All sightseeing tours in Istanbul

Whirling Dervishes Ceremony at Istanbul’s Sirkeci Train Station
Tour ∙ 1 hr
Booked by 32 people!
Whirling Dervishes Ceremony at Istanbul’s Sirkeci Train Station
(4) 4 reviews
15 EUR
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Experience a Sufi music concert and Whirling Dervishes ceremony first-hand at Istanbul’s Sirkeci Train Station.
Booked by 32 people!
15 EUR
per person
Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Istanbul Every Thursday
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Istanbul Every Thursday
(8) 8 reviews
32 EUR
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Discover the story of Sufism, learn about Istanbul’s present-day Sufi community, and experience a Whirling Dervishes ceremony first-hand in an authentic Sufi monastery.
32 EUR
per person
Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul
(9) 9 reviews
75 EUR
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Need a break from the hustle and bustle of tourist life in Istanbul? Come and take a Turkish paper marbling (Ebru) class with the remarkable Turkish artist Betul! Turkish paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design that can create patterns similar to marble, hence the name.
75 EUR
per person
Istanbul Old-City Full Day Walking Tour
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
Istanbul Old-City Full Day Walking Tour
(2) 2 reviews
20 EUR
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Istanbul first-timer? Only have one day to explore? Discover the historic Old City on a fascinating walking tour with a professional local guide. The tour covers Istanbul’s top 6 attractions: the Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Basilica Cistern, Topkapı Palace and the Grand Bazaar.
20 EUR
per person
Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour
(1) 1 reviews
50 EUR
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Get the perfect introduction to Istanbul’s most iconic places with a 5-hour, small-group tour of the old city with an experienced guide. Visit the top sites of Istanbul: Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar.
50 EUR
per person
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Half Day Sahaba Islamic Visits Tours In Istanbul
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
Half Day Sahaba Islamic Visits Tours In Istanbul
(1) 1 reviews
75 EUR
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The Prophet Muhammad said: “Verily you shall conquer Constantinople. What a wonderful leader its leader shall be, and what a wonderful army that army will be!” (Musnad, Ahmad).
75 EUR
per person
Bosphorus Boat Tour in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
Bosphorus Boat Tour in Istanbul
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17 EUR
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Travel from Europe to Asia by boat and admire Istanbul from the water on a relaxing Bosphorus cruise tour!
17 EUR
per person
Off The Beaten Path of Real Istanbul Tour
Tour ∙ 7 hrs
Off The Beaten Path of Real Istanbul Tour
(6) 6 reviews
35 EUR
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This unique tour is designed for curious travelers who want to discover what Istanbul is really about. Sign up to see the city’s top sights, explore beyond the beaten track, enjoy authentic Turkish experiences and more!
35 EUR
per person
Beyoğlu Orientation Walking Tour, Istanbul
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
Beyoğlu Orientation Walking Tour, Istanbul
(5) 5 reviews
30 EUR
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Enrich your time in Istanbul with some valuable insider knowledge early on. Discover special spots to eat, drink, shop and explore in the district of Beyoğlu, and get practical tips to help you explore the city confidently throughout the rest of your stay.
30 EUR
per person
Istanbul Private Foodie Tour
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
Istanbul Private Foodie Tour
(4) 4 reviews
38.50 EUR
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Discover and taste Turkey’s best culinary specialities while exploring lesser-known districts of Istanbul on a private 6-hour foodie adventure! This tour takes you from cosy cafés to hidden-away restaurants, niche food stores and vibrant kitchens in Beyoğlu and beyond.
38.50 EUR
per person
4-Day Private Biblical Tour of the Seven Churches of Revelation
Tour ∙ 96 hrs
4-Day Private Biblical Tour of the Seven Churches of Revelation
(2) 2 reviews
166.67 EUR
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Private Biblical Tours: Asia Minor, modern day Turkey, was Biblically very important. Both St. Paul and St. John came to this area to spread Christianity. During this tour you would visit Seven Churches or Revelation: Ephesus, Pergamon, Smyrna, Thyatira, Sardes, Laodicea and Philadelphia...
166.67 EUR
per person
Istanbul Artisan Walking Tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
Istanbul Artisan Walking Tour
(3) 3 reviews
34 EUR
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Discover both contemporary and age-old arts and crafts alive and thriving in the backstreet workshops of Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district.
34 EUR
per person
Personalised Tour of Istanbul with a Local
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
Personalised Tour of Istanbul with a Local
(1) 1 reviews
28 EUR
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Hi, everyone! This tour is designed for Istanbul first-timers and those with limited time in the city. If you don’t want to get lost, join me!
28 EUR
per person
Tour of the Historical Peninsula of Istanbul
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
Tour of the Historical Peninsula of Istanbul
(1) 1 reviews
30 EUR
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Our journey begins at the place where the Ottomans ruled their legendary Empire. Following the orders of the Sultan, a new power emerged.
30 EUR
per person
Turkish Marbling ( Ebru ) Classes In Istanbul
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
Turkish Marbling ( Ebru ) Classes In Istanbul
50 EUR
