rising one from each corner of the courtyard.

Topkapı Palace The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.

Grand Covered Bazaar, Most attractive shopping center and biggest “souk” in the world with nearly 4000 shops selling antiques, jewellery, gold, carpets, leatherwear and souvenirs.

Once the tour has finished you will be returned to the Port of Istanbul.

CLOSED = Kariye Museum Wednesday and replaced with Underground Cistern, Topkapi Palace on Tuesday and replaced with Underground Cistern, Grand Covered Bazaar on Sunday

Tour Included:
Pick up & drop-off at Port of Istanbul,
A/C private transportation,
Professional guide,
Entrance fees

Tour Excluded:
Personal Expenses,
Lunch & Drinks,
Any Gratuities for Guide & Driver

Tour Price

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Tour review scores and score breakdown

10 / 10

Based on 2 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their tour of P04 – Private Istanbul Tour.

Overall
10   
Accommodation
10   
Transport
10   
Meals
10   
Guide
10   
Value for money
10   
Program accuracy
10   

Guest reviews

  • Abdulaziz Abdulrahim
    2016-02-20

    I wrote that I booked for this tour from Samyeli tours and it was so nice and very good organized with very good experience of guid tours freey any freey2u@yahoo.com

    everything is perfect

  • barbara hulse
    2016-02-20

    First day back at work after 5 weeks off. We had an amazing holiday with all that you provided and have not forgotten to write on your website. Give me a week and it will be on for you praising you continually. The boys were extremely professional, informative and fun. Thank you again for our amazing holiday and all the extras given plus to be able to meet you as well.

    everything is awesome

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