Istanbul Golden Horn and Old City Private Tour

Enjoy some of the most visited parts of Istanbul

Istanbul is located on two continents. The bay of Bosphorus called Golden Horn is the natural harbour on the European side of the city.
This is also the most important historical part of the city where ancient Constantinople was founded, surrounded with the ancient city walls.
We visit Chora museum, considered to be one of the most beautiful surviving examples of a Byzantine church.
Chora is famous for its amazingly vivid and well-preserved mosaics and frescoes depicting images from the life of Jesus and the Virgin Mary.
The next stop would be the Greek orthodox patriarchate on the Golden Horn, the church that has dignity, grace, apostolic spirit and importance as much as any holy site in Jerusalem.
This tour also includes picturesque views of Constantinople’s old city walls.


  • 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.
    Barb D Hamilton, Kanada


– Golden Horn
– Eminonu and Spice market
– Pierre Loti hill
– Eyüp Sultan mosque
– Chora museum
– Greek orthodox Patriarchate

Our tours are tailor-made to your interest. Prices depend on the group size and the tour program. Contact us for details.

Tour Price

These are group prices, not per person

  • 1 to 2   pax 140 euros (160 usd)
  • 3 to 4   pax 160 euros (185 usd)
  • 5 to 8   pax 190 euros (215 usd)
  • 9 to 12 pax 220 euros (250 usd)

Please contact us if there is more than 12 pax in your group.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

35 Turkish Lira – We will need Local currency for entrance fees.
You can either purchase entrances yourself with credit card or cash or your guide can purchase the tickets and you can reimburse him/her at the end of the tour.

What’s Included

Professional guiding service, transport (public tram or taxi).

What’s Extra

Entrance fees (free for children until the age of 8; please do not forget to bring an id or passport copy as age proof), lunch (10 USD per person).
Tips to the driver and guide and other personal expenses.


Traffic is a big problem in Istanbul so it is better to use the public tram or taxi.
However if you prefer to have a private vehicle, we can always arrange it for you.
Please contact us for this option.
You can see our vehicles

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Hotel lobby
End location: Hotel
Duration: Approximately 6 hours
This is average tour duration; tour is tailor made so guests are free to decide about its duration.