Walking Tour of Istanbul
Walking Tour of Istanbul
Walking Tour of Istanbul

Private Departure - Walking Tour of Istanbul

Highlights of Istanbul and the Bosphorus by boat

Tour price

We’ll keep slashing the price as others join this tour.

1 people
$1 941
per
person
2 people
$1 336
per
person
3 people
$1 036
per
person
4 people
$867
per
person
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$1 941
per
person
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Tour duration
6 days
Max participants
16
Difficulty
Easy
Service level
Standard +

What's it really like?

Istanbul is the only city in the world which embraces two continents, one arm reaching out into Asia, the other into Europe. This city is one of the leading metropolises in the world, for culture, arts and trade. We will walk the streets of the vibrant, culture-rich city and visit its most noted landmarks –from the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia to the Basilica Cistern
and the Grand Bazaar. As we recline on the shores of the Bosphorus at sunset contemplating the red evening light reflected in the windows and on the slender minarets on the opposite shore you understand, suddenly and profoundly, why so many centuries ago settlers chose to build on this remarkable site.

Tour highlights

  • Aya Sofia and the Blue Mosque
  • Hustle and bustle of the Grand Bazaar
  • Boat tip on the Bosphorus
  • Fusion of Asian-European atmosphere
  • Breathtaking views and architecture

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Day 1

Istanbul

Arrive in Istanbul, the colorful city where East and West meet. Check into your hotel. We are happy to organize airport pickups if needed.

Accommodation
Hotel
Day 2

Highlights of Istanbul

After breakfast, we will visit Topkapı Palace, the administrative palace of the Ottoman Dynasty that ruled on three continents for centuries. Continue to the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, also know as the Blue Mosque and the Ancient Hippodrome. Then proceed to the great Aya Sofia, absorb the building’s majestic serenity and admire the fine Byzantine mosaics. Later we will also visit the Cistern Basilica.

Activities
Istanbul sightseeing
Accommodation
Hotel
Day 3

Istanbul

Transfer by Metro in the morning to Taksim to walk Istiklal street and visit local tea houses. Continue to Galata tower and Dolmabahce Palace. Then we will walk down to Ortakoy and Eminou with fantastic views of old Istanbul. After lunch visit, Yeni Mosque situated on the Golden Horn, at the southern end of the Galata Bridge. It is one of the most famous architectural landmarks of Istanbul. Afterwards follow the tramway back to Sultanahmet square.

Activities
Istanbul sightseeing
Accommodation
Hotel
Day 4

Istanbul

In the morning, visit the Archaeological museum situated on the perimeter of the first court of Topkapi Palace. We will also visit the Şehzade Mosque and the Suleymaniye Mosque. Continue visiting Covered Bazaar, the world’s largest covered market. These labyrinths of the streets and passages house more than 4000 shops. The covered bazaar is still a commercial center of the old city.

Activities
Istanbul sightseeing
Accommodation
Hotel
Day 5

Strait of Bosphorus

Finally, we will walk down to Eminonu to embark on our special boat. The Bosphorus is a water pass that spans 36km between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. At the narrowest point of Bosphorus Strait stand two medieval castles built by the Ottoman Turks for the conquest of the city- Anadolu hisari and right across, the Rumelihisari. The strait separates Europe and Asia. Afterwards visit the Misir Carsısı (Egypt bazaar).

Activities
Boat cruise on Bosphorus, Istanbul sightseeing
Accommodation
Hotel
Day 6

Depart from Istanbul

Departure from Istanbul. Airport transfer available upon your request.

What's included?

  • Accommodation in a double room
  • 5 breakfasts
  • All transportation
  • All entrance fees
  • English speaking guide

Not included

  • Flights to/from destination
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Gratuities to local staff

Fact sheet

Disclaimer

Please note that information provided in this fact sheet is subject to change. Faralong.com can not take responsibility for third party information and its changes. However, we do aim to update this page as often as possible. Nevertheless, we strongly encourage to check all important travel info such as visa regulations and travel info from the respective channels in your country.

Tour Provided

The name, address and emergency contact numbers of the local tour operator will be released to the clients after the final payment has been done.

We would like to assure you that all of our partners are well-known and respected in their field of work. Faralong.com is a part of the Summit Travel Group, who has been partnering with these service providers for years.

