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

  •   Caner (our guide)’s tour was an excellent introduction for us to both the history of Istanbul, and the culture of Turkey. The pace of the tour was efficient, yet relaxed... read more

    Yuki N
    10/14/2019

      We reached Guided İstanbul Tours via internet, just after a few messages we confirmed their suggestion for our limited-time event: A 3-hours event, starting from hotel, transportation to Sultanahmet, visiting... read more

    Orhun Emre Ç
    10/13/2019

      we were met at the hotel and travelled to all the sites in the old town. A good itenary and a very knowledgable and fun guide. Having a guide helped... read more

    richardbD1165LV
    10/12/2019
  •   Our tour guide Dyugu was amazing! We did a two day tour with Dyugu and she provided us with an amazing introduction to Istanbul. She really worked with... read more

    Alison M
    10/11/2019

      We usually get private tours but it's not easy to find them available in Spanish. We were lucky to find that GUIDED ISTANBUL TOURS offered it. We met Murat at... read more

    583luluv
    10/11/2019

      What a great day! Ceren is a fabulous tour guide who is very fun to hang out with for a day. My pregnant wife and I spent a... read more

    andrewjf1978
    10/10/2019
  •   We covered the most important turístic points and our guide was very good, who provided all the history and made it very nice experience

    733pamm
    10/09/2019

      I had an amazing experience with guided Istanbul Tours overall. Extremely professional people. Would highly recommend for everyone.

    hurairahmd
    10/09/2019

      Sercan was very knowledgeable and friendly. He knew the answer to every question we threw at him. Would recommend!

    Cmschlatt
    10/09/2019