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Learn how to make traditional Ottoman Marbling Workshop with our local professional Artists. EXPERIENCE the sensuous flow of Ottoman Marble ( Ebru ). create design fabric marbling paper technique designs on paper. Our teachers are local Turkish Artisans and have experience in teaching.
50 EUR
per person
Istanbul Street Photography Tour
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
Istanbul Street Photography Tour
90 EUR
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Istanbul is an enchanting city with an ancient beauty and a modern charm, if only you know where to look. Let the experts and artists of Istanbul Life ORG take you on a tour of Eyüp, Balat, the Golden Horn and Fatih, specially tailored for the photographer or videographer.
90 EUR
per person
Day Trip to the Princes' Islands from Istanbul
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
Day Trip to the Princes' Islands from Istanbul
10 EUR
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The Ottoman Empire forced traitors and the Greek population to live on the Princes' Islands. See how they adapted to life on the Islands with me on my full-day tour.
10 EUR
per person
Ottoman-Turkish Calligraphy Workshop in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
Ottoman-Turkish Calligraphy Workshop in Istanbul
75 EUR
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Ottoman-Turkish calligraphy, also known as Arabic calligraphy, is the art of writing, and by extension, of bookmaking. Calligraphy is an especially revered form of Islamic art since it was the primary means for the preservation of the Qur’an.
75 EUR
per person
Traditional Turkish Tile-Painting (Cini) Workshop in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
Traditional Turkish Tile-Painting (Cini) Workshop in Istanbul
77 EUR
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The painting of Turkish tiles and ceramics is very important in the history of Islamic art. Its roots can be traced at least as far back as the Uighurs of the 8th and 9th centuries. Its subsequent development was influenced by Karakhanid, Ghaznavid and especially Iranian Seljuk art.
77 EUR
per person
Four Sacred Guards of the Bosphorus
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
Four Sacred Guards of the Bosphorus
50 EUR
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Istanbul is a city which has a shiny past with the help of Saints. While mariners pass through the Bosphorus, they greet 4 holy guards of the Bosphorus. Let' s visit them & feel their holiness.
50 EUR
per person
The Old City of Istanbul Full-Day Walking Tour
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
The Old City of Istanbul Full-Day Walking Tour
30 EUR
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An expedition to the first heartbeats of Istanbul. Priceless buildings, incredible human traffic, charming streets, amazing flavours…
30 EUR
per person
Musical Istanbul
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
Musical Istanbul
30 EUR
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Discover the rich and diverse Turkish music with a wonderful musician: Duygu Özay! Duygu will take you to a journey through music instrument workshops of Beyoglu and give a great introduction about Turkish music.
30 EUR
per person
Orient House Bosphorus New Year's Eve 2019
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
Orient House Bosphorus New Year's Eve 2019
225 EUR
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Enjoy a tasty dinner and a traditional Turkish show with live music and belly dancers while cruising along the Bosphorus. Orient Bosphorus is a sophisticated choice for an unforgettable evening of entertainment in Istanbul.
225 EUR
per person
Layover Tour from Ataturk Airport
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
Layover Tour from Ataturk Airport
22.50 EUR
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This is a perfect tour program option for transit travellers who have a couple of hours layover between their flights in Istanbul. Last minute passengers can contact us and we will arrange the tour as soon as possible.
22.50 EUR
per person
A regular weekend like a local!
Tour ∙ 7 hrs
A regular weekend like a local!
10 EUR
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When they come to Turkey, many tourists do the same activities, visit the same places and eat the same foods. I will show you what a local does in a weekend :)
10 EUR
per person
Designer Spots
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
Designer Spots
26.67 EUR
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Istanbul has a market with tasteful designers/makers in fashion, jewelry, ceramics, interior items and so on. Catch a glimpse, get inspired, and get shopping from the best designer spots!
26.67 EUR
per person
Vacation Photo Shoot in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
Vacation Photo Shoot in Istanbul
125 USD
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Take home some extra special souvenirs of your time in Istanbul! Your personal photographer will capture stunning photos of you at a variety of picturesque locations, winding streets, and some of the city’s most iconic buildings as backdrops.
125 USD
per person
Full Day Group Princes' Islands Tour from Istanbul
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
Full Day Group Princes' Islands Tour from Istanbul
52 EUR
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Full Day Princes' Islands Group Tour from Istanbul Daily Departure at 08.30 and return at 17.00 Cruise in Marmara Sea to Princes islands, stop at Buyukada, the popular summer resort with sandy beaches and pinewood scenery, once the pleasure island of Byzantine Princes.
52 EUR
per person
Group Bosphorus Tour in Istanbul
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
Group Bosphorus Tour in Istanbul
NEW!
61 EUR
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Join our wonderful full day Bosphorus tour in Istanbul. The tour includes Bosphorus cruise, Dolmabahce Palace & Two Continents in Istanbul.
61 EUR
per person
Burgazada Tour
Tour ∙ 7.5 hrs
Burgazada Tour
NEW!
80 EUR
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A great day itinerary for Burgazada Island, my favorite Princes' Island so far. I promise that you will enjoy every moment of this tour.
80 EUR
per person

