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Istanbul’s history: where Europe meets Asia
Istanbul’s history: where Europe meets Asia
Istanbul’s history: where Europe meets Asia
Istanbul’s history: where Europe meets Asia
Istanbul’s history: where Europe meets Asia
Istanbul’s history: where Europe meets Asia
Istanbul’s history: where Europe meets Asia
Istanbul’s history: where Europe meets Asia

History Tour Of Istanbul

4 hours

Istanbul’s history: where Europe meets Asia

2500 years of history, Ottoman mosques, and a mosaic-encrusted Byzantine basilica.

  • From $32.25 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 4 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish)

Istanbul’s history: where Europe meets Asia
Istanbul’s history: where Europe meets Asia
Istanbul’s history: where Europe meets Asia
Istanbul’s history: where Europe meets Asia
Istanbul’s history: where Europe meets Asia
Istanbul’s history: where Europe meets Asia
Istanbul’s history: where Europe meets Asia
Istanbul’s history: where Europe meets Asia

Did you ever think you could travel across two continents and 2500 years of history in just 4 hours? Nope, us neither, but that was before we went to Istanbul. As the capital of four empires: the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Latin Empire, the Byzantine Empire (again) and the Ottoman Empire, there’s a lot to take in, but don’t let that overwhelm you.

You’ll flit between ornate mosques and mosaic encrusted basilicas, stroll through lush palace gardens and visit one of the oldest markets in the world. We won’t bore you with dates and facts, rather you’ll see the city’s history come to life as you explore with your local Istanbul host.

Stop to pick up street eats like flaky borek pastries or kebab - this is the country which introduced kebab to the world, and we think that counts as history too! Just let us know if you’d like to discover the impressive, world-famous minarets and domes which dot the city’s skyline or you’d like to lose yourself (figuratively, not literally) in the narrow, winding streets of a historic neighborhood - you’ll soon see why the city is so fittingly known as the Jewel in Bosphorus Strait’s Crown.

    • You’ll spend 4 hours immersing yourself in the culture of Istanbul and soak up its history as you explore the streets with your host by your side
    • Get what you want from your experience by discovering the truly unique culture of this city by strolling
    • Visit one of the oldest markets in the world and haggle for some bargains
    • See historic and beautiful mosques and churches, then discover more secret histories that aren’t in your guidebook
    • Stop to try some delicious local food along the way
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • A private and personalized experience
    • 4 hours with your host
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • Authentic local knowledge and insights
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

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