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Duration:
6–7 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Public transportation
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
6–7 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your tour guide will meet you at your accommodation, Istanbul cruise port, or Karakoy tram station.
  • Ports:
  • Salıpazarı Port / Port, Ömer Avni, Salıpazarı Liman Sahası, Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. 6/1 D, 34158 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Guests must be able to walk approximately 4 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines, and 10 - 30 steps. Comfortable shoes, a hat, and plenty of sunscreens are recommended as shade is limited. The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion. Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Public transportation
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your tour guide will meet you at your accommodation, Istanbul cruise port, or Karakoy tram station.
  • Ports:
  • Salıpazarı Port / Port, Ömer Avni, Salıpazarı Liman Sahası, Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. 6/1 D, 34158 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–7 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Guests must be able to walk approximately 4 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, inclines, and 10 - 30 steps. Comfortable shoes, a hat, and plenty of sunscreens are recommended as shade is limited. The order of the tour itinerary may vary in order to avoid congestion. Guests should watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Beyazit Square
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Taksim Square
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 3
    Kadikoy Carsisi
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Karakoy Rihtim
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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stbtraveler
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA54 contributions
We just got back from Istanbul and hired Furkan from Private Istanbul Walking Tours. He was EXCELLENT!!! We told him we were most interested in learning about Turkish culture, politics, and regular life in Istanbul. He tailored our tour and gave us exactly what we wanted, even checking with us several times during the tour to make sure that he was focusing his tour the way that we wanted. Furkan had us stop to try local food throughout the day, including a fantastic huge meal with 20+ different dishes at a restaurant where the chef/owner (who was featured in Chef's Kitchen on Netflix) hugged and greeted him very warmly. He left us with several more recommendations that were excellent, including a mosque that we hadn't planned to see, but it turned out to be our favorite (Rustem Pasha). We've been on dozens of guided tours and Furkan was one of the best...and he was inexpensive too!
Written 2 May 2022
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Dear stbtraveler. Thank you so much. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with us. It's a pleasure organizing an activity for such enthusiastic travelers. Your review means a great deal to the team and me. We are very proud of our service, and receiving reviews like yours motivates us to strive forward. We hope to see you aboard another Private Istanbul Walking Tours experience soon. All the best, Furkan G.
Written 2 May 2022
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5fredw
Regina, Canada168 contributions
We had an energizing, entertaining full-day tour of Istanbul's lesser-known areas with Furkan, who was a terrific guide, full of knowledge and humour, and extremely flexible. Somehow, he found a zipper store when we wanted one, and he introduced us to one of the most famous chefs in Turkey. He showed us many things we'd have never discovered on our own, and even connected us with a private laundry service that picked up and dropped off at our hotel. Recommended highly.
Written 17 August 2019
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Dear 5fredw. Thank you so much. So pleased your tour with us met all your expectations. Again thank you for such a lovely and beautifully written review. All the best, Furkan G.
Written 26 August 2019
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Diana R
14 contributions
My family and I had a wonderful tour with Furkan. He is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Istanbul. Furkan is very friendly and tailored our tour to my family’s interests and the timeframe for our layover. I highly recommend enjoying a private tour with Furkan Gokcel!
Written 25 April 2018
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Dear Diana R. Thank you for visiting Istanbul and for the lovely review. It is of vital importance to us and our continued reputation. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family. Please come back again soon. All the best, Furkan G.
Written 26 April 2018
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Kay Mac
Calgary, Canada118 contributions
Furkan provided me a 1 day tour in Istanbul. I love walking and love seeing “the backstreets” or perhaps less of the “touristy” parts of the cities I visit. Furkan did exactly that. He met me at the hotel and we started to walk. He had tea in a local shop which had an excellent view (love the tulip cups and understanding more about how important tea is in Turkey/Istanbul). We then proceeded to meander around the streets and took a ferry over to the asia side where we had lunch. I was glad to get some typically local (and delicious) cuisine instead. We then went back to europe and had a quick walk through the blue mosque and the grand bazaar before heading back to the hotel. I think what I appreciated the most is Furkan explaining a bit if the public transit system and how to get a payment card. This greatly helped me over the next 2 days of touring around.
Written 1 December 2018
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Dear KeithmN9453TG. Thank you so much for your thoughtful and detailed review. People like yourselves inspire us to continue doing what we most love. I am delighted you enjoyed your time in Istanbul, and we hope to see you again soon. All the best, Furkan G.
Written 3 December 2018
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KPLAKSHMAN
Bengaluru, India17 contributions
Couples
We may have visited the main attractions in Istanbul but would never have experienced it without Derya and Furkan introduced to us by Hotel Amira. Furkan took my wife Rukshana in a wheel chair to see Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazar, Blue Mosque etc. We thank Furkan and Derya who mads our visit to Istanbul memorable.
Written 20 September 2018
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Dear KPLAKSHMAN. Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with us, it's a pleasure organizing an activity for such enthusiastic travelers. Please recommend us to anyone you know who is planning to visit Istanbul and Turkey. All the best, Furkan G.
Written 25 September 2018
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herbertpaul039
Mount Coolum, Qld. Australia4 contributions
Solo
without Furkan and Derya I may have visited the main attractions in Istanbul but would never have experienced the superb dining ( yes and the odd beer or two ) and attractions only the locals would know and find.
