3 Days Istanbul
Tour Package


About Istanbul 3 Day Tour

Istanbul is among the biggest cities in the world, and considering its historical importance and location, it does not surprise that it attracts visitors form all over the world. There is always more to see and explore in Istanbul, but 3 days istanbul tour package would be a great introduction to the magic of Istanbul, especially for the first time visitors.

3 Days Istanbul Tour Package Summary

  • First two days of the typical Istanbul sightseeing are usually reserved for the Old city sightseeing.
  • After you visit all the sites in this area known as Sultanahmet, Bosphorus boat trip is another activity that you shouldn’t miss.
  • Then on the 3rd day you can enjoy historical sites, vibrant Beyoglu district and beautiful views from the Pier Lotti hill.

Istanbul 3 Day Itinerary

Day 1: Istanbul City Tour

blue mosque

  • Your guide will meet you at the hotel between 08.00 and 08.30 am.
  • You will visit Istanbul Old City area: Byzantine Hippodrome (used for public entertainments organised by emperors), Blue Mosque (or Blue Mosque, famous for its tiles), Hagia Sophia (Church of Holy Wisdom, museum that used the be the biggest Orthodox church in the World), Grand Bazaar (the oldest and the largest covered market in the world), Topkapi Palace (imperial residence of Ottoman sultans).
  • You will have lunch during the tour.
  • At the end of the tour guide will leave you in your hotel.

Day 2: Istanbul City with Bosphorus Tour

Private Boat for Bosphorus Tour

  • Your guide will meet you in hotel lobby between 08.00 and 08.30.
  • During this tour you will visit: Bosphorous boat trip (during this tour you will see the bridges of Istanbul, Dolmabahce and Beylerbeyi Palaces, Anadolu and Rumeli fortresses and beautiful houses around the strait). Bosphorus tour is with a public boat please contact us if you prefer private boat.
  • Spice Market (17 century structure that housed the majority of the city’s spice trade)
  • Suleymaniye Mosque (majestic structure built by famed architect Sinan)
  • There is an optional lunch stop during the tour.
  • At the end of the tour guide will leave you in your hotel.

Day 3 : Istanbul City with Dolmabahce Palace

Golden Horn

  • Your guide will meet you in hotel lobby between 08.00 and 08.30.
  • During this tour you will visit: Dolmabahce Palace (in the final decades of Ottoman Empire Sultans left the Topkapi Palace and moved to this new Palace right on the Bosphorus.
  • You will visit the neighborhood of Kadıköy, which is another going-out hotspot in Asian side of Istanbul
  • Taksim Square and Beyoglu District; the heart of the modern section of Istanbul.
  • Chora Church which was once a monastery, then was converted into a mosque, and is now a museum.
  • You will drive to Pierre Lotti Hill; named after the well-known French novelist Pierre Lotti, this hill offers perfect views of the Golden Horn
  • At the end of the tour you will drive back to your hotel.

Further Details About Istanbul 3 Day Itinerary


  • As a solo female traveler, I will admit I was a little nervous visiting Istanbul to attend a wedding. Ertunga quickly put my mind at ease. The people of Turkey were very kind and I felt very safe. Eutunga was a wealth of information with regards to both history and culture. I greatly enjoyed my time with him and can’t recommend him more! I look forward to returning for touring more of the country with his guidance.
    Nicola H
  • With only a limited amount of time in the morning before a 2pm flight, we wanted to have a taste of Istanbul before leaving. Turkey Tours arranged a personalized tour to suit our time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made extra efforts to tell us about the history we were seeing. His English was very good. Thank you for making our brief visit very memorable.
    Bestweb - Modesto, Kaliforniya
  • We used Turkey Private tours to do a day tour of Istanbul. We had an excellent guide, Oz, who was so knowledgeable. With only three in our group, we were able to get around the crowds. We were in Mini van with air con. & saw all the top sights, and were given options during the day, so we could change itinerary to suit what we wanted to see, and stay as long as we wanted. It was excellent
    John A Sidney, Avustralya
  • We had a private guide, Ugur, who was very knowledgeable and took us to all the places he thought he would see. We learned a lot about the culture and history of Turkey and it was fascinating. It was much cheaper than the excursion through the ship and we got personal attention and being older, our guide worked at our pace instead of trying to keep up with the ship excursion. I would definitely recommend you look into this before going to Turkey as it worked out wonderfully for us.
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