We found 69 things to do in Istanbul! Once the capital of the great Byzantine and Ottoman Empire, Istanbul is the most populous city in Europe, and a bonanza of historical sites as well as a modern cultural and entertainment hub. Once known as Constantinople and before that Byzantium, Istanbul has held several positions of importance throughout its nearly 2,700-year history, from the capital of various empires, to an important Christian city, and even an Islamic stronghold.

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Istanbul Classics City Tour

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Istanbul Classics City Tour

Discover the Sultan Ahmet Center, the heart of the Old City and visit the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and the Grand Covered Bazaar.

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4 hours

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Golden Horn Bus Combo Tour with Bosphorus Cruise and Cable Car

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Golden Horn Bus Combo Tour with Bosphorus Cruise and Cable Car

Go on a Golden Horn bus tour, visit the Spice Bazaar or Pierre Loti Cafe, and then cruise the Bosphorus, one of the most beautiful sights in the world.

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3 hours

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Full Day Tour

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Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Full Day Tour

Explore the Sultan Ahmet Center of Istanbul, the heart of the Old City where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires ruled in this full day tour!

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8 hours

Tours in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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Ottoman Relics Tour with Topkapi Palace and the Sultan Tombs

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Ottoman Relics Tour with Topkapi Palace and the Sultan Tombs

An unforgettable afternoon will take you to discover the Ottoman Empire and the masterpieces demonstrating its civilization.

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4 hours

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Get picked up at the airport or port

Save vacation time! Don't wait in line for taxis.

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Istanbul Bosphorus Strait Morning Cruise

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Istanbul Bosphorus Strait Morning Cruise

Cruise the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul in the morning and see how the city and the Ottoman world ha...

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2 hours and 30 minutes

Morning Cruise in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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Ephesus and Virgin Mary's House Day Trip from Istanbul

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Ephesus and Virgin Mary's House Day Trip from Istanbul

Discover the ancient city of Ephesus, the wealthiest city of the ancient world and one of the best preserved ones in today's world. You'll also get to see Mary's last abode at Mount Solmissos.

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8 hours

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Romantic Bosphorus Cruise - Private Tour

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Romantic Bosphorus Cruise - Private Tour

Explore Istanbul from the sea at sunset. This is your chance to view and photograph the precious relics of three world dominating empires: Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman.

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1 hour and 30 minutes

Cruises around Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

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Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul by Plane or Bus - 2 Days

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Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul by Plane or Bus - 2 Days

Discover this amazing region where different fairy chimney formations can be seen and learn about the ancient lifestyle of Cappadocia.

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2 days / 1 night

Multi-Day Tours from Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul Bosphorus Strait Afternoon Cruise

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Istanbul Bosphorus Strait Afternoon Cruise

Cruise the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul in the afternoon and see how the city and the Ottoman world ...

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2 hours and 30 minutes

Afternoon Cruise in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul Uncovered - Small Group Tour

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Istanbul Uncovered - Small Group Tour

Discover the secrets haunts of locals in Sultanahmet before walking up the Divanyolu. Continue to Su...

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4 hours

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Princes' Islands Full Day Trip with Buyukada from Istanbul

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Princes' Islands Full Day Trip with Buyukada from Istanbul

Princes' Islands in the Sea of Marmara has nine islands. Cruise to the biggest island, Buyukada, by a Maritime Lines boat.

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8 hours

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Galata - The Jewish District Half Day Tour

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Galata - The Jewish District Half Day Tour

Discover the Jewish section of Istanbul and learn about the history of the community in the area.

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3 hours

Tours in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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Istiklal Street - Half Day Guided Walking Tour in Beyoglu

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Istiklal Street - Half Day Guided Walking Tour in Beyoglu

Discover the vibrant Istiklal Street and see its many bars and shops. See the Cercle d'Orient, the British Consulate, French Consulate, St. Antony Church and the Galatasaray High School.

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3 hours

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace Full Day Tour

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Bosphorus Cruise and Dolmabahce Palace Full Day Tour

Enjoy a full day boat trip along the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Then drive over Bosphorus Bridge...

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8 hours

Cruises in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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Dine and Cruise on Bosphorus River Guided Day Trip from Istanbul

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Dine and Cruise on Bosphorus River Guided Day Trip from Istanbul

Enjoy a wonderful meal as you sail along the majestic Bosphorus, the strait that separates Europe and Asia.

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4 hours

Cruises in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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Cruise to Princes' Islands and Guided Walking Tour in Buyukada

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Cruise to Princes' Islands and Guided Walking Tour in Buyukada

Take a cruise to Princes' Islands and then walk around Buyukada to see mansions, palaces, churches, convents and much more!

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8 hours

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul Coffee Course and Visit to Egyptian Bazaar and Rustem Pasha Mosque (Morning Tour)

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Istanbul Coffee Course and Visit to Egyptian Bazaar and Rustem Pasha Mosque (Morning Tour)

Go on a coffee course at the Istanbul Travel Cafe and learn how to create great Turkish coffee and l...

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3 hours and 30 minutes

Morning Tour in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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Bosphorus Bridge, Camlica Hill and Dolmacahce Palace Half Day Tour

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Bosphorus Bridge, Camlica Hill and Dolmacahce Palace Half Day Tour

Visit the first European-style palace in Turkey, the Dolmabahce Palace.

