Turkey Istanbul City Sightseeing Tours

One of the best ways to discover Istanbul is probably to join one of the Istanbul sightseeing tours, add your holiday to a Bosphorus Cruise tour, visit Prince's Island, and visit popular theme parks like Isfanbul, Miniaturk, or Aquarium. Istanbul has so much to visit, view, and explore. Becoming a part of the city via Istanbul sightseeing tours for a while is an exceptional experience. So do not miss it.
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Istanbul Budget Old City Walking TourIstanbul Budget Old City Walking Tour

Istanbul Budget Old City Walking Tour

Discover hidden parts of Istanbul Listening tales of Byzantine and Ottoman 

Tour TypeRegular
DepartureGuaranteed
DestinationsSultanahmetSultanahmet
Stars inSultanahmet
Ends inSultanahmet
Operated inEnglish
Istanbul Budget Old City Walking Tour
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Daily, 2 Destinations
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No booking fees
Daily Tour Skiing KartalkayaDaily Tour Skiing Kartalkaya

Daily Tour Skiing Kartalkaya

We have made our Kartalkaya Ski Tours achieve the top level by offering transportation service every day. You can come to Kartalkaya to do One-Day Skiing/Snowboarding with our tour whenever you want.

Tour TypeRegular & Private
DepartureGuaranteed
DestinationsIstanbulKartalkaya YoluIstanbul
Stars inIstanbul
Ends inIstanbul
Operated inEnglish
Daily Tour Skiing Kartalkaya
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Daily, 3 Destinations
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No booking fees
Private Ankara Capital City Tour From IstanbulPrivate Ankara Capital City Tour From Istanbul

Private Ankara Capital City Tour From Istanbul

Ankara visit to the Anatolian Civilizations Museum at which there are numerous remnants from Stone Age, Neolithic Age, Hittites, Urartians, Phrygians and many others; Citadel of Ankara and the Mausoleum of Atatürk, the burial place of the national hero who founded modern Rebublic of Turkey. 

Tour TypePrivate
DepartureGuaranteed
DestinationsIstanbulAnkaraIstanbul
Stars inIstanbul
Ends inIstanbul
Operated inEnglish
Private Ankara Capital City Tour From Istanbul
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Daily, 3 Destinations
Best price guaranteed
No booking fees
The Best Daily 1001 Turkish Night Dinner Show from IstanbulThe Best Daily 1001 Turkish Night Dinner Show from Istanbul

The Best Daily 1001 Turkish Night Dinner Show from Istanbul

Drive through illuminated Istanbul and tour the Bosphorus coastline with TravelShop Booking. Dinner at a first class restaurant with bottle of wine or a soft drink included.

Tour TypeRegular
DepartureScheduled
DestinationsIstanbulIstanbul
Stars inIstanbul
Ends inIstanbul
Operated inEnglish
The Best Daily 1001 Turkish Night Dinner Show from Istanbul
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Daily, 2 Destinations
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No booking fees
Deal Istanbul Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruises and TourDeal Istanbul Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruises and Tour

Deal Istanbul Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruises and Tour

We will drive along the old city wall and the Golden Horn on our Daily Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul by boat. You will have the opportunity to see Istanbul attractions such as Galata Tower, Maiden's Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, Bosphorus Bridge, Rumeli Fortress, and more from the sea. 

Tour TypeRegular
DepartureGuaranteed
DestinationsSultanahmetEminonuSultanahmet
Stars inSultanahmet
Ends inSultanahmet
Operated inEnglish
Deal Istanbul Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruises and Tour
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Daily, 3 Destinations
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No booking fees
Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise / Unlimited Local Drinks (Alcohol and Soft Drinks)Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise / Unlimited Local Drinks (Alcohol and Soft Drinks)

Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise / Unlimited Local Drinks (Alcohol and Soft Drinks)

Enjoy a Bosphorus dinner cruise with turkish shows and marvel at Istanbul.

Tour TypeRegular
DepartureGuaranteed
DestinationsIstanbul
Stars inIstanbul
Ends inIstanbul
Operated inEnglish
Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise / Unlimited Local Drinks (Alcohol and Soft Drinks)
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Daily, 1 Destination
Best price guaranteed
No booking fees
Photoshoot Experience from IstanbulPhotoshoot Experience from Istanbul

Photoshoot Experience from Istanbul

Take home high-quality digital photos of your travels in Istanbul from your own professional photographer.Duration 45 minutes

Tour TypePrivate
DepartureGuaranteed
DestinationsSultanahmetSuleymaniye MosqueSultanahmet
Stars inSultanahmet
Ends inSultanahmet
Operated inTurkishEnglish
Photoshoot Experience from Istanbul
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Daily, 3 Destinations
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Entry Ticket Sea Life IstanbulEntry Ticket Sea Life Istanbul

Entry Ticket Sea Life Istanbul

Sea Life Istanbul is a great experience, you can see a lot from undersea life and fishes.Discover amazing sea creatures at SEA LIFE Istanbul, one of the largest aquariums in Europe. Wander through the aquarium's themed zones, marvel at more than 15,000 sea creatures, touch a starfish, and much more.Opening Hours : 10:00 - 20:00

Tour TypeRegular
DepartureGuaranteed
DestinationsSultanahmetBayrampaşaSultanahmet
Stars inSultanahmet
Ends inSultanahmet
Operated inEnglish
Entry Ticket Sea Life Istanbul
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Daily, 3 Destinations
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Instagram Photo Tour Galata Tower, Bosphorus and Hidden Gems!Instagram Photo Tour Galata Tower, Bosphorus and Hidden Gems!