Service and Physical Activity Levels

Faralong.com’s tours are divided into three Service level categories and five Physical Activity categories:

Service Levels

Basic
Accommodation in simple guesthouses or hotels when away from developed travel areas, or trekking off the beaten track.

Standard
Accommodation in local 3-4* hotels suitable for the destination. All hotel categories are set by the local standards. Please note that in some countries the hotel standards do not coincide with those on an international level.

Comfort
Accommodation in international chain hotels, upmarket lodges or local 4-5* hotels. All hotel categories are set by the local standards. Please note that in some countries the hotel standards do not coincide with those on an international level.

Physical Activity

1 (Easy) - These tours are suitable for everyone and include a decent amount of walking.

2 (Medium) - These tours are suitable for everyone and include day hikes on various terrain, which are normally not mandatory.

3 (Hard) - These tours are suitable for people with an average fitness level and include day hikes and treks to various places, which are a mandatory part of the program.

4 (Very hard) -These tours are suitable for people with an intermediate level of fitness and include challenging treks on various terrain.

5 (Extreme) - These tours are suitable for people who are looking for some serious challenges. Have a good look at the program and do some research before committing to one of these tours.

All necessary information regarding a specific tour is displayed on the tour page.

What's included

All tours on Faralong.com include accommodation, local transport (excluding airport transfers if not stated otherwise), meals as specified, English speaking guide and all entrance fees.

If there are any changes to the inclusions, then they are all noted on the tour page.

What's not included

None of the tours on Faralong.com include international flights to/from the destination, travel insurance (mandatory), visas if necessary, gratuities to local staff, personal expenses, optional activities or airport transfers (if not stated otherwise).

If there are any changes to the list of services not included in the tour, then they are all noted on the tour page.

Single Travellers

If you are traveling alone and would like to have your own room, then please add a Single Supplement from the Extra Services when booking or if not available, send us an email at travel@faralong.com.

Otherwise, you will be accommodated in the same room with another traveler of the same sex.

Tour Cost and Group Size

The final cost of the tour is determined 45 days before departure when the group is automatically closed. Until that point, in case of vacancies, it is possible to join the group and, therefore, lower the cost for everyone.

The maximum group size is always noted in the pricing scheme on the tour page. Please note that all of our tours are guaranteed from two travelers.

Our pricing scheme applies to private groups as well and no extra charge is applicable. The maximum group size, however, stays the same as stated in the pricing scheme.

Confirmations

All confirmations, joining instructions and tour operator contacts are made available after the final payment has been received by Faralong.com.

If a confirmation is needed for visa application purposes before the final payment has been made then, please let us know by email at travel@faralong.com.

Itinerary

The itinerary of a tour can be found on the particular tour page.

Please note that all itineraries are subject to change in case of unforeseen circumstances. The security and well-being of our clients always comes first to us and all of our esteemed partners.

Tour Leader

All tours on Faralong.com include the services of an English-speaking tour leader/guide/driver.

At this point in time, we are unfortunately unable to provide these tours in other languages.

Travel Documents

Please make sure that all of your travel documents are up to date and valid before departure.

Note that in some cases, a passport has to be valid up to 6 months after departing the destination. Be sure to check visa and other travel regulations from your local government offices well in advance.

Health

Please make sure that you check the vaccination requirements or your destination well in advance. Some countries might have mandatory vaccination rules and it is solely up to you to abide to them.

In case of high altitude trekking, please consult your doctor before making a booking. It is important to us and in regards to everyone’s safety that every group member is fit to take on the challenge.

In some cases, Faralong.com is allowed to require a doctor’s note from the client that states their ability to take part in a tour with high physical activity level.

Weather

It is advisable to check the weather forecast of your destination a few days prior to departure.

Problems

Our and our local partners’ goal is to make everything go without any problems. However, sometimes the odds may not be in our favor and something may happen.

In case of problems on the road, please notify your tour guide first. It is important to give the local provider a chance to make things right.

If the problems can not be solved, please let us know by email at travel@faralong.com. Be sure to give us an overview of the problem, your contact details and your booking reference.

In case of emergencies, it is mandatory to call the emergency number of our local tour provider. This number will be given to you with the confirmations and joining instructions, after making the final payment.