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$99 pp

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$20 more per additional person

$30 pp for 3 museum tickets/ per person

Lunch at your own expense

No transportation needed for this tour

 
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 SULTANAHMET / OLD CITY TOUR ( Private tour ) / 5- 6 hours            
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors to Istanbul !
Tour all by walk
Overview 

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. All the sites are in close proximity, so explore at a relaxed pace and 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.

Highlights

Hagia ( Saint ) Sophia Museum ;

Topkapi Palace Museum ;

Blue Mosque;

Roman ( Basilica's ) Cistern,

Hippodrome Square.

Authentic Turkish meal ( at your own expense )

Shopping at the Grand Bazaar

Express tickets for the fast track entry.

Private tour with private guide

Details

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.

Tour ends at the Grand Bazaar area after 6 hours.

Topkapı Palace Museum closed on Tuesday and Grand Bazaar closed on Sunday

Visitng the Blue Mosque :

Women need to cover their head with a scarf and also shoulders, knees, chest and legs should also be covered. You can carry your own scarf to cover your head but please note scarves are provided at the entrance of every mosque. If you are wearing leggings, tights or skirts, wraps will be provided at the entrance.

Men’s shorts need to cover knees. Tank tops are not allowed. Please take your hat off. Please keep your hands out of pockets as you stand before the altar.

Both men and women must remove the shoes, and carry them in a plastic bag ( provided for this purpose at the entrance) to carry them while inside.

Photography is allowed in most of the mosques. However,please remember people like their privacy when they are praying so do not take pictures of people who are in the mosque to pray.

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$99 pp

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Same price from 1 to 10 people

Soft drinks complimentary

Ride is 2 hours, Tour is 5-6 hours

$49 for tour transportation

 
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 PRIVATE BOSPHORUS BOAT TRIP + SPICE BAZAAR / 5-6 hours
Enjoy the real beauty of Istanbul from the sea
Overview
Tour by walk + motoyacht + Full day minivan

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!

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.

Private hotel pick up and drop off included

Visit Spice bazaar

Try Kebap and meze Lunch ( at your own expense )

Details

Deluxe motoyachts starting from 20 meters

Boat trip can be at anytime of the day

Lunch or Dinner / wine on the boat if interested. ( please ask more about it )

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$20 more per additional person

$10 for 1 museum ticket per person

Lunch at your own expense

$49 for half day transportation

 
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 A TOUR OF OTHER IMPORTANT SITES ( Private tour ) / 5- 6 hours  
An ideal tour for your second day in Istanbul !
Overview
Tour by walk + Half day minivan

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 to pick you up from your hotel and take you to all the sites in the program and also and also visit Spice Bazaar for buying Turkish Delights, Saffron etc.. or Grand Bazaar for carpet / leather / ceramic / handbag shopping at the end of the tour if requested.. Also a good kebap lunch and baklava. Half day by drive. .

Highlights

Golden Horn and Roman walls

St Chora Church Museum

Suleymaniye Mosque,

Roman Aquaduct ,

Rustem Pasha's Tiled Mosque

Spice Bazaar

Kebap and Baklava ( at your own expense )

Details

This tour is half day by transportation and half day by walk. Pick up at the hotel with our private minivan and drive to all the sites in the morning part and then minivan drops us off at the Spice Bazaar  and we do the rest by walk in the afternoon. Return by taxi or tram or walk if your hotel is in the Sultanahmet area.

St Chora Church Musuem has been under partial restoration for a couple of years.

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$99 pp

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$20 more per additional person

$10 for 1 museum ticket per person

Lunch at your own expense

$99 for full day transportation

 
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 3 DIFFERENT FACES OF ISTANBUL  ( Private tour ) / 5- 6 hours  
See 3 different quarters of Istanbul in one day !
Overview
Tour by walk + Full day minivan

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.

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.

Details

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.

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$99 pp

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$20 more per additional person

No museum tickets

All food at your own expense

Ferry tickets / a few dollars

 
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 FOOD + CULTURE TOUR +ASIAN SIDE  ( Private tour ) / 5- 6 hours  
 A tour for " food lovers " !
Overview
Tour by walk

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.

Details  

This tour is full day by walk. No need for transportation.

No museum visits.

Tour starts at a location near the Sultanahmet Mosque (The Blue Mosque)

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$99 pp

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$20 more per additional person

$5 for 1 museum ticket pp + donations

Synogogues require donations

$99 for full day transportation

 

 
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 ISTANBUL'S JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR  ( Private tour ) / 4- 5 hours  
 Visiting Jewish related areas, learning Turkish Jewish heritage
Overview
Tour by walk + Full day minivan

An interesting tour of Istanbul's Jewish heritage by drive. Our tours have the qualities 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 :

Picture on the left : Welcoming Sephardic Jews from Spain by Turkish authorities.

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

Details

Pick up at the hotel with our private tour minivan and the minivan will be with us during the tour. Drive to all the sites in the program. Minivan drops you off at your hotel.

 

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$59 pp

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No more charge per additional person

No museum tickets

Half day

$49 Transportation hotel pick up/drop off

 
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 SHOPPING TOUR  ( Private tour ) / 3-4 hours  
Overview
Tour by walk
 ' Shop 'til you drop " for Rugs, Ceramics, Handbags etc

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 Spice Bazaar

Details

We can arrange hotel pick up and drop off at an extra charge.

Half day

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 FENER -BALAT- GOLDEN HORN TOUR   ( Private tour ) / 4-5 hours  

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

Overview
Tour by walk + transportation

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.

Details

Tour starts in front of Kadir Has University.

A private pick up and drop off at your hotel can be arranged if necessary but it will be extra charge.   A good tour for photography

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$10 for 1 museum ticket needed

$49 for tour transportation

 
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 GALATA TOUR   ( Private tour ) / 4-5 hours  

Galata Tower, Istiklal street, Karakoy etc

Overview
Tour by walk + transportation

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 5-6 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.

Details

Tour will start at Beyoglu Municipality at Şişhane .

A private pick up and drop off at your hotel can be arranged if necessary but it will be extra.

 

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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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