Hire a Private Tour Guide

Normal ticket value: €190

Guided Tour
Discounted with Istanbul E-pass

Adult (12+)
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Child (5-12)
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Istanbul E-pass includes discounted private tour guide service for E-pass holders. You need to reserve your guide, a minimum of 24 hours before the tour date.

  Price for E-pass Holders Regular Price
Tour Guide in English € 130 € 190
Tour Guide in Spanish € 220 € 280
Tour Guide in German € 220 € 280
Tour Guide in Italian € 220 € 280
Tour Guide in French € 220 € 280
Tour Guide in Russian € 220 € 280
  • Prices are for full day tour between 09:00 to 17:00 
  • Price includes only guidance, no transportation, meal, or museum entry tickets
  • You can meet with a guide at the city center or at the lobby of your hotel if centrally located.
  • Your guide will assist with the itinerary upon your requests as well.
  • Reservation should be done a minimum of 24 hours before, during the high season please ask about the availability to support team before reserving.
  • Discounted tour guidance can be reserved via the E-pass customer panel.

Private Tour Guide in Istanbul: Explore the City Like a Local

Istanbul is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture. While exploring the city on your own can be an exciting adventure, a private tour guide can help you make the most of your trip. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of hiring a private tour guide in Istanbul and how to find the perfect one for your needs.

Why Hire a Private Tour Guide in Istanbul?

Personalized Experience

One of the biggest advantages of hiring a private tour guide is that you can customize your itinerary according to your interests and preferences. Your guide will work with you to create a tailored experience that meets your specific needs and desires, allowing you to explore the city at your own pace.

Local Knowledge

A private tour guide in Istanbul will have an in-depth knowledge of the city's history, culture, and hidden gems. They can take you to the best restaurants, cafes, and shops, as well as off-the-beaten-path locations that you might miss on your own.

Skip the Lines

When visiting popular tourist attractions in Istanbul, such as the Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern or Dolmabahce Palace, you may encounter long lines and wait times. A private tour guide can help you skip the lines and get straight to the front, allowing you to spend more time enjoying the sights and less time waiting in line.

Safety and Security

Navigating a new city can be overwhelming, especially if you don't speak the local language. A private tour guide can help you navigate the city safely and avoid any potential dangers. They can also help you with translation, bargaining, and other important aspects of traveling in Istanbul.

Final Thoughts

Hiring a private tour guide in Istanbul can enhance your travel experience and help you make the most of your trip. With their local knowledge, personalized itineraries, and skip-the-line access, you can explore the city like a true local. Use the tips in this article to find the perfect private tour guide for your needs and budget, and get ready to experience Istanbul in a whole new way.

Private Guidance Working Hours

Tour times are between 9:00 - 17:00. 

Private Guide Meeting Point

Guide can meet at city center or lobby of your hotel if centraly located.

Important Notes:

  • Prices are for full day tour between 09:00 to 17:00 
  • Price includes only guidance, no transportation or meal
  • You can meet with guide at city center or at the lobby of your hotel if centraly located.
  • Your guide will assist for itinerary but upon your requests as well.
  • Reservation should be done minimum 24 hours before, during high season please ask availibity to support team before reserve.
  • Discounted tour guidance can be reserved via E-pass customer panel.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does a tour guide cost in Istanbul?

    The cost of hiring a tour guide in Istanbul typically ranges from 200 euros to 300 euros per day for a private guide. Istanbul E-pass holders can resrve discounted.

  • Do you need a guide in Istanbul?

    If you're content with navigating through the city using a map, you can find these buildings on your own. But, if you're the type of person who is curious about the underlying philosophies and concepts that went into constructing these buildings, then hiring a tour guide would be essential.

  • How much do you tip private guides in Turkey?

    Having a good tour guide can greatly impact your travel experience, which is why it's important to show your appreciation by tipping them the customary 10% when in Turkey.

  • Do I need a guide for Topkapi Palace?

    Topkapi Palace is among the most popular museums in Turkey, renowned for its intricate history and architecture. It is highly recommended that visitors opt for a private tour guide while exploring the palace to fully appreciate its detailed accounts. The information imparted by the guide during the tour of Topkapi Palace can greatly enrich your overall experience.

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