General

For which destinations do you operate tours?

Guided Istanbul Tours operate tours almost in all popular destinations of Turkey. Istanbul, Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Troy, Gallipoli, Pergamon, Konya, Antalya, Black Sea Region, Gobelitepe, Eastern Turkey Region and please contact for the other destinations.

How to meet my tour guide to start tour?

Your tour guide will be waiting in your hotel or at the airport to meet you at a determined time.

Can I state the departure time for my tour?

Of course! We operate tours on private basis, so you can customize the departure time of your tour. Generally suggessted departure time for the tour is 09:00am.

Am I traveling with a group on the tour?

No, we provide private tours for your best experience so you will have a private professional tour guide in your preferred language.

How about shopping in tours?

We do not include any shopping stops unless you wish to visit one of the traditional workshops of handmade rugs, tiles, jewelry or leather. If you have any interest in workshops, please indicate while booking.

Is it possible to change the tour route?

Of course, as this is a private tour we can change the tour route and make a new program according to your wish.

Why hotels are not included?

As hotels offer good rates in online booking platforms we don’t include hotel booking service however we will suggest you the central locations in each destination to book your hotel, so you can make your hotel booking in accordance with your priorities.

How do I book this private tour?

Easy! All you need to do is;
Fill the ‘Booking’ form where you will put your full details such as personal information, tour date, hotel name. Once you complete your booking we will get back to you with a confirmation email within 24 hours.

How do I pay?

You can make the payment in cash directly to the tour guide during the tour or one of our staff can meet you during the tour to charge payment. However if you would like to pay in advance you can make the payment by Mail Order. You can choose to pay in Usd, Euro or Turkish Lira.

What are the language options?

We can operate your tour in English, Spanish and Italian upon request. Please contact us for other language options.

Can we add another site of visit to our program?

Please advise us in advance if you would like to add another site of visit to your tour itinerary, so we can revise it accordingly.

Transportation

How to meet your staff at the airports?

Our representatives will be waiting you with the name signs at each airport to meet you for transfer.

What kind of vehicle is used for transportation?

Depending on your number vehicle choice is managed however our tours are generally operated with Mercedes Vito or Mercedes Sprinter for larger groups.

Hot Air Balloon Flight

How long is the Balloon Ride in Cappadocia?

Balloon flights generally take about 1 hour in the air. Including pick up and drop back to hotel, duration is approximately 2 hours.

What if the Balloon Ride is cancelled?

In case of poor weather conditions Balloon Ride will be cancelled and you will get full refund for the Balloon Ride.

Is it very cold in the air in the early morning?

It’s recommended to take your jacket with you as it’s generally cold in the early morning.

Which Balloon company do I fly with?

Due to the difficulty in finding availability for Balloon ride you need to book it as early as possible, once we check the availability of the Balloon flights we can inform you the company name.

Are Balloon Flights operated only in Cappadocia?

You can also join hot air Balloon Ride in Pamukkale as well, however as nature of Pamukkale is different from Cappadocia you won’t have such a perfect scene as you can see in Cappadocia.

Check Our Reviews

  •   On our way home from Africa, we had a day and 1/2 layover in Istanbul. I booked the tour so that we could get the most out of our time... read more

    Hope C
    8/20/2019

      Five of us did this 3-day tour spread over our 6-day stay. Our guide was Caner (pronounce Ja-nere) and he was on-time, knowledgeable, efficient and responsive. We love the major... read more

    Vilasinee
    8/19/2019

      We took a one day tour including Hagia Sofia, Topkapi palace, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern museum and the Spice Market. Emre was hugely knowledgable and interesting about the history and... read more

    luciesometimes
    8/18/2019
  •   A bucket list destination, the majestic architecture and historical significance is breathtaking. It allows the viewer to see the craftsmanship of our ancestors and the love and commitment they... read more

    Tony S
    8/16/2019

      Istanbul is a wonderful city to visit, we truly recommend it to everyone. We are sure that everyone could find something to love, remember and to share;) We were lucky... read more

    Brigusz
    8/16/2019

      I was very impressed with Guided Istanbul Tours following my first contact with them. Melissa was prompt with her replies and made the whole process smooth for me.
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    RICKYMuscat
    8/15/2019
  •   We spend two days walking around Istanbul with our tour guide Kadri. We visited beautiful monuments and had very interesting conversions. His Italian speaking level was excellent and his historical... read more

    trumanteo
    8/15/2019

      We have spent 3 days exploring the city and its surroundings with our guide Sercan Kurt. He picked us up every morning from our hotel. Through the Bosphorus shores to... read more

    vanhauwermeirek
    8/15/2019

      I was very impressed with Guided Istanbul Tours following my first contact with them. Melissa was prompt with her replies and made the whole process smooth for me.
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    RICKYMuscat
    8/15/2019