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3 hours

Day Tours in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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Archaeology Museum - Treasures of Ancient Civilizations Half Day Tour

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Archaeology Museum - Treasures of Ancient Civilizations Half Day Tour

Visit the Archaeology Museum of Istanbul and see some of the most remarkable pieces of ancient art from the Bronze Age, the Hellenistic civilization and the Roman era.

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3 hours

Museum Tours in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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Turkish Way Food Night Tour in Istanbul

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Turkish Way Food Night Tour in Istanbul

Enjoy a real traditional night out in Istanbul. There are no professional belly dancers or folkloric dances like those other touristic places. You will see much more than that!

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4 hours

Tours in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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Eyup - The Ottoman District Half Day Tour

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Eyup - The Ottoman District Half Day Tour

Discover Eyup, a district of the Golden Horn and the site of many Christian and Muslim cemeteries.

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3 hours

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul Afternoon Tour to Camlica Hill and Maiden's Tower

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Istanbul Afternoon Tour to Camlica Hill and Maiden's Tower

Visit Camlica Hill and Maiden's Tower and see Istanbul like never before. Admire picturesque views of the sea and bask in the beauty of Istanbul.

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3 hours and 30 minutes

Afternoon Tour in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul Divan Yolu Guided Walking Tour

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Istanbul Divan Yolu Guided Walking Tour

The Divan Yolu was the "Road to the Imperial Council" during Ottoman times. See the mausoleums, mosques and monuments on this historic main street of old Istanbul.

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3 hours

Tours in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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Blue Mosque Area - In the Trail of Ottoman and Byzantine Heritage Tour

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Blue Mosque Area - In the Trail of Ottoman and Byzantine Heritage Tour

Learn about Istanbul's history as you explore the historic area of the Blue Mosque.

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3 hours

Tours in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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Suleymaniye and Vefa - In the Trail of Architect Sinan Tour

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Suleymaniye and Vefa - In the Trail of Architect Sinan Tour

Visit the historic district of Suleymaniye and learn about the great Turkish architect Sinan, who designed the famous Suleymaniye Mosque.

AVAILABLE Wednesday
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3 hours

Tours in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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Fatih Mosque to Edirnekapi - The Story of the Conquerer Tour

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Fatih Mosque to Edirnekapi - The Story of the Conquerer Tour

Visit the Fatih complex, known as the "first Istanbul," and learn more about the sultan known as The Conqueror.

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3 hours

Tours in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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From the University to Findikzade - the Heart of Ancient Constantinople Tour

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From the University to Findikzade - the Heart of Ancient Constantinople Tour

Explore the Bayazit district of Istanbul and see its mosques, churches and Roman monuments, such as the Bayazit Watchtower and Ottoman Sultan Bayazit II's mosque.

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3 hours

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Istanbul, Turkey

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Samatya The Armenian District Half Day Tour

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Samatya The Armenian District Half Day Tour

Explore Istanbul's Armenian district, home to the Sulu Monastery, the Greek Orthodox churches and other impressive Turkish structures.

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3 hours

Tours in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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The Genoese Colony Guided Walking Tour in Galata

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The Genoese Colony Guided Walking Tour in Galata

Explore the area around the Galata Tower, the medieval stone tower that offers some of the best views of Istanbul.

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3 hours

Tours in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque Morning Tour

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Istanbul Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque Morning Tour

Explore Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque in this morning tour and learn more about the history of the Ottoman empire and the fate of the many sultans who ruled it.

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Up to 8 days before the activity

3 hours and 30 minutes

Morning Tour in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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About Istanbul
Once the capital of the great Byzantine and Ottoman Empire, Istanbul is the most populous city in Europe, and a bonanza of historical sites as well as a modern cultural and entertainment hub. Once known as Constantinople and before that Byzantium, Istanbul has held several positions of importance throughout its nearly 2,700-year history, from the capital of various empires, to an important Christian city, and even an Islamic stronghold. Take an Istanbul tour with us and explore this amazing mix of past and present.

Go on an Istanbul classics city tour and visit such incredible sites as the Hagia Sophia and the Hippodrome. Shop at the oldest shopping mall and market in the world with a shopping tour at the Grand Bazaar, where nearly 4000 shops sell antiques, jewelry, and various handicrafts by local artisans. Walk on the city walls and get the same view that city guards saw for hundreds of years, and visit the dungeons where diplomats were incarcerated and executed.

Expand your tour beyond the city by taking a day trip from Istanbul to Ephesus and Virgin Mary's house. See the richest city of the ancient world, a Greco-Roman historical paradise that was once one of the biblical Seven Churches of Asia. Visit the last home of the Virgin Mary at Mount Solmissos, southwest of Selcuk. See the site of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, which was once a great temple to the goddess of hunting, and now only a single column remains from the original construction.

Travel through time to the legendary city of Troy and have a glimpse of the Trojan Horse of mythological fame, a reconstruction of the false gift that allowed the impenetrable walls of the old city to be breached. From there, head on to Gallipoli, where you can pay your respects at the Anzac Memorials, where the Turks honored their enemies from wartime, and the War Cemeteries.

Round out any Istanbul tour with a home-cooked Istanbul tour, where you will enjoy a meal with a local family and learn about their cultural customs. Learn what it's like to live in modern Turkey as you immerse yourself in their lifestyle.
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