Private Istanbul Tours


Private Istanbul Tours – Welcome to the most reliable address for private tours in Istanbul! We specialize in exclusively private Istanbul tours. All of our staff members are experienced and professional tour guides and provide our guests with the best service to make their stay in our country as pleasant as possible.

Include Istanbul in your itinerary and let us take care of the rest. 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, to name a few; as well as special interest tours – places of historical interest, Istanbul from a Jewish perspective, Istanbul from a Christian perspective, Mediterranean civilizations, history of art in Istanbul and more. Let us guide you into the cradle of culture any way your imagination turns.

Our tours do not have pre-set itineraries. That alllows to custom design the itinerary to match our guests’ individual needs and interests. We can even organize special programs off the beaten path depending on our guests’ available time. We also offer private tours in Cappadocia and Ephesus.

During your private Istanbul tours, one of our professional expert tour guides will be at your disposal to show you the best sites of Istanbul.

Our Services


Private Transfer Services

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

Private Istanbul Tours

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

Istanbul Layover Tours

Private Istanbul layover tours directly from the Ataturk Airport.

Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations in the best areas of Istanbul with best rates.

Restaurant Reservations

Reservations at the best located restaurants in Istanbul.

Activity Reservations

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

Why should you visit Istanbul?


ISTANBUL

Is the only city located on two continents

Is one of the largest metropoles in the world

Was the capital of the 3 great empires: Roman, Byzantine & Ottoman Empire

Is full with history and has amazing historical monuments

Is a hub between western and easter civilizations

Had an important role on 3 major religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam

Has rich variety of hotel and restaurant options

ABOVE ALL

Is “fun” to experience!

Private Istanbul Tours


Brief History of Istanbul

The history of Constantinople goes back to 657 BC. According to the legend,e King Byzas of Megara (Greece) was looking for a new and fruitful land as a colony. He goes to the oracle of the Apollon Temple in Delphi, asking for wisdom. The oracle suggested that he should find the “land across the land of the blinds.”

When he arrives in the peninsula where later he will build his city, he spotted another settlement on the Asian side thinking: “These people must be blind! How could you settle there when you have this beautiful peninsula!?” He realizes that this is the right place for his colony as it was in fact across the land of the blinds. This is the story of how Byzantium was found.

Until the 330 AD, Byzantium was an unimportant little town. In the 4th century when Constantine became the emperor of Rome he decided to move the capital to a new and safer area. He realized that Byzantium as a peninsula would be a perfect place for the new capital. He established the capital and called the city Nova Roma (New Rome) Later the city will be called Constantinople.

Constantinople remained the capital of the empire until it’s destruction by the Ottomans in 1453. After the conquest of Constantinople (Istanbul), the city became the capital of the Ottoman Empire. Although the capital was moved to Ankara after the foundation of Turkish Republic Istanbul is still the most important city of Turkey. It is one of the largest cities on earth and because 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.

During the private Istanbul tours you will be able to go through this vast history of 2 empires, 2 major religions, cultures, architecture and art.

If you are interested in visiting Istanbul where west and east meets, please do not hesitate to contact us for your inquiries about the private Istanbul tours. 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 private tours in Istanbul, Ephesus and Cappadocia. We would be pleased to assist you.

Let us make your time in Istanbul a memorable one!