Customer feedback about Sightseeing Tours in Istanbul

Rating 4.9 based on 47 reviews

deeply touching
a must see in Istanbul. profiund ethnic music Sufi style and meditational whirling
Whirling Dervishes Ceremony at Istanbul’s Sirkeci Train Station
Absolutely fantastic
. Don't bother with other operators, punctual, knowledgeable and small group
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Top Sites Of Istanbul: Half Day Small-Group tour
Great Experience :)
We've had a great experience learning how to draw on the water in Ebru method, we had a great artistic talk with Mr. Ali the ebru teacher.

very friendly place in a great tourist area if you want to visit the blue mosque and Sultan Ahmet area.

The booking process with Hakan is smooth and easy and we got his confirmation on very quickly in short notice.

This experience is highly recommended by me and my friend that share with me the experience.
Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul
Very good experience and nice instructor.
Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul
An authentic experience
If you want to experience Whirling Dervishes Ceremony like a local then don’t miss that one.
Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Istanbul Every Thursday
Great day exploring Istanbul
Eyup was a great source of information as he showed us round the main tourist attractions. Friendly and engaging we had a fanatic day exploring and left as good friends.
Tour of the Historical Peninsula of Istanbul
A meditation
The settings of the ceremony are quite modest, but don't be fooled - the performance is a must-see for anyone who wants a better taste of Istanbul.
Whirling Dervishes Ceremony at Istanbul’s Sirkeci Train Station
Excellent and authentic experience
This is the real deal, you take oart in a ceremony and not a show for tourists. A very unique experience
Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Istanbul Every Thursday
Great Experience
I am a long-time fan of the poet, Rumi, so this authentic experience of seeing a whirling dervish ceremony was one of the top highlights of my trip to Istanbul. The educational session beforehand was excellent and our guide was well organized and thoughtful. I booked this excursion two weeks in advance from the states, and the guide answered all of my emails/questions promptly beforehand. I highly recommend this event for anyone who is interested in learning more about the true history of the whirling dervish community.
Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Istanbul Every Thursday
Unique experience
Unique experience on EBRU. Many thanks to teach me and provide maximum time to my own design. Betul is a real master, many thanks for your knowledge and so pretty converstaion about Turkey and whole world.
Unexpected skill to me but I highly recommend to anybody especially if you want to know Turkey arts bette and have a meditation because it's really like a meditation.
Turkish Paper Marbling (Ebru) Class in Istanbul
Great orientation of Istanbul
We had Gökhan show us around Istanbul on our first day in town and are really glad we did.

Prior to the tour he asked what we were interested in seeing and doing. We were interested in getting a feel for the city, seeing some of the things locals do on the weekend and finding some good places to eat. I said we didn't want to visit a heap of Mosques and museums as we're not big history buffs. He came up with a plan and also said he'd bring his wife along which worked out well.

On the day they were at our hotel on time and we set off for our walking tour. Things my wife and I liked about the tour:
- as we walked he told us about the things were passing
- he'd clearly thought about a plan for the day based on what we wanted to do
- showed us how to use public transport and we used it to quickly move between areas
- tasted a few local specialities
- showed us things they like to do on the weekend in Istanbul
- explained some of the major areas

After the tour he was more than happy to message us to answer questions and give more advice.

