Private Istanbul Tours

Istanbul Tours

We can definitely customize an itinerary for you that covers all your must-see places or must-do activities. We specialize in helping you to tailor-make your time in Cappadocia that perfectly suits your tastes, styles and temperament.

mosaicOur guide will meet you at your hotel in Sultanahmet / Taksim area in the morning and start touring with Hagia Sophia (St. Sophia) Museum, bearing the symbols of Christianity and Islam together. The church has been constructed in 537 AD. by Roman Emperor Justinian and has been converted in to amosque in 15th century. You will visit the site about 1 hour and see the courtyard, entrance hall, main gallery and upper gallery. The next visit will be The Basilica Cistern (Sunken Palace) built in the 6th century with the structures taken from the collapsed Roman buildings in the area. There are 336 columns in the cistern and we will be in the cistern about 30 minutes. The final visit of the morning will be The Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque) decorated with some of the best examples in Turkish Tile Art History. Built on the 17th centuryBlue Mosque is a symbol of Istanbul standing in the heart of the city.

Lunch will be in the famous Puding Shop Restaurant, overlooking the Hippodrome (At Meydani).

topkapiThe tour will continue with a walking through The Hippodrome which was once used for chariot races,
celebrations, riots, executions and other important events through Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. The walk through The Hippodrome will be about 45 minutes. You will also visit The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum located in Hippodrome which houses notable examples of Islamic calligraphy, tiles, and rugs as well as ethnographic displays on various cultures in Turkey, especially the nomad groups. The final visit of the day will be Topkapi PalaceOttoman Sultan’s Residance, built on the slopes of Sarayburnu looking Bosporus and The Sea of Marmara.

Topkapi Palace is a combination of different architectural styles. Topkapi Palace is the most visited museum in Turkey and you will be able to see the Ottoman Empire treasuryDynasty clothing, Harem life and Sacred Relics. The tour in the museum will be around 2 hours.
The tour will end around 5:00pm and our guide will take you back to your hotel.

THE RATE FOR THIS ITINERARY WILL BE AS:

1 person 2 people   3 people 4 people 5 people
330 Euro 175 Euro pp 150 Euro pp 125 Euro pp 115 Euro pp

For more than 5 people, please email us from info@metistravel.com

Private tours are quite flexible, so we can customize the itinerary up to your personal requests. If you would like to have a quote of the itinerary with other requested places, please email us

Please do not hesitate to contact us for your questions or special requests and we will reply your request the latest in 24 hours.