Private Istanbul Tours

High Quality Private Tours in Istanbul:

Welcome to the best and most reliable travel agency in Turkey. We specialize in exclusively private Istanbul tours. All of our staff are experienced and professional tour guides. We aim to provide our guests with the best services to make their stay in our country as pleasant as possible.

Include Turkey in your itinerary and let us take care of the rest. Istanbul is a beautiful but large and sophisticated city. We are here to help you experience it in the best way. If you expect reliability, quality, and great service from your stay, let us exceed your expectations. With over 30 years of experience, we specialize in private tours, sightseeing, shopping and culinary arts.

We are specifically experts on places of historical interests. Even though Turkey is a Muslim country, our guides have the expertise and knowledge of Jewish and Christian history, culture and theology. You will experience Istanbul from different angles. Let us guide you this rich culture culture any way your imagination turns.

Tailor Made Itineraries with Personal Focus:

Our tours do not have pre-set itineraries. This allows us to custom design the itineraries to match our guests’ individual needs and interests. In order to arrange the best possible itineraries we work as a private concierge service. In other words we finalize the reservation when we know we match our guests’ desires.

We can even organize special programs off the beaten path. This depends on our guests’ time and availability. We also offer private tours in Cappadocia and Ephesus.

Best Professional Tour Guides in Istanbul :

During our tours, one of our professional, experienced tour guides will be at your disposal to show you the best sites of our beautiful city.

Our tour guides are talented, knowledgeable, experienced. They all are fluent in multi languages and have very good communication skills. All of our professional tour guides are licensed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Hagia Sophia

The immortal Basilica of Hagia Sophia, now called the Ayasofya Museum, is unquestionably one of the finest buildings of all time. Built as a testament of faith by Justinian between 532 and 537 it was the center of Christian worship.

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Topkapi Palace

On a spit of land at the confluence of the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn stands the regal Topkapi Palace, the maze of buildings at the center of the Ottoman Empire between the 15th and 19th centuries.

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Blue Mosque

Facing St. Sophia stands the supremely elegant, six minareted imperial Sultan Ahmet Mosque. Built between 1609 and 1616 by the architect Mehmet, the building is more familiarly known as the Blue Mosque thanks to its amazing blue tiles.

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Best Tour Guides

Experienced, knowledgeable, reliable, professional, licensed tour guides. Our tour guides don’t just take you around. They tell the beautiful story of a beautiful city.

No Waiting

Fast track at the museums and site entrances without waiting on the cues. Don’t waste your time waiting on long lines! Start your experience right away with our tour guides.

Luxury Vans

Best quality, licensed, air conditioned Mercedes brand luxury minivans. All of our vans are hygienic, brand new, comfortable minivans. We will handle your transportation in the best way.

Tailored Services

Personalized, flexible, tailor made itineraries that match individual needs. Every person is different. We focus on exceeding our guests needs by creating tailor made services.

Guest Focused

Guest focused services and recommendations for utmost satisfaction. Our services focuses on our guests. We make sure all of our recommendations are fit to our guests.

Experienced Drivers

Good, presentable drivers who know their way in our city. Our drivers are experienced professional. They are experts on the roads of one of the largest cities in the world.

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Transfer Services

Pick-up / drop off services accompanied by our professional tour guides.

Guided Tours

High quality tours in Istanbul, Cappadocia and Ephesus by professional tour guides.

Layover Tours

Private Istanbul layover tours directly from the Istanbul Airport.

Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations in the best areas in the city with best rates.

Restaurant Reservations

Reservations at the best located restaurants in the city.

Activity Reservations

Reservations for short activities (Turkish Bath etc.) in Istanbul.


Most Popular Tours in Turkey


Cappadocia

Cappadocia, is one of those rare regions in the world where the works of man blend unobtrusively into the landscape.

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Ephesus

Ephesus is one of those few cities that can claim that their names are so closely linked with intellectual advancement.

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Blue Voyage

Marmaris, Fethiye, Datca and Bodrum are centers of picturesque blue voyage or yachting with their amazing coasts.

Blue Voyage

Jewish Heritage

Turkey, especially Constantinople / Istanbul was one of the most important land in history where Jews lived for over 2000 years.

Jewish Heritage

Why should you visit Istanbul?


ISTANBUL

Is the only city located on two continents.

Is one of the largest cities in the world.

Was the capital of the Roman & Ottoman Empire.

Is full with history and has amazing historical monuments.

Is a hub between west and east.

Had an important role on Christianity and Islam.

Has rich variety of hotel and restaurant options.

ABOVE ALL

Is “fun” to experience!

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Brief History of Istanbul

Byzantium:

Istanbul’s history dates back to the 7th century BC. According to the legend, a man called Byzas from Megara, one of the city states in Ancient Greece was looking for a colony for his people. He goes to the temple of Apollo in Delphi and ask where he should go. The oracle states that the lands on the opposite side of the “land of the blinds” would be the most ideal region for his people.

Byzas sets out with this advice and arrives to the area which we call Sultanahmet of ​​today’s Istanbul. After being stranded in today’s Topkapı Palace area,  he was so impressed by the beauty of the region. King Byzas looks at the opposite side of the Bosphorus and spots a surprising scenery. He realizes that there is another colony there. Byzas thinks: “Why would these people build colonies in the face of such a beautiful place? These people must be blind!” He remembers what the oracle said to him and he knew he was in the right place.

This will be a colony that will be a source of income for the people. The region takes its name from its founder, Byzas, and becomes Byzantium. Byzantium was included in the Roman Empire in the 1st Century BC. But it only remained a trivial town for several centuries.

Constantinople:

Constantine becoming the emperor of the Roman Empire in 312 was a turning point for this small town. Constantine was aware that Rome, the capital of the Roman Empire, was not safe anymore. Rome was now an old city with no space for change and expansion and there was a new city in Constantine’s mind. For this purpose, he began to look for a safe and less developed area within the empire that he can build according to his ideas. When he arrives to Byzantium, this small city, which is in the form of a peninsula, he sees that it is very suitable to realize this ideal. A wall that would surround the city would be a very suitable defence mechanism. On the top of it, this new capital will have 7 hills.

Constantine, in 330, proclaims the capital of the Roman Empire and calls it Nova Roma, ie New Rome. After Constantine’s death, the people changed the name to Constantinople. It means the city of Constantine. Constantinople remained the capital of the Roman Empire for 1123 years. In 1453 the Ottomans conquered the city, called it Istanbul and it became the capital of the Ottoman Empire from 1453 to 1923.

Istanbul:

When the Republic of Turkey, founded in 1923, becomes the capital Ankara, because it was more central. The fact that Ankara is the capital does not lose its importance. Istanbul is still economically, culturally and politically the most important city of Turkey.

Istanbul is one of the largest cities on earth. Because of its unique location and covering both European and Asian coasts of the Bosphorus it is one of the most beautiful and impressive cities in the world.

Tour Guides in Istanbul

During the tour our guides walk with you through this vast history of 2 empires, thus you will experience different cultures. You will definitely love the art and architecture.

If you are interested in visiting Istanbul where west and east meets, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to assist you in any way we can.

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions about the tours in Istanbul, Ephesus and Cappadocia. We would love assisting you.

Let us make your time in Istanbul a memorable one!