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Private tour with private guide for about 6 hours

Express tickets for the fast track entry.

Lunch at your own expense

No transportation needed for this tour.

 

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Please ask for the price !

 
1
 SULTANAHMET / OLD CITY TOUR            

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors to Istanbul !

Discover historic places in Sultanahmet /Old city area and learn all about Istanbul's history, Turkish culture as you explore the city’s most iconic sites during a 6-hour with a private guide for a more personal experience.

Private tour for about 5- 6 hours

Tour all by walk + Private hotel pick up and drop off can be arranged as extra.

Overview 

This is a tour all by walk starting at a location near the Sultanahmet Mosque (The Blue Mosque) at 9,30am. You may either come to the meeting point ( details will be given after booking ) by yourself or private pick up and drop off at your hotel can be arranged ( extra charge ) if your hotel is far from Sultanahmet.  All the sites are in close proximity, so explore at a relaxed pace and save time using our express tickets at the museum entrances.

You may also try an authentic Turkish lunch if interested ( at your own expense )

Also enjoy an insider’s take on the vibrant world famous historical Grand Bazaar, with tips on selecting and bargaining for carpets, ceramics, Jewellery, leather products, handicrafts souvenirs etc. Tour ends at the Grand Bazaar area after 6 hours.

Highlights

Hagia ( Saint ) Sophia Museum ;

Topkapi Palace Museum / closed on Tuesday so will do something else instead.

Blue Mosque / opens after 2:30pm on Fridays

Roman ( Basilica's ) Cistern,

Hippodrome Square.

Authentic Turkish meal ( at your own expense ) / if interested or may skip it.

Shopping at the Grand Bazaar

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Private tour with private guide for about 6 hours

Deluxe motoyachts starting from 18 meters.

Boat trip can be at anytime of the day.

 

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 PRIVATE BOSPHORUS BOAT TRIP + SPICE BAZAAR
Enjoy the real beauty of Istanbul from the sea

Private tour for about 5- 6 hours

Tour by walk + Private hotel pick up and drop off included

Overview

Aside from obvious historical importance Istanbul is also one of the most beautiful cities in the World. A boat trip with your family or friends for 2 hours at the Bosporus will give you unforgettable memories. You can surely do it in a public boat but we are offering you to do it in one of our deluxe motoyachts...a bit more pricy but definitely worth it !

After the ride you may want to visit the Spice Bazaar and also try a delicious kebap and mezes in a nice restaurant overlooking Bosphorus. (at your own expense)

Please note that this is not only an excursion by boat but also a cultural experience!

Lunch or Dinner / wine on the boat is also possible if interested. Please ask more about it.

Highlights

Private boat trip in a deluxe motoyacht at the Bosphorus for 2 hours. Your private guide will be on the boat to tell you all about that you see.

Spice bazaar or Grand Bazaar

Kebap and meze lunch ( at your own expense ) after the boat ride.

Note : You may also want to do the same program in a public boat.. which is much cheaper. Please ask for more about the public boat if interested.
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Private tour with private guide for about 6 hours

Express tickets for the fast track entry.

Lunch at your own expense

Transportation may be needed for this tour

 

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Please ask for the price !

 
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 A TOUR OF OTHER IMPORTANT SITES  
An ideal tour for your second day in Istanbul !

Private tour for about 5- 6 hours

Tour by walk + Half day tour transportation.

Overview

This is a great tour to learn more about Istanbul's deeper history visiting other important sites during a 6-hour with a private guide and half day transportation for a more personal experience. We will have a private minivan for the first half of the day to pick you up from your hotel and take you to all the sites in the program and drop off at the Spice Bazaar. We do the rest by walk in the afternoon. Return by taxi or tram or walk if your hotel is in the Sultanahmet area.

Visit Spice Bazaar for buying Turkish Delights, Saffron etc.. or Grand Bazaar for carpet / leather / ceramic / handbag shopping.