Written 16 September 2018
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Dear Herbertpaul039, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your experiences with us. Please recommend us to anyone you know who is planning to visit Turkey. All the best, Furkan G.
Written 17 September 2018
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potatoe52
2 contributions
Furkan is an outstanding guide and will tailor the tour so that you will get the most out of it. He has good intuition as to what he thinks his guests would enjoy, from the places visited, the foods tasted, and the logical order in which to do everything. Excellent!
Written 24 September 2019
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Dear Potatoe52. Thank you for your kind words. Delighted to read your review. We are so pleased when our guests are kind enough to take time out from their busy lives to support us with the written words. Thank you for trusting Private Istanbul Walking Tours. All the best, Furkan G.
Written 26 September 2019
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David B
Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia10 contributions
Solo
Furkan was an exceptional guide, very interesting and a pleasure to spend 2 days with in Istanbul. He organised my visit - took me to all the places I wanted to see without me having to do hours of research, the local knowledge was exceptional, I could not more highly recommend him - and when we come back - and we will Furkan will be a our first point of contact. Loved the food as well - and Furkan organised my Turkish Bath experience - fantastic
Written 10 December 2018
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Dear David B. Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to look after you. We would dearly love to host you again. Can't wait to see you. All the best, Furkan G.
Written 12 December 2018
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Courtney H
14 contributions
Couples
Derya was just amazing! I had just finished 25 days on the Silk Road and visited Cappadocia and Istanbul with Derya and she was by far one of the best guides we had the entire journey!
My Husband and I travelled through Turkey with his parents (we're in our 30's and the Parents in their 60's) and she really knew how to make sure we were all very happy. I would recommend this amazing woman and tour guide to anyone, no matter their age.
Written 22 October 2018
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Dear Courtney H. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed and considered review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experiences with us. Thanks for your recommendation and please keep in touch. All the best, Furkan G.
Written 23 October 2018
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sunflowii
Toronto, Canada268 contributions
Furkan is a great guide who is always flexible with the itinerary. We started off with telling him what we'd already eaten and tried in Istanbul so he took care of showing us the rest. We booked this tour because we wanted him to help us get oriented with taking ferries to and from the Asian side. He also gave us navigational tips so we can find our way back which was very useful. He also gave restaurant recommendations which we took up on our own later. Best of all, the tour felt like we were hanging out with a friend.
Written 6 October 2018
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Dear Sunflowii. Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we appreciate the time you took to write it for us. Private Istanbul Walking Tours is a bespoke private company offering tailor-made solutions for our guests, certainly not an off the shelf tour company. Thanks again for your recommendation and please keep in touch. All the best. Furkan G.
Written 6 October 2018
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Family trip to Istanbul and Cappadocia.
This was our second trip using Private Istanbul Walking Tours for our family and friends in Istanbul and Cappadocia
144figene
144figene
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Istanbul with love
The best tour guide exp. With two of the most professional, knowledgeable, and welcoming guides. Derya was our guid
GoPlaces826169
GoPlaces826169
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A must do in Istanbul
It was our first time in Istanbul. The food tour with Furkan was an abolute highlight of our 3 days in Turkey! The
EvonneHwang
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Amazing Food Tour
This tour was amazing! It was me and my son’s first time in Istanbul. Furkan really showed us local food that taste
Philip P
Philip P
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Amazing Tour.. felt more like a fun day exploring Istanbul and new culture with a knowledgeable friend.
Derya was amazing. She went above and beyond. We were introduced to so many great local dishes with explanations fo
MauricioSescosse
MauricioSescosse
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Nice private walking tour around Istanbul old city
This tour was amazing, we didn’t have much time in Istanbul so we really wanted to make our time count. We went on
465beverlyb
465beverlyb
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Wonderful experience!
What a wonderful experience we had with Derya today! She not only introduced us to local foods but oriented us arou
murphysparks
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Phenomenal Experience
Private Istanbul Walking Tours blew us away. We have done food and/or history tours all over the world and this to
ceced340
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A must do tour in Istanbul!!!
Our private food tour of Istanbul was fabulous!! Learning the history of Turkey through food is not only ingenious
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Tour Istanbul with Derya
Unforgettable experience along with Priceless Memories is what I’ve taken from the Private Istanbul Walking Tour.
813nick
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This Tour Ruined Me for Every Other Tour
TLDR: Book this tour or any tour with Private Istanbul Walking Tours and know with full confidence, you couldn’t ha
Melodyph
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Private Istanbul walking tours the way to go.
Booking with Private Istanbul Walking Tours will be the best decision you make. Guarantee you won’t be disappointed
Bruin23
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Can’t go wrong with this tour!
Our guide (and owner of the company) Furkan was waiting outside of our AirBnb right on time and promptly took us to
117miriw
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Highly recommend
We took a 3 days trip in Istanbul, food, shopping and more. We are a family of 5, 3 of them are teenagers. And I ha
tammyholbrook72
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Absolutely wonderful!
By far, this was the best tour we experienced during our stay in Istanbul! Had we known it would be so amazing, we
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