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About Istanbul

A city that needs no introduction, Istanbul of the Bosphorus Straits is at once historic and hipster. TourHQ’s local guides reveal everything from the Blue Mosque to throbbing nightclubs, frenetic markets and more.

Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul was once the imperial city of Byzantium. Today the sprawling modern metropolis is at once daunting in its size and awe-inspiring in its richness. Istanbul figures as one of the European gateways to the East, at the legendary Bosphorus Straits.
As the third largest city in the world by population, it’s perhaps no surprise that Istanbul is alive with various religious and cultural influences. These manifest right across the board in its array of historical heritage sites, from the iconic domes and minarets of the Hagia Sophia to the awesome Byzantine ruins of the late Christian Romans.
But it’s not all history in Istanbul, and today the cascade of bohemian bars and quirky districts that pepper its metropolitan patchwork have earned it the epithet of ‘World’s Hippest City’; a place of brooding artists, unbridled youthful energy and exhilarating alternative charm. Visitors can expect their Istanbul tour guide to exhibit both parts ancient and modern; leaving one enthralled at Istanbul’s reputation as Turkey’s economic, cultural and historical heart.

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Top Tour Guides in Istanbul

Remzi Kaya

I am a retired English teacher; used to teach at a tourism commmunity college in Cappadocia. ... More more

Ahmet Tuncel

Ahmet Tuncel

I am a professional nationwide tour guide who is easy going, flexible and knowledgeable in my ... More more

Ahmet  Yandik

Ahmet Yandik

A professional tourist guide with a vast experience of handling tour groups from all parts of the ... More more

Lutfi F.

Lutfi F.

I am a professional tourist guide and will be very happy to guide you all over Turkey. I can ... More more

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Tour Operators in Turkey

Anahita Travel

Anahita Travel

Knowledge of the tourism field backed 20 to 30 years of combined experience, holds out a special promise that will fulfill your dreams and stimulate your senses by having the ... More more

Turkey Tours Istanbul

Turkey Tours Istanbul

Turkey Tours Istanbul provides professional tours of Turkey and Istanbul all around the year. Our service covers your language speaking guide, accommodation, vacation, ... More more

Super Layover

Super Layover

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Tour & Activities in Istanbul

Istanbul old Town Sultanahmet

From EUR 170

Istanbul old Town Sultanahmet

1 Day

Tour around the Constantinople in the Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire, Istanbul, which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

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Istanbul From the Comforts of Car

From USD 300

Istanbul From the Comforts of Car

7 Hours

Tour around the beautiful Istanbul, sightseeing in the comfort of a car. While on the journey, we will learn a lot about the history, culture and traditions of ancient and present-day ...

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Istanbul On Bike Tour

From USD 50

Istanbul On Bike Tour

4 Hours

First and only professional guided bike tour of Istanbul! it will show you the best of Istanbul - great monuments as well as hidden nooks and crannies - and to give you a taste of the city's daily ...

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Quick Tour of Istanbul

From USD 200

Quick Tour of Istanbul

6 Hours

If you are short on time this tour can give you a fairly good idea of the city, it's people, culture, history, food.. as you walk through the most important tourist spots like the Blue ...

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Turkey by Train – Minarets, Mediterranean Gems and Swimming Moggies!

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The ever-changing scenery from a train can provide the perfect backdrop to experience the presence of Turkey's cities, the magnitude of her mountains and the appeal of her quaint villages. A ...

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