You may want to try a good kebap lunch and baklava at a restaurant near the Spice Bazaar.

Highlights

Golden Horn and Roman walls / to see while driving

St Chora Church Museum/ under partial restoration for a couple of years.

Suleymaniye Mosque,

Roman Aquaduct / to see while driving

Rustem Pasha's Tiled Mosque / under partial restoration for a couple of years.

Spice Bazaar or Grand Bazaar

Kebap and Baklava ( at your own expense )

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Private tour with private guide for about 6 hours

Lunch (if taken ) at your own expense

Transportation may be needed for this tour

 

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Please ask for the price !

 
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 3 DIFFERENT FACES OF ISTANBUL  
See 3 different quarters of Istanbul in one day !

Private tour for about 5- 6 hours  

Tour by walk + Full day tour transportation.

Overview

A unique tour to see the 3 different quarters ( Ottoman, Old Greek /Roman and Jewish ) in Istanbul during 6 hours and experience the contrast among these places..This is a unique tour created by Ali . A minivan will take us to 3 different places and you will hear interesting stories of these places from your guide.There will also be time to have a lunch and visit the Spice Bazaar. If you had already seen Sultanahmet during another tour then I will take you to Nisantasi which is known as the heart of modern Istanbul or somewhere else.

This tour is full day by transportation.  Pick up at the hotel with our private minivan and drive to all the places and then drop off at the hotel.

Highlights

Sultanahmet : Hipodrom, Blue Mosque, St Sophia to be seen from outside. 

Pera - Taksim : Istiklal street and  Galata Pera Street, Taksim Square.

Golden Horn : Fener, Balat area, Patriarchate, Jewish quarters

Lunch and Spice Bazaar / if time allows.

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Private tour with private guide for about 6 hours

All meals at your own expense

No transportation needed for this tour

 

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Please ask for the price !

 
5
 FOOD + CULTURE TOUR +ASIAN SIDE 
 A tour for " food lovers " !

Private tour for about 5- 6 hours

Tour all by walk

Overview

Tour will start at Sultanahmet /Hipodrom area. After seeing some of the major historic sights from outside quickly, walk down to Eminonu to try a few samples of street food. After a relaxing ferry ride enjoying an incredible view for half an hour, visit to a wide variety of shops and restaurants in Kadikoy Market on the Asian side of Istanbul. Have lunch and return to Eminonu to visit the Spice Bazaar to buy spices.

Please note, that this food tour is not one where you tour with a group of tourists and eat from street vendors, but it will be a private tour .and unlike costly food tours that decide for you what and how much you’ll be eating, we believe in giving YOU the choice to decide what to eat, how much you eat and how much you spend. Choose your own food and pay for it directly

Highlights

Sultanahmet / Traditional soup Grand Bazaar / Baklava and Turkish Coffee,

Eminonu / Kokorec, Ayran and Kunefe.

Ferry to the Asian side / Food market , fried liver, Mussels, Lahmacun, Kebap etc

Spice Bazaar.

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Welcoming Sephardic Jews from Spain by Turkish authorities.  
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Private tour with private guide for about 4-5 hours

Museum reservation

Transportation needed for this tour

 

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Please ask for the price !

 
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 ISTANBUL'S JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR  ( Private tour ) / 4- 5 hours  
 Visiting Jewish related areas, learning Turkish Jewish heritage

Private tour for about 4-5 hours

Tour with private tour transportation

Overview

An interesting tour of Istanbul's Jewish heritage by drive. Pick up at the hotel with our private tour minivan and drive to all the sites in the program. Minivan drops you off at your hotel at the end of the tour. Our tours have the qualities that the Jewish heritage tours should have - style, comfort, and insight into Istanbul's Jewish Heritage in the past and present. Explore narrow streets of Balat and Galata -one of the oldest Jewish districts in Istanbul and visit :

Highlights

Balat at Golden Horn, visit AHRIDA Synogogue ( 500 yrs old )

Balat - Old Jewish market, streets etc.