Gökhan is relatively new as a tour guide but we really enjoyed our experience with him. We felt like we could enjoy the city without having to check google maps every 2 minutes. He offers the tours because he is proud of Istanbul and likes to meet new people and it really shows through. I'd strongly recommend booking a tour with him
Personalised Tour of Istanbul with a Local
Great way to see the highlights
Tiur operator was great. Very knowledgeable of all the sites and genuinely able to provide good insights into history, life in Istanbul and Turkey today, and how to make the most out of my trip.
Would highly recommend.
Off The Beaten Path of Real Istanbul Tour
Awesome Tour
The wife And I did a full day tour and it was great! We got to see a lot of the main attractions and the guide did a great job telling us about the past of each area and building. He lead us to several key areas of the city and then took us to areas we might had no idea had such history. The tour was well worth it and a great time.
Off The Beaten Path of Real Istanbul Tour
Outstanding Private Guide Service
We planned a visit to Turkey and Greece with another couple. We did a lot of online research to come up with a short list of well regarded private guides who are knowledgeable about the biblical sites in each country. Ertunga Ecir responded to our inquiries with detailed recommendations, based on his extensive experience leading tours to Istanbul and the "seven churches of Revelation". No choosing from Tour 1, Tour 2 or Tour 3.

Ertunga put together an outstanding 10-day itinerary. We were constantly impressed by his knowledge and by his love of the country. He was also quite flexible and creative as our interests were piqued, or our energy was flagging...

I highly recommend Ertunga for tour planning and as a private tour guide.
4-Day Private Biblical Tour of the Seven Churches of Revelation
Oh, how I loved my trip to Turkey!
I have always wanted to visit Turkey, and feel so blessed that a friend of a friend gave me Ertunga’s name. I am not a large-group-tour-bus person, so was thrilled to find someone who could be my private guide for an affordable price. Ertunga was great to work with from the beginning. He responded to my emails within 24 hours, came up with a wonderful itinerary which I was able to tweak, was flexible with my dates, and willing to answer any and all questions.

The big question everyone wants to know: is Turkey safe? For the 2 and 1/2 weeks that I was there, I never felt in the slightest danger. (I feel in some ways our country is much more dangerous as 96 Americans die from gun violence every day. And we think Turkey may be unsafe?) The people were warm, friendly, hospitable, and always willing to help.

We visited biblical ruins, Roman ruins, Greek ruins, Hittite ruins, Lycian ruins, Byzantine, and Ottman buildings, bascillicas, and mosques. We viewed a sunken city on the Mediterranean through the glass bottom of a boat. We saw whirling dervishes. I had a Turkish bath. I’ve always wanted to take a hot air balloon ride – Ertunga arranged one for me in Cappadocia over volcanic “fairy chimneys”. Istanbul lives up to it’s fabulous reputation. We traveled 2,500 miles together, which allowed me to ask all kinds of questions about his amazing country — about it’s history, culture, and people. Turkish guides are extremely well qualified, and Ertunga was able to answer everything. It was the trip of a lifetime, and I am so grateful that I found him and his travel company.
4-Day Private Biblical Tour of the Seven Churches of Revelation
An authentic experience – Recommend!
I was skeptical of going to see the Whirling Dervishes in Istanbul because it sounded very touristy, but this experience was very authentic. Before the "performance" we got to see a real Sufi ceremony and the experience was so interesting. Highly recommend for those interested in a more authentic cultural experience.
Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Istanbul Every Thursday
Good experience but not excepcional!
The room is beautiful and confortable. Tea was served before the show. Musicians were good.
But there were only 3 "dancers". One of them was really good, the other one was only "ok" and the last one was VERY young and was not able to do all de movements.
Whirling Dervishes Ceremony at Istanbul’s Sirkeci Train Station
Resourceful guide, great experience
Duygu Ozay, my guide, went the extra mile in researching exactly what I wanted to see, and instead of the regulation tour took me to the Grand Bazaar to look at textiles, embroiders, and traditional clothing. She researched the best places, asking friends who worked in this area for advice, and took me to shops inside the Bazaar which I would never have found for myself. Not only that, she is personable, has great English, and has a good eye for Turkish antiques and folk art. She also taught me how to use the tram!
Istanbul Artisan Walking Tour
thoroughly informative and worth it.
the tour captured all the aspects that one was expecting although i added hagia sophia to the itinerary it did not deter from it.

our guide was very fluent in his understanding of the history and way of life of istanbul and offered incredible insight to this beautiful city full of history.

thinking back to our day spent with him brings back wonderful memories. he offered us local's insider which we greatly valued and needed as we were planning a shopping trip the day after.

my one major critisism with like a local is that i still havent received money that i booked another tour prior to booking this one on the 14th May 2018; that tour was full at the time and i was sent an email notifying me that the funds will be returned to my bank account, this has not yet happened and today is the 30th May 2018.
other than that, the like a local is a brilliant idea

kudos
Off The Beaten Path of Real Istanbul Tour

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