Instagram Photo Tour Galata Tower, Bosphorus and Hidden Gems!

Book an exclusive photoshoot to capture you in this tour of Istanbul. 

Tour TypePrivate
DepartureGuaranteed
DestinationsSultanahmetGalata Tower ToursOrtakoy BesiktasSultanahmet
Stars inSultanahmet
Ends inSultanahmet
Operated inEnglish
Instagram Photo Tour Galata Tower, Bosphorus and Hidden Gems!
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Daily, 4 Destinations
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No booking fees
Full Day Licenced Guide RentalFull Day Licenced Guide Rental

Full Day Licenced Guide Rental

Create your own itinerary and explore your favorite local landmarks with the assistance of an expert guide.Make the most of your time in Istanbul with a fully-customizable private tour.

Tour TypePrivate
DepartureGuaranteed
DestinationsSultanahmet
Stars inSultanahmet
Ends inSultanahmet
Operated inEnglish
Full Day Licenced Guide Rental
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Daily, 1 Destination
Best price guaranteed
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Discover Turkey Istanbul City Sightseeing Tours

Istanbul City Sightseeing Tours offer a fast and convenient way to explore the gems of Istanbul, particularly its historic old city. The popular tourist attractions in Istanbul, such as Galata Bridge, Tophane, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Sishane, and more, are included in the route of Istanbul City Sightseeing Tours.

Turkey Istanbul City Sightseeing Tours now include new destinations such as Besiktas and Beylerbeyi Palace, enhancing the array of attractions in Istanbul's old city. These tours offer an excellent opportunity to explore the best places to visit in Istanbul, Turkey.

Explore Istanbul tours and packages to witness the beauty of the city's attractions. Additionally, consider checking out Istanbul Antalya tour packages and Cappadocia from Istanbul tours to discover more of Turkey's hidden treasures.

Top visiting sights in Istanbul

  • Sultanahmet tourist attractions; Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Basilica Cistern, Sultan Ahmed Square, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, Hippodrome of Constantinople.
  • Taksim  tourist attractions: Taksim Square, Istiklal Avenue, Gezi Park, Ataturk Cultural Center, Madame Tussauds Istanbul, Taksim Republic Monument, Tunel, Atlas Passge, Franch or Algiers Street.
  • Kadikoy tourist attractions: Bagdat Avenue, Kadikoy Moda Park, Haydarpasa Terminal, Kadikoy Bull Statue, Kadikoy Fish Market, Bahariye Street, Kadikoy SALT Galata.
  • Karakoy tourist attractions: Galata Tower, Karakoy Pier, Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Kılıç Ali Pasha Complex, Galata Bridge, Neve Shalom Synagogue, Karakoy Lokantasi.
  • Balat tourist attractions: Chora Church (Kariye Museum), Fener Greek Patriarchate, Balat Rum School, Ahrida Synagogue, Church of St. George, Iron Church (St. Stephen of the Bulgars), Balat Houses.

FAQs Istanbul 

Is Istanbul the oldest city in the world?/ How old is the city of Istanbul?

Jericho, in the West Bank, holds the record of being the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. It dates back to 11,000 years ago. In contrast, Istanbul is around 2,500 years old. So Istanbul is not the oldest city in the world.

What to see in Istanbul in 7 days?

  • The first day is designated as the arrival day, allowing for some rest after your flight. While visiting places may not be feasible on this day, consider enriching your experience with a Bosphorus dinner cruise instead of spending the night confined to your hotel room.
  • Typically, on the second day, travelers explore Istanbul's old city, Sultanahmet, and its prominent attractions: Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar, the Basilica Cistern, Sultan Ahmed Square, the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum, and the Hippodrome of Constantinople.
  • For the third day, a boat tour along the Bosphorus unveils spectacular gems such as Beylerbeyi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, the iconic Ortakoy, and Camlica Hill.
  • Consider allocating the fourth day for an Isfanbul (Vialand) tour, where you can experience thrilling roller coasters. Alternatively, a visit to Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium can be an enticing option.
  • Exploring Miniaturk Museum, featuring miniature versions of Turkey's attractions, and savoring tea or coffee on Pierre Loti Hill against the backdrop of the magnificent Golden Horn landscape is highly recommended.
  • Before concluding your 7-day Istanbul tour, make sure to visit the Princes' Islands, with the Byzantine princesses' prison standing out as a fascinating option.
  • What's the best time to visit Istanbul?
  • Spring, summer, and autumn stand out as the best times to visit Istanbul when the weather is pleasant for touring the city. Additionally, December, while not excessively cold, can also be considered a viable time to explore Istanbul.

Is Istanbul walkable?

The old city and Taksim in Istanbul can be explored on foot. However, travelers may need transportation to reach these areas from their hotels.

Best Things to do in Istanbul

  • Visit the Hagia Sophia 
  • Wander around the Blue Mosque also called Sultan Ahmed Mosque
  • Explore the Topkapi Palace
  • Shop at the Grand Bazaar
  • Take a Bosphorus Cruise
  • Visit the Spice Bazaar
  • Walk through the historic Sultanahmet Square
  • Discover the Istanbul Archaeological Museums
  • Visit the Chora Church (Kariye Museum)
  • Relax in Turkish Bath (Hamam)
  • Explore the Asian Side of Istanbul- Kadikoy and Moda