Galata, visit Neve Shalom Synogogue

Galata - Jewish quarter 19th century.

Galata - Turkish - Jewish Museum

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Private tour with private guide for about 3-4 hours  

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7
 SHOPPING TOUR
 ' Shop 'til you drop " for Rugs, Ceramics, Handbags etc

Private tour for about 3-4 hours

Hotel pick up and drop off may be arranged.

Overview

Save time and energy shopping for Rugs, Bags, Leather Jackets, Tiles, Ceramics and souveniers at the right places with a local guide who knows all the good places for shopping.

.Please note that Ali YALNIZ is a rug expert and has good connections with reputable rug-dealers, whoesalers etc. Spice Bazaar for  Turkish Delight, Saffron,  Caviar, Pashminas.

Highlights

It will be half a day tour for 3-4 hours

Mainly focusing on finding and shopping for local items such as rugs, tiles,ceramics and leather products in a limited period of time. 

Grand Bazaar and / or Spice Bazaar

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Private tour with private guide for about 4-5 hours

Transportation for pick up and drop off needed for this tour

A good tour for photography !

 

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 FENER -BALAT- GOLDEN HORN TOUR    

Exploring Golden Horn; photograpy, culture, history 19th C.

Private tour for about 4-5 hours

Hotel pick up and drop maybe needed and will be arranged as extra.

Overview

This remains one of our interesting tours and is ideal perfect for visitors who are already familiar with Istanbul, and hope to explore something a bit different.; off the beaten path. We will see Golden Horn including Fener /Greek and Romans used to live and Balat /Jewish- and Ayvansaray /Armenian quarters.. Visit many interesting streets, antique shops, authentic small cafes and simply live old Istanbul here for 4-5 hours and take great pictures.

Highlights

Cibalikapı, Marsilis School, Fener district, Ayious Yeorgious Chruch , Greek Ortodox Patriarchiate. Fener Greek ( Red ) school, Church of Mogols' Miriam, Balat Old Jewish district, Ahrida Synogogue ( if possible -appointment required ), Çıfıt ( Old Jewish ) market street,

Agora Meyhanesi, Surp Hıresdegebat Armenian Church, Panayia Meryem Church.

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Private tour with private guide for about 4-5 hours

Transportation for pick up and drop off needed for this tour

A good tour for photography !

 

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Please ask for the price !

 
9
 GALATA TOUR   

Galata Tower, Istiklal street, Karakoy etc

Private tour for about 4-5 hours

Hotel pick up and drop may be needed and will be arranged as extra.

Overview

This tour is designed to show you "the city" of Istanbul with impressvie huge buildings from 19th century during the last times of the Ottoman Empire incuding Galata Tower. These areas are known to be the districts where usually non-muslim, rich Ottomans used to live. There is no such separation today. Visit many interesting streets, authentic small cafes and simply live old Istanbul here and take great pictures.  All on foot for 4-5 hours including tea and lunch breaks.

Highlights

Pera area : Çiçek Passage, Galatasaray, St Antoine Catolic Church, Galata area : Whirling Dervishes Museum, Galata Tower, Lunch at Karakoy,  More in Galata area : Bankalar Street, Salt Galata, St Pierre, Old English hospital, Old English police station and many more places to see on the route.

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ABOUT US
Ali's Protravel Tours is a travel agency based in Istanbul and specializing in travel to Turkey. Our tour company offers unique and customized private tours of Istanbul, Ephessus and Cappadocia daily. It is a member of TURSAB : Association of Turkish Travel Agents with # 8067 and it is a registered trademark of AYAL TURIZM Ltd and AYAL is a member of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce. Ali YALNIZ is the owner of  "Ali's Protravel & Tours" and he is a member of IRO- Association of Istanbul Turkish Tour Guides.
 
 
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