After the booking, we arrange the meeting point - which can be the airport, the cruise harbour, your hotel or any point of interest in the city.
The tour starts in the old town, then we go to the Asian side of the city and as a closure, we see the Golden Horn.
This programme is just a suggestion and can always be changed to your needs!
But it surely is a great start for your stay in Istanbul. With all the sights and viewing points, it is a great way to get a first overview.
We will start in the morning around 9am and will start with the following sights:
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Yerebatan Sarnici, Hippodrome Square (Sultan Ahmet Square) with its monuments and the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque).
I would now like to take lunch (not included) at the Çamlica Hill in an Ottoman café and restaurant. Of course, you will also be able to drink Çay.
We then go to the Asian side of the city (transport not included).
Our tour continues to the district Eyüb which is named after the legendary flag carrier of the prophet Muhammed Ebu Eyyûb el-Ensar.
We visit the Eyüp Sultan Mosque and go to the terrific viewing point of the Piere Loti café by cable car.
On this tour, you will not only see the monuments of Istanbul, but also experience the cosiness of the locals.
Included in product price:
• Guided tour: 8 hours per day (08: 30-16: 30 clock) • Private tour guide accorgding to your choice of language. • For groups of 15 and more participants each guest recieves a headset during the tour.
Not included in product price:
• All personal expenses • All arising entry costs and donations to the sights & highlights • All transportation costs and travel costs (unless otherwise agreed or booked in advance) • When renting a private vehicle; accumulating costs for parking and tolls • Lunch and drinks • All tips (optional)
We spent a beautiful day in Istanbul. Mehmet reacted to our wishes. He showed us very beautiful places with astonishing views over the city. We also realised that he has a wide knowledge about Istanbul's history and current political topics. It was very exciting to talk to him and discuss several topics with him. Thank you to Mehmet. We can recommend the tour with him!
Thank you for this eventful and informative day in Istanbul. Mehmet delighted us with his enormous knowledge, he gave us an impression of the complex life in Istanbul and excited our curiosty for more days in this city. We really liked his pleasant behaviour and his excellent knowledge of the German language. He knew very well how to design the program so that it fit our needs. You cannot have a more personal way of discovering a foreign city.
Mehmet conformed to the change of the timeframe. Historically, religiously, sociologically, he is highly competent. We got a lot of information regarding the country, the people and the culture. We got a wonderful first impression of Istanbul which made us wanting to come back. Thank you again!!
With Mr Mehmet Yagci, we were in factual and good hands and will book him again for our next tour.
The tour "Istanbul for Beginners" was outstanding! We did get a great overview over the city and gained from the information on the next days when we explored the city on our own. Mr Yagci shared his knowledge with us in a very kind and dedicated way and took our wishes into account. He provided us with historical background information very vividly, profoundly and copiously. 150 % recommendation for this excellent guide.
Everything was great! I can only recommend Mehmet!
Very knowledgeable and well informed. A real insider of the city and its history.
By all means excellent! Originally, my friend and I just wanted to do one day trip with Mehmet, but after the first day, we added another one. In contrast to the typical walking tours, our tour contained boroughs, streets, sights and restaurants, you wouldn't find without a local. At first, Mehmet showed us a beautiful place from which you get a good impression of how the city is partitioned and where you can find what. The view at this place was fantastic! Beginning with this rough pattern, we visited the several sights. Also in the bulidungs, Mehmet was able to explain all the details and made everything much clearer for us. We were completely satisfied and would spent those two days with him again.
Everything was okay, thank you!