Karim was very polite and friendly. He was on time when he picked us up from the airport and on our return. Very reasonably priced. Excellent way to spend your time between flights. Can definitely recommend Welcomepickups very highly!
You can visit all the places from the list or pick only the ones you like. Just inform your driver about your choice before the ride. During the stops you can do whatever you want: visit the landmarks, take pictures, ask your driver about the place e.t.c. Take as much time as you want within the overall time limit of the trip.
The Blue Mosque
Or Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a still-functioning place of workship featuring stained glass windows with intricate designs and hand-painted blue tiles.
Οnce the centre of public life in Constantinople, the Hippodrome was the scene of ferocious chariot races. The Obelisk of Theodosius, the Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine are located here.
The former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral dedicated to Holy Wisdom, later an Ottoman imperial mosque and now a museum.
An opulent complex of four courtyards, a harem, and a garden that served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans.
The Blue Mosque
About the ride
Spend the day sightseeing or make the most out of your layover in Istanbul with your local driver who will show you around. Admire the most popular attractions from the comfort of your own private car in a fully customizable tour. Your Welcomer will share the historical facts, the necessary information about the sights and, of course, his personal input in order to immerse you into the Turkish lifestyle.
- Hotel pickup and dropoff from a professional English Speaking driver / local guide
- 100% Customisable & Private
Your ride will begin at the Historical Peninsula where the heart of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire once beat. The name might have changed - Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul - but the beauty remains timeless. The first stop is the 1The Blue Mosque, famous for the blue tiles covering its interior creating a magical atmosphere. Right next to the Blue Mosque, 2Sultanahmet Square is located where the Hippodrome of Constantinople used to stand. Ask your driver to show you the German Fountain, a beautiful structure with a dome. However, the main reason for visiting Istanbul is 3Hagia Sophia, considered by many the 8th Wonder of the World. This magnificent temple, that was erected with the purpose of being the largest in the world, is intrinsically linked with the history of the Byzantine Empire and Orthodox Christianity.
Another perfect example of the blend of the baroque style with Turkish architecture is the 4Topkapi Palace. If panoramic view is what you seek, there’s no other place like the 5Galata Tower that dominates the skyline. Driving along the coastline, you will come across the remarkable 6Dolmabahçe Palace, a piece of unique architecture. Your tour will end at the 7Bosphorus Bridge spanning over the famous waterway between Europe and Asia.
At the end of the ride, your friendly Welcomer will drop you off at your accommodation.
Enjoy your travel to a maximum
You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time
Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one
Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel
We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city
Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms
Our driver was at our hotel at the agreed time for the tour. He was very courteous and gave us excellent service and was very informative as to the history in the area we were drive-by through. I would highly recommend him.
Our Welcomer is a consummate professional with advanced knowledge of the city and its people. He is also a skilled driver! We love him!
Included in the price
- Hotel Pickup and Dropoff at Any Central Location
- Personal English-Speaking Local Guide
- Free wifi on board
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Fuel and Tolls
- Entrance fees for all attractions
- Airport Pickup and Dropoff Charges
- Beverages and meals
- Tips and gratuities
Frequently asked questionsExpand
What is the cancellation policy?
100% cancellation penalty applies when service is cancelled 24 hours or less prior to service delivery date or in case of no-show.
What happens after I book?
Once you complete your booking you will receive a confirmation email. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific questions regarding your booking.
Turkey's currency is the Turkish lira. We recommend you always keep local currency on you as many local merchants do not accept cards as payment. There are many exchange currency locations in the city, however, it is advisable to find the ones with the best rate.
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes and be equipped with an umbrella if rain is expected. Please note that religious sites require modest attire - knees and shoulders must